The Curmudgeonly Professor accompanied his wife to Walmart this afternoon, which turned out to be a huge mistake. People were, as usual, entering through the exit door and, when we left, barging into the store through the exit door. If the billionaires in Benton AK would just make one simple change, it would help: Paint exit on the face of the exit doors on both sides, and Enter on the entrance doors on both sides. I should get a bonus for suggesting this improvement. I cannot imagine why someone hasn't implemented this obvious change in one of the richest companies in the world. Apparently they are making enough money so they do not care who enters through the exit door and who exits through the entrance door.
The greeter actually said "welcome to Walmart", which doesn't happen very often among the Walmart greeters we have seen. The jewelry counter lady was out for an extended lunch break so I couldn't get a watch battery. Neither did Walmart (known on the outside of the store as Always) have the shaving lotion or the eye drops I needed. My wife spent 20 minutes looking for me and I spent 20 minutes looking for her. We both vowed once more that we dould never again go to Walmart at the same time. I did learn at the checkout counter that various celebrity movie stars have been fooling around and that some have had implants of various kinds. But that news was expected and did not make up for the sour disposition I was in as I left the store, wondering why I had thought this visit would be any different than any of the previous ones. Have a nice day, the greeter said as we left the store. I was in shock to here this, because no greeter has ever spoken to me upon leaving the store.