Dear Walmart and Target,
You guys are a bunch of greedy little b@stards! I am appauled at the prices you are charging for school supplies. In this time of economic crises, you go and screw people again and again. Low price leader my @ss! As a teacher who provides many of the supplies the parents don't provide and the ones that the supply companies charge us double for, I have always turned to Walmart and Target for good, fair prices. But I have noticed over the years, the prices go up a little bit each year. But this year, you didn't just go up a little, you jumped up. You're really reaching for the stars now, aren't you? While you will be so happy to show that you made a bigger profit this year for Back to school shopping, it will be because you raised your prices so much, not because more people are buying your stuff. But, fortunately for you and unfortunately for me, I will have to buy the stuff I need for my class. I won't be happy about it and will bitch and complain to anyone who will listen. I think you are greedy little bastards who don't give a crap about people and only care about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. My hope is that some new magical store will open and sell inexpensive school supplies to teachers for cheap so we can support the kids we teach and still be able to have money left over for ourselves. But until then, I will curse you while I am checking out and then remember why I buy it...it's for the kids I teach and hope to make a difference in their lives. Someone has to, and it certainly isn't you!
A very pissed off teacher!
FYI...At Walmart, their 24 pack of Crayola crayons are now 40 cents a box compared to 25 cents from last year. At Target, they are 65 cents a box.
At Target, their spiral notebooks (70 pages) were like 45 cents a piece and I didn't see the 4 packs like they had last year. I'm not sure what they are at Walmart, as they weren't marked last week.
Plastic 3 prong, 2 pocket folders were 50 cents at Target today and I know they are 25 cents at Staples. I will have to go this week to get them for my homework folders. I think!
OK, time to get my frustrations out on my yardwork!