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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Ok, so here is the question...I have noticed that peoples actions over the past 40 years or so have become more and more self centered...For instance, when I was a kid, never would you have had people going to this length to attempt to keep a store open just for themselves...

    So, how about it? Are we becoming more selfish? Is this lashing out like depicted in the story a result of people feeling like they are being too tightly controlled? What say you?
    Before it was called "keyboard hero" it was called "telephone tough-guy". I think technology simply allows us to act how we've always wanted to act.

    I personally am learning to be more selfish, though I think shopping at Walmart right before they close is a matter of disregarding the 3StupidRule more than being selfish.

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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Please understand that I'm not angry here, I just literally have nothing to do for the next hour and this is kind of a pet peeve with me. How does being able to order something off of e-bay and have it in your hands the very next day harm you? Wouldn't harm depend on what you're ordering and why, and not on how easy it was for you get or how fast you got it?
    It's not the easy or ordering or what; it's the being unreasonably angry and/or frustrated if you can't.

    Have you ever become ridiculously irritated by how slow a fast-food drive-thru line is going? I remember the first time I was (and how horrified I was). Now I just smile and remember that this surely beats buying meat in the store and bringing it home to cook...much less wringing that chicken's neck or dressing out that cow.

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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Sure , consumerism is great.

    How is it relevant to a bunch of idiots getting out of hand because a Wallmart shut down early ?

    Unless you're trying to suggest that Consumerism is new and is the reason why these people couldn't control themselves why bring it up ?
    I'm not the one who brought it up.


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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    If the trend is to defy authority, like with the protests against the police, it is nothing to defy the management at a Walmart.

    I think this is a bad road the country is going down.
    So no questioning authority. Thank God you weren't around in 1776.


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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    It's not the easy or ordering or what; it's the being unreasonably angry and/or frustrated if you can't.

    Have you ever become ridiculously irritated by how slow a fast-food drive-thru line is going? I remember the first time I was (and how horrified I was). Now I just smile and remember that this surely beats buying meat in the store and bringing it home to cook...much less wringing that chicken's neck or dressing out that cow.
    Especially since I don't know how to dress a cow and have no kitchen to cook it in if I did.

    That being said, standing in line is a near daily annoyance for me. I deal with it by listening to audio-books while shopping. I have noticed a few more weird looks in the store since switching from the Motorola Elite Sliver to Earplug Headphones. It's as if people are offended at the fact that I don't want to overhear their bull****.

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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Sure , consumerism is great.

    How is it relevant to a bunch of idiots getting out of hand because a Wallmart shut down early ?

    Unless you're trying to suggest that Consumerism is new and is the reason why these people couldn't control themselves why bring it up ?
    I wanted to buy me a pound of shaved beef for a samwich yesterday at Pick n Save, oh snap! they were closed for Christmas! what was the management thinking? darnit.

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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    I doubt that those people were polled for their political lean. In all honesty, I don't think that politics has anything to do with it.

    The hackery is when someone tries to make it a political issue, blaming either liberals or conservatives.
    I don't think anyone ever brought up what those particular people's political lean actually was. I simply said that that kind of mindset is more prevalent on the left and as our society has gotten more liberal, the public behavior of the people has gotten more self-entitled.
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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    That's a really good point. About 20 years ago, there were 4 24 hour supermarkets within 10 miles of me. Now there are none. I often find myself getting angry at those supermarket chains for altering their hours and not being immediately accessible to my needs. This enhances my technology presentation and adds to it neatly.
    Why would you get angry? It's not like they change their hours on a whim, you know when they are open, you can go when they are open or you can wait. Operating hours are based on profit. Local stores to me have been open 24 hours or not over the years. Walmart seems to go through cycles, either being open 24/7 or closing at midnight. If they're making money from odd times, why shouldn't they be open? If they're not, why should they remain open on the off-chance you might want something? Are you incapable of making plans?
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    Re: Walmart customers “unruly” after store closes, police called

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Please understand that I'm not angry here, I just literally have nothing to do for the next hour and this is kind of a pet peeve with me. How does being able to order something off of e-bay and have it in your hands the very next day harm you? Wouldn't harm depend on what you're ordering and why, and not on how easy it was for you get or how fast you got it?
    I never said it harmed anyone. What I said is that it created an aura of instant gratification, something that many in society now expect because it's so constant. This can be a good thing, but it can also create problems.
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