Monday, November 22, 2010

K-mart Still Sucks

I returned to K-mart a couple of weeks ago for more essentials -- soap, shampoo, toilet paper, mouthwash, etc. Not surprisingly, they again asked me to donate money to charity during my checkout experience. However, it turns out that they changed their strategy. Rather than waiting until after they've told me the total bill for my purchase to ask me to donate to a charity, they asked me prior to scanning anything.

A sneaky maneuver by K-mart -- trying to solicit a charity donation from me before I know how much money I'm about to throw their way. On top of that, they leave the question open-ended. No longer are they simply asking for $1, they're just generally asking if I want to make a donation.

Despite the trickery, I still turned them down. And the cause that made me look like a jackass this time: children's cancer research. "Do you want to donate to support children's cancer research?"

Me: "Nah. It's OK. I'm good."

Last time, it looked like I hated premature babies. Now it looks like I hate kids...particularly kids with cancer.

But that's not all. K-mart added an extra step before you pay. They ask you to answer a survey question on the card reader:

Q: "Did you know your K-mart pharmacy offers year-round immunizations?"
A: "Yes/No"

As I hit the "No" option, all I could think of was that I wish there was a smartass comment section where I could write, "I do now, and I love kids!"

F you K-mart.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chicks Dig Tony Parker

I read the following quote on CNN regarding Eva Longoria's decision to divorce Tony Parker: "On tonight's Extra, Longoria is expected to provide more details to Extra's Mario Lopez. According to a statement from the show, Longoria tells Lopez that she found 'hundreds of text messages' from a woman on Parker’s phone, and that this woman was revealed to be the wife of one of Parker’s teammates." [Source]

I believe Ali Landry divorced Mario Lopez almost immediately after they were married because she discovered Mario was constantly cheating... What better way to tell the world about your impending divorce to a cheater than talking about the details to a divorced cheater? (If he was dressed as AC Slater, that would be a better way.)

On another note, did we really expect Tony Parker to be faithful? He was 25 when he married her. Yes, she is extremely attractive, but let me say it again -- he is a 25-year-old NBA player! And he's a good-looking fellow. And he's a three-time NBA champion. And he has a French accent. And he has tons of money.

To say "chicks dig him" would be an understatement.