Sunday, June 8, 2014

Walmart Tactics

Walmart is many things, and one of them is full of people. I'm very easily unnerved by large groups of strangers, so I've fallen into a few routines to make my shopping trips more comfortable.

The trick to not being decomposed by strangers is to be even stranger. Sure, I might be a bit uncomfortable when a family is blocking the aisle with their cart, but they're probably even more uneasy with the long-haired fellow perambulating up and down, reading the labels on mayonnaise jars and humming disjointedly.

It's not a perfect solution, or even a very good one, but I like to think that most people consider themselves normal, and seeing things from their point of view makes shopping much more interesting.


  1. Sonia - More Crazy IdeasJune 8, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    You could do your shopping between midnight and 3 AM - there will probably not be as many people in the store.

    1. Sonia - Regretting Crazy IdeasJune 9, 2014 at 5:29 AM

      On the other hand, it might be a bad idea to walk home from Walmart toting groceries at 3 AM...