Walmart and SATAN!!

  1. It's got to be me. There's no other way to explain it. I LOVE the Walmart Supercenter. It apparently does not love me. Let me explain....
    The FIRST time was good for me - I know it was good for Walmart. If I smoked, I would have smoked a cigarette very happily after leaving the store with my purchases.

    The SECOND time was a nightmare. Here we were, Emma and I happily doing our shopping. I had well over $250 worth of merchandise and grocery items PACKED and overflowing into the shopping cart with Emma sitting in the seat in the front (protesting the whole time because she was now a BIG GIRL and was not happy about being forced to sit in that seat). I was comparing prices of the different instant oatmeal brands when, all of a sudden, EVERYONE, including the Walmart employees, were running towards the back of the store. Not that casual running, either. The OH MY GOD!!!! eyes bugging out of your head running. So, naturally, instinct said RUN, FOOL, RUN! I went to pluck Emma out of the seat and couldn't - I forgot I had fastened the little safety belt around her! Well, being panic stricken as I was and was not going to lose time fooling around with that !@^%*& cart belt, I bolted with the whole damn cart. Yes, me, running TOP Flo-Jo speed through Walmart with a packed shopping cart barrelling out of the back doors. By the time I realized I had sprinted through the store, out of the back, ACROSS THE STREET, and in some gas station parking lot, Emma was sitting there bawling because she thought I had completely lost my mind. I was not the only one in that far off lot wayyyyyyy across the street. Interestingly, some people also had their items and decided to very simply go to their cars and drive away. Yes, I reflected on this for a moment, but decided, no, my luck I'd get caught. About 15 minutes later, we were motioned to come back in, the police caught the suspects. I got 2 stories - one was that someone wielding a gun was robbing customer service. The other was that two men were arguing in electronics and one of them pulled a gun.

    So, after convincing Emma that the "bad guys" were caught and it's okay to go back there for our big shopping, we went back yesterday.
    Here we were, Emma and I, happily doing our shopping. I had well over $250 worth of merchandise and grocery items PACKED and overflowing into the shopping cart with Emma walking with me as she no longer fits into the little kid seat and I needed the space for our eggs. I was comparing prices of the different brands of instant rice pilaf's when all of a sudden... THE POWER GOES OUT. Okay, no one is panicking. In fact, being the great folks Walmart shoppers are, we continued to shop, although having to squint in the darkness. 5 minutes go by, 10 minutes go by, 20 minutes go by... our dear Walmart friends tell us to go to the front of the store and wait. Ok, cool, I need to look at the fruit up there anyway. 30 minutes now. 40 minutes now. Gee, starting to get hot in here. It's 118 degrees outside. Ruh roh. I sure don't want to have to start ALL OVER AGAIN after I have been here 2 HOURS already. "Ma'am, you'll have to leave your cart, we're closing the store". AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It's got to be Satan. He is taunting me. :stone
    Last edit by LasVegasRN on Jul 11, '02
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  2. 75 Comments

  3. by   live4today
    :chuckle :roll :angryfire

    I am just rolling with laughter on the otherside of my puter, girl! You TRULY missed your calling and should have become a comedian. Now that I've run out of my SIX emoticon quotas per post, I am going to have to continue this drama on the next one because I MUST be able to relay to my audience how much I've enjoyed your rendevous in Walmart! (hear me rolling with laughter still?)
  4. by   delirium
    Wow, that sucks.
    I have to say that I despise Walmart, as much as a human can despise a store. I refuse to go there, for anything. It is terribly overcrowded, it is laid out poorly, the merchandise is substandard, the people are rude, and the shoppers just freaking STAND there and they aren't even looking for anything, they just stand in the middle of the aisle looking like they are performing stupid pet tricks so I can't get around them.
    Okay, taking a breath now.
    I just can't stand it. I love Target, though. You know why? Target is nice, spacious, well laid out, adequate lighting..... never has half as many people as Walmart. My theory is.... its because Target doesn't have a layaway.
    Walmart is evil. Meijer's rocks. I miss Meijer's, but we don't have them where I am... so I settle for Target and Giant.
  5. by   live4today
    part ii of my post:

    my heart is jumping up and down from all the laughing i'm doing, so let me calm it down before i end up with my tombstone saying....

