Thursday, May 26, 2011

This is Why I Like Target...

12 comments:

cube said...

Target stores are cleaner and their customers are less wacky, but I wasn't pleased when they banned the Salvation Army from their locations. Then I heard about financial indiscretions at the SA and I got over my anger.

USA_Admiral said...

Holy smokes, where are they when I go there?

Keads said...

Wal-Mart here is proof that there is no hell and the living dead walk the earth. They do so at Wal-Mart!

Brooke said...

Cube: I haven't really kept up on the SA news. I recall that snafu w/Target, though.

USA: You've clearly never been to a proper hillbilly WM. ;)

Keads: Wal Mart could easily double as an insane asylum. Usually when I go, I see the 'walkers' and think, my gawd, tell me I don't look like them!

Alligator said...

I'm sure these shots were taken at our local Wally World. Three-quarters of the people look familiar. My daughter worked there for two years. She said the attitude of a customer usually matched their looks.

Chuck said...

For optimal effect, go later at night

Brooke said...

Gator: I picked up a holiday job at our local WM a couple years back. It was an experience, let me tell you!

Chuck: Yes, oh yes. The fat welfare queens (male and female) are typically out in the afternoon, and the wacky ones come out at night.

cube said...

You're right about the location. We went to a WalMart in a small town in New Hampshire and everyone looked normal and everyone, including the employees, were very polite and friendly.

It wasn't just the WM either. The clerks at every store, the servers at every restaurant... everywhere we went, it was the same.

My daughters were shocked at how different it was from Tampa. We often think of moving, but unfortunately the work is here.

Alligator said...

We're out in the farm belt. Most folks are pretty decent, salt of the earth, working stiffs. The women are ordinary but usually nice and dressed for housework or the uniform of where they work. The men come in with T shirts, bib overalls, John Deere caps etc., often straight from the field. If they have been working with cattle or pigs, you know it from about 30 feet away. Whatever else they get in the store, they will always have a six pack with it. Always.

We do have a strong cadre of what I would term "welfare red necks" These are tattooed, pierced, obese women with VERY ill fitting clothes. They make Sonia on "Operation Repo" look really hot in comparison. They often have a herd of noisy, bickering kids with from obviously different fathers. The men need a wheelbarrow just to get their gut around, or they are so gaunt and thin and clothes so large that they look like they have just been released from Dachau. Fat or thin, they like to wear lots of bling. They make Larry the Cable Guy look like a snappy dresser. If you had a device that could prevent these people from cussing, they would literally explode when you turned it on. Whatever else they get in the store, they will always have a case of beer and carton of cigarettes with it. Always.

There are now significant communities of Mexicans, Salvadorans, Guatemalans and Hondurans in the area. I learned first hand in Walmart that these folks do not view themselves as one big happy "Hispanic community" as white liberals like to imagine. They go out of their way to avoid each other in the aisles.

There is a small college nearby with a goodly number of foreign students from India, West Africa and Eastern Europe. If you are in to people watching, and have a strong stomach (at times) Walmart can a real feast for the eyes and ears and occasionally smell.

WomanHonorThyself said...

bwhahaha!..can u say weirdddddddd? Have a super weekend my friend!!:)

beamish said...

I never see the freaks at Wal-Mart.

I *am* the freak at Wal-Mart.

Brooke said...

Out sportin' the back boobs? ;)