Maybe some of you heard what happened at a Wal-Mart, LIKE A YEAR AGO. Yeah, this one was buried in the HYM vaults. My bad.
Some idiot thought it would be a good idea to bust out some public racism: a douche used the public-address system at the Route 42 store in South Jersey and calmly announced: "Attention Wal-Mart customers, all black people leave the store now.''
Pretty disgusting, but it's interesting to see what happens, as this article unfolds: ignorance is met with ignorance. And besides, who would we be here at HYM if we couldn't find humor in the folly of others? Read on.
I found this particularly kinda maybe ok really disturbing: "I can't believe it in this day and age," one offended patron told the paper. "Wal-Mart needs to be more responsible."
Apparently the offended parties asked the store to use the same announcement system to apologize to customers that night, which it did. It could be argued that an apology is due, but what exactly is the store apologizing for? The behavior of one childish shopper?
I'm about 99% sure that the store didn't ask anybody to sneak onto the PA and say stupid things. Surely it's not Wal-Marts responsibility to waste resources FEROCIOUSLY guarding each of the PAs located around the store to make sure somebody doesn't say stupid things on one of them. I wonder how many times something like this has actually happened. Probably not that often.
Oh did some idiot say something stupid and make you feel bad? Cause I know some people in Libya that got MISSLES SHOT AT THEM FOR NO REASON last weekend, do you want Wal-Mart to apologize to them too? Or at least apologize to their charred corpses?
While the idea of some old 85 year old, senile guy sharing his thoughts on some rural Wal-Mart's PA system is pretty funny (actually really funny), probably the best reaction I think would be to just shake your head, mutter "what a fucking idiot" to yourself, and move on with your Wal-Mart shopping experience. And I have no idea if the offender is really old and senile or if "the incident" took place in rural area - I just assumed.
Turns out that the dude may have gotten what he wanted, as two of the crybaby patrons are now "boycotting the store".
Yeah, they're gonna show that racist asshole, that jerk that asked them to leave the store. They're gonna show him by...leaving the store. Stick it to him, ladies; boycott the shit out of the store that idiot doesn't want you to shop at.
You show whitey who the boss is by not going to the store he told you not to go to, and then going to a different store and paying higher prices...otherwise known as doing exactly what he wants. Heck yeah, show that guy.
I don't blame the dude for telling you to leave; I wish it were that easy to rid every place of unsavory, idiot characters.
One offended boycotter had this to say: "In 2010, I want to know why such statements are being made because it flies in the face of what we teach them [our kids] at home..." said the boycotter.
It remains unclear whether they are teaching their kids that racism is bad, that it doesn't matter who, just find someone to blame, or a combination of both. What is clear i
Anyway, I'm in Chicago right now, staying in a sweet hotel, partying like woah. Sup. Maybe I'll see Jay Cutler and get his autograph lol.