With experts saying to avoid crowded places because of the novel coronavirus, what should you do about grocery shopping?
Maralee Bradley is the white mother of a rainbow coalition of 6 children, including adopted 9 year old son Josh, born in Liberia. Worried about Josh after the decision not to indict Tamir Rice’s killer cop, Maralee published an Essay on her blog “To the White Parents of My Black Son’s Friends” that went viral and got 600,000 views on its first day.
I’m not much for supporting Big Box companies. I also don’t shop for a hobby – or even window shop, and I can count on my fingers the number of times in a decade that I set foot in a mall. But I do occasionally shop in a grocery store or watch a movie, so this list is useful even for me. Because I’d rather support a business any day that’s serious about keeping patrons safe, than one that enables “armed creeps”. Wouldn’t you?
Charlie Self, who composed the list, says:
Here’s the extracted list of Big Box companies that don’t allow armed creeps in the door. I think it’s great. My feeling is that if you want to shop fully armed, move to Somalia. These are the good guys.
These business DO NOT ALLOW armed civilians into their establishments:
A & P
Bloomin’ Brands (Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill and others)
Brinker International (Chili’s and Maggiano’s)
Buffalo Wild Wings
California Pizza Kitchen
CBL & Associates Properties (Shopping Malls)
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Forest City Enterprises (Shopping Malls)
General Growth Properties (Shopping Malls)
Howard Hughes Corporation (Shopping Malls)
Jack in the Box / Qdoba Mexican Grill
Macerich (Shopping Malls)
Modell’s Sporting Goods
Peet’s Coffee and Tea
Simon (Shopping Malls)
Sprouts Farmers Market
Sterling Jewelers (Kay, Jared, Shaw & others)
T.G.I. Friday’s (and all Carlson Companies)
The New York Times Company
Toy’s R Us / Babies R Us
Value City Furniture