What the fuck is going on?!?! I decided to go to the store to get some deodorant and it was fucking PACKED!!
People were running out of the store with armloads of stuff when I drove up and I barely avoided running in to any of them. There was a wreck by one of the entrances to the parking lot and these two people, a man and a woman, were screaming at the top of their lungs at each other. I managed to find a parking spot near the back and thank god I usually walk between cars rather than down the lanes; the other drivers were fucking crazed.
When I got inside, the shelves were stripped and people were fighting over what was left and what was in each other's carts! And I mean actual, tooth and nail fighting! This frat guy lookalike punched out another guy at one of the self-checkout lanes then started kicking him while other guys stole stuff out of the cart and ran. I took refuge (sorta) in the personal-care aisle, which was mostly intact, though shit was scattered all over the floor. Even so, this big woman came flying down the aisle behind me and slammed me in the back with her cart and started screaming at me to get the fuck out of her way.
I managed to get back outside (I still don't know why I bothered going in when I saw the parking lot like that) but I had to leave my car there; the traffic in the lanes had jammed tight. I saw what looked like a couple of abandoned cars, but they could've just been left there while the drivers tried to get something from the store. I did get my big toolkit and baseball bat out of the car and brought them back with me, though. Whatever's going on, I think I want those nearby.
The walk back here was NOT fun. I was wearing my birkenstocks and not my sneakers, so grit and stuff kept getting under my feet. Plus, the people on the road were getting fucking crazy and I ended up having to walk most of the way back by skirting the edge of the woods the lined the road so I wouldn't get hit by assholes using the shoulder as a passing lane. It took me about 40 minutes in total and I am NOT happy about that. I'm gonna go soak my feet some more once I'm done with this post.
Plus, it was hard to tell over the traffic noise and honking assholes, but I heard something trashing about in the underbrush in the woods. When I checked, I saw some brush and stuff about 50 yards in shake around, but I couldn't tell what it was. I'm pretty sure it was big, though.
Jesus, what the hell is going on? I can't find anything online or on the radio or TV. The local college radio station is broadcasting silence, though, so I don't know what that means.