By Braddah Lance
It was bound to happen and everyone dat witnesses it can't help but shake their head or mutter something to themselves.
Da returns have begun.
For those of us who were unscathed by Hurricane Iselle and Julio, those survival necessities purchased in a chaotic mad rush have now become "inventory" in our cupboards, garage or weaevah you happen to keep overflowing supplies.
But for those who - to be politically correct - "over purchased" have now started to flood da customer service lines to return mainly bottled water.
Ok, who am I kidding to be PC....... those damn selfish hoarders who had no shame to take watevah they could load in their cart(s) without regards to how much they actually needed or carry a single thought dat there are oddah people on da island besides themselves looking to "survive" as well.
I've heard reports of CARTFULS and even those flatbed carts carrying a full load of watah to be returned - seriously? Returning water dat you hoarded leaving oddahs high and dry (pun intended)? Have you no shame? Especially via da flatbed???
Wassup Wit Dat!
Hea's a thought dat maybe wasn't considered............ DRINK IT!
You telling me you not going to out to da beach, or to a game, tailgating, picnic, pah-tay, BYOB, work WATEVAHS in da next year??? Are you a hermit? Do you live exposed wea da water might turn into algae or mold?
Hea's anoddah thought....... why don't you donate at least a case to da Red Cross or any oddah organization das helping communities hard hit especially Puna? They most definitely need da water dat you greedily hoarded and now want to return carefree. I'm so glad some stores put out "No return on water" signs.
Or why not even plan ahead dis time as hurricane season only just begun and we already have a couple more threats heading our way. So keep your water and no need bitch and moan about standing in line and getting stink eye as you talk on your cell claiming there's no water on da shelves.
Survival is in da eye of da beholder and will always trump all instincts of etiquette - social or personal.