And this isn’t faint praise. Honest. Mundane? Check.
Their plastic bags are really high quality. Not a specific item but the ones that they load your crap into when you buy it. Nice and thick and uniform. Grocery stores, even the upper middle class organic aisle ones like Safeway and Raley’s give you these thin ones that inevitably have a tiny hole in the bottom, or several. And the main reason why I don’t go all environmental with the paper or reusable bags is that they make excellent dog poop picker-uppers. So you’re trying to pick it up while the dog is pulling because he’s done and doesn’t care anymore, being a dachshund and thus the douchebag of the dog species, thus you get distracted. And that’s when you forget to check for holes before using the bag.
So thank you Walmart for not cheaping out on this aspect of your store. Using other stores bags is like going back to 1-ply toilet paper after experiencing 2-ply. I still avoid you because of the People of Walmart, but I’m glad you’re here for one reason.
Although I despise Walmart, their oil changes are quite reasonably priced. They give you a little slip to carry with you in the store so you can shop while you wait. You scan the slip at any price check station and it tells you if it’s waiting, in the bay, or done. When done, you pay for it along with any goods you bought, walk to the car, and you’re on your way. Since it costs about half as much as the drive through oil change places, it’s really quite nice.
My wife once painted the basement with WalMart bags. I dont know what to call the style but she scrunched up the bag, dipped it in the paint, then squished it on the wall creating an interesting design. Switch to a clean bag for different color paints.
I just did four faux-marble columns in a client’s foyer today with (mostly) Wal*Mart bags. I have no bag preference for doing this, however.
But for dog-poop pickup, I don’t find Wal*Mart bags to be any better than most. Actually a local chain called VG’s has truly superior, heavy plastic grocery sacks that are my preferred tool for yard clean-up.