Have you done any shopping at one of our local Walmart stores?

I typically go to the Northport location, and it is SO frustrating.

What should have been a quick ten-minute trip, turned into an hour-long saga.

All due to the LOCKDOWN of every product in the store. It was an entire aisles of common items.

Deodorant, body spray, razors, and even the toothbrush.

SIDEBAR: How much is a toothbrush anyway?

God forbid you want to buy some cologne! I don't think it is possible in 2023.

Really? The toothbrush?

How many of those "toothbrush theft rings" are a problem in Tuscaloosa?

Is that what the gangs are looking for now?

Initiation has changed in 2023. I'm laying on the sarcasm pretty thick but it's so annoying.

AM I THE ONLY ONE?

The word is that shoplifting causes these corporations to up the prices to compensate for losses. Either way, WE PAY! We either get increased prices or an hour wait for someone to bring a key and let me grab the Old Spice.

The issue has, of course, turned into a racial one.

Why, why, why? With Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens stopping the lock-up of any black beauty products.

And no explanation as to why. The only answers (if you want to call them that) came in this piece below.

https://www.thelily.com/walmart-and-cvs-made-splashy-pledges-to-stop-locking-up-black-beauty-products-why-did-they-do-it-in-the-first-place/

A friend of mine recently informed me that her local store, in Georgia, was locking up the UNDERWEAR!

Uh...come again?

Yeah, the underwear.

PAGING SOMEONE TO MEN'S UNDERGARMENTS!

Nobody wants to hear that on the intercom.

What's next?

Watch what happened to this lady as she was shopping.

Thanks to Covid-19, I could live the rest of my life and never hear the words "lock" or "down" together again and be just fine.

ON THE VERGE OF 2024, with all the tech available to us, there is no better way for retailers to curb shoplifting?

Without punishing us, the customer?

Is anyone in agreement with me?

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