“I was grabbing a few items at Walmart– trying to get in and out…
It wasn’t too crowded.
During the quick trip- I grabbed some milk in the back cooler, and turned to head toward the checkout.
I noticed a man standing near the Hostess display watching shoppers clear the shelves.
He was wearing a starched blue uniform, and a hat. His hands were rough… It looked like he put in a good day’s work.
He wore a smile.
“Kinda crazy isn’t it?” – I asked, referring to the shelves that were quickly becoming sparse…
“It is…” he said with a chuckle. “I’ve never seen anything quite like this.”
I noticed a patch on his uniform, but couldn’t read it from the safe “social distance.”
“What do you do for a living?” I asked.
“I’m a Walmart Truck Driver.”
For some reason I can’t explain- I started to choke up.