The massive supermarket down the street from me has somewhat recently become very 'user-unfriendly'. The aisle consisting of toiletries and headache remedies is now under lock and key. Given that the store is perennially understaffed, it was a challenge for me to find someone to 'liberate' the hairspray. The elderly gentleman above was fetched by someone I had flagged down who did not have a key to the goods cabinet. It only took a few minutes for our man to appear. I take that as a win.
I couldn't quite suss out why all of this product would be treated like the liquor aisle until another customer mentioned that some folk steal such products in order to sell them 'elsewhere'.
She told me: 'One time I saw a man open a box of tampons and stuff the tampons down his jeans.'
'Maybe they were for his girlfriend?' I ventured.
Whatever the reason, I really don't enjoy having to ask for assistance in obtaining hair care products.
|--off to aid another customer.|