SocraticGadfly: White Karens showing their privilege at a Denton Kroger

March 17, 2021

White Karens showing their privilege at a Denton Kroger

Calling you out, University Kroger in Denton.

FIVE antimaskers there last Saturday. 

I didn't get pictures of all, and the ones I did get weren't perfect, but the one up top was pretty good. Note that she's not got a "slipped mask." Not even a mask or gaiter that's around her neck. Nope. Just waltzing in there.

Here's a "good" one (not great on quality, but "good" on the issue), or rather a sad one, at right. Maskless mom and baby, probably less than a year old.

And, no, I don't blur faces if I can get you better than this. You don't like it? Wear a mask.

For years, I never wanted a smartphone. When my decade-plus-old flip phone crapped out in middle 2019, I got a newer flip phone. That crapped out just a couple of months later, and Sprint said, smartphones only at our Denton store, at least right now.

But, they're good for this! Better cameras than flip phones. (Taking photos somewhat surreptitiously and trying to zoom in even more surreptitiously does lead to blurriness.)

So, Kroger Denton? Do some live customer service clerk announcements as well as the canned stuff about wearing masks.

My voice might provoke a confrontation from someone. The person pictured at left may not have been able to distinguish what I said through my double masking, but she could tell I was talking to her. For the record, I said "It's called a mask."

Better yet? Call Denton PD to do their imitation of Galveston PD arresting Galveston Karen.

And, yes, Karen is right.

Until I saw a minority man without one at Winco, it was all women last Saturday.

Sidebar: I think he's the FIRST minority, man or woman, I've seen without a mask anywhere.
Update: I DM-ed the link for the post to Kroger.
Got canned PR, like with "Kroger Andy" last summer. Shock me.

The Kroger Family of Companies’ most urgent priority throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been to provide a safe environment for our associates and customers while meeting our societal obligation to provide open stores, e-commerce solutions and an efficiently operating supply chain so that our communities have access to fresh food.

To ensure the continued safety of our customers and associates, The Kroger Family of Companies will continue to require everyone in our stores across the country to wear masks until all our frontline grocery associates can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. We also continue to advocate to federal, state and local officials to prioritize frontline grocery workers for the vaccine rollout plan, and we will offer a $100 one-time payment to associates who receive the recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Additionally, in alignment with CDC guidance, we continue to encourage everyone to practice social distancing and frequent hand washing as well as consider the use of no-touch grocery delivery or low-contact grocery pickup.

Well, Kroger, remember this; I'm still shopping there because you theoretically offer better protection for me than does Albertson/Tom Thumb. Winco's also, unlike them but like you, still officially requiring masks. If their enforcement is better, I'll just shop there. 

Update, March 26: And, Kroger has ONCE AGAIN shut stores in areas requiring hazard pay for its employees for COVID, even when temporary.


Anonymous said...

Note to self: Start road tripping to Denton to shop at the University Kroger store! Nice to see free breathers out and about, although I'm starting to see more free breathers here in our area.

old and busted: irrational fear and subjugation

new and fresh: living life like normal people

Gadfly said...

Old and busted: Being a COVIDIOT, especially as the mother of a toddler or sub-toddler kid.
Still older and still true: Discretion is the better part of valor.

Old and busted: The "rule of law" applies to we wingnuts only selectively.
Older and still true: There's a hypocrite, as well as a sucker, born every minute.

OK, Anonymous without a Blogger profile or other site? You've had your one comment. Don't expect more to necessarily clear moderation.

Anonymous said...

“When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”

― George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

Gadfly said...

"When you decide to stop arguing with a troll or wingnut, and due to it being your own site or feed, you make sure you have the last comment, you feel better about yourself." — The Socratic Gadfly, this location

Gadfly said...

Oh, this is also a false analogy. (Shock me.)

You still have a tongue and are free to wag it elsewhere.