America's first true self-service grocery store, was founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1916 by Clarence Saunders. In grocery stores of that time, shoppers presented their orders to clerks who gathered the goods from the store shelves. Saunders, a flamboyant and innovative man, noticed this method resulted in wasted time and man hours, so he came up with an unheard-of solution that would revolutionize the entire grocery industry: he developed a way for shoppers to serve themselves.
"Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- Ms. Joiboi has a constitutional right to shop in the Piggly-Wiggly," said her attorney, Steven Dallas. "Their offer to allow her to shop after hours to is naught but a cynical attempt to return this country to the days of a segregationist, separate-but-equal society and is simply unacceptable."
Dallas refused to confirm rumors that Joiboi would appear on an upcoming episode of The Jerry Springer Show.