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Monday, January 18, 2010

Welcome to Wal-Mart

The site plan for the Wal-Mart to be built in Cave Creek was approved by the town commissioners this week. The store will be built at Cave Creek Road and Carefree Highway which is about five miles from where I live. As close as it is, I doubt I will ever buy anything there but I may stop by to see if those photos of "people of Wal-Mart" that circulate the internet are for real. My favorite is the guy pushing his shopping cart wearing a garbage bag skirt.

Wal-Mart has been known to let people camp in their parking lots, so who knows? Here is a story I picked up this week from the newspaper about an incident that happened recently at a Wal-Mart in Pennsylvania.

Police say a 32 year old man in a hospital gown stole $50 from his ex-girlfriend at a Wal-Mart, then tried to escape on a Wal-Mart owned motorized shopping scooter. He apparently had just been released from the hospital because of injuries suffered in a domestic dispute with the girl where he was hit with a frying pan and a table leg.

Although he was released from the hospital, the guy showed up at Wal-Mart still wearing a hospital gown to meet his ex-girlfriend who had agreed to pay for some of his medication. Suddenly, he grabbed $50 from her and took off on the scooter. He was captured instantly and is now in jail. As the greeter says: "Good morning, welcome to Wal-Mart." Maybe he should add, "proceed at your own risk," at least at the Pennsylvania store.

From the Scottsdale Republic: The Phoenix Open golf tournament is coming up next month. The event is known as a big time partying event and when last year’s winner Kenny Perry recently told a young female hairdresser that he would be playing this year she replied, "I love the golf tournament. I go every night."

Don’t look for her in the gallery, Kenny. She is a "Bird’s Nester."

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