That thought crossed my mind yesterday. It seems every time the store's name is mentioned in print, it's something negative. You know, they hire illegal aliens, put mom and pop stores out of business, lock workers inside the store...things like that. Things that, to a group of stockholders, are no big deal, but that, to the general public, is mildly abhorrent. And I thought I'd read something about Walmart trying to change its image. If that's the case, the past couple days have not been good for them.
See, if you want to win us over, try not to kill anyone, even if the person was caught stealing. It's hard not to kill when your adrenaline is pumping, but sometimes it's more important to think of how it will look like to the public than how good it will feel to exact revenge. Also, if the person is stealing diapers, well, that's another little detail that could bite you in the ass.
Anyway, that was yesterday--a person killed in a Walmart parking lot. So today I'm doing my little news perusal and another headline jumps out at me: Baby Found in Walmart Toilet. Luckily none of the workers killed it. Still, though, this is the kind of thing that should be happening at Kmart or Target.
Even worse than those two stories, is this one: Walmart Predicts Weak Third Quarter. Ouch. This really hurts.
I don't know what they could do to bolster their image just yet, but I'm working on it. Any ideas?