While reading the Looking Back page Sunday, I was reminded of the old Kentucky State Hospital for the insane. I always wondered where those people went when it closed, and where those kind of people are today. Well, I have discovered that I can find them every day now driving through the Walmart parking lot. They drive the wrong direction in the marked traffic lanes. They drive criss-cross the parking places and not in the marked traffic lanes, and they park in the fire lane.
While on the subject of Walmart, if anyone did not notice how they started raising prices when Kmart closed, they were not paying attention to their shopping. One item I purchased often went up 94 percent. They play up the “Roll Back” items while quietly raising prices on almost everything else in the store. Sam Walton started the company giving his customers a good value for every dollar they spent in his stores, not just on some of the dollars.
They remodeled the store when it didn’t need it. Now they have to pay for the remodel with higher prices and less help. They dropped a lot of discount store items with discount store prices and changed to "Specialty Store" type merchandise with higher prices. I will not even get into the "cornfield maze" counter layout in the center of the store.
I, for one, have changed from doing 90 percent of my shopping there to 10 percent. I have also called the people at Meijer Stores and asked them to look at Danville for a store location.