Stupid People

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 102020

Do you remember the old Bill Engvall “Here’s Your Sign” bits about stupid people? Where is Bill when we need him? Because while toilet paper and hand sanitizer may be hard to find, we sure don’t have any shortage of stupid people these days!

Yesterday we went out for the first time in two weeks to get groceries and a prescription, and while traffic was not terrible, there were still a lot more cars out and about than we had expected.

Our local Publix grocery store has blue tape arrows on the floor to make every aisle one way and signs reminding shoppers to keep six feet apart. Half the people ignored the arrows and were going the wrong way, and one woman stood in the middle of an aisle with her shopping cart at an angle so nobody could get past her while she talked on the phone. Other small groups from two to four people were blocking the aisles as they chatted, none of them maintaining the six-foot rule. Three times in three different aisles the same clod leaned over me to get something off of a shelf. I finally told him I wasn’t his grandpa, so he could not sit on my lap. If he heard me, he did not acknowledge it. We were part of a small minority wearing masks. Most shoppers, young and old alike, did not have any on.

We love Publix and we really appreciate the wonderful people working so hard during all of this, and putting up with people yelling at them because not everything they want is in stock, or there are limits on how much they can purchase, but we were sure glad to get out of there!

The good news is that we are stocked up again and won’t have to go out for at least another two weeks.

I had planned to start the final read-through of The road To Wrinkle Ranch yesterday, but by the time we got home from the store, wiped everything down, cleaned up, and changed clothes, it was getting late in the day and I decided I’d just answer a bunch of e-mails instead and then relax.

I did get some sad news yesterday. Our good friend Sharon Del Rosario posted on Facebook that her husband Don has passed away. Don was a retired Navy man, and he and Sharon had been fulltime RVers and members of the Escapees RV Club for many years. He was also a great human being and he will be missed by many of us. Please keep Sharon in your prayers at this difficult time.

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Thought For The Day – I’m not saying you’re stupid. I’m just saying you have bad luck when it comes to thinking.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  3 Responses to “Stupid People”

  1. Even here the stores are doing the best they can to help with Social Distancing and stocking the shelves but there are the Stupid People that don’t know how to use the brains they were give. Then if you get tired of waiting for them to get out of the way and say something they give you the old Stink Eye.
    Be Safe and Enjoy your solitude.

    It’s about time.

  2. Is Florida still allowing the passing of the virus in churches?
    Easter is the day after tomorrow & 11.5 days is the average time between exposure and showing symptoms.

  3. According to one employee, Publix corporate offices dictated the order of the floor arrows in their stores — supposedly to steer people toward the registers as they exited the final aisle (usually the aisle with bread, butter, rolls, etc), however, they failed to take into account that most people first travel through the produce department in one direction. That direction takes them to the first aisle which is marked with an “X.” Most people, therefore, ignore the “X” and go “the wrong way.” At least that’s the way it was in Bonita Springs, Florida yesterday.

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