I’m guilty of doing last minute shopping at Walmart when birthdays or special events roll around. Although I’ve yet to order a custom cake for any sort of special event like a going away party, birthday, etc.
Some people that work here had a going away party the other day for a woman that is leaving.
One of the supervisors called a Walmart and ordered the cake. he told them to write: “best wishes Suzanne” and underneath that write “we will miss you”. here’s the cake that was delivered:
When I read this, I about fell out of my chair. There’s a Super Target (“Super” in Arizona implies they sell groceries as well) across the street from a Super Walmart down here. They offer the same things, operate less than a quarter mile from each other, and yet both are dramatically different. Target of course is cleaner, seems to offer higher end items (though it all could just be better packaging of the same crap), and is a tad more expensive.
And then there’s Walmart, in all its glory… Most of the time it’s not a bad place to get groceries. They match anyone’s coupons, have a good selection, and if you ignore the fact that sometimes you will see flies raiding their potatoes, some of their perishable food items aren’t that bad either. But you know you’re in Walmart.
Socially it seems that certain people either “fit in” at Target, or fit better with Walmart. You’ll be more likely to see a Lexus SUV in the Target parking lot. You’ll be more likely to spot a woman with 6 children packing themselves into a 15 year old minivan at Walmart.
But that doesn’t mean Walmart is “bad”.. just means that you should be aware of where you’re shopping and that sometimes the price is right. Or in other words, you get what you pay for.
I don’t know how custom cakes stack up with Target vs Walmart.. but I know that after seeing this picture, I’ll either order my cake EARLY, or I’ll pay the extra price and go somewhere that can read, write, and interpret the English language.