Posted On: Wednesday - December 23rd 2020 2:00PM MST
In Topics:   Salesmen  Big-Biz Stupidity  Kung Flu Stupidity
Peak Stupidity may just have become THE go-to site for face diaper* anecdotes on the entire World Wide Web. True, this is a niche (pronounced "nich" for those not of the French or latently-homosexual persuasion) market, but we'll take all the accolades we get out of this.
Ohhhh! Pets Mart, duhhh!
I went into the Petsmart store to get some pet medicine last week, figuring it might be cheaper than at the vet. I didn't get far before the young lady behind the counter told me I needed to wear a face mask. "Nah, I'm not gonna, but if you can check on this medicine, whether you got it and how much, I can just wait right here at the front." That compromise seemed eminently reasonable, at least to me.
It apparently wasn't reasonable to her, another young lady, and then the manager guy. All of these 3 were under 25 years old, or at very most, 30, so what were they worried about? One thing they were, too, were obese, all three of these white "kids". I mean, they were all at least 50 lb. overweight and not that tall to begin with. Still, did they have a reason to worry about the Kung Flu at their ages? It wasn't about the other customers, as I didn't see anyone else, and I was going to wait at the front.
It was either blind obedience to the word from Petsmart corporate, or a lack of common sense that was the problem. Sorry, then, no sale, roley-polies!
This is a file photo. It's Whole Foods Organic, per bing images. They've got to have that Pee Wee Herman style bike in the picture, that the hippie chick rode over in, to save the planet and show off her granny dress. This whole picture smells like Patchouli
It wasn't Whole Foods, but I went into the health food store nearby to get a few items that we can't get elsewhere. I like to support these people too. No mask, no muss, well almost, as the damn bulk food feeders were really hokey, and the customer was supposed to handle the baggies differently, ya know with the Kung Flu surge all around. I didn't spill much though, and what I did I scraped off the floor.
At the register the dude behind the plexiglass told me I needed to have a face mask on. "Oh, no, I'm getting health food. We're all really healthy in here. It shouldn't be a problem" I told him. This guy told me that he couldn't' check me out if I wasn't wearing a mask. Was this a vague threat to put the mask on, or is it really just at the register that the problem lay? Where the hell is Dr. Fauci when you need him?!
I took it as a vague threat. It took me 3 seconds or so to decide: Leave this bulk food at the counter, which would be thrown out, I'm guessing, even before the Kung Flu PanicFest just to show him, or mask up like a cowed peon. The problem was that there's no other place but Whole Foods to get this stuff, and I'll be damned if I'll support them either. I also am really against wasting food, no matter who does it. I put the mask on, yeah, that same one that'd been balled-up in my pocket for a week. As soon as the guy took the money, I pulled the stupid thing off.
What are these fools thinking? You work at a health food store, so you should be healthy with that 20% discount. Being healthy means you are not about to drop dead from every little thing. Otherwise, what would be the point - might as well eat pizza, steak, and ice cream with Coke for our 4 basic food groups.
It's not getting any less stupid, people. We'll keep you posted.
* Disclaimer: The term face diaper was not coined by the Peak Stupidity or any staff thereof. We will use the term with zero attribution and whenever we like, as we OWN NOTHING and we now know better than to take registered letters, so don't bother suing, bitches! [PS Legal department intern working from home - other staff are off for Christmas.]