I get more and more scared each time I head back to Wal★Mart. This time, I had to
exchange my new tripod since it
lacked the camera mount plate (otherwise, it's sturdier, better designed
(has a handle to carry it) and cheaper than my old one) and while
waiting in line (my mistake today? Going to Wal★Mart on Labor Day) I
saw an item that just scared me.
One woman was returning a toy—a McDonald's toy. Not the type of toy
you get with a Happy Meal™, no. This toy was a box set you
buy at a place like Wal★Mart. This was a McDonald's
Cash Register Play Set, including a head set, some play money and
plastic fries (among other plastic food).
A McDonald's Cash Register.
Yes, you too can prepare your kid to work in the exciting fast food
industry where after months of work you can work your way up to the Fry
Gah! Is there no end to the crass mass-commercialism rampant in our
society? Oh wait, don't answer that—it was rhetorical anyway …
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