What is WRONG with people!?! Wine from a Pringles can

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 15, 2019 - 7:29 am

Radio can paint fantastic mental images for listeners.  One that literally made me laugh out loud was the description of a woman who has been banned from a Texas Walmart.

She was allegedly riding one of the store's electric scooter shopping carts around the parking lot "drinking wine from a Pringles can."

Wow!  What a visual!

I can absolutely picture this and it makes me laugh each time I do.  

Wine from a Pringles can!

The story below from the Associated Press did not make it clear if the woman slipped a bottle into the Pringles can and was drinking the wine from the bottle or if she actually poured the wine into the can.  If it was the latter, I wonder if there were still any Pringles in the can... now mixed with the wine.

Either way, it is hilarious.

A tiny part of me does feel bad for the woman, but a much bigger part just finds this so funny that I can't get the image out of my head.

I am thinking about it way too much, though.  We even had a discussion about whether or not a Pringles can could hold liquid for any significant time before the waxy cardboard can would be overcome by the wine and turn into a soggy mess.

Part of me wants to reenact this to find out how the can would hold up.

Did the wine come from a bottle or a box?  Why a Pringles can?  Was the store out of paper bags?     

So many questions...

I better stop.

Here is the story that inspired this rant...

 WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) _ It's one of those stories that makes you wonder about the things some people say goes on at WalMart stores. Police in northern Texas say a woman was banned from a local Walmart after she spent hours driving an electric shopping cart around the store's parking lot _ while drinking wine from a Pringles can. Police tell the Times Record News that officers responded to a report of a suspicious person early Friday at a Walmart in Wichita Falls. A police spokesman says the woman had been tooling around the parking lot in the electric cart for about three hours. Police eventually tracked the woman to a nearby restaurant. She wasn't arrested _ but was told not to return to the store.  

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