ADMIT IT. Whether you're blue-collar or blue blood, you've shopped at Wal-Mart. And the retail behemoth knows that. That's why the company thinks it can build everywhere and get into every facet of our lives - from our unmentionables to big-screen TVs.
Wal-Mart even likes gay people! In August, the retailer announced a partnership with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
However, that relationship appears to be conditional.
On the eve of a proposed boycott by religious conservatives that threatened last weekend's post-Thanksgiving sales, Wal-Mart amended its policy to stay away from hot-button issues - even imaginary ones. Some of the critics said that siding with gay business was tantamount to backing same-sex marriage.