Things to do at Walmart when you're bored

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We'll have to get busy we've missed a few.
Don't forget to collect creepy crawlies from toys and leave them amongst various items around the store and when the kids are too big for dizzywizzys shopping trolleys serve a whole New purpose....

Ps we now have multiple personalities - I may be me or my daughter who describes herself as just like me only better at it. We're sharing her phone at mo and she likes you too
 
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Lily Sawyer

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I'm too busy being skeeved out by all the Freaky McFreaks at Wal-Mart to be bored. There are things I need that I can only find at Wal-Mart (certain brand of saline for contact lenses, certain lotion scent, certain hairspray), and I dread going there when I have to. The employees are always normal; it's the customers who flip me out.
 

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I'm too busy being skeeved out by all the Freaky McFreaks at Wal-Mart to be bored. There are things I need that I can only find at Wal-Mart (certain brand of saline for contact lenses, certain lotion scent, certain hairspray), and I dread going there when I have to. The employees are always normal; it's the customers who flip me out.
I do the exact same thing. I try to make my trips to Wal-Mart as quick as possible because some customers...do freak me out, as well!
 

Lets Rock

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LOL. Wish we had a Wal-Mart Downunder. We have half a dozen department stores which between them stock most of common needs (although I've never seen a shop that sells guns).
Most of us livestock downhere have learned to be compliantly hearded. We rest (for appropriate periods) in designated loitering areas (heading the no loitering signs of course) or designated smoking areas (still semilegal) etc so giving the kids dizzywizzys in shopping trolleys (usually in underground car parks) scaring people with spiders on fishing lines and other silly stuff is fun. Our world is way to regimented so we play catch with the groceries, jump fences rather than use gates and play baseball on the beach at sunrise etc just because... there isn't really a good reason why we shouldn't.
 

flipska19

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A friend of mine who works at Wal-Mart told me they have to do anything it takes to make sure that the customer is "100% satisfied" before they leave the store. So if an employee gives you grief just tell them you aren't! I have returned things I didn't even buy there using the phrase "I am not 100% satisfied."
 

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We went to Walmart recently and I was looking for hidden cameras. I have never laughed so hard in line waiting to pay.

There were two old ladies ahead of us fighting over a box of cereal. They literally were hitting and grabbing. One was offering to pay for it, but the other said it was her cereal and she's pay for it herself. The box eventually hit ripped open and the one lady says "I'm never letting you drive me to Walmart again!"

At the same time this was going on, over in the next aisle was a woman with Down's Syndrome teaching the cashier how to bag her groceries. She was loudly and slowly explaining to him what goes with what, and exactly how to place it in the bag.
 

kingricefan

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We went to Walmart recently and I was looking for hidden cameras. I have never laughed so hard in line waiting to pay.

There were two old ladies ahead of us fighting over a box of cereal. They literally were hitting and grabbing. One was offering to pay for it, but the other said it was her cereal and she's pay for it herself. The box eventually hit ripped open and the one lady says "I'm never letting you drive me to Walmart again!"

At the same time this was going on, over in the next aisle was a woman with Down's Syndrome teaching the cashier how to bag her groceries. She was loudly and slowly explaining to him what goes with what, and exactly how to place it in the bag.
'It's an adventure.'
 

AnnaMarie

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Unfortunately, there's not much choice around here.

We have Target which is the biggest failed expansion ever. They brought empty shelves and loud walkie talkies into Canada. Over a year in, and still more empty shelves than anything else. And their clothing line is horrible.

The Bay. Still selling the identical clothing they sold to old ladies back in the sixties. And very over priced.

Sears. Very confusing to figure out a price. Sale signs don't always list what the cashier says is not covered by the sale. And even with the sale, usually cheaper at Walmart. Plus we have to go to a big mall to get to a Sears and I don't like a big mall.

So, unless I'm shopping for fancy clothes, chances are I'm going to end up in Walmart anyway, so might as well start there.
 

jacobtlong

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There is a Wal-Mart not even two minutes driving distance from my house. So I go there a lot. Unfortunately, there are two other Wal-Marts fairly close to my location as well as two Wal-Mart: Neighborhood Markets. Not sure I understand the point of the Neighborhood Market stores, either. I really don't even bother with things like customer assistance or anything like that at either of them. I know the layout of each of the Wal-Mart stores better than anyone who works there and I know where everything is. And when I can I try to go straight to the self-checkout. That way I make sure everything gets bagged properly. Nothing against the people that work there, but since I already did everything else by myself and without any help I might as well check myself out, too. ;)

One thing I always get annoyed by is when people ask me where things in Wal-Mart are like I work there or something. I was in the outdoor section one time and this woman walked up to me and asked me if I knew where the pharmacy was. Pretty sure it was the area she had just walked by that had the aisles of drugs and the big ole "PHARMACY" sign hanging over it. :facepalm_smiley:

When I can I try to go to Publix or Winn-Dixie or even the K-Mart I keep forgetting is still in business. But Wal-Marts really do dominate and it is hard to avoid them.
 

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This is one area of the country where there is an abundance of job openings due to the oil boom. We've had two fast food restaurants close within the last couple years because they didn't have enough employees to stay open. I recently saw a sign at a remodeled Burger King stating "14/15 year olds welcome to apply. So, as the saying goes..good help is hard to find. They opened a third Walmart last year. A guy I know was recently there and was wandering the aisles for quite some time looking for a particular item. He finally sought out the closest employee he spotted and asked for assistance. The worker told him flat-out that he was too busy and wouldn't help him! So, not only can you expect substandard service around here, but it is okay to actually refuse to help the customers...it's a sad world. :(