Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ugh!!

Usually I don't post in the middle of the day but today.....today is a special day. Today I went to Wal-Mart.

Normally I love Wal-mart. The American ones are the best, in my opinion. I can still remember when our local store opened and how thrilled I was.

Well the thrill is off. Completely.

They are having their "huge anniversary sale" right now and have tons of stuff on sale. But I didn't go today for the sale. I went because I needed to buy Julie some new underwear. But the other 8,000,000 people were.

Every employee I encountered was rude. Starting with the "greeter" at the door. What an odd term for that position. They don't really "greet" anyone. The person there always looks so surly so I try not to even look at them. In 15 years I have probably been "greeted" three times.

We made our way to the girls section to select some underwear. Talk about frustrating. Does a 7 year old girl need "low rider" underwear?? Bring on the old granny panties, I say. Julie was horrified that I would even think of those ugly underwear so we settled for "hipsters".

Next, I needed to find those Little Swimmer diaper things for Jordan she can go in the water at the waterpark this weekend. I asked a woman in the baby department where I would find them and she snapped "OVER WITH THE DIAPERS!!" Dang.

Usually the aisles are aways clogged with stock but today there wasn't any. And what a coincidence...there wasn't any on the SHELVES either. Ugh. Everything they advertised was already sold out. Lots of bare shelves.

It was in the frozen food section that I had the pleasure of hearing an employee speak incredibly rudely to an elderly woman. She was really shocked and frankly so was I.

Finally we headed to the checkout, along with a million other people and in true Wal-mart style, there are only a half dozen cashiers open. There was a woman in front of me with a shirt that didn't have a price tag on it and got cross with the cashier for having to call for a price check. Finally it was our turn and the cashier was very pleasant with me which was a welcome change from the norm. The cashier I had on Thursday had a temper tantrum right in front of me.

It amazes me how filthy this store is, how poorly it is stocked and staffed, and how rude the staff is. Customer Service clearly is not a priority at this store. It's amazing. Yet.. I still shop there.

Julie wanted me to post a picture of my lousy parking job when we stopped to drop something off at the church.



I often park this way. I can't help it.

Here is a shot of a bruise on Ian's arm. Apparently he got beaten up by the children. ;-)



Jordan hangin' on the couch.



I'm going to take a nap with my little baby and try to get rid of my headache. I discovered - after I returned from Wal-mart of course - that we are out of Tylenol. I'm going to have to suffer because I'm not going back!!

8 comments:

  1. oh dear...what a trip! you crack me up though. i wish that i was close and i would drop off my 1 1/2 packages of swim diapers that carson no longer fits in :) can you believe that boy is in a size 6 diaper. he's not allowed to grown anymore...hehe. now i have to get some bigger ones for him as we start swimming on saturday. I am looking forward to that....except the whole being in a swim suit thing. i hate that! i will though post some pics. for you :)

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  2. That pic of Jordan is priceless!!

    Love the parking job!

    Love the background also!

    Don't love Wal-Mart during the Anniversary sale!

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  3. Ugh is right - that sums up a trip to Wal-Mart!!

    I love the new background too - very pretty!

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  4. Your greeters don't greet??? What the heck kind of Walmart do you go to anyway? I think it's the cutest thing to walk in and have a smiling little old grey haired senior citizen joyfully say "Welcome to Walmart!"

    I always love Walmart (Course I've never been to an anniversary sale there....) ;)

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  5. Amanda9:39 PM

    Of course the American Wal-Marts are better. Everything is better here :) Sorry that you had a bad day and I hope your headache went away fast.

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  6. Amanda10:57 PM

    Of course the American Wal-Marts are better. Everything is better here :) Sorry that you had a bad day and I hope your headache went away fast.

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  7. Your greeters don't greet??? What the heck kind of Walmart do you go to anyway? I think it's the cutest thing to walk in and have a smiling little old grey haired senior citizen joyfully say "Welcome to Walmart!"

    I always love Walmart (Course I've never been to an anniversary sale there....) ;)

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  8. oh dear...what a trip! you crack me up though. i wish that i was close and i would drop off my 1 1/2 packages of swim diapers that carson no longer fits in :) can you believe that boy is in a size 6 diaper. he's not allowed to grown anymore...hehe. now i have to get some bigger ones for him as we start swimming on saturday. I am looking forward to that....except the whole being in a swim suit thing. i hate that! i will though post some pics. for you :)

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