    cheerfuldoer cheerioed herself to death d/t lasvegasrn comedic ability to make her roll with laughter...may her cheery heart rest in cheerful peace.......and much thanks to lasvegasrn for ending her life with a cheerio moment.

    i luv ya girl........simply luv ya! thanks for the laugh!
    i'll never again be able to go inside of a walmart without thinking of your "walmart excursion"! :kiss
    Last edit by live4today on Jul 11, '02
  6. by   LasVegasRN
    MsPurp, I can understand your feelings! But, the Walmart Supercenter has the best prices here for groceries and it is SOOOO convenient to do all my shopping for groceries and the stuff I would make a second trip to Target to get! Target is just a tad more pricey than Walmart also.
    I've decided to try again at one the Walmart Supercenter's on the other side of town this evening since I STILL have no groceries or shampoo.
    May the Force be with me!
  7. by   canoehead
    I love Walmart, sometimes all I want to do is go for a drive and look at cheap plastic trinkets. Shopping is like meditation-if I had $100 I could really be one classy Walmart shopper. But luckily the folks at Walmart aren't that picky- they will give you a smiley sticker just for buying a cheesy bookmark. And I always feel like I don't have to meet anyone's expectations- I mean if you can't meet Walmart standards, where are you?
  8. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer
    Thanks for the laugh!
    I'll never again be able to go inside of a Walmart without thinking of your "Walmart Excursion"! :kiss
    You are welcome. I'm sure quite a few people got a good laugh watching me haul a$$ that first time during the robbery.
  9. by   live4today
    canoehead and vegas........i luv walmart, too! it rocks.....in most of their stores anyway. i have seen some that were less than desirable, but on the average, walmart's is a very good place to shop!

    ms purp......i also luv target......and it is all the things you described it as and then some......however......i do find their prices a bit too pricey at times......and at times, they have some really good bargains. i don't know if their "no layaway policy" is the reason for their success, but they do a great job of keeping up their stores. i've never been in a dirty target or disarrayed target before, but i have been in some dirty
    walmarts and dirty kmarts before.
  10. by   live4today
    originally posted by lasvegasrn

    you are welcome. i'm sure quite a few people got a good laugh watching me haul a$$ that first time during the robbery.
    lasvegas......i could just see you on the evening news zipping by with your cart filled with loot, and baby emma bawling from the abuse of having to endure the ride...totally traumatized and waving her little arms high in the air screaming "mommy stop.....you're scaring me! stop mommy stop!"
    wouldn't your coworkers get a kick out of you on the news. a kodak moment to remember!

    i know it wasn't funny at the time you were enduring that walmart drama, but it's good to laugh about the drama that runs through the "days of our lives"...isn't it? sometimes it's the laughter that gets us through it all.......either we laugh or we cry. most of all, i'm so thankful no one got hurt in the midst of it all. :kiss
  11. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer
    I know it wasn't funny at the time you were enduring that Walmart drama, but it's good to laugh about the drama...
    So true! You see I'm going back...well, to the one across town! :chuckle
  12. by   WalMart_ADN
    whewww..i was a little nervous before i opened this thread.....

    wondered who i had pi$$ed off.... :roll :kiss :angel2: :kiss
  13. by   live4today
    ((((Walmart_ADN)))).......You didn't piss off NOT nary a soul, sweetie. You would have been the Walmart employee to see LasVegasRN dashing through the store at 500 miles/hour with something that resembled a small child in the cart, and would have gone to their rescue. Walmart employees like you do NOT go into such a caring and compassionate field as nursing if they didn't have a HUUUUUUUGGGGGGEEEEE HEART to begin with. :kiss
  14. by   delirium
    Although I have to admit... my dear younger sister and her husband are BOTH Walmart employees and they are always telling me how great it is.

    I think it probably has more to do with my claustrophobia than anything else... I just can't stand huge crowds of people... and our Walmart is always packed to the gills.

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