Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Nein! Nein! Nicht in der
Kindereisenbahn Geschäftsbereich!

The good news: A court has declared that Wal-Mart is not allowed to ban romances between employees. The bad news: It's still allowed to pay slave wages, offer little to no health insurance, import billions of dollars in cheap merchandise from Chinese sweatshops and put thousands of smaller stores out of business. But as long as there's no smooching in Aisle 12, we can live with that other stuff.

Wal-Marts ethics code also attempted to ban "lustful glances and ambiguous jokes," presumably either together or separately. No word on unambigous jokes, but if they're about a fellow employee's bosoms, that's probably out too.

Of course, this was a German court, so here in the U.S. we can assume that it will be business as usual in our local Wal-Marts, otherwise known as the twisted fiefdoms of retail hell.


Anonymous said...

I can't believe it, your post has been up for over an hour and undrachiever hasn't posted a comment yet. Should we call 911 to make sure nothing happened to him?

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of the movie that just premiered around the country about Wal-Mart; it's called "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" and mentions all of these things, as well as the crime that occurs in Wal-Mart parking lots and many other interesting, scary things.