If it gets stolen so easily: we just won’t stock it anymore!


I wrote a comment on a New York Times op-ed piece which featured the (to this observer) strange need of some women to alter their appearance with long wigs, creams and other artificial aids to ‘beauty’. As a mere man, and an elderly one as well, I just cannot comprehend the thought processes which pulls or pushes anybody, man or woman, to alter their appearance presumably to gain social or sexual success. But that’s just me.

My comments were aimed at the writer completely ignoring the fact that the crowd, who literally could not wait whilst the  female manager was fumbling with the keys, smashed the windows and looted the Korean-owned store: were all thieves, felons, criminals. 

Now while I can maybe comprehend that people who do not have access to much cash might shoplift or steal to feed their families: much as Alexandra Occasio-Cortez, speaking in a virtual TownHall meeting, stated that “So they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.”, that applies to food, not expensive items which maybe make the user or wearer ‘feel good’.

I was reminded by the NBC ‘news’ piece about a strange (again, to me) ideal which made some women complain that they were being discriminated against when the ‘beauty products’ most popular and sought-after in major chain stores were placed behind glass cabinets protected by lock and key: so that whenever a customer wished to buy or check out any ‘Multi-Cultural Product’ the items had to be physically handed to the prospective customer. The truth; that these items were amongst the top tier of pilfered products is, perhaps in the land of “Black Lives really Matter”; immaterial it seems when the protection is described as ‘Racist: etc., etc,. Blah, blah, blah’. 

One presumes that the selection and purchase of these ‘glamour’ products will, or have already; morphed away from shops and supermarkets to ‘online’ only, where you have to front up your cash or credit card before gaining the aforementioned product. Serves them right!