Conscience vs Cash
But with the economy getting worse and my measley dollars shrinking before my eyes, I believe I might have to cross my own PC boundries and shop occasionally at the dreaded Walmart. The truth is, cleaning supplies are so freaking expensive, and I of course use Green cleaners because, as we have learned, I'm beyond politically correct and all the way to PC obsessed when it comes to chemicals in my home. Heck, even the freaking cat has asthma.
I can't afford green cleaning products in the grocery store, and my last foray to Target had me gasping at the prices. I like clean houses, dishes, and clothing as much as the next person, but damn! When did Method add gold into their products? This stuff is freaking expensive, even in Target. So I didn't buy anything and now we're out of laundry detergent and we have nothing left to wash the floors and clean the counters with, so it's time to bit the bullet.
Yes, it is true. I am going to Walmart this afternoon. I tried to go yesterday but I just couldn't raise the energy for the drive and the shop. However, I have no choice. I am down to my last pair of undies and we need the stuff. I wish we didn't, but the fact is, clean clothes are a necessity.
I have been in Walmarts before. I have even bought things at Walmart. But it's been years (since we lived in CA and there was one in Mt View not far from where we lived) and truthfully, I was appalled at how dirty and disheveled the store was. Maybe it was just that store, but I got it into my head that Walmart was gross because of their politics and that solidified my unwillingness to shop there.
I don't like that I have to go against my conscience in order to afford cleaning products, but as President-Elect Obama has said, we all have to make sacrifices. So I'm going, but if this store is dirty, I'm gonna sulk. Stumble It! JBlog Me