Cell Phone Shots – Volume XI

May 7, 2010 by admncc

Today I’m featuring two very different cell phone pictures.  But both are equally frustrating to me.


I’m not specifically picking on Wal-Mart in this post, but they’re just the example I’m using.  Why do some retail stores have 25 check-out aisles, but none of them are ever open?  This is the case at my local Wal-Mart.  Every time I go there, yes, they have 25 aisles, but they only open two regular lanes and two self-check-out lanes.  So this picture is of the other 21 lanes that are not open.  I’ve seen this at Giant Eagle and Target too, so I guess it’s just the retail environment these days.

Speaking of my trip to Wal-Mart, I saw a guy wearing a “Word to Your Mother” t-shirt while I was there.  Talk about vintage clothing!  Vanilla Ice rules!


Nothing scares me more than when I see idiots driving and not paying attention or texting.  In this case, FedEx driver #72378 was not paying attention.  This is the view that I got when he sped out in front of me (across three lanes) on a road where the speed limit is 50 mph.  Several drivers (myself included) nearly side-swiped or rear-ended him.  FedEx, please send me a copy of your company fleet policy and employee sign-off for driver #72378.  I’m a little concerned about him/her at this point.  Yeah, let’s drive a super-huge truck as if it was Volkswagen – sounds like a great idea!

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  1. Jen says:

    I love that you had enough presence of mind to snap a shot of a truck that almost killed you and didn’t snap the guy with the t-shirt that could have gotten you on http://www.peopleofwalmart.com! Nice. 🙂

  2. Timmy says:

    Ummm…let’s see if I got this right.

    You are complaining about those who don’t pay attention on the road by either poor driving and or use of a cell phone. Your post includes a story about such behavior and your example is the following: while driving CC encounters poor behavior and his first reaction is to….wait for it…..pull out his cell phone and take a picture. Were you driving at the time? Because then I would really get a kick out of this.

    I used to think that I could text and drive at the same time. Then one day I looked up to see oncoming traffic heading towards me and I swerved back to my lane. That was the last day I ever did that. Hands free on the cell too.

    Stay safe CC. I would miss your blog.

  3. The Constant Complainer says:

    I’m always safe, Timmy. At least since watching “Seven Pounds.” That’s the truth! I took that picture while stopped at a red light – guess I should have clarified. But I took it at an angle as to show you what I saw when he pulled out in front of me.

  4. I think all drivers everywhere have gone crazy. It’s scary out there right now.

  5. TallElf says:

    I would agree. I ride a motorcycle to save gas back and forth to work (47 miles 1 way, 65mpg on the bike) I have had people nearly drive into the side of me trying to pass (I was in the passing lane right next to their window and they were yacking on the cell phone. I wanted to tap on the glass, but in the essence of safety I swerved to avoid chaos).

    There are a lot of dump trucks and tankers in our area due to Natural Gas drilling, and they have had a massive increase in accidents as the good ol boys from Oklahoma can’t handle the crooked roads here in Pennsylvania, not to mention the rolling hills.

    It is a scary place out there so cagers, and cyclist together… keep an eye out for each other.

  6. Laura says:

    I have seen so many times those big trucks that are driving in the fast late 75 miles per hour, it is extremely dangerous, I get very scare, I have a Toyota yaris and if I have an accident with one of those trucks I will be DEAD, those guys don’t realize the responsibility they have, if they cause an accident it can be devastating for the people involved.


  7. C. Princess says:

    I don’t shop at Wal-Mart but they advertise on TV during Christmas time all 25 lanes are open as The Nutcracker music plays in the background.

  8. At least my package arrived on time.

  9. Angelica says:

    Hey, hey wooooah! Target has a rule that we have to call more people for back up. The issue is that no one is available OR are not trained OR the store doesn’t have enough hours! I think that’s what is causing the problem.

  10. Extreme John says:

    The check-out lines are simple. Seasonality. 🙂

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