Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A bear walks into the grocery store...

Actually, there's no separate punch line. That's pretty much the whole story.

Well, I mean, the critter cops came and rousted him with the aid of the usual Thorazine gats and nets and stuff, but nobody got eaten on the chips'n'dip aisle or mauled in the produce department or anything.

11 comments:

Mikee said...

The story reads as if the bear was in the store for an hour, perched on a shelf, with employees and customers present. I suspect the store was evacuated, without protest, immediately upon entrance of the bear.

fast richard said...

Bears are pretty common in that part of Wisconsin. They don't usually come into town for groceries though. I would guess that everyone in town laughed about the incident, and no one was traumatized.

Hayward is mostly known for events like the American Berkebiener and the World Lumberjack Championships. I doubt that there would have been more than a handfull of customers in the store on a Thursday night.

Tam said...

They're obviously better-behaved than Colorado bears, which have taken to attempted auto theft but seem to be having difficulty with the whole "hot-wiring" thing.

Matt G said...

And they're better behaved than those damned Russian ice-skating bears.

Tam said...

I'd have loved to have been a fly on the wall when the Colorado cops were deciding who was going to let the bear out of the car. Do you think it came down to a game of rock-paper-scissors? Best two out of three, maybe? ;)

MaddMedic said...

I'm betting that bear knows about Wisconsin's CCW "not allowed laws" and was taking full advantage of the fact and casing the joint.

Mike said...

Bear 1, Customers 0 Reminds me of the cartoon movie Open Season...

D.W. Drang said...

My first reaction was "Musta been looking to stock up on Hamms..."

wolfwalker said...

Reminds me of the coyote that sauntered into a deli in deepest darkest most-developed Chicago (ie, the Loop) a coupla years ago.

ibex said...

Wouldn't be surprised if the cashier drones tried to sign the bear up for a store discount card.

markm said...

Nobody eaten? Of course not. Bacon tastes better.