December 18 – Shopping in stores today has become a little irritating with how many items are locked away.
Need a cable for your TV? You may have to get an employee to unlock the area where they are kept.
And during the busy Christmas season when there are so many shoppers and so few employees, that could almost feel like an effort in futility.
Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM pointed out, “This is the world that we’re living in. This is Joe Biden’s America. We’re going to punish you and put stuff behind glass, locked up cabinetry, instead of putting the folks that have caught some of these smash and grabs in jail for a very, very long time and I gotta feel it yesterday.”
Attorney Clint Barkdoll confirmed, “It’s everywhere. I’ve even seen it at the Dollar General. So I mean, it’s across the board from high end electronics to your dollar store. We’ve seen the photos in cities, even at your local grocery and pharmacy stores, the chains, everything is under a case and you need to go up and ask the clerk if you want the razor or the shaving cream or the toothpaste, whatever it would be. They have to get it out for you. It’s just an incredible, sad reflection of where we are.”
Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM added, “We’re locking up the products instead of locking up the people who steal the products and this is what you get. It is absurd to have to do this. How are people going to shop local or how are they going to go out and shop if that’s what they meet when they get to their store? They’re not. They’re going to be online ordering everything and then we wonder why there’s so many trucks on the road and then we wonder why there are supply chain issues when it comes to ordering stuff from far away rather than going to your local store and getting it. This is not going to be good for poor neighborhoods, especially because some people in those neighborhoods don’t have a way to order things online. It’s not a good solution. We need to find out why these policies are failing so badly.”
Barkdoll said, “I think this does push more shopping online, even for just your everyday consumer products and that’s not a good situation because not everyone is able to do that, either. It also hurts your local stores that are supplying those things. So it’s just a bad scenario all around.”