So, it being a sub-zero but sunny day with just enough flurries in the air to make one feel somewhat Christmasy, we set out for A Day of Christmas Shopping, Part Deux. I tucked my carefully compiled list in my pocket and off we went. After running a few errands in town, my s/o, in his wisdom, decided that we should check out the new “super” Wal-Mart in Sackville, rather than drive to our usual destination in New Minas. Terrific. Brand new store…in a bustling new industrial park. Fresh meat.
So, we arrive at said Wal-Mart, only to find that the parking lot is full to overflowing and that cars have actually parked along the side of the main road. Well, hey, you expect a new-and-improved Wal-Mart to be crazy busy a month before Christmas. We circled the parking lot until someone relinquished their spot and then walked the 1/4 mile back to the store entrance.
We were greeted at the door by an appropriately jolly greeter who pushed a cart toward us and sent us on our way. Wow. The place was ginormous! I’m talking BIG. You could have fit two of the New Minas stores neatly inside this steely beast.
Of course, the entire layout of the store was completely different than the one we usually frequent. And though the space was at least doubled, it didn’t seem to be as well stocked.
Where the hell are the Christmas cards? ::grumble:: Four rows over, six columns down.
“And that stuffed turkey breast you advertised in your flyer?”
“Didn’t get them. Wanna rain check?”
“When do you expect to have them?”
Are you kidding me?
And so it went. I was optimistic about finishing our shopping today, but we finally gave up and headed for home. Which illustrates the old adage about big not necessarily being better. I detest those “super-sized” stores.
Rant over. :)