Walmart’s Hours and a Lesson Learned

I am clumsy. I attempted to bring some delicious food to school in a tupperware, but it spilled in the trunk of my car. As I see it, about four things went wrong which caused this to happen. First, the food container itself was completely stuffed. This would be okay by itself. It was sealed shut, after all. Second, the container was put into a plastic bag, but I didn’t tie the bag closed. So there was nothing holding it into the grocery bag. Third, we were almost going to put the bag into a box, but I decided at the last minute to just put the bag in my trunk, assuming that the bag would be unnecessary. Fourth, I drove roughly, and I can imagine a couple of turns during which the food might have spilled.

So, if only one of those four factors were changed, things would be different. I believe that’s how most accidents happen. I read about a plane crash once. It wasn’t just one thing that caused it. It was a combination of factors; safety checks missed, unlucky equipment failures, and/or the wrong kind of weather. Thus it was with my spilled chicken, tomato, and mushroom dish. Oh well. I need to remember to tie all bags closed.

While entering my house near USC, I clumsily closed the door behind me too quickly, jamming the 4th finger on my right hand in the door. Youch. Fortunately, it didn’t break the skin or anything, I think it just scraped some skin off and maybe caused a small bruise. Oh well. Need to remember to close doors more carefully.

Then I realized that I forgot to bring a towel back with me. Even after the advice given by Douglas Adams: “A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have” – I have forgotten to bring one. So now I have no towel to use for my shower tomorrow morning. That means I’ll have to wake up early, drive to Walmart, and buy one. Therefore I had to find out Walmart’s hours. Strangely, their unhelpful website doesn’t list their store hours, only their pharmacy hours. So I called them up. For future reference, they’re open from 8 am to 10 pm. So I’ll plan to stop in tomorrow before class.

Interestingly, I hear from my friend Tony Feng that he saw the entire TV series of Firefly on DVD at Walmart for about $17. What a great coincidence. I hope to see it there, so I can pick up a copy. It’s truly an amazing series, very deep characters and an immersive storyline. I recommend Firefly. I just finished episode 8, and I’m looking forward to the rest. Too bad it was canceled so soon!

Leave a Reply