Very Bad Ideas: InHome Edition

Walmart to expand InHome Delivery to Chattanooga households:

InHome is designed to give time back to customers by delivering fresh groceries, everyday essentials and more directly into their homes, including placing items straight into their kitchen or garage refrigerator.

This. Is. A. Very. Bad. Idea.

Unless you have a very specific use case, such as dealing with some chronic health issue that makes grocery shopping potentially dangerous and no home care options exist, do not sign up for this. There is no level of convenience “for busy families” that warrants allowing strangers access into your house. Even if you have video surveillance, letting these people – maybe W*mart employees or maybe contractors – cross your threshold is a significant risk.

Also, why is Channel 3 doing Walmart PR?

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