03/23/2010 1 Comment
Late at night close to midnight seems to be the deadest time to go shopping at Walmart. As much as I like Walmart at times I just found tonight to be quite annoying as I went to 3 Walmarts to find one item, I know I know just check online. But when they don’t have the product you’re looking for the old classic store to store hunt is the only viable option. Each store looking a bit more distressed than before although the 2nd one was a lot more put together than the 3 and the final Walmart well they were retiling the floor, but what got me was the worker who just sat at his machine sitting there relaxing while everyone was working and glared at me with a death stare to get back to shopping!
If you’ve ever shopped at Walmart, one knows that nearly every night close to midnight that they always do a register shut down and all the registers are stalled for nearly 15 minutes. To even add to the impatient timing, they close one set of the double doors. Sometimes not always the same set one time it’s the grocery side the next time the retail side. Who knows which side it will be and at exactly when will they shut it down? Sometimes they don’t have employees redirect you there so you’re caught standing there waiting and in the upper UPPER right hand corner in a small note they have a post stating the doors are closed until 7:00 a.m. the next day.
So as you finally get through the 25+ person line because they only have 2 registers open the 10 item or less (where you know some people have 25 items and you stand there looking at them with rage) whereas you only have a gallon of milk, a loaf of bread, and the latest Tuesday release DVD. So once you get to the register they seem as upset as someone stepping on your toes and you make it through finally since the cashier decided to ring each of your items as slow as possibly and grunt a goodbye.
Thankfully I’m halfway awake to even care, now where did I park? Great on the other side of the parking lot! Now how awful is that?!