Monday, March 22, 2010


I wasn't looking for it, but I thought I found my White Elephant gift for December book club. We have a little baby Jesus theme. The gifts don't have to revolve around that (actually, I thought my microwavable bunny slippers last year went over pretty well) but today at Wal-Mart I found a tie. Let me back up. Wal-Mart. I know, I know. Such a bad place. Such a bad company with such a bad record of employee and community and the little shop in the neighborhood treatment. But once a month I go for Shawn's Atkins bars. I load up on the 50% less than anyplace else stuff and try to get out as fast as I can, sprinting past the three hundred pound toothless people sitting on the benches outside smoking and drinking 32 oz Mountain Dews. But today the tie stopped me. It was Jesus holding a cross. I looked further. It was the entire Crucifixion story told in squares up and down the tie. Yes! Score! How much could it be? If it's less than $10 bucks I'm getting it. It's Wal-Mart, it can't be too much after all. I turned over the Crucifixion explanation card and it said $24.95. Nah, too much. Not funny at $24.95, more like, the joke's on you, dummy at $24.95. Maybe next month when the Atkins bars run out again, it will be on sale. Come on, Sam. Discount. Discount. WWJD?


  1. Yeah, I'm with you. Jesus would definitely wait for a sale.

  2. december, im impressed with that. it's just barely spring girl.

  3. Ah Walmart. Dodge the oxygen tanks and hoochie shorts and you too can have a crucifixion tie.