Incivility in the Supermarket

By: Mr. Wilson on November 4, 2008


See what your friends and neighbors have to say about this.

November 4, 2008 at 3:16PM


On a somewhat serious note, why did Volzke get cited int he incident if Witt is the one that started the altercation? Is she not allowed to defend herself?

Mr. Wilson
November 4, 2008 at 3:29PM

In a word, no. Her responsibility was to remove herself from the situation. Neither she nor her kids were in imminent danger, so she should have walked away. Besides, spitting—sorry, expectorating—is an inflammatory act, not a defensive one. Volzke probably could have gotten away with “sternly” using her hands/arms to keep Witt at arms-length.

If I’m not mistaken, there is a state or two in which “being wronged” gives a person just cause to assault another person. In those states, Volzke would not have been charged.

November 4, 2008 at 4:02PM

“Witt allegedly hit Volzke in the face with a three-ounce bag of Whisker Lickins’ cat treats”


The older woman sounds like this woman in Noodles downtown last week who wanted to order at a register that wasn’t open and screamed, “You S. O. B.” (she used the real words…) to one of the employees.

November 4, 2008 at 8:38PM

remove herself from the situation?!? Heck NO!!! I say start a massive food fight. I would have swung some bananas toward her head, then gone straight to the apples. Apples could do some serious damage.

Then again I guess I’m not in Texas anymore where you can use the same amount of force in any given situation (and more force in special circumstances).

November 4, 2008 at 10:49PM

Clearly I don’t take my produce seriously enough.

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