Thursday, August 6, 2009
Today I stopped at Walmart on my way home from work. Do I love to shop at Walmart? No. Would I prefer to shop elsewhere for my needed items? Yes. Do I shop there because it is cheaper? Yes. I had collected all my stuff on my list and proceeded to the check out. I should've known that something was amiss when I pulled up to a lane and the light was on but nobody was home. Just as I started to leave to find another lane the cashier said or should I say yelled "I'm here". She was an older lady missing quite a few teeth who looked like she wasn't have the best of days. I loaded up the conveyor belt and put my coupons up on the stand and waited. After ringing up my purchases and me loading my cart up she started to do my coupons. She came across one that wasn't ringing up which happened to be my deodorant. According to the coupon I needed to purchase 2 which I did...they just happened to be in a two pack. She asked if I did buy 2 and I told her yes it was a 2 pack. She then started getting huffy and said I needed to buy them separately. I was not being nasty I promise and I asked "where does it say they had to be separate?" She replied "it doesn't but the coupon isn't ringing up." I said this has happened before and they have always done an override and just typed it in manually. Holy cow the flood gates then opened. She proceeded to swear at me and told me to just go ahead and complain because she doesn't care if she gets fired. She was ranting and raving and the poor lady behind me had a look of fear in her eyes. I told her I wasn't trying to be nasty I was just trying to save some money. She just kept swearing and then hitting her register. I was just appalled at her behavior. She kept ranting and gave me the whole .75 off and then threw my receipt at me and told me goodbye and just go and complain all I wanted to about her. I understand she was having a bad day and that Walmart is probably not the funnest places to work but I have never been treated that way before. No, I did not complain because I wouldn't want anyone to loose their job because of me, and that was probably dumb on my part. She will probably treat another unsuspecting costumer the same way who will complain. Matt thought I should've complained but it is over and done with now. I just thought I would do my ranting and raving on here. So if you ever go to Walmart on Greenfield and Baseline just beware of an older, graying, toothless lady. She just might get ya!