April 5, 2020
Walmarts and other stores across the country have begun a weird program to limit the number of people allowed in the store at one time and to funnel them through on a path like it’s a Disneyland ride.
This sort of fun is apparently just getting started.
You’ll now be waiting in line just to get into some stores during normal businesses hours.
Target, Meijer and Walmart are putting limits on the number of people allowed in stores at once in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.
The majority of people News 8 spoke to said this was a great idea: They said fewer people in the store means fewer people to come in contact with.
Some Walmart stores in Indianapolis roped off the path leading to the front entrance, funneling shoppers through so they could keep count of how many people were going inside and coming out.
“It has gotten to this point right now,” Martin Hunt said. “It’s kind of crazy. People are still all bunched up together, so it doesn’t make a difference. I don’t know. It’s just kind of odd. It’s like it’s still not real yet for a lot of people.”
Or it’s just not real at all, maybe?
Walmart’s limit is five shoppers for every 1,000 square feet. One woman said there were at least 100 people inside the store she visited on Saturday. And not all of them were social distancing.
“Honestly, I think it’s going to be out of your control, out of our control, one of those sort of deals,” Brian Jones said.
At multiple Walmart stores around central Indiana, News 8 crews saw empty areas outside stores with no one waiting in line to get inside.
“People don’t go and do fun things like roller coasters because of lines,” Ze’ev Hernandez said. “You think they’re going to run out and get groceries?”
The difference, Ze’ev, is that eating food is required to stay alive, whereas going on a roller coaster is not.
The only person in the news report taking it seriously was this woman:
Who described Coronavirus as “a very dangerous game that people playin.”
The one-way aisle thing is nuts.
Stores will also institute one-way movement through the aisles in a number of our stores, using floor markers and direction from associates, to try to keep customers away from close contact with others as they shop. At checkout, they will be directed to exit through a different door than they entered, which should help lessen the instances of people closely passing each other.
It’s just so incredible that this is still happening to this extreme degree.
The media society has caused people to completely lose touch with reality, and they’re just willing to go along with whatever the government tells them.