Grocery Shopping Should Be a Pay Per View Event

I live on the outskirts of a Wal-Mart, rather like the rest of the U.S.  Also, the city (she said with a smirk) that I live in is small, so said Wal-Mart caused all the other grocery stores to close.  That means every single person in this "city" needs to go to Wal-Mart frequently.  That is far too much humanity in one spot competitively vying for the same items.  Nothing good can come of it.

There really aren't enough rules in place to make the kind of competitive shopping that takes place at Wal-Mart a viable mainstream sport, but I think it would be right at home as a pay-per-view event.

Have you ever seen two ladies face off in front of the meat cooler?  It is fascinating and terrifying.  Forget road rage. grocery isle rage is far more prevalent and maybe more unpredictable.  Unless you have really good auto insurance or a fire arm, road rage usually fizzles out once pleasantries have been exchanged.  Women in the grocery store are in a hand to hand situation.  Its personal.

I have seen sections of our Wal-Mart temporarily cordoned off until the authorities can arrive.  Anytime voices are raised or carts collide it is common to see everyone in an isle stop and scent the air.  Is the danger near?  If need be could we get our cart out of this isle before the cursing starts?  If nothing else, can I physically hold the milk and fabric softener and make a run for the checkout ?

Shouldn't Don King be capitalizing on all this drama? 

Mikki Mikki
31-35, F
2 Responses Jun 1, 2007

It's terrible what Walmarts can do to a community. I go to Walmart and nothing crazy like that happens but I'm not in a small town. I am ashamed to admit I go to Walmart especially when I have alternatives. Oh well, this site is anonymous, right?

I love this story! No doubt a trip to Walmart can reveal all kinds of drama! People get crazy in the parking lot too before you even make inside the store!