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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Let’s Look At The Real Scenario

Wal-Mart worried about gas prices

While Wal-Mart Stores blamed higher gas prices for cutting into its sales in the second quarter, CEO Lee Scott said Tuesday he’s concerned that the worst may be yet to come.

[CNN.com]

Awww, poor bay-bee.

Look, mister Wal-Mart CEO who shares my given name, you’ve managed to plop Wal-Mart stores in such density, the bulk of your potential customers probably only live single-digit miles away. Having to spend a couple extra cents for the few ounces of gas required to drive to a Wal-Mart (assuming it’s not so close that you can’t just walk there, as is so often true) is not going to keep me from buying something at your store if you have something I need to buy.

Convincing CNN to carry a story about you whining about gas prices just to get free publicity will, on the other hand, go a long way toward causing me to not spend my money at your stores.

Ya big crybaby.

» Posted by ALBj at 10:14 AM (ET)
Category: Idiot of the Moment

Comments

It’s not customers-not-coming that’s the gas-prices problem, it’s the having-to-pay-higher-shipping-costs-because-gas-prices-are-higher problem.

» Posted by Tom Bridge
August 16, 2005 11:42 AM

Okay, I can relate to that.

Still doesn’t justify them whining to CNN about it. What about the person I know who is an independent licensed construction contractor and, by nature of his work, has to drive a heavy-duty pickup truck and has to fill it up at least twice a week, costing him hundreds of dollars a week in fuel. I think those are the people who have bigger problems that poor little Wal-Mart. :-)

» Posted by Lee Bennett
August 16, 2005 01:55 PM

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