Saturday, September 8, 2007

Disturbing

So the other day I took Andi and Spencer to Walmart to kill a little time. I took them down the Halloween aisle because I love to scare them with the creepy stuff. I know, I'm mean, but it's funny to see their faces. So I noticed a new "Halloween item" that they haven't had in years past. It was a bloody brain wrapped up to look like hamburger meat. Gross, I know. But then I read the labels. It said "Donner Party Meats." Do they really mean Donner Party? No, I thought to myself. And then I read on. "Serving quality TRAIL meats since 1846." What the heck. I got this really sick feeling in my stomach. I couldn't believe they were making a mockery of what happened to the Donner Party. No pun intended, but I think it's really distasteful and in really bad humor. Does anyone else think so? Doing the bloody brain thing is funny, gross, ha ha. But why not put a fictitious name to it. It would still be nasty but not offensive. But I'll still shop there, no boycotting here. But I'm still a little disturbed by it.

5 comments:

Davo said...

Yep, it is poor taste but the consumer will decide. It will be interesting to see if they sell any of them.

courtneyb said...

I also find humor in scarring my children through the halloween isles. "it's because he didn't stay with his mommy". Aren't we sick?!
With the MANY things I find wrong with Wal-mart, i've actually considered blogging about it but of course I will always continue to shop there.

Lindsey said...

i HATE walmart. But, yes, i still shop there. I think if there was another grocery store just as close... i'd probobly still shop there. But i hate walmart.

-Sydney- said...

Most people who shop at Walmart probably wouldn't even get the joke.

Jen said...

Jessie, I want you to know that I have complained about this to the appropriate people at the Wal*Mart home office!! :) What a tasteless decoration!!!