What’s the opposite of human misery?

Continuing with the Walmart sales report stories, here's the WSJ:
In a conference call with analysts, Wal-Mart vice chairman Eduardo Castro-Wright said a drop in average ticket price as well as a “slight decrease in traffic during the quarter,” were behind the sales miss. We can’t help but wonder whether some of that traffic might be due to consumers perhaps starting to trade up a bit now that the worst of the recession appears to be past.
If Walmart loves human misery, it's only logical that actual economic improvement is the worst thing that could possibly happen to the company. Then we can all get back to the ridiculous "Walmart is Better than Whole Foods" stories that I used to blog so much about in this space. Wait a second....we're already there! Note to Corby: Not all Walmarts stock the same stuff.

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