‘Are We in YouTube?’

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We had to go to Walmart this morning to pick up our prescriptions. As soon as I entered the store, I heard what sounded like people screaming. I was wrong: it was only one woman screaming. It’s a huge store, and her voice filled it. And so many f-bombs, I couldn’t make out what this woman was trying to say.

Then I saw her–screaming into the face of some guy who was at least six-foot-eight. Employees came flocking to the scene. Some went frantically looking for a large employee to stand between the couple and prevent mayhem. They found a guy–who did not look happy with his new assignment.

A woman in the line behind me said, “This place needs an exorcism.”

I said, “What, are we in YouTube? This stuff happens on YouTube–not in real life.”

A checkout clerk said, “It happens all the time in New York. I’m from New York, I know. But not in New Jersey.”

Many years of my life went by before I saw anything like this scene enacted in any public place. Something changed in our culture. Should’ve paid more attention when people started allowing their little kids to run around in a restaurant dining room, yelling and shrieking. That should have been a tell.

Happily, the police arrived before any violence could ensue. Well, I didn’t want to spend any more time there–so if anything else happened, I missed it.

4 comments on “‘Are We in YouTube?’

  1. Great Scott, what next?! Seems a great many people have gone stark raving mad. I see now why a friend
    who works in a Walmart optical dept. in Alabama hates her job.

  2. I’m afraid that we are seeing more and more of this sort of thing. The ridiculous “mandates” aren’t helping, and there’s a lot of tension in the air. I don’t like saying this, but I expect that we’ll be seeing more of this.

  3. I’m afraid you are right. Things are not likely to cool off with the activity going on in Washington DC

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