View Full Version : UGH!! Not Wally World Again
10-21-2004, 08:43 PM
I hate to shop at Wal Mart in the afternoon hours. I love their selection of products. I dislike the crowds. I dislike, even more, the people who work in the Wal Mart in our area. The customers in general are rude, pushy, loud, inconsiderate, and in a bigger hurry than the white rabbit in Alice In Wonderland. And what is up with people in general and shopping carts? I mean we all can drive on the right side of the road, unless we are stupid and drink and drive. But nooooo at a store everyone disregards the basic driving rules and then wonders why tempers are up, they are bumping into each other, and why general chaos is running amuck. I think shopping carts need horns, blinkers, and review mirrors. The floors need lane stripes and stop signs. I can see it now. Traffic lights in strategic areas of Wally World, like the intersection between the beer and bath rugs.
The floor workers are slow, rude, disrespectful, and would just as soon run you over with their stocking buggy as to look at you. Just try stopping one when they have that I am on a mission and can not be bothered by a customer look on their face. Whew!!! I just let them pass and pretend I didn't need a box of Kleenex off the top shelf. Which by the way, top shelves were not invented for short folks. They need pull out stools for our convenience.
We went costume shopping today. This young couple called for assistance and waited 15 minutes before someone showed up. While she was waiting she commenced to explore the lower shelf under the costumes. All you saw was her backside and it was not flattering. As my granny use to say, " that looks like a 5lb sack of tators in a 2lb bag." After the stocker found out what she was after he left to go retrieve the toddler's costumes she was anxiously looking for and it took him another 15 to get back. I might be impatient but that seemed like a long wait. While I was watching this couple and waiting for my teen to decide between a 50's rocker or rennaisance princess, I didn't notice the older lady boxing me in like a sardine between her and the utility pole. She parked her buggy in such a way that I could not move and refused to back up to let me out of her way. Apologies from me for being in the way did nothing for this lady. So I guess I am not so impatient, I just stood there calmly like the happy camper I was and waited til she moved. I usually see those type of folks heading for me and I skidaddle away from them quick. She snuck up on me and invaded my bubble. *L*
I like going to Wally World at 8 a.m. NO crowds, No worries, No pressure, No nonpeople persons up to bug me. I am a morning person bona fide.
10-22-2004, 08:22 AM
Ohh J.A.W. I know what you mean! People are just so me oriented it's sickening.
As for being stuck in one spot I would have said ONCE nicely "excuse me could you move your cart" if the person did not comply, that cart is getting moved and some nasty words are a'comin!
I remember when my oldest was JUST big enough to sit in the cart seat, some lady ran right into it (there was no one else around for miles) and Kiersten was tossed sideways. She started crying. My Mom was with me, so I handed her Kiersten and followed the lady. I said to her "I supposed there was NO way for you to avoid SMASHING my cart and hurting my baby, even though there was no one else around right?" Her reply was "uh I didn't see her" I replied back "optical is at the front of the store, I will call ahead for you" At which point I flipped out my cell phone.
My motto is this "people NEED to know when they are being stupid".
10-22-2004, 12:54 PM
Well you are braver than I!! Sometimes it is worth it to just walk away or bite the bullet. Why? In this day and age you have no clue who is on what anti-depressive drug or in anger management counselling and what will set that person off. Plus everyone is becoming such spin doctors that it very well could become your fault in the long run. You know it boils down to he said, she said, and usually nothing is solved. I bet that woman you confronted went right on being the way she was and went home and told her family about the rude nut in Wal Mart. My motto, I have more time than money and the world needs more calmer folks than it does those that fly off the handle. Plus I like watching folks. WE are a comical bunch of nuts.
10-22-2004, 05:12 PM
If I were a night person, midnight would work for me. I shop in Silver Springs, Florida Wal-Mart, and have been bumped into by people in electric carts, and had to negotiate my way around huddles of seniors in the pharmacy comparing prescriptions and doctor appointments.
