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Paging the president?
It's not just chanting at sporting events and Trump rallies anymore. Calls of "Let's go Brandon" or "Empty Shelves Joe" are overtaking intercoms at airports, stores, and even school board meetings.
Someone requested a page for "Empty Shelves Joe" on Thursday at San Diego International Airport. That request was honored — and went viral, with almost 4,000 retweets of the video circulating.
"Airport paging 'Empty Shelves Joe,'" the woman on the intercom announced. "Please meet your party at [inaudible] baggage behind carousel six. Carousel six — passenger Empty Shelves Joe."
Someone just paged EMPTY SHELVES JOE at the airport. pic.twitter.com/rGs3k4tbAV
— Brick Suit (@Brick_Suit) October 14, 2021
The "Empty Shelves Joe" trend emerged from the supply chain crisis caused by a backlog of shipping containers waiting to dock and unload on the West Coast. Some fear it could affect shipping and product prices as the holiday season impends.
The "Let's go Brandon" phrase originated when an NBC News reporter interviewed NASCAR star Brandon Brown post-race on Oct. 2. The crowd in the background can be heard yelling, "F*** Joe Biden," but the reporter said people were shouting, "Let's go Brandon."
Not even a Virginia school board meeting escaped the real-life trolling.
In a roll call of speakers at a Spotsylvania County School Board meeting, a board member listed off a few names, ending with "Lessco Brandon."
The crowd erupted in laughter, eventually chanting, "Let's go Brandon."
A Walmart employee also fell victim to the prank, as did Target, Ross, and PetSmart staff members.
"Attention customers: Can Lessco Brandon please come to the service desk at the front?" the Walmart employee asked on the store's intercom. "Lessco Brandon, please come to the service desk upfront. Thank you."
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Original Author: Sydney Shea
Original Location: No more hidin', we're paging Biden: Nowhere is safe from the Biden meme