Woman drinking wine out of Pringles can at Walmart warms internet’s jaded heart

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Maybe it was a slow news weekend. The story of the Texas woman who reportedly got banned from Walmart for riding an electric cart around the store’s parking lot while drinking wine out of a Pringles can spread like wildfire across the digital grasslands. America had found the hero it didn’t know it needed.

The Wichita Falls Times New Record highlights all the relevant facts of the case, namely:

  • The woman had been riding around in the parking lot for hours, starting at about 6:30 a.m. on Friday.
  • The electric shopping cart she was riding is usually used for people with physical limitations.
  • Police found her in a nearby restaurant, and told her that she had been banned from that Walmart, at the request of store employees.
  • She was not arrested.
  • Most importantly: She was drinking wine out of a Pringles can. Does the salty leftover detritus add a special element to that Yellowtail chardonnay or whatever?
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As this important news gained momentum over the weekend, many speculated about the possible details behind this incident:

So true. Like what flavor of Pringles? Didn’t the liquid make the Pringles can soggy? Did she eat all the Pringles first? What happened to the wine bottle? Did she purchase either of these at Walmart itself?

But many just adopted her as our collective new internet hero, clamoring for her Walmart return.

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2019, everybody.

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Gwen Ihnat

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.