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?
8 hours ago