Saturday, February 20, 2010


Because they come from Wal-Mart and Wal-Mart is from Arkansas,

folks are beginning to call them  ARKANSAS TUMBLEWEEDS. Note the Urban Dictionary definition at this link:
Those startling white plastic bags that react wildly to the slightest of breezes and become tangled in bushes and trees to die a slow lingering photo degrading death as they mar the beauty of America.

At first, they had their bags made in the readily identifiable Wal-Mart blue. However that quickly associated them with this blight upon America so the color quickly changed to the present generic white.

The truth is that Wal-Mart can’t control how their bags are handled after the sale and the bags leave the store. But they do chose the design of their bags based on cost.

So, how about a design change on those awful bags ? Are you listening Wal-Mart ? If the bags weren’t so prone to being carried by the slightest of breezes, then maybe this blight wouldn’t spread so badly.A mesh bag maybe ? From what I’ve heard about Sam Walton, he loved America and he loved Arkansas. I’ll bet that if he could see this farmer’s field behind his Corpus Christi Texas store, Sam Walton would turn over in his grave. This BLIGHT on America’s landscape needs a solution.

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