Florida, the new home of the epicenter of the global pandemic – even outdoing Wuhan, China – has been struggling to get its residents and visitors to follow safety protocols as well as having a little difficulty in, umm, counting.
Walmart is the home of idiots licking items in the middle of a pandemic, dudes crashing through the front doors on their golf carts because they want to speak to a manager, and people trying their damndest to shop without wearing a mask.
As for that latter situation, I’m not kidding when I say people are willing to do whatever it takes to not wear a mask while shopping at Walmart.
On Wednesday, Walmart and Sam’s Club announced via statement on their website that they “will require all shoppers to wear a face covering starting Monday, July 20” and they will even be providing complimentary masks to Sam’s Club shoppers if the member doesn’t have one.
To best serve our communities and protect the health and safety of our shoppers and associates, face coverings will be required in all stores beginning Monday, July 20. For more on our decision and policy, please see here: https://t.co/r2ijRqslNP pic.twitter.com/pKYQCzk48l
— Walmart (@Walmart) July 15, 2020
Good luck getting this guy who was caught on camera and later arrested after pulling a gun on a fellow Walmart shopper Saturday afternoon in Palm Beach, Florida.
An unmasked man pulled a gun on a masked shopper and threatened to kill him during an apparent confrontation over masks at a Florida Walmart store, sheriff’s officials said. pic.twitter.com/pJv7bAp4jq
— BallerAlert (@balleralert) July 15, 2020
“You think you’re big and bad because you pull out a gun?” the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook along with photos of the man.
“Palm Beach County, we need your help to find this individual wanted for Assault with a Firearm at a local Walmart in Royal Palm Beach. He left the store in a white Chevy Equinox.”
Unbelievable, right? Just wait… it’s only going to get worse. Here’s proof…
— Susan (@wuzie) July 15, 2020
I will no longer be shopping there. I am a free human being, and will NOT wear a muzzle and follow arrows on the floor telling me which direction I am able to walk in. In my area, less than 10% of people wear a mask. You are willing to chase away 90% of your customers?— Idaho Crooner (@guitarsandboots) July 16, 2020
And that is why it will no longer get my business. I am NOT a criminal and neither are my kids. We will not breath carbon dioxide when fresh air is so amazing, nor will we cover our smiling, happy faces.— Lisa, servant of Jesus Christ! (@lisamizellweave) July 15, 2020
PLEASE hire additional security for every store (a lot of bouncers could probably use jobs with bars closed) to protect your greeters and other staff.— Abbie Getty (@thegettygirl) July 15, 2020
I will not be gracing your doors with my presence and will also be cancelling my Sam’s Club membership tomorrow. No one from my immediate family will be spending money at your stores and thats a family of 6!— SherriB (@SherriB17712266) July 15, 2020
I can't wait to see videos of crazy, blonde, white women going off on Walmart mask displays.
This is gonna be epic.
— Chip Franklin (@chipfranklin) July 15, 2020