This has been bugging me for a long time now, and it’s time I brought it to the attention of the world.
The below is a photo I took while out shopping at my local Wal-Mart. I don’t intend to single out Wal-Mart here, because they’re not the only retailer who is guilty of this, it just happens to be where I was.
Check out the photo below. Notice anything that it counter to common sense? Look closely…
No? Nothing? Okay, let me help you by zooming in on some labels…
Same photo, but look at the distribution of sizes.
Why do they put the smaller sizes on the top shelf, and the larger sizes on the very bottom shelf? Why wouldn’t you put the ones for the short, nimble people down low and let them athletically bend down to grab a pair of little girlie pants, and put the jeans for the tall, beefy guys up on the top shelf where they’re at eye-level? It’s just counter-intuitive.
Is there some kind of cruel commercial joke that I’m not in on? Is there a hidden camera somewhere?
Maybe there’s a companion website to peopleofwalmart.com where the Wal-Mart employees get even for all of the jokes aimed at them. Do they run big-guys-squatting-to-look-for-pants.com?
The little short guys probably have to stand on a stack of our jeans just to be tall enough to reach the 28″ waist ones. So not only do we have to virtually lay on the floor to find our sizes, but they’ve got tiny little dirty shoe prints on them, too.
Just reverse it, and everybody would be happier.