Friday, June 01, 2007

Gimme a W

Today was the annual Wal-Mart shareholders meeting which is always an experience. I think this is my 12th one to attend. I would say (and several people agreed with me) that this was the best one I've ever been to. The day starts early. I left my house at 5:20 to be at the meeting by 6. Yes - that is 6 a.m. UGH!
Instead of the usual long speeches by executives - there was a lot more entertainment. Sinbad, the comedian, was the MC (which they have never had before) and he was HILARIOUS. He made all of these WM jokes and he had filmed all of these videos of him in WM stores doing crazy stuff. There were lots of inspirational videos of employees and a sort of "Cirque De Soleil" trapeeze show that was pretty cool. Jordin Sparks (our American Idol) sang two songs and it was her first performance since winning. And Jennifer Lopez sang two songs. She was (in the words of Randy) "just alright for me". We could not figure out what on earth she was wearing but it wasn't a good look for her.
The girls in office had a fun lunch at Jose's afterward.


The Proctors said...

Wow...what a meeting! Sounds like so much fun! I'm glad it was better than the previous ones!