Part of Living Life, is shopping and I decided to write about the places that I shop, here in Living Life because of that simple fact.  Also it is a good thing to be able to see how easy or hard it is to shop in certain businesses and with a record, someday anyone can check before shopping, whether or not it is worth the trip.

Anyhow, I went to Walmart on sunday, therefore it is the first business that I shall talk about.  I like Walmart, mostly because I can get cheap laundry soap and toilet paper there but also because most of it is wheelchair friendly. Of course you will need to either bring your caregiver or companion, (they claim that they will asign you help if you ask for it but I have never had to ask, if you have write me an email to share with us your experience) because like most businesses, half of the merchandise is out of reach. A lot of people are happy to reach things down for you if you ask them, it is just easier to bring someone to reach for you.

I fully understand the need for merchants to use as much space as possible but areas that limit mobility should be taken under concideration when planning departments. The clothing departments for instance, racks placed too close together and of different size, pretty much keeps me from shopping for clothes at Walmart. There is so little room to manovre and is very claustriphobic when trying to get between them.

My second gripe with Walmart is the five dollar movie bins, they have high sides and are sitting on 3 inch blocks and cardboard sides so you have to reach over and grab a handfull to see what is in there. I don't like not being able to see the merchandise, especially when it comes to a bargain item.

Bathrooms are acceptable. Checkout counters are too high and awkward and one must hand money under the shelf or from the side.

All in all rating Walmart on a scale of 1-10, I give them an 8.

Whats for dinner is... Chicken soup and grilled cheese sandwitches