I just went to my local Rite Aid and took a stroll down the deodorant isle - you know, wanted to see if there are any new scents or exciting new products. I like to smell things, okay?
I was shocked to see that they have installed a contraption over all the deodorants. You have to lift a clear plastic flap to get your deodorant. When you lift the flap, an alarm goes off. The alarm does not stop until you replace the flap.
What in the world is this? Have people been stealing deodorant that much that locking it up is really necessary? I thought they only locked up expensive or dangerous stuff, but Teen Spirit for $1.99? I don't think I can think of anything more desperate than stealing DEODORANT. Or do they want to embarrass people like me so we won't sit there and sniff a bunch of deodorants? How are we supposed to comparison shop?
I find this to be very alarming (pun intended). Have any of you seen such a contraption at your local pharmacy or is this a sign that I live in the ghetto?
I grabbed one deodorant, but didn't even have the guts to smell it. I feel like society has reached a new low. I imagine someday reminiscing to my grandchildren about the good ol' days and saying, "I remember when we could smell all the deodorants we wanted! You could just take one right off the shelf and smell it! Those were the days!" and then they will look at me with awe.