Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wal Mart: The Freak Show

I took a little late night trip to Wal Mart tonight for a few odds and ends, halfway expecting to see some kind of ridiculousness that would provide material for a blog post. Low and behold, my prediction came true.

I had not even set foot into the store 30 seconds when I was approached by a giddy woman in her late 40s I would guess, along with two younger girls. They started chattering away to me about conducting some survey on why people venture into Wal Mart late at night. The woman said she was an author so I was a little excited at first. They acted halfway normal, until I began to notice her rambling away nonstop about everything from a stuffed squirrel that came to life to stuffing children in a plastic bag. Yeah....my thoughts exactly. The "discussion" (me smiling uncontrollably while she chattered away) ended with the woman giving me her number on her "business" card (a Mary Kay card) and telling me to call her so we could "meet up for some margaritas and share stories."

Unbelievable. I swear, Wal Mart brings out the most loony of the loons in humanity.

3 comments:

Kraken said...

strangely .. this just doesn't surprise me at all. walmart is "home" to all manner of strangeness and non brilliance. Where old slippers and a bathrobe and nothing else is fashionable. or mostly naked women(ie tank top and daisy dukes) can go to be warm when it's below zero outside.

Gorges Smythe said...

Help! I'm being forced to live at WalMart against my will! Is that grounds for divorce?

WxWriter said...

I worked at a Wal-Mart for a year and a half. What you saw is just the tip of the iceberg. It gets crazier the longer the day passes. As they say, nighttime is when the freaks come out.