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That time a 60s white woman berated me over social distancing in the checkout line
Americanthinker.com ^ | 10/4/2020 | Henry Percy

Posted on 10/04/2020 8:55:20 AM PDT by rktman

Checkout line at Sprouts. I stood on the green social distancing circle while the woman ahead of me, white, 60s, put her things on the conveyor belt. She turned to me, scowled, and swept her hand down dramatically, pointing at my feet. I looked down: yes, I was on the green. The problem was that she was not standing on hers. I said nothing.

The clerk finished ringing her up, and she moved forward to the credit card station, so I moved up to the next circle. Again she gesticulated at my feet, this time adding, "Stand back!"

"But the WHO says one meter for social distancing. That's 39 inches. Follow the science!"

She snarled, "I'm a f------ !@#$. I don't need the science!"

"I caught the adjective but not the noun. What are you again?"

"I'm a pharmacist!"

"And not just a pharmacist, but a f------ pharmacist! You go with the CDC; I'll follow WHO. Follow the science!"

"You're making me uncomfortable!"

I did not know if she was going to call for the manager or the police. Instead, she berated the clerk. "You need to enforce that!"

He smiled. "Not my job."

"It is your job!"

They went through that do-loop a couple times, then she flounced off in a fit of angry self-regard. "Flounced" is probably the wrong word. Shambled? Lumbered?

As the clerk was ringing me up, a smile played about his lips. "You know what's funny? You and I are way closer than six feet." He was right: to use the credit card reader, the customer must move beyond the Plexiglas shield, standing about two feet from the clerk. The man behind me in line laughed.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
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Just baffle them by saying you will maintain one 'Elvis'. Since he was approx 6'1" that should be enough.
1 posted on 10/04/2020 8:55:20 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

What’s the relevance of the “60s” part and the “White” part?


2 posted on 10/04/2020 8:58:11 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Make Trump President Again!)
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To: rktman

This is news?


3 posted on 10/04/2020 8:59:01 AM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: rktman

America has nurtured a special kind of older she-wolf. Raised on hippy idealism, feminism, critical theory, hate of tradition, hate of political conservatives - all set on fire with menopause.


4 posted on 10/04/2020 8:59:23 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: I want the USA back

Better ask Henry Percy. I found the piece amusing. It could be fiction.


5 posted on 10/04/2020 9:00:51 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: rktman

Pandemic or no pandemic, I usually give crazy ladies lots of berth.


6 posted on 10/04/2020 9:03:02 AM PDT by LouieFisk
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Only about 4’ circumference, so you’ll have to be more specific.


7 posted on 10/04/2020 9:03:51 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: I want the USA back

To ensure people like you didn ‘t wonder if it was a 10 year old kid or maybe a 90 year old Mexican in wheel chair. It’s much more clear than saying ...a human.


8 posted on 10/04/2020 9:04:53 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: PGR88

Not just older women ...30 somethings too


9 posted on 10/04/2020 9:05:47 AM PDT by goodnesswins (The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution." -- Saul Alinksy)
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To: I want the USA back

“What’s the relevance of the “60s” part and the “White” part?”

Dunno about the white part, but someone in their 60s might be more concerned about such things? Just a guess.


10 posted on 10/04/2020 9:06:43 AM PDT by LouieFisk
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If I had been a bystander, I would have encouraged her to call the police and said I would stand for her as a witness.

(and turned around and winked at Henry)

Then, if and when they got there, I would relate how Henry was sticking to his circle and let her get in trouble for a nuisance call.


11 posted on 10/04/2020 9:07:01 AM PDT by CheshireTheCat ("Forgetting pain is convenient.Remembering it agonizing.But recovering truth is worth the suffering")
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During the Wu-Flu, we had a local grocery with “one way only” traffic signs on the floors.

I got WAY more dirty looks for going the “wrong” way up aisles to quickly grab one item on foot to put in my cart outside the aisle than I did for any sort of distancing or wearing/not wearing a hanky.


12 posted on 10/04/2020 9:09:00 AM PDT by Southern Magnolia
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Just an example of your typical Karen. Laugh at them or ignore them. They are worthless and work against freedom and liberty. They are the enemy.


13 posted on 10/04/2020 9:09:24 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA ("War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." - George Orwell, 1984)
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..... - all set on fire with menopause.

I don’t care who you are, thats funny right there!


14 posted on 10/04/2020 9:14:59 AM PDT by walkingdead (We are sacrificing America's youth on the altar of our own fear. And it is a travesty.)
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To: Southern Magnolia

I had an encounter with a shopping cart Karen in the parking lot.

Apparently it is a matter of National Security to not put your cart back in line at the store.....


15 posted on 10/04/2020 9:15:04 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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Dunno about the white part, but someone in their 60s might be more concerned about such things? Just a guess.

Sprouts will happily cater to the fearful with curbside pick-up. Sprouts around here is actually stricter and orders those who do not wear a mask for health (or other legal) reasons to use curbside pickup. I no longer go to Sprouts. The Mexican grocery stores have an official guy standing by the door who doesn't do anything, and some unenforced announcements going over the intercom, and I shop maskless unencumbered. If we are going to go Banana Republic, we have to get used to doing it right.
16 posted on 10/04/2020 9:16:26 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: rktman

Would it be fair to conclude that you are a definite Trump voter, the clerk and the guy behind you are potential Trump voters, and the 60’s white woman is no way in h@ll a Trump voter?


17 posted on 10/04/2020 9:16:30 AM PDT by rhinohunter (FAUCI MUST GO!!!)
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To: rktman

Ugly in the 60’s even uglier and more frustrated now


18 posted on 10/04/2020 9:17:53 AM PDT by patriotspride
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It’s happened to me too! An “older” woman in the Walmart. I hate that store anyway...


19 posted on 10/04/2020 9:21:21 AM PDT by sissyjane
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Why were you at Sprouts in the FIRST place, Henry? :-)


20 posted on 10/04/2020 9:21:35 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...siameserescue.org)
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