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Following the Zombies

on January 28, 2022
(Scene from Shaun of the Dead)

Yesterday, I followed the zombies around in Walmart. They were silent, shuffling along more slowly than usual, their shopping carts creaking between the narrow aisles. Their faces never changed. They just poked along, crouched over their carts with bent shoulders, looking at the same old products with dead eyes. I impatiently followed behind them and finally got stuck in the pain aisle between several carts. This is always the most popular aisle in the store. The next most popular aisle is the laxative aisle. It took several minutes before I could quietly maneuver my cart around the cluster of walking dead. Once I extricated myself, I headed for the checkout stand and got the hell out of there. I survived another trip through Walmart, unscathed. Next time, I might not be so lucky.

Dawn Pisturino

January 28, 2022

Copyright 2022 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved.

NOTE: No offense intended to real zombies.

30 responses to “Following the Zombies

  1. wjwingrove97 says:

    funny because it’s true 😊

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  2. utahan15 says:

    like marrying a gold digger
    walmart takes out insurance on it s old fart employees
    costco sams club
    face buch
    most social media
    whom invented this shit
    has their ticket to hell punched

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  3. Timothy Price says:

    Interesting. The Walmart closest to me is one of the most popular in the area. It’s always out of stuff I’m looking for, and always has lots of bare shelves. I figured it was simply short on supplies during the pandemic. However, I needed a new warm mist humidifier and the WM website showed one in stock at the Walmart 7 miles west of me in Rio Rancho. I ventured up to that Walmart and it was like life happens in other parts of the world. That Walmart was fully stocked. Not only did I get the humidifier, I got everything else on my list that our Soviet Era Walmart has been out of for weeks and months. I expectected to only get a $35 humidifier and left with an additinal $170 worth of goods I’d been waiting for the other Walmart to stock. I don’t know how there can be so much different between the two. They are 12 miles apart but the one in Rio Rancho is in modern times, and the one nearst me is stuck in the covid cold war.

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    • Our Walmart offers fewer choices now, I noticed, so I ended up getting on Amazon last night and ordering some stuff I haven’t been able to get for a while. I’m talking about basic stuff, like Comet cleanser. Ridiculous! But I’m glad you were able to get your humidifier.

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      • Timothy Price says:

        I had been getting the humidifiers from Amazon, but Amazon doesn’t have them now. It’s weird. The other thing that bugs is WM with have 500 of the size you don’t want, and apparently, no one else wants either, and zero of the size you need. Example 0.05 leads for mechanical pencils. The had zero, but boxes and boxes of 0.07 leads.

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  4. Michele Lee says:

    Glad you made it out alive! I haven’t been to Walmart in over two years. I don’t miss it.

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  5. Iowa Life says:

    Walmart has cookies.

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  6. I, too, experience this unreal scene every day. The “zombies” scare me more than the viruses. Politics and media have reached their goal.

    I will not go into some stores “afterwards” either. As a long-standing and well-respected customer of a bakery, I was disrespectfully, insultingly and aggressively expelled from the store by the boss in front of other customers, because I could not show any proof of vaccination.

    The baker became a zombie.

    That I will no longer enter this store is the only logical consequence for me. πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜’

    Translated with http://www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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    • That is terrible! How many other people have they treated like that? Probably a lot. And people will not forget.

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      • I will never forget this horrible times. I don’t know the real time situation in America, but Germany is Zombieland.

        Besides, that’s the reason why I made a-bigger-bang, to report from here and to learn about America and till now I learned a lot from the Americans.

        It is a www problem, you know. Thank You for answering. πŸ‘πŸŒΉ

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  7. Great analogy! Don’t we all suffer repeatedly through similar situations, especially on Friday afternoon, a test for patients and repeatedly raising the question: β€˜Is that all there is, is that all that consist of humanity?’ No wonder that cynicism is making such a comeback!

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  8. So true! Our Walmart zombies like to stare at the cheese for hours.

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  10. OMG, not the zombies in Walmart! LMAO! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œπŸ€£ The Walking Dead, however, are becoming more common EV-ERY-WHERE!!! RUN for your lives boys and girls! πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ§ŸπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜±πŸ§ŸπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ

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  11. balladeer says:

    Hilarious! I loved this!

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  12. hixco says:

    Reblogged this on JOURNO WORLD.

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  13. Remember to aim for the head.

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