Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The people of Walmart

I had to take the car in for a scheduled maintenance/inspection this afternoon and the dealership is in the middle of nowhere, with only a hardware store and a Walmart within walking distance - well for me anyways in my heeled winter boots on a blustery cold snowy day. Brrr.

The wait was at least an hour and a half (ended up being over two hours, but whatever) and there is only so much wandering around you can do at wally-world when you're tired and your feet hurt...

And it was way past lunch-time...

You know all Walmarts come attached with a McDonald's, right?

Don't judge me - I was starving! :(

On principle I avoid McD like the plague, everything's just too salty and gross there. Today's small fries, cheeseburger and small coke were just an excuse to sit by the window with my Oprah magazine and stare out the window, counting snowflakes.

OK fine, I was eavesdropping on old people sipping awful cold coffee, talking about their children, grand-children, hard times, diseases, unemployment, urinary infections...

Boy were those fries ever salty.

How can anyone eat a super-size of that shit?

The parking lot was pretty busy. One couple hustled out of the store and to their car, they drove a newish Subaru so obviously not trailer trash or anything. They were dressed like respectable people. Only she had a pair of fluffy pink flat mules on her feet. With green socks. Yes, pink slippers.

Did I mention it's winter here?

Like, deep snow, ice, slush, freezing winds, snowbanks?

Take your meds, people, take your meds!

Mind you she has just been shopping at Walmart so I guess I shouldn't judge. I wish I had had a camera to add her to The Gallery - dammit!

Our car's in great shape for her age and mileage, so that's good news. We needed to get the tires balanced though (I hit a super mega pothole last month and things had been off since then), so we're $230 poorer but driving a safe and reliable vehicle is priceless, don't you think?

Yeah, I thought so :-)

/end of My Day In Salty Grease post/


Busy Bee Suz said...

Glad your car is all better!
I swear, going to walmart is like visiting a different planet. All varieties of people are there.

A blog by the "Farmer" said...

Glad the car has had a lookie. Always nice to feel safe.

Don't get me started on McDonalds or Wal-Mart! I can't stand Wal-Mart... We have a Wal-Mart ban going on in our house... I took our visiting relatives there last month (Wal-Mart is famous). I saw a huge (HUGE!) bag of chicken wings on sale for $5 or so dollars. Tell me... How can they get so many chicken wings, in bulk, and sell them so low? I was terrified thinking about what all those chickens went thru...

Oh dear, I had a bit of a rant, didn't I. Sorry (she says hanging her head down).


Adventures In China said...

Oh gosh, what is wrong with people? those shoes....

I don't judge you. Sometimes salt is divine!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Well when you are hungry McD is quick and easy. Walmart is always a thrill! Pink slippers, OMG.