Whenever you’re looking to get aggravated at the failures of everyday life, go to Wal-Mart. No, it’s not the store itself (I actually like Wal-Mart both from a consumer sense and as a corporate citizen). And, in truth, it’s not the bulk of the people who shop at Wal-Mart or the employees that are the problem. I think the reason why Wal-Mart can be so annoying is due to the sheer amount of consumers that enter its doors during a day. With that many customers, the store is bound to get a handful of dummies that can provide aggravation for the other shoppers.
And now today’s aggravating experience at Wal-Mart…
I’ll never understand why shoppers feel the need to stop at the end of an aisle and hover when there is no other consumer traffic either coming or going. You know these people. They are the ones that linger at the end of an aisle and sort of look at the vast Wal-Mart in front of them and wonder, “Wow – where do I go next?” Hey, here’s a clue – get the fuck out of the way so I can go and buy my stupid candle and get on with my day, damn it! By the way, the Wal-Mart in Neptune has a great deal on candles where you can buy two large, scented candles and three votive candles of the same flavor for $10 all in – not bad.
However, I didn’t run into any of these people at the Wal-Mart today. Instead, I ran into their sinister cousins – the folks who think it’s a great idea to stop and scan their receipt when they are one foot outside of the store. These morons feel that it is their right to block the exit of the store so they can scan their receipt to make sure that the three fucking items that they purchased were correctly registered. Really? You bought three items and you couldn’t pay attention while they were being rung up, nor could you scan your receipt while you were walking towards the exit (which is acceptable)? Instead, you had to wait until the fresh, outside air hit you in the face until you realized that you were a waste of guts and skin?
That’s how self-consumed some people can really be. And it’s also how incredibly dumb human beings can be – imagine a person that can’t walk and scan a six inch receipt. They have to stop their entire body from moving so they can read a few numbers. Absolutely incredible.
There were other aggravations at the Wal-Mart today, but I’ll hold them for another time. Oh, and thank you to one of my roommates for sending me this link: http://peopleofwalmart.com/ Go and take a look – it’s as ridiculous as you might imagine.