Oh Walmart, why must you torment me so?

April 5, 2011


So, we were shopping in the Wal*marts and we sort of keep an eye out for things that look strange. You might recall that it’s especially annoying to Lloyd when multi-packs of things cost more than they cost singly.

The last time we were shopping he took this picture:

I believe the quote was, “Yeah, that’s how much a 2-liter bottle of Pepsi used to cost… in prison.”

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8 Responses to “Oh Walmart, why must you torment me so?”

  1. Mark Said on:

    Why call it the Wal*marts? Because it’s like the Borg. Sooner or later, you WILL be assimilated.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    I never took note of multi-packs costing more until you guys started pointing it out. I believe The Wal*marts logic is more prevalent then we know.

    I was in a restaurant the other day…& it was cheaper to get a bowl of soup & a salad as separate items then it was to get the Two-Fer. I felt like an old fuddy-duddy asking about it…but really, shouldn’t they be the embarrassed ones. The waitress just said, ‘Huh, I never noticed that before. I guess it’s because you get less with the combo.’ I said, ‘But shouldn’t that be all the more reason why the 2-fer should be less.’ She just shrugged & walked away. Ahhhh…..I’m becoming one of those pesty elderly people?

    Cup of Soup: $4.75
    Bowl of Soup: 5.95

    House Salad: 5.99

    Two-Fer: (listed on another page)
    With cup of soup: $11.99
    with bowl of soup: 12.99


  3. Brad Said on:

    That’s like those infomercials:

    How much would you pay for this juicer? $40,000? $4,000? $400? No! It’s just $200! But wait! If you order now, we’ll sell it to you for $20! That’s a $40,000 value for just $20! Order now, and we’ll send you TWO!


    • Mark Said on:

      It’s best when you yell that whole thing using an Australian accent!


    • Lauren Said on:

      Have I mentioned that I LOVE informercials???? I LOVE being the sucker!! I have never, ever bought anything from one, but I LOVE feeling their all-consuming power over me -- “Y’know, I really could use a pair of jeans that are actually pajamas!” -- then Lloyd changes the channel and I breathe again.


      • Brad Said on:

        It is my secret desire to be the person on the infomercial that is so amazed at how awesome the product is. “Mmm… I have NEVER tasted ANYTHING like this carrot juice before! I would betray my country for another glass of this!”


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