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(Newsday)   Long Island Walmart turns into a refugee camp for motorists stranded by storm   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Long Island, Wal-Mart, refugee camps, motorists stranded, emergency shelter, storms, motorists  
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7934 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Feb 2013 at 2:43 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-02-09 06:33:33 PM  
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Quaker: jtown: Quaker: jtown: [ image 402x402]

Darwin's calling for a foul.  He can't believe the refs are allowing this.

Seriously, WTF were those people doing on the road?  If you know shiat like that is coming (I'm in the People's Republic of Best California and knew it was coming!), don't go to work the day it's supposed to hit.  If you must go to work, plan for the incredibly likely possibility that the storm will hit early and you'll be better off spending the night at work instead of trying to drive home in your front wheel drive mom-van with bald tires and no chains.

I don't know any of the specifics about these people, but I could see how something like that could happen. Some people can't risk the consequences of telling their employer that they're not coming in because of weather if they're expected to. As for planning to spend the night at work, that could be impossible for working parents. It could also be logistically impossible depending on where you work.

/Cut people some slack FFS

Absolutely not.  No slack cutter am I. They had days to prepare and make arrangements.  Failure to plan = failure.

An inability to make arrangements is not the same thing as a failure to plan. If you're a low-income single parent, you could easily find yourself in a position where you can't just not show up to work because you'll be fired (which you can't risk), you don't have any family or close friends who can watch your kids for free, and (being low-income) you can't afford to pay someone to babysit, assuming you could even find someone who could do it given the weather. What would you suggest someone in that situation do?

/Can't we all just get along?

I thought I was pretty clear but I bolded and bigged it.  Don't make me tap the sign.
2013-02-09 05:35:39 PM  
1 vote:
Most Walmart's already look like a refugee camp.
2013-02-09 05:17:34 PM  
1 vote:
My WalMart csb moment.

It's a Sunday night at 11:30PM in Northeast Pennsylvania.  My beagle needs to go out and pee, and despite my better judgement, I let him out into the backyard without a leash.  Dog sniffs a minute, starts to growl and then heads out into yard in the dark.  Five minutes later, he comes back slightly shaking head, but otherwise looking normal.  Back in the house, I suddenly notice an odor.  It's kind of sickening sweet, but also rancid.  It quickly dawns on my wife and I that it's the dog, and yep, he's been sprayed by a skunk.  Now the odor hits full force and it is NASTY.

I've heard the tomato juice remedy, but the real vet solution is a bath in Dawn dishwashing liquid mixed with a small amount of hydrogen peroxide.  Only problem is you can't use it on the dog's face, so the suggestion there is to use Summer's Eve.  That's right.  Vaginal douche.  Not a product that my wife uses often and not while we are at my parent's house.  Faced with a sleepless night smelling a skunky dog, I proceed down to the only open store for about 40 miles around, a WalMart.  Very interesting characters hanging around a WM parking lot at that hour, I tell you.  So I go in, pick up more hydrogen peroxide and a nice bottle of vaginal douche.

I get to the one cashier who rings up my hydrogen peroxide and Summer's Eve, and she has this "I don't know what kind of kinky shiat this guy is into, but it probably isn't legal"  look on her face.  I'm pretty sure the next call was to the FBI, as a guy buying ingredients like that at an hour like that, must be up to no good.
2013-02-09 04:25:39 PM  
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jaytkay: garkola: "Hipsters forced to spend time in WalMart due to storm, discover values."

"Wow, these Faded Glory jeans are great! And they cost less than my quadruple latte venti triswirl."

Hipsters don't wear waist size 48 jeans

Seems you'd need some serious hips to wear size 48 jeans.
2013-02-09 04:02:54 PM  
1 vote:
But did they follow the dress code?
2013-02-09 03:40:21 PM  
1 vote:
Is this the same Walmart where somebody got crushed to death Ina stampede on "Black Friday" a couple of years ago?
2013-02-09 03:15:41 PM  
1 vote:

garkola: Sounds like a Stephen King story in the making.
2013-02-09 03:00:55 PM  
1 vote:
The Mom and Pop stores that Walmart drove out of business never could have done something like this.
2013-02-09 02:57:51 PM  
1 vote:
Sounds like a Stephen King story in the making.
2013-02-09 02:55:49 PM  
1 vote:
And people are actually complaining because Governor Patrick ordered all non-essential drivers off the road at 4PM yesterday in MA.  At least we have no scenes like this.
2013-02-09 02:50:27 PM  
1 vote:
Supposedly, the biggest blizzard in thirty five years is coming.

Hey, I know! Let's go driving!
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