I must confess: I've had People of Walmart in my Google reader for several months now. And honestly? It is joking hilarious.
But tonight I unsubscribed. Here's why. I've found myself looking for examples whenever I go shopping. Granted, I don't go very much, but I can always find at least one. And I always wish I had my camera with me so I could document it.
The first time I had this thought it was followed by immediate shame. Sure, those people are doing this to themselves, but how in the world am I valuing them as people made in the image of God (albeit, a very unusual side of Him) by glorying in their weakness?
I'm not. And also honestly? One of these days I'm afraid I'm going to see myself on that site. My photo will be the one in which I'm bending over checking out the price difference between the Charmin 24 double pack or the Quilted Northern double 12 times 2 for extra softness pack. Or something. There is a price difference of, like, $0.86, but I never compared actual square footage. Who has time anyway?
All that to say that when I came home tonight and scrolled through my Google reader, I came across a slew of posts on People of Walmart. I looked at one…and then I said to myself, "I can't do this anymore."
I clicked unsubscribe and I don't intend to go back.
Sometimes you can't help looking at a train wreck when you drive past. But if you go another way you are guaranteed not to see it. That's what I mean to do from now on. Go the other way.