I'd planned to make an oh-so-rare trip to our local WalMart tomorrow for mostly garden supplies, but when I heard they'd dropped Paula Deen, I thought, "Oh well. I don't like WalMart anyway (mostly because it's just too overwhelming for me to shop there), so I'll simply go to Home Depot like I do nearly every weekend."
Grrr. Home Depot is dropping her, too.
And can you believe their nerve? On the very day they banished Paula Deen, this is what appeared on their Facebook page:
Everyone makes mistakes, but we have the tools to make them all better.
Happy Forgiveness Day!
Oh wow. A thousand of us (or so) had a heyday with that bit of glaring hypocrisy! We pounced on such an unbelievably foolish move. And if everyone remains true to their word? Lowe's will get hundreds of thousands of extra dollars this weekend.
But I don't have a local Lowe's (she whines), just a sad little garden shop which I visited only once because it felt depressing. And bare. (Insert cricket sound effects here).
Hmm... there's still JoAnn's Fabrics for a few outdoor items (Target dropped Paula, too, so forget them) ... and running around to scattered yard sales ... and actually traveling out of town to assorted garden shops spread far and wide. And of course, making-do and doing without.
But then, standing-up for ones beliefs has always cost something. Always has. Always will. Here on Planet Earth, anyway.
But here's some good news: We've had not one dead sparrow in the last 9 days. Whew. I'd grown tired of dreaming about opened, bloodied sparrows at night. (Just be glad I spared you the gory details of what was happening when I realized the grackles were killing the sparrows... It's still etched in my head.)
And something fun... Our local morning news told us that 4 huge female stars are here locally at Niagara Falls while making a movie: Melissa McCarthy, Kathy Bates, Susan Sarandon and Sandra Oh. The movie is called Tammy and the interview with Melissa this morning was delightful (she loved the beauty of the park and even called her parents, asking, "Why haven't we ever been here before?").
But alas, the poor ladies are getting majorly rained upon. Yes, it's raining here again. (I'm about ready to place umbrellas over some of my plants.)
Yet at least I'm grateful we're not experiencing the super-hot temps of the West as some of you are... stay cool out there!
Had a plumber over here yesterday because our bathtub, for weeks, was draining soooo slowly which was soooo annoying, messy and gross. I didn't even care about the money spent--some things are worth it, and besides, I've learned not to mind sharing money to help support workers' families.
I believe we reap good things back when we view it as sharing, helping, rather than as a loss of funds.
"And at that time shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another." ... Matthew 24:10
Can you say, "Today's World?"