10-23-2004, 09:51 AM
Did anyone see the report about the electric scooters. It is in Georgia somewhere that a group of Seniors all get on theirs and make the 1 1/2 mile trek to Wal Mart. Part of the way is on the shoulder of a busy highway. This small town is wanting the Federal Government to pay to have scooter trail built for these Seniors. Their reasoning is the government furnished them a scooter for mobility they should take some responsibility in making sure they are safe to travel on them.
I have been trying to find any kind of article on this on the web. For the life of me I can't remember where I saw this. But it was a cute news story.
10-23-2004, 10:14 AM
Give me a break. Maybe the government should build a Walmart closer to them or pay to have Walmart deliver their goods.
10-23-2004, 02:40 PM
I still haven't found the article. I know I was not dreaming. *L* Because like you, Jim, I thought oh great something else we want the Feds to be responsible for. I honestly don't think those things should be allowed on the street. It is scary watching the golf cart crowd here in Muleshoe head for the local Mickey D's for coffee.
10-23-2004, 05:27 PM
Well, I took my mom's driver license away from her, and her car, too last year, and still haven't completely heard the end of it. I don't even want to see her driving down the road in an electric cart.
10-24-2004, 12:21 AM
And did you know they don't have to be licensed to drive a golf cart through town? We have an elderly man that drives his electric scooter to the grocery store. That is about a 2 mile round trip. But he doesn't have to cross any busy highways.
10-25-2004, 08:57 AM
That's what the bus is for. If the town doesn't offer a public bus service for seniors that allows them to load their scooters onto it, then that's something that should be looked into. I'm all for regulating seniors driving privelages. I know that sounds harsh, but honestly it's for everyone's safety. Living in Florida, I can tell you that just about every week, there is a story in the newspaper about an elderly driver "accidentally" driving their vehicle through a store window. I think that we need to offer mobility to the seniors though. A lot of towns don't have an adequate (if at all) public transportation system to offer these seniors. Many of them are perfectly capable of living on their own, even though driving is not a good idea. If you leave these seniors cooped up at home, their quality of life will only deteriorate. For many of the elderly, living with other family members, moving, or assisted living is not an option. Many need to be mobile to take care of their needs, and sometimes that means driving their car or scooter when and where they shouldn't. At some point, seniors and the rest of the public need to meet in the middle about providing seniors with the services and mobility they need, at the same time averting dangerous elderly commuting practices.
10-31-2004, 05:44 PM
You're right about the seniors in Florida. Not long ago here in Ocala an elderly woman tried to make a left turn across three lanes of traffic--and got killed. I don't like to take away their driving liberty, but it should be regulated by testing every couple of years after age 70. Is it better to lose a license, or your life? Or...killing someone else?
Getting back to Wal-Mart...last week while I was hunting for my mom's "blue stuff" for her back, someone carted off my "buggy."
11-01-2004, 07:38 AM
I bet the buggy thing happens alot. Kinda funny but frustrating for you. It makes you wonder if they were even needing what you had in your buggy. Did you have your purse in the buggy or on you?
Talking about elderly drivers and how they drive. The elderly person I check on daily lives in a group of apartments. Her neighbors are so nice. But the neighbor to her north has a friend you really have to watch for when she comes visiting. Apparently she has forgotten what a parking space is for. Friday, she parked behind her friends car out in the drive. I did not know this. I drive a suburban and she drives a small car. Out of habit I just jumped in my burb and started it and began to back up. OOPS!!! I am glad I am not a hurry up type person. I relooked over my shoulder to the NE. Yep, there was her car right in my line of fire. I had to readjust my backing and back straight back into the spaces directly behind me, that go to the apartments across the way. It was then fun trying to get a big SUV between her car stuck out in the drive and the lady's car I was now next too. I did it as the elderly lady looked out only once. She never came out to move her car. I just shook my head and said her son needs to take her car away from her.
11-01-2004, 07:56 AM
I never leave my purse in the cart. :)
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