Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Retailers Turning Back the Clocks to Pre Piggly Wiggly Days to From Shoplifting Survive


Before Clarence Saunders who founded Piggly Wiggly to products at a grocery store buy
One would go to a counter and order from the clerks as the rules of self-service did not apply
The products were not on the shelves easy to grab and conceal
To then leave with the theft  not being revealed
Back in those days shoplifting was probably rare
As opposed to waves of shoplifters that today leave the shelves bare
Since in California retailers with $950 felony hurdles are hung out to dry
Retailers are fighting back with efforts to shoplifters access to goods deny
More and more expensive products are under lock and key
Self-locking doors when thieves go on a shoplifting spree
To stymy the waves of smash and grabs bullet proof glass in cases that gems display
But to really put a dent in the shoplifters to the damages to retailers allay
Lower the felony hurdle to $300 bucks
And prosecute all misdemeanor thefts with a year in jail they cannot duck
When stores close or restrict hours because of shoppers who steal
The law abiding innocents are forced to suffer a really raw deal

© 6/27/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

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