The entire Walmart store is open, including the parts that have nothing to do with food or anything anybody would call “essential.” The store is swarming with people. I had to push through a crowd of women congregating around discounted pink t-shirts.
And it’s great. I’m all for people buying pink t-shirts. Or whatever other crap they think they urgently need.
What I don’t get is why the bookstore is closed. It was never even remotely as crowded as Walmart. And it’s not that hard to make an argument that books are at least as essential as pink t-shirts.
Next door to Walmart is my favorite locally owned clothing store. They have the best clothes, nothing like the crap at Walmart. Great prices, great styles. I’ve been going for years, and I’ve never been inside with more than 2 other customers. It’s not crowded at all. Why can’t it open? Walmart will survive but this store, owned by a local African American family, probably won’t.
Walmart and Home Depot are even more crowded than usual because people who would be dispersed throughout many stores are now crowding these two.
This is very stupid.
On the positive side, I bought three pairs of summer shoes for Klara and paid $15 altogether.