I ended up working today. Usually, we’re off, but it was part of the agreement the company made with the business we are supporting.
I worked one store and was asked to work another. The part-timer working that one had a family emergency. No problem.
Well, there was a problem. I was able to work about two hours at the other store, and then the power went out.
There was an accident several miles up the road. The power was out for about five miles when I was heading home.
And that sets the scene.
Instead of leaving right away, I called the boss and asked what he wanted me to do. I’ve worked inside Walmart several times when the power was out, but they have skylights, the stores do not. You can’t get a whole lot done in the dark, not at work anyway.
As I was waiting, I stood at one of the doors with the employees to tell people the store was closed; you can’t come in, no the gas pumps don’t work, no they can’t tell you anything, etc.
People talk about preparation for disasters all the time. They tell you to get food and water. They tell you to get things you will need during a disaster. They tell you to be able to defend yourself.
Some excellent advice is to learn to speak to people. Get some manners. Be amiable.
There are going to be things you want and need should we ever have a societal collapse. There are going to be people you can’t take from by force. There is going to be a need to be civil and barter for things you desperately need.
I got told to go F myself several times while nicely telling folk that the store was closed.
Sweet little old ladies shouldn’t use language like that.
That’s it. That’s the post.