Scene and Heard


I was in KMart here, searching for something, and two teens came up behind me. I heard one say,”Whoa! It’s like Walmart after the Zombie apocalypse. Eerie. There’s nobody here…”

Kmart has gone down downhill ever since Walmart opened. And then there was that unfortunate business of Sears buying them out… it just seems they never recovered. And they’re tearing up the whole store and it now looks like a five-and- dime for tourist’s only: sand chairs, beach towels, trinkets. The shelves are empty. Empty shelves are always an issue on Maui, but this was beyond that.

I couldn’t figure out why recently, every time I went to Walmart the shelves were empty. I was discussing this with a woman whose husband works at the docks, and she said they changed the Walmart dock delivery day from Friday to Saturday. I was always there on my errand day, Friday! Well, it sure helps to know someone who works at the docks when you live on an island.

But we’re holding on here, because TARGET is coming! I can see the walls going up (on the land behind Walmart.) I was really surprised at how fast it was moving and then I realized they were bringing in preformed concrete walls and standing them up.YAY! More choice on Maui.

The second thing seen and heard was a young girl, maybe eight years old, standing in Safeway with her mother. She was pointing to a mound of fresh peaches and saying “Mom, what ARE those?” No child raised in the Midwest would ever have to ask what a peach was…

Enjoy your weekend. Maybe you’ll find a nice, fresh peach.

A hui hou. Mahalo for reading along. If you’d like to stay in the loop, please click the “Follow” button to the right.

Aloha, Jamaica

2 thoughts on “Scene and Heard

  1. It’s too bad that instead of using more land and creating more traffic, the Target did not just buy out the Kmart space. It’s a good location…

    • Aloha Michael,

      That’s a great idea. Perhaps the Target people approached the Kmart/Sears people but were shut down. I personally would like to see Kmart become a family fun Center… Bowling, roller skating, etc. Maui needs things to do once the sun goes down.
      Nice to hear from you!
      Aloha, Jamaica

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