the customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group.synonyms: protocol, manners, accepted behavior, rules of conduct, decorum, good form
Since we're talking Wal-Mart, I thought it best to include the definition.
To folks in general, and especially to that fine group of "ladies" (we're talking grown ass women) that were about 3 lateral isles from me but on the same longitudinal isle yesterday afternoon. Two things. First, I can see you just like you see me. Second, those isles create a funnel that works kind of like a megaphone. What that means is I can hear you too.
I've lived my life with small children pointing at me and making the comments that small children make. I've come to expect and accept it and I can kind of let it roll off my back. I say that but each time is kind of a little barb that hooks onto your soul. You never really forget. I've used a lot of it as material for jokes. Dealing with it by laughing at it. I wouldn't know, but if you listen to comedians they'll tell you that's where a lot of their comedy comes from.
Every once in awhile, an adult crosses that line. Yesterday the first thing I saw was the finger come up to point and the word "Look". The last word I heard was "monster", that's a first. Child or adult. I'm not certain but yesterday might could have very well turned out to be a bad day for all of us. It really almost did. And that ain't no joke.