Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Something more than a little irritating

Katelyn and I like to shop at Wal-Mart. And to all you Wal-Mart haters out there, I have this to say. Nyaahh nyaaaah! No, really, Wal-Mart is not as evil as one would think. Actually, they're not nearly as evil as some other big corporations, like McDonald's and Pepsi and a host of others. Don't believe me? There's a show called Penn and Teller's Bullshit. Watch the episode on Wal-Mart and learn some actual facts.

Anyhow, so we were at Wal-Mart the other night, and one of the things I love most about this store is its 20 items or less line. We never have more than 20 items, so it's a very quick way to get out of the store, because (even if I have a good book with me) waiting in line just plain sucks.

In line in front of us, however, was an evil greater than anything Wal-Mart's ever done. These two women, in an unusual display of sheer, unadulterated gall, had 40 items in their cart.

That is not in the spirit of the 20 items or less lane.

It seems they had cooked up a scheme where they would split their money in half, and then each would pay for 20 items. Thus circumventing the whole spirit of the 20 items or less lane.

Except they forgot about one thing: Richie Kray was behind them.

With a look to Katelyn that I refer to as my "Oh no she di'int look," I said, "Excuse me ma'am, don't you think you have a few more than 20 items there?"

She replied, grinning, "Naw. We's both got 20 items."

Ignoring her terrible grammar, I pressed on. "Yes, I'm aware of your little scheme. It seems only right that you go to a proper lane for people with more than 20 items. I would hate to have to get the store's manager and fill him in on the situation."

They left the 20 items or less lane without another word, their heads hung in shame.

Score one for people with an honest shopping agenda.


  1. I can't believe they actually left. Most people with such audacity would also be prone to telling you where to shove it. Especially since people seem to believe that a Walmart is the designated space in which to show one's ass. Believe me, I worked at the pharmacy at a Walmart for three years and it's horrific. Apparently having no patience for people who want something for nothing means you don't have a sympathetic nature and shouldn't be working in customer service. Who knew?

  2. I've said the same thing during many firings.

  3. I freaking HATE when people do that!!! I'm not ballsy enough to say something TO them though. I usually just lean over their cart and count the items out loud until they turn red.

  4. That's good too! Haha. When you get to like 52 they should be feeling pretty shitty if there's a long line!