Sign "O" the Times

Wal-Mart shoppers are fleeing to other stores, and it's not because those everyday low prices are suddenly too high:

“If it’s not on the shelf, I can’t buy it,” she said. “You hate to see a company self-destruct, but there are other places to go.”

It’s not as though the merchandise isn’t there. It’s piling up in aisles and in the back of stores because Wal-Mart doesn’t have enough bodies to restock the shelves, according to interviews with store workers.

Massive underemployment and Wal-Mart lacks for workers.

This, in a nutshell, is 21st Century America.