I was at the Lougheed Mall Wal-Mart today. If you’ve been reading my blog for the last couple of years, you’ll know I have this “amazed by the low prices”-hate relationship with Wal-Mart. On one hand, I know that Wal-Mart has poor labour practices. They’ll take advantage of every little thing they can get away with when it comes to their employees. On the other hand, because of their shoddy behaviour, their prices are so damn low!
I feel bad about it, but I bought chocolate at Wal-Mart today. Again, I’m rehashing myself, but buying candy and chocolate must be one of the biggest consumer ripoffs. Case in point, it probably costs about a dollar to get those three packs of Reese Peanut Butter Cups. Because we’re nearing Halloween, Wal-Mart has now started to sell those bulk packs of chocolate and candy. The price of a four-pack Reese PBCs? $2.16 my friend. That’s a savings of about 50%.
If you eat candy or chocolate on a regular basis, Halloween is the best time to stock up on this crap. I bought a couple of packs to leave at work. Maybe some of my co-workers will have a few so I don’t eat all of them.
In totally unrelated news, we all know how good Jon Stewart is when it comes to skewering politicians on The Daily Show. The man is smart and witty, often making a fool of American politicians for their actions. Do you ever wonder if those politicians find out what Stewart is saying about them? I certainly do. Here’s an article that reveals how many politicians actually watch his show.