Sunday, May 6, 2018

I Saw the Strangest Thing this Afternoon...

I was at Walmart this afternoon, buying some apples, onions, lettuce, tomatoes and some other sandwich making stuff.

While I waited in line, there was a young man in front of me wearing a hoodie.  It was 78 today, far too hot to wear a hoodie.  Also, the young man was doing his best to hide his face.  I observed what he was buying: callous remover, lotion, a variety of skin care products.

I wondered if he was horribly disfigured, as I now noticed he was hiding his face from everybody.  I thought maybe he had some weird rash.  I looked at his hands.  They were the hands of a strong healthy young black man.

When it was his turn to pay for his merchandise, he held up a gift card.  The checker asked, "is that debit or credit?"

He did not speak.  He simply waved the card at the checker.  It was a gift card.

I thought, "what a strange person..."

Anyway, I paid for my merchandise after he left.

As I was leaving the store, I saw him sitting on a bench inside the store, tearing open the merchandise he had bought - I assume to hurry up and use it.

78 degrees outside, and a young man wearing a hoodie to hide his face tearing open skin care products he just purchased.

I guess everybody has their problems huh?

1 comment:

  1. Dude seriously, PeopleOfWalmart dot com exists for a reason.

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