"Wal Mart" news and stories
Anyway, I decided on a simple silver ring with an engraved lyric on the outside. Since one of my wife's favorite songsmiths is 50 Cent, I chose one of his more famous lines (and one of her favorites) for the inscription. Unfortunately, Wal-Mart found the quote somewhat obscene, and refused to do the engraving. In fact, when I suggested the inclusion of ampersands, asterisks, and "at" signs in lieu of certain key letters, they (somewhat aggressively) asked me to leave the jewelry area.
With this in mind, I feel a certain kinship with poor Adolf Hitler Campbell, of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. A ShopRite in nearby Easton, Pennsylvania apparently refused to write the young boy's name on top of a cake, stating that the store reserves the right to refuse any inscription that they deem inappropriate. This is, apparently, the Campbells' third unsuccessful attempt to get the ShopRite to make a cake for their son; one time, they also asked to have a swastika included in the design.
Opponents to what China called "the wolf," say that Wal-mart will, as is always the accusation with the store, crush healthy competition and increase unemployment, where India is already "struggling to feed and house its one billion citizens." However, proponents believe that India will embrace Wal-mart, as the retailer will do its best to adapt to local tastes by stocking popular spices and food items. Hm...bulk curry? Ready-made ghee? We'll see...