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Walmart.com Is A Frigging Joke, A Poor, Pathetic Joke At That. Amazon Is So Far Superior It Is Not Funny!


by Anura Guruge

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 Walmart ‘brick-and-mortar’ stores are not the same as Walmart.com as both sides go to great lentghts to point out.

That is good since I have no gripe, at all, with Walmart ‘brick-and-mortar’ stores. I actually like Walmart stores and shop at Walmart stores at least twice a month, usually more — and spend a few hundred dollars at Walmart each month.

As of today it is official — I hate Walmart.com.

Walmart.com is a bloody joke. A poor, pitiful, pathetic joke at that.

Amazon, who I am very fond of (even if I have an occasional hissy fit about their free shiping or their incompetent Call Center in the Philippines), is so far superior to Walmart.com it is not fuuny.

Amazon wins HANDS DOWN when it comes to online retailers.

Never, ever AGAIN. I will never ever again shop bloody Walmart.com. I will gladly pay more and get it from ANYBODY else — because nobody could be as bad as bloody Walmart.com.

Yes, this has to do with the stupid “Pro Series Puncture-Prone 14′ x 42′ Pool” we had to replace for this family in Alton. They got it from Walmart so I tried to get the damn replacement from Walmart.com.

I placed the bloody order July 29, 2014. Two bloody weeks ago.

Just getting tracking details of this order was difficult. I went to the Concord store TWICE hoping to pick it up — the second time today because the online order status told me that it was shipped. Not there.

Then I get this e-mail, today, saying it was DELAYED. Two bloody weeks — and it is further delayed.

Trying to get some sense out of the folks at Walmart was difficult. They can’t help it. That is OK. I am glad that Walmart provides them with a place of employment.

I cancelled the damn order, as soon as I got home, and sent Deanna with a check to pay for the pitiful Pro Series puncture-prone pool. See below. They tell me it will take TWO bloody billing cycles BEFORE I get my $199 back. Well, we will see about that.

Bloody Walmart.com.
Do NOT shop Walmart.com. SHOP AMAZON. Amazon rocks. Amazon RULES. Amazon, on the whole, is WONDERFUL.

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Very Pleasing Google Doodle ‘Video’, With Music’, For The August 12, 2014, Annual Perseid Meteor Shower.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



by Anura Guruge

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Buddhist Sri Lanka’s Christian Cricket Captain, Angelo Matthews, ‘Thanks God’ For The Test Match Win Against Muslim Pakistan.


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Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I have, if you care to check any of the above posts, raved passionately about what used to be multi-religious, multi-ethnic integration and amiability of the Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) that I grew up in. The diversity in religion and ethnicity, as it must given the percentages involved, have been reflected, consistently, in the national cricket team — and I am not aware of any serious allegations been made about selectorial bias due to religion or ‘color’. So we have the situation that the captain of the beloved national Test cricket team is Christian though the country is 70% Buddhist. Nothing wrong and this is what it is supposed to be. I have no problems. But, as some of the above posts indicate the Buddhist camp is getting somewhat rabid of late.

So, it was amusing for me to read that Angelo, who can sometimes really be angelic, openly thanked God for this week’s hard-fought, and well deserved SL win over Pakistan in the 1st Test Match in Galle. [Yes, I watched the 1 hour highlights, with glee from Thursday night to last night.] I do understand where he is coming from and it is an easy enough statement to make. Plenty of other sportsmen have done so. Just seems incongruous coming from a captain of Sri Lanka where I would think (and I am not at all sure) at least 50% of the team were Buddhists — who do not subscribe to Angelo’s God. This another ‘problem’ with Sri Lanka. You can’t tell a person’s religion, especially when dealing with names Sinhalese names (as opposed to Angelo’s Burger name) whether the person is a Buddhist or a Christian. Ditto with Tamils. They could be Christians or Hindus — though the sweat-stained, brown strings worn around the wrist by some give it away that they are Buddhists.

Kumar Sangakkara, whose 221 runs was the key to Sri Lanka’s success is a Buddhist. So to me it seems strange that Angelo would thank God when Kumar would NOT! See the dilemma of being Sri Lankan?

Now you also have the issue whether God really should be getting involved in winning Angelo a Test Match when there are other slightly greater events taking place in the Middle East.

And then to cap it all … I am not at all sure whether Angelo realizes that the Pakistanis and he believe in and worship the same God! If you do the numbers there had to have been more Pakistanis who subscribed to Angelo’s God than there were Christians or Muslims in the Sri Lankan team. So what gives?

You can now understand why I stay well clear of prayer. It gets very strange, very quickly.