I went back to my local Walmart here in Pinellas Park off of US Highway 19 last night. The big Super Walmart just off of the big super driveway that connects the city I live to points north and south. Actually, I take a shortcut into the store off of some surface streets that is much quicker and a lot less taken.
As soon as I pull in to the Walmart, someone’s cutting thru empty parking spaces, moving towards me as if the driver wants to engage in some kind of bizarre car jousting exercise. I stay right where I am until this crazy person allows me to move.
With all the talk in the news about people are going batshit for Walmart bargains, I thought for sure this was going to be a hectic night. Better get a few things and get the hell out of there.
Actually, it wasn’t too bad. All of goons that invaded my Walmart were long gone, making for easy travels through the grocery section. And who wanted mere groceries when you could get a year-old HDTV for $99?
I also think the big-box stores (not singling out just Walmart here) encourage this kind of behavior. If you spent any time watching the sad spectacle of clips YouTubers collected for public view, you’d probably see a store employee more interested in telling the videographers not to shoot their video as opposed to letting the unlawful combatants meet their justice.
And you wonder why I have a hard time sleeping some nights, wondering what would happen if our country engaged in a war, or had some kind of disaster like a massive blackout or something similar to that. No foreign army would have to worry about killing Americans, as at the rate we’re going, we’re much more likely to implode upon ourselves.