Tag Archives: Wal-Mart

What Did You do To Prep This Week?

21 Nov

Well, let’s review shall we? I cut, split and stacked more firewood and I spent some time cleaning out some of the junk material I had in my shop and moved it out to my portable garage so I will have room to work in my shop this winter. As I was going through Wally World one of my local followers spotted me and asked “OK, what kind of prepping stuff do you have in that basket? I know you have something in there.” So I looked and I had 3 boxes of 12 gauge rifled slugs to add to my supplies.

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I had a 4-pack of cheap inexpensive LED flashlights and a roll of heavy fluorescent nylon cord. I cut a length of cord, burned the ends and tied it to the flashlight. Then I wrapped it tightly with about 3 feet of duck-tape. I gave one to Sweet Thing and hung the others strategically around the shop.

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I also bought a better quality, armored version to put in the door pocket of my truck.

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I also bought this large, water-proof , high-visibility container from the sporting goods department. I’m not exactly sure what I will use it for but it looked too handy to pass up. What did you do to prep this week?

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Are You Kidding Me? 34 Days Till Christmas!

20 Nov

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I went to Wally World yesterday and was greeted with this display as I walked in the front door. NO! I am definitely not in the mood for Christmas yet. I guess I am going to have to crank up the Christmas music starting on Thanksgiving day so be looking for that. I noticed walking through the store you can buy almost anything you want branded with the logo of Duck Dynasty. I mean anything from shoes, sunglasses, cups and dishes, clothing, rugs, posters, sheets and even pillows. Who would want to snuggle up to a pillow like that?

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I have to admit I must be the only white male in rural America who has never watched this show. I don’t watch reality shows, I don’t need the drama. If I want drama I just go visit my relatives and I get all the drama I can stand. Keep prepping everyone!

Some People Get On My Nerves!

25 Sep

Today I needed to stop at Wal-Mart and that set my nerves on edge having to fight my way through crowds of people like this gentleman,,

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Ah man, I didn’t need to see that! Then I couldn’t leave well enough alone, I decided to stop at McDonald’s! Yeah, I should know better. I probably eat at McDonald’s about once a month and I always wonder why I bothered, the only thing they have that is fit to eat are their french fries, other than that everything else is nasty. Anyway, I was in a hurry and it was 1:30 so I figured the crowd would be gone and I could get in and out quickly. Just as I was approaching the counter to order a group cut right in front of me. This group consisted of a woman about 35 years old, her mother, and two girls about 10 years old. They proceeded to spread out all along the counter (blocking all three registers) and looked up at the menu and pointed out and discussed the relative merits of each and every item on the menu. Come on people, this is not a 5 star restaurant, this is McDonald’s.

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You knew what was on the menu before you came in here so just order the number 4 meal and get out of my way! I love everyone, I really do. Have a nice day! Smile

Wal-Mart Thieves

26 Sep

Sweet Thing sent me this picture yesterday from Wal-Mart.

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Someone took off their old nasty shoes and put on a new pair and walked out with them on. She said times must be getting really hard for some people if they are willing to go to jail for a pair of $2 flip-flops. I told her the person that did that didn’t do it because they really needed the shoes, they just did it because they thought they could get away with it. So many people think the world owes them everything they need. They think life is unfair because other people have things because they are lucky and they don’t have things because they are unlucky. I get disgusted when I hear that because I know I work 70 hours a week most of the year to get what I have. And I have been frugal and saved my money all my life instead of splurging on all the fun things many people seem to need to possess. But, I guess luck does play a role in what happens to people. There is a saying,  “There but for the grace of God go I”, and that is true, and I have a hard time remembering that. I find it hard to have sympathy for people less fortunate than me if I feel that their problems are caused by their own bad choices. I like to think I would never be like that, I would be better than that. But when you think about it, if I had been switched at birth in the hospital and I had been raised in their circumstance instead of the loving and moral family I was raised in, I would probably be making the same bad decisions they are making. It makes me remember to give thanks for the wonderful life I have, and reminds me how lucky I am for the loving family and friends I am surrounded by. So if you are feeling a little down in the dumps, just think about how much more fortunate you are than many other people and give thanks for it. Then you can still rant and rave about the “give me” segment of society we have, because I will be doing it more and more between now and the election, I just won’t be able to help myself. Be thankful for what you have!

Wal-Mart vs. The Government Morons

2 Jul

I came across this today and thought it was too good to pass up.

 

Wal-Mart vs. The Morons

1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart


Every hour of every day.

 

 

2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!

3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.

4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world’s largest private employer, and most speak English.

6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.

7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.

8. During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.

9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.

11. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth’s population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)

12. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.

You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to fix the economy..

This should be read and understood by all Americans, Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!!

To the President and all 535 voting members of the Legislature,

It is now official you are ALL corrupt morons:

A. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.

B. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.

C. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.

D. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor” and they only want more.

E. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.

F. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.

G. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

You have FAILED in every “government service” you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars.

AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM???

Fire Safety

14 Dec

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Sweet Thing and I decided to do a little Christmas shopping in Memphis last weekend where we encountered this. I know a lot of people say to carry a fire extinguisher in your vehicle in case of fire. You know I am all about being prepared and safety, but I don’t carry an extinguisher in my vehicle. I have them in our home and in the barn, but I don’t carry one in the vehicles, I guess I should. But I will tell you why I don’t, it is just a safety issue. A vehicle contains a large amount of gasoline, and gasoline and fire don’t mix! I don’t want to be standing around trying to get my extinguisher out of the vehicle, or using it to put out the fire and have that gas tank burst into flames! A vehicle is not worth getting burned or even killed trying to put it out. That is one of the reasons to carry insurance, to replace the vehicle if it burns, so for my own safety, I am going to stand back away from all that gasoline while the fire is burning. Leave that job to the professionals folks! Be Safe!