Psycho Scrooge Punches Elderly Walmart Greeter and Ruins Christmas

walmart receiptTalk about being in the holiday spirit. Jacquetta Simons, 26, of upstate New York slugged a 70-year-old Walmart greeter, Grace Suozzi, for asking her to show her receipt before leaving the store on Christmas Eve. The greeter was knocked to the ground and her face was fractured. Simons was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree assault. On Christmas day, she was still being held in jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. Good.

I mean, yeah, having to show your receipt is annoying, particularly if you've already shoved it into your giant mess of a purse, but, seriously, lady. Get a grip. Attacking senior citizens -- never cool.

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It seems like every year, there's a few. Those people who just can't deal with the pressures of the holiday season and they snap. I think punching an elderly woman may take the cake, though. And the craziest part of all is, Simons had the receipt for everything she bought -- it's not like she was just trying to steal anything. She just didn't feel like stopping!

It's like, listen, we're all under a lot of stress come December. Cooking, cleaning, and shopping isn't fun. But if you seriously can't control your anger to the point of punching someone and fracturing their face, well, you need to just sit the holiday season out. Because you're cray-cray, and you don't deserve presents.

If Simons really wanted to let Grace know that she was annoying -- for doing her job -- she should have just given an exaggerated eye roll, let out a loud sigh, and said, "Fiiiine" like the rest of America does. Attacking the poor woman really takes things to a new level. A bad level. And I hope that in addition to spending a few weeks in jail, Simons got a big, fat lump of coal in her stocking for Christmas. From Walmart.

What do you think Simons punishment should be?

 

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