Monday, February 14, 2005

Booming Mecca of Commerce

I loathe Wal-Mart

Any parent knows that not only do they fall to the back burner of their own parents' attention, but that they must also submit to their grand-parental demands. They raised you, fed you and gave you everything that pee-wee sport league required, so you have to give them visiting hours with the baby. It's the law. And under this category falls the obligatory posed kid portraits. The hours of tortured hell known as "the portrait studio" is a time honored tradition that gets passed down through the generations to each new young couple with children under the age of ten. Picture day was Sunday, and believe me when I say that I had put it off for as long as I possibly could have. However, a year had gone by and the grandparents were starting to be not so subtle anymore.

"Where's my pictures? Your cousin has had their son's picture taken three times already. It's been a year, now pony up."

So to Wal-Mart we went because they are the cheapest. While Wal-Mart may be quite respectable in many other towns, ours seems to be lacking in so many ways. Customer service is non-existant, and all of the angry rednecks seem to flock to Wal-Mart on Sundays. Oh, how I hate Wal-Mart. If only Target had a portrait studio.

To all you faithful grandparents reading, have no fear. The pictures are due back in two weeks. I promise Ava is as cute as ever and there is more than enough wallet size to go around!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you hear that, Target? *tapping cane on the ceiling*

Target-- listen up!! Make it so---

~bluepoppy

Anonymous said...

Careful, sounds like you are doggin the grandparents here. Don't bite the hand that still feeds you when you need it!(Even if you have fallen to the back burner as you say) Offers have been made many times to pay for pictures if needed, Walmart is not the only option. You have a camera and a scanner and email.....

All we get is a wallet size???? LOL - Granny Jo

Jennie said...

I hate Wal-mart, ever since they tried to charge me 15 dollars for developing ONE roll of film.

The Target by my house has a photo studio, maybe they'll put one in all of them soon.

Squirll said...

I believe Wal-mart emits something (like a hight pitch noise or smell) that just makes kids scream as soon as they aproach the store. I've witnessed it unfortunately many times. expecially in a land called pinellas park.

Anonymous said...

I'm in complete agreement with Granny Jo!!! One "portrait" in a year is not getting it! Remember...it's not just the grandparents...it's the great-grandparents, the aunts, the uncles, etc. I agree with the Wal-Mart comments!!! Target...bring it on...you need a portrait studio!!

Linda Harker said...

I'm in complete agreement with Granny Jo!!! One "portrait" in a year is not getting it! Remember...it's not just the grandparents...it's the great-grandparents, the aunts, the uncles, etc. I agree with the Wal-Mart comments!!! Target...bring it on...you need a portrait studio!! Hugs - Gamma H.

Anonymous said...

Not TOO obvious I'm new at this "posting a comment" gig! LJH