Why do I expect the best from
those unfortunate souls who work
for Walmart, or abusive employers
allied with them to keep pay way below
what it takes to eat.
I go there for an oil change only to
have threads on my oil pan stripped
away by an employee who doesn’t care,
all he has to lose is minimum wage.
I listen to those selling phones and am told,
“Call Straight-Talk. They’ll hook you up with
a cheap phone service at low cost.” I call and
to where it goes, I’ll never know,
but the people there speak English in a way I’ve
never heard before. I should’ve known better than
to participate in conversations with people who are
demeaned and probably work all day
for less than what I pay for a cup of coffee or tea.
By being cheap I’m contributing to the self serving
behavior exhibited by the rich. So I get what I deserve
for patronizing companies that benefit from people
who are almost slaves.
Walmart-open today-Closed tomorrow, I hope.poetry > walmart