Bless you Viola Wardlow. I don't know who you are, but I applaud your bravery in saying what I have been too hesitant to say for the past 12 years concerning the deplorable behavior of the people who shop in our stores.
Trust me, Labor Day at Wal-Mart was no better, nor will it be any better any time in the near future. My first awakening to how dreadfully behaved people are here came my first Christmas shopping in Mervyn's. Two children were opening tubes of lip gloss and other stocking stuffers and smashing them while their parents wandered around looking for gifts. When I said something to one of the clerks, she replied we can't do anything about it. That has been the response from clerks in the grocery stores, Wal-Mart, KMart, and JCPenny.
The customers in the Imperial Valley at these stores act like relatives of Attila the Hun. Fortunately our smaller, locally owned stores don't seem to have this problem. They seem to have the ability to tell badly behaved people to leave.