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Originally posted by theendisnear69
I work in grocery retail, and have been for about 2 years now. We usually have a couple items out of stock everyday, no big deal.
Well when a customer comes up to me and asks for a certain product, and I say it's out of stock they, well I don't really know how to put it. You could say that they throw a fit.
Grown adults curse and yell in the store when we don't have an item their looking for. I know it's a minor inconvenience, but seriously? It happens to me nearly everyday. I get yelled at by average people, just for not having any more pepperoni pizza pockets. Of course not everyone does this. The majority do though.
It got me to thinking though. All these things in the world are going down, the future of the US of A is not looking that bright. We are most likely going to see some very hard times up ahead.
I realized that if there is another depression, things are not going to be like they were back in the 30s. This time around people will be not so nice about it. People are going to be killing each other if they can't get what they want.
They freak out about some hot pockets, imagine when they can't afford to buy bread? To me the outlook for humanity, atleast here in the US is very dire. I highly doubt that we will bond together and make it through these hard times. This time around we will act like savages. Most allready do when their inconvenienced at the grocery store.
I have lost hope for humanity. I am truly scared to see what people will do when the times get really rough.
What do you guys think? Will we help each other out? Or will we act like we do at the grocery store?
Of course there are still lots of good people out there, but i'm talking about the majority.
Originally posted by wdkirk
We had a weather forcast that said snow and ice was coming. Everyone went to the store. They bought it all. Even crap they didn't need. They all thought they would starve. Some were driving 4 x4 trucks and SUV's.
I was dumbfounded. Some folks looks like they could live 4 or 5 days without having to even worry about eating.
To make this short, lots of folks were PO'd about the store shelves being empty and not be restocked fast enough. No love was shown to the folks working there. It was kind of sad to watch and it was only a snow/ice storm and it did not show up......no ice....very little snow.
Originally posted by toochaos4u
You're talking about people that can't find their way around the store without a cell phone. I'm serious I've watched people call their spouse in a grocery store to find out where they are in the store. My brother and I used to joke around that these people would be the first to be picked off for a nice cannibal meal because they can't find their own car without a cell phone getting directions as they walk. If their phone didn't function they would be totally lost.