If you don’t obey, you will be punished.

Has America given up it’s dignity for a cookie and toy?


Walmart, Ephrata WA. In this small town there’s not a lot of options. Today cashiers decided to punish me in front of everyone and I think you’ll find this worth watching to the end. This is not about shaming store clerks. It’s about revealing what our nation has become.

But what you’re about to watch goes far deeper than Americas biggest storefront. It’s the expectation that we obey made up authority or be punished. I chose punishment and walked out. This is not Fifty Shades of Grey or the Twilight Zone. It’s our brave new world that’s starting to look like a third world slum.

I was with my 7 year old daughter and this is funny, but it’s not funny. Perhaps you’re shaking your head and proudly thinking “I don’t shop at Walmart”. It’s cool you have choices in your town. But read on.

This is not about Walmart. It’s everywhere in a society who thinks like slaves. It’s about speaking up and confronting civil insanity. It’s at the gas station, the amusement park, the legislative building and the City Hall. You have to stand up.

Some will say I failed because I shopped here in the first place. Others say I failed because I did not leave everything and walk out, a viable option. Still I was on an outing with my daughter and when I find an unexpected encounter I try to choose choose how to best share a message and keep moving. When this happens to you, here or elsewhere; make a better video and I’ll be happy to learn from it.

One way or another we have to start speaking up. We’ve all faced something like this. Having your bag searched at the theater. Giving up your stuff at the door. Complying with a silly rule to get something. The question is not “do you shop at Walmart?”. The question is that when this happens will you stand your ground and firmly say no, or will you comply to get the cookie?

Speak with your dollars and your mouth. We’re getting a Winco soon and I plan to do more of our shopping there. You will be faced with something like this. You will have to comply or give up something. By standing your ground and speaking up you make bigger impact than even walking out. It’s time to teach people what it means to be independent.

Take out your camera and take back your dignity. Just be kind and loving to the ignorant. The goal is to educate, not attack.

— Gav

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