Saturday, February 27, 2010

Adventures at Wal-Mart

First, let me say, I'm not a snob. I shop at Wal-Mart. Please don't leave comments about how the store has forced out Mom and Pop stores across the country, and all of their other transgressions, etc, et al. I know this. But like many, we've had a tough couple of years economically and my job is to see how we can cut corners and spend as little as possible.

Up in our little mountain burg, we got a Wal-Mart a few years ago. Although many in our town fought it, Wally World had the law on their side, but made concessions so that their building a center wouldn't be tied up for years in court from all the small businesses up here that they would undercut.


Among the concessions? No eye center or pharmacy. Building a store here relieved the store at the bottom of the mountain as the citizens of all the mountain communities would drive down there and it was just a big mess.

Today Big Kid and I had appointments at the Wal-Mart down at the bottom of the mountain to get new glasses and contacts. We couldn't get back to back appointments, so after I had mine and he was waiting for his, I went and sat on a bench outside the eye center (inside the store) to watch the world go by.

Oh golly. The bench was situated right next to one of the entrances.

Do you remember back in the 70's when they had track shorts and roller disco shorts that were one color with a contrasting piping? Like the one pictured above?

This enormous woman who had an enormous ass walked in the store wearing a pair of those shorts.

It's Colorado. In February. We just had a big snowstorm the day before. It was freaking cold.

Before you accuse me of being elitist, let me remind you that I myself am a member of the big butt club. I'm entitled to comment. But if I had a pencil in my purse, I would have poked my own eyes out.

Every step this woman took was like a sack of puppies trying to escape out of each cheek hole. WTF?

It was close to this picture, but add 70 pounds. Gah!



When I got home I made Hubby swear on a stack of bibles that he would hit me over the head with something really heavy and hard if I ever tried to walk out of the house wearing something even remotely as offensive.

Why? Why? Can anyone answer me that?

22 comments:

Rootietoot said...

I see that here, as well.I don't know why.

Beth said...

All butt, no brains?
Legally blind?
No mirrors in the house?

What a HUGE yuck factor!

Sarah said...

Go to the website peopleofwalmart.com..this lists all sorts of adventures such as yours.

And why does it seem that the said adventures usually only happen at Walmart?

greeneyedmom said...

I was just going to say, you have to post that picture on peopleofwalmart.com

Jeanie said...

I remember when we used to scoff at woman who went shopping with curlers in their hair. I have to agree with Beth above, all butt and no brains....I just don't have any other answer.

Kim Ayres said...

I see other people have beaten me to posint out http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/

litzi said...

Let It All Hang Out takes on new meaning after viewing this photo…I doubt the individual(s) who coined the phrase had anything quite this grotesque in mind.

debra said...

My daughters have often said that people should be required to look in full length mirrors prior to leaving their homes. Make that 3 way mirrors.

Tracie said...

Obviously that woman must live alone (or with people who secretly hate her) for her to be able to make it out of the door and into public like that!

Willoughby said...

Yikes!

Pete said...

yuck gross

Chicago Mom said...

It seems like people have no pride in themselves/their appearance anymore.

Jan said...

OMG, too funny. Some people are unable to engage their brains.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I try to hide everything on this fat body. can you imagine the self esteem this woman must have. good for her and bad for us. lol

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm not sure which is crazier-- That she want out like this or that she went out like this in the dead of winter! That ll adds up to CRAZY to me.

Oy.

Have a great week ATM.
xo

Shrinky said...

Deluded, but confident, eh? Too funny! I love to people watch too, when I was in Seattle, last year, I could hardly get my jaw off the floor.. I never saw people shop in their P.J's before!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

It pains me when I see people making such bad choices...muffin tops, crop tops, camel toe...There has to be some sort of intervention program. I think "What Not To Wear" needs to go global.

TechnoBabe said...

She must be just too hot, hormones.
Hot flashes. Just too hot to wear something that would cover a little more skin.

abfh said...

My husband has a pair of those shorts left over from about 30 years ago, and he wears them sometimes because he's proud that he can still fit into them. But at least he has the sense not to wear them outside the house.

Michele said...

Just popping in to say hello! Hope you're doing good after all the crap =)

Brenda said...

Amen sister! Amen!!

Justthisguy said...

That picture made me consider curling up under this desk in a fetal position, chewing on a wrist, and whimpering.