Helpful to Wal-Mart's bottom line, that is.

"My daughter is about to start kindergarten, so naturally we did some
back to school shopping. Our state sales tax break weekend happened
recently. When we noticed the local Wal-Mart had shopping lists not only
specific to school and grade level, but to teacher, we were thrilled. We
started tossing items in the cart to spend, spend, spend.

Werent we a little surprised to learn afterwards that Wal-Mart invented
those lists. Not only were we a bit surprised to learn they did not, in
fact, base the lists on anything remotely suggested by the school.
Wal-Mart, in fact, put items on the list that are BANNED from being
brought to school."