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Columnist: WalMart Shoppers Scary

I think it's safe to say that Walmart is one of, if not the, most frightening places on the face of the planet. Reasons abound as to the "why" of this statement; however, I will be focusing mainly on the aesthetic for the purpose of proving my point. Anyone can Google the images of Walmart shoppers. There are literally entire sites devoted to these colorful characters. While large portions, (pun intended) of the customers are amusing, some are downright scary and confusing. Keeping that statement in mind, I was slightly shocked when a terrible realization occurred to me during my first few weeks back on campus: I could see many of the odd shoppers in a slightly-altered form -- the guise of students. The lack of Rascal scooters, over-the-hill hillbillies, and miscreant littered with Cheese Wiz in their hands is about the only clear difference between campus and Wally World/Fawn Rich, North Idaho College Sentinel. More here.

Question: Does columnist Fawn Rich offer an unfair stereotype of WalMart shoppers?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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