People are Ass-hats…Regulations are Stupid
Just as I have about given up this blog thing, something arises that I must rant about. Yes, I could rant to Mrs. C, but she just ignores me. It’s like talking to a wall, or Joe Biden giving a speech*.
I seldom go to the grocery store, but when I do it almost always inspires a rant. Today was no different. Actually, today’s trip inspired two rants.
People are ass-hats:
Most times when I go to the grocery store, I am only going to pick up three or four items. I don’t need a cart, one of those carry around plastic baskets will do just fine. Except you no longer can find one of those plastic carry around baskets.
It seems that New Jersey recently passed a law against stores packing groceries, or anything for that matter, in plastic bags. I have no problem with this law. It drives me crazy when I buy a pack of gum only to have it handed back to me in a plastic bag; a waste of money and environmentally dumb.
Buy some gum, kill a sea turtle.
Anyway, as a result of this new law, people need to bring their own bags to the grocery store, which they forget, so instead they just take their goods home in one of the store’s plastic carry around baskets. It took about a week before the stores ran out of the baskets.
The stores find little reason to buy new ones only to be taken by these ass-hats. Hence, I have to push a cart around for my three items.
Rant worthy? Probably not, but after all, I am a cranky old man.
The second, also not rant worthy, but then…well, you know:
Regulations are stupid
On the way out of the store I was offered a pack of free face masks.
Free, I tell you! Nice ones too. Why were they offered for free?
Apparently, they were passed their expired date.
How do face masks expire? How long is their expiration period? Does some one get paid to determine how long a face mask can stay on the shelf until it is no longer safe to use? What can go wrong if I use an expired face mask? If I catch the flu while wearing an expired face mask, can I sue the store?
There is probably an explanation as to why a face mask must have an expiration date, to which I say with out even hearing said explanation,
Still, I now have a free pack of expired face masks. I mostly use them to protect my face from the wind during our cold winters. I suspect the expiration date does not keep the masks from keeping out the cold, so I’m good.
That’s it, end of rants. Mrs. C thanks you for listening so she does not have to.
*Attempt at political humor…I think that is still legal.