Apr 8, 2005

Achtung Wal-Mart Shoppers!

This article was sent to me by some grad school buddies of mine.

On Friday nights, singles looking for romance, mindless flirting or just a new friend head over to their neighborhood Wal-Mart where they're given a big bright red bow to attach to their shopping cart or shopping basket.

Then it's up to the willing participants to approach one another and take it from there.

But if that's too intimidating, Wal-Mart has set up "flirting points" around the stores stacked with "romantic" merchandise, such as chocolates, wine and cheese, to help with that first awkward step.


Wal-Mart feels so good about the idea that the retailer trademarked the "Singles Shopping" slogan in German and is also testing it in its stores in Puerto Rico, South Korea and Britain.

Someday, it could even pop up in a few of its U.S. stores.

Read more here. Lawd help me please, I pray that I never ever have to go to Wal-Mart to scam on dudes.


Scaramouche said...

But if you found that special someone, the one you want to marry, would you register at Wal-Mart?

Also do you think you could get Corporate sponsorship for the wedding?

tlm said...

Wal-Mart is a breeding ground for really bad pick-up lines. I wonder how many guys have been slapped after offering to help a lady select the perfect cucumber from the produce aisle.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I can see where this is leading: Next Wal-Mart will need to install a bar, a restaurant, a classy jewelry store, a Victoria's Secret, a church, a synagogue, and a divorce lawyer. And maybe they add some two-bedroom apartments, shoppers never have to go home.

JC said...

Yeah, I could see the cheesy lines now...

"Hey baby, after I buy these boxers for $2.99 each, why don't we hook up at the McD's and talk for a while!"

Quite cheesy.


subutane said...

Howdy, I added your blog to Local Blogs


Thanks for doing your part every day to be a part of the Tiny Left Wing Conspiracy.

Chad said...

Ok, so which is more evil then? Walmart singles or eHarmony?

Mags said...

Scaramouche: Hell no. I'd register at Tar-zhay.

Lobsta: That is TOTALLY "Animal House." I gotta say, if a hot guy came up to me at the grocery store making thinly veiled lewd comments about cucumbers, I'd be so down for some action. I'm slutty like that.

OHS: We can only hope. The ultimate in convenience shopping!

JC: Admit it, you're gonna try it next time you're at the big W. j/k

Subutane: Thanks for adding me to the Local Blogroll. No pressure to write well now, none at all. No siree. :D

Chad: I still have to say eHarmony is more sinister. At least at Walmart, you know what you're getting, you can give their shopping cart/basket the ol' once over, and you have the choice to skip over to the next aisle if some creepy guy starts up a conversation about - oh, let's say, cucumbers. eHarmony gives you a choice too, but you only get to choose among people they've chosen FOR you. Which, in my case, was four Asian/Pacific Islanders. No thanks.

Drew said...

Even though I'm married, I'd still be awfully tempted to go, get a red-ribbon cart and then hang out in ladies underwear sniffing panties until I got kicked out.


bodhi said...

well...truth be told...i've had a MAJOR crush on the Walmart greeter at the local MEGASTORE in my area. Her name is Madge, and she about 72 (give or take a century) and cute as a button! The next time I go get my Viagra refilled, I might ask her out to the local Bingo.
Wish me luck!!
Take it from me - those Walmart Greeters are some hot babes!!!