With my Pfizer vaccinations secured a few months back, I felt reassured that I could finally venture out and do some shopping for Ping Pong Parkinson. The Chief (Nenad Bach) had given me an assignment to buy some weights because research strongly suggests that weight training is an important method for targeting the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Okay, so I went into Walmart’s looking for free weights. The greeting guy near the front door pointed to where his co-workers were standing and said you’ll find the dumbbells there. On hearing this, I was offended, and told him it wasn’t nice to say bad things about other people, just because they were stupid. I went over to where those dumbbells were anyway, and asked the one who looked the least dense where I could find the free weights. He looked at me quizzically, and told me straight out that they didn’t have any free weights, that you had to pay for them. That’s what the dumbbell told me, can you believe it? I then took a chance and asked another guy standing next to the first dumbbell guy another challenging question: Could he please tell me where I could find a medicine ball? He told me that as far as he knew, that they had no formal dances at that particular Walmart location.
I was aghast! Look, I know NASA has been looking for intelligent life in our galaxy, but don’t you think it would be prudent if they started their search at a neighborhood Walmart first? I mean, c’mon! Well, anyway, completely disenchanted, I’m headed over to Target to see if they have any resistance bands. I hope they don’t steer me over to their music department. Lao Du