|I'm Loving it...?|
That's right. I am guilty of supporting McDonald's (but never KFC's) proliferation in third world countries. I always felt guilty about it. I don't even ever eat McDonald's here at home.
So one of my friends said, "I don't shop there (Walmart), I just don't. I think they do a lot of harm to small business and ethical practices. Sometimes it's tempting to run in and scoop up the cheap 'natural' peanut butter but, you know what? It's not worth it."
Before I turned twenty-five I decided to quit Walmart for at least a year. There is no Walmart in my hometown so I figured it wouldn't be hard to avoid that six times a year that I would normally shop there. That was before I knew I was moving to a small city with a central Walmart for my school year. I went in there once with a friend. The price drop signs beckoned me, but I'm extremely happy with my abstinence. At least I don't have to feel guilty with my fifteen dollar jeans or swear at them when the zippers break after a month.
Maybe eventually I'll put even more effort into eating locally. I'll drive less, pray more, stop procrastinating, go to bed on time... Until then I'll just blame Walmart.