The Monkey House: Wacky Wal-Mart Adventures

Cullen Mclane

Ah, Wal-Mart, that lovely place where you can walk in and find everything. Clothing, food, electronics, everything. Literally, everything ever. To many Americans, Wal-Mart truly is utopia personified. In the eyes of many, Wal-Mart truly is the greatest store on Earth, containing anything anyone could ever ask for, with great prices too!

But, as always, where there is great love, there is also great hate. While Wal-Mart is one of the most successful corporations of our modern era, they are also one of the most controversial. Wal-Mart’s ability to sell literally everything at generally affordable prices makes it an appealing choice for many a consumers, making it hard for the average shopper to go to the average “mom and pop” store. This phenomena leads to Wal-Mart getting a hefty amount of criticism from supporters of small business, as the existence of Wal-Mart is bad for the existence of Joe’s Electronics or Timmy’s Pants Shop.  Beyond that, they’ve also gotten some flack for some of their less than conventional business practices over the years, and it looks like it’s happening again.

Apparently Wal-Mart de Mexico has been bribing some Mexican Governments. Now the news is out there, and Wal-Mart seems to be in all kinds of hot water. The big problem is that it doesn’t seem like Wal-Mart was fully investigating anything it’s Mexican branch was up to, seems more likely they just didn’t care much than anything else. Regardless, Wal-Mart may have broken the law, which could put everyone’s favorite superstore in some deep doodoo.

And yes this entire article exists just so the last Monkey House feature can end with the word doodoo.