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    We’ve all seen the movies – first it’s one guy, then ten, then a thousand, then BAM! We flash-forward five years and we’re told through various cut-scenes and flashbacks how the world ended while the hero tries to score some gas out of a dust-covered SUV in the city.


    Well, fuck a lot of that! That shit doesn’t bother me in the slightest because ebola, from what I understand, is pretty avoidable if you wash your hands, and don’t let people sneeze, spit, pee, bleed or vomit on you.I already do most of those… so, win-freaking-win!


    What truly frightens me about it?What keeps me up at night once the kiddos are in bed and I’m out of Jim Beam?


 Four words: The Wal-Mart Parking Lot.


   Yep. That’s it. That’s why I am scared to death of Ebola and/or any disease, super-flu, cold, epidemic,pandemic or any other word that the news media can throw around in sound bites to frighten people.


   Why? Why does this make me quake with fear? I shall tell you, good reader.


   Today it is raining. It is cold,wet and miserable outside and I needed to stop by the Wal to get some fixins for tonight’s dinner – and oh, sweet mother of fuck! I was faced with Wal-Mart’s parking lot. Carts everywhere – people parked in the walkway so they could load their groceries without getting wet – going up the down aisle - cats and dogs LIVING TOGETHER!!!! Mass hysteria!  And that’s just because of the minor inconvenience of rain… just some water falling from the sky.


    Now – imagine if you will an ACTUAL emergency! OH. MY. FUCKING. SCIENCE! It would be every man for himself – I would fully expect to see old-west style shoot-outs in the parking lot over cases of water or surgical masks. People are assholes, man. And nowhere in America is that more obvious (other than the internet comment sections of anything about religion, politics or society as a whole) than Wal-Mart. 


    If I cannot expect a man to walk 20feet in the rain to maneuver a shopping cart out of the way of other would-be shoppers because it is raining – how can I even THINK about expecting him to wait patiently for a vaccine during an epidemic or nationwide crisis? Stand inline for water or rations during an emergency? FUCK NO! Thank you very much!This is ‘Murica and I take what I want!


    I do think that, for the most part,people are wonderful and will do what’s right – but then again, the mob mentality and the seriously overwhelming sense of “Mine” in this country make me very much fear any sort of disaster that lasts longer than a few weeks.


    I hope I am wrong, I really do –actually, I hope that I never get the chance to find out. But, in the case that things go south in a hurry – I hope people will remember to BE people. I hope they’ll remember that we are, in fact, all in this together.


    So… with that being said.  Put your fucking carts in the cart corral, people.Quit being selfish dicks!


The end.

  • Mood: Sadness

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TheDarkRabbit
Benjamin
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
Current Residence: The World
Favourite photographer: Brassai
Operating System: Mac OSX
MP3 player of choice: my iPod
Skin of choice: My own?
Favourite cartoon character: Spike from Bebop
Personal Quote: Whatever Happens... Happens.
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    We’ve all seen the movies – first it’s one guy, then ten, then a thousand, then BAM! We flash-forward five years and we’re told through various cut-scenes and flashbacks how the world ended while the hero tries to score some gas out of a dust-covered SUV in the city.


    Well, fuck a lot of that! That shit doesn’t bother me in the slightest because ebola, from what I understand, is pretty avoidable if you wash your hands, and don’t let people sneeze, spit, pee, bleed or vomit on you.I already do most of those… so, win-freaking-win!


    What truly frightens me about it?What keeps me up at night once the kiddos are in bed and I’m out of Jim Beam?


 Four words: The Wal-Mart Parking Lot.


   Yep. That’s it. That’s why I am scared to death of Ebola and/or any disease, super-flu, cold, epidemic,pandemic or any other word that the news media can throw around in sound bites to frighten people.


   Why? Why does this make me quake with fear? I shall tell you, good reader.


   Today it is raining. It is cold,wet and miserable outside and I needed to stop by the Wal to get some fixins for tonight’s dinner – and oh, sweet mother of fuck! I was faced with Wal-Mart’s parking lot. Carts everywhere – people parked in the walkway so they could load their groceries without getting wet – going up the down aisle - cats and dogs LIVING TOGETHER!!!! Mass hysteria!  And that’s just because of the minor inconvenience of rain… just some water falling from the sky.


    Now – imagine if you will an ACTUAL emergency! OH. MY. FUCKING. SCIENCE! It would be every man for himself – I would fully expect to see old-west style shoot-outs in the parking lot over cases of water or surgical masks. People are assholes, man. And nowhere in America is that more obvious (other than the internet comment sections of anything about religion, politics or society as a whole) than Wal-Mart. 


    If I cannot expect a man to walk 20feet in the rain to maneuver a shopping cart out of the way of other would-be shoppers because it is raining – how can I even THINK about expecting him to wait patiently for a vaccine during an epidemic or nationwide crisis? Stand inline for water or rations during an emergency? FUCK NO! Thank you very much!This is ‘Murica and I take what I want!


    I do think that, for the most part,people are wonderful and will do what’s right – but then again, the mob mentality and the seriously overwhelming sense of “Mine” in this country make me very much fear any sort of disaster that lasts longer than a few weeks.


    I hope I am wrong, I really do –actually, I hope that I never get the chance to find out. But, in the case that things go south in a hurry – I hope people will remember to BE people. I hope they’ll remember that we are, in fact, all in this together.


    So… with that being said.  Put your fucking carts in the cart corral, people.Quit being selfish dicks!


The end.

  • Mood: Sadness

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Hay Thanks for checking me out
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Thank you very much for the +favs!!! :D (Big Grin) 
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You're welcome!

Thanks to you too!
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amazing gallery!!

thanks for watch! (:
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Thank you. Sorry for the long time in responding... 
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Thanks for the Watch
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You are most welcome!
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Thanks for watching! Your gallery is super cool :D
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Thank you for the favorite~!!<33
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