Pinch a penny till death…

…do you part!

Yes, folks.  I have found out today that you can purchase your casket at our friendly Wal-Mart.  Now you can be frugal till you’re dead.  While on Twitter today, a friend of mine posted his finding on the Wal-Mart website.  I don’t know about yall, but this is rather disturbing to me.

Don’t get me wrong, I love shopping at Wal-Mart, even if the products did come from the ghettos of China and their sweat shops.  The company has employed many members of my family and close friends,  even the partner for a few years.  Stopping by there to pick up some shampoo, tomatoes, or lube is understandable.  It’s something that’s going to either clean you, feed you, or help you slippy slide.  But selling something for you to bury a loved one?  C’mon people!  Doesn’t your loved one deserve to be buried in something not from Wal-Mart?  If you were going to do that, why not go cut some trees down, hollow them out, and bury the person it them.  Or get some plywood and make a box.

Not to be picking on Wally World, when I learned of this, I turned to my partner and asked him if he knew that.  Of course, he says that’s old news and that I am behind.  Well, hell Gertrude!  I thought I could get something over on him.  Come to find out, Costco also sells these sleeping dead boxes also, along with other “wholesale” websites.  What has this world come to?  I guess you can pre-order these things so that you have it ready for time of death.  How morbid is that?  “Oh, I think I’m going to die within the next year or two, so I’ll go ahead and get a casket and put it out in the storage shed next to the broken down Chevy.”  Who thinks like that?

We can never say that the world of retail is not there to cover your every waking, or sleeping, need.

One Comment

  1. There is just something morbid about picking out your own casket. I am getting cremated so I don’t have to worry about that. I cannot stand the site of those things, I have seen them far too many times with loved ones in them.

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