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BS: Bloody WalMart

Amos 03 Dec 02 - 11:48 PM
DougR 03 Dec 02 - 11:44 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 03 Dec 02 - 11:31 PM
Amos 03 Dec 02 - 08:59 PM
curmudgeon 03 Dec 02 - 08:55 PM
artbrooks 03 Dec 02 - 08:48 PM
ballpienhammer 03 Dec 02 - 08:44 PM
Amos 03 Dec 02 - 07:32 PM
GUEST,soorefingers 03 Dec 02 - 06:18 PM
Kim C 03 Dec 02 - 06:14 PM
Amos 03 Dec 02 - 05:02 PM
chip a 03 Dec 02 - 04:24 PM
Clinton Hammond 03 Dec 02 - 04:06 PM
chip a 03 Dec 02 - 03:39 PM
Bev and Jerry 03 Dec 02 - 01:43 PM
DougR 03 Dec 02 - 01:29 PM
kendall 03 Dec 02 - 01:17 PM
CarolC 03 Dec 02 - 12:26 PM
wysiwyg 03 Dec 02 - 11:52 AM
Coyote Breath 03 Dec 02 - 11:49 AM
BanjoRay 03 Dec 02 - 11:05 AM
GUEST 03 Dec 02 - 10:57 AM
JudeL 03 Dec 02 - 10:50 AM
JudeL 03 Dec 02 - 10:47 AM
kendall 03 Dec 02 - 10:37 AM
sed 03 Dec 02 - 10:26 AM
Kim C 03 Dec 02 - 10:13 AM
SharonA 03 Dec 02 - 09:30 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 03 Dec 02 - 02:36 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 03 Dec 02 - 02:30 AM
Mudlark 03 Dec 02 - 02:24 AM
DougR 03 Dec 02 - 01:52 AM
Art Thieme 02 Dec 02 - 10:53 PM
GUEST,Norval 02 Dec 02 - 10:05 PM
kendall 02 Dec 02 - 09:34 PM
Rick Fielding 02 Dec 02 - 09:27 PM
Neighmond 02 Dec 02 - 09:09 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: Amos
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 11:48 PM

DougR:

Join the Revolution!! Order YOUR Mudcat CDs from CAMSCO immediately!!

You too, Garg!!

It's only fair after all you've put us through!! :>)


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: DougR
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 11:44 PM

Garg: you're a treasurer.

Artbrooks: good on! For a group so opposed to violence (ostensibley) there sure are a lot of folks posting here that want to take the lives of innocent Wal-Mart folks. Makes one wonder about all this pacifism stuff you hear so much about here on the Mudcat.

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 11:31 PM

I have no complaint with WalMart...

Like a salmom fisherman who hooks the spawning bruts on nothing more than a piece of yarn...I must sincerely say...

WalMart has fattened my wallet on the likes of your kind....and I praise their name.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: Amos
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 08:59 PM

BOYCOTT WALMART!!!

BUY YOUR MUDCAT SAMPLER CDS FROM DICK GREENHAUS AT CAMSCO INSTEAD!!

OYEZ!! REVENGE OF THE FOLKIES IS HERE!! F-L-O-O-O-D DICK!!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: curmudgeon
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 08:55 PM

Amos is quite right when he says "...it's a buyer's market." But when WalMart has pushed every competitor out of existance, it will be a seller's market, and what will you do then?

Get out your old history tomes and read up on the Robber Barons of the Gilded Age. Learn about trusts and monopolies and what the intent was.

Go to WalMart to save a few coins, or even a couple of dollars, and then look at where you may have to work when your job disappears.

What's wrong with this picture?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: artbrooks
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 08:48 PM

Some of the employees who aren't Doug's kid are somebody else's kid, and working hard for low wages as well. Even if we can buy guns on-site, let's not shoot them, ok?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: ballpienhammer
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 08:44 PM

..got the cheapest CDs in town! No parkin' meters! Good cinnamon rolls! Love the French Bread! Cheapest fishing tackle around, too!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: Amos
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 07:32 PM

Oh, bitter, bitter!! Hey, ya know, it is a buyers' market out there, and that billion dollars was handed over freely by millions of people, no?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: GUEST,soorefingers
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 06:18 PM

Gee a squeaky clean Oklahoma enterprise, imports cheap plastic junk from Asia and labels it made in the USA then marks it up by 1000 % - still half the cost of home grown weed duh - and we are still taken in!

Naw I don't, and let the traders here note, more folks everyday are being hit on the head by WartMauls cheap shoddy crap as it falls apart.

Groceries? Ok well they do tend to sell you underweight cans so that would explain why they can undersell every store in the nation .. but I am not fooled.

At the top of the curve facing fast falling returns the mega cutomer bashing giant holds the Stock Market on the brink of the final melt down, the final bubble, the last one before we finaly awaken to the greying of the west as it halts it's mad crash into end days of worshipyouth culture, hucksters, antisag for yer jaw, pampers for freepers, liposucktion, etc etc.

While yet they sold Taiwanese PIRATED Video, Software - even Microsoft
Winderz, folks were Mauled out of it totaly oblivious to the con, but hey we learned and now we know.

Giok they are Woolworths without the bubblegum, the smell or even a hint of that kind of charm. Another world that blighties have yet to suffer, totaly false, totaly stealing and without the slightes bit of remorse. Think fatexcondrugdealer/murderer singing saved songs in a TV church on line, think so slimey even the market pickpocket would blush.

That is WartMaul USA.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: Kim C
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 06:14 PM

I have a couple of friends, a husband and wife, who both work at Wal-Mart, although at different stores. I don't know how much they earn, but they own a house and two cars, and get to do fun things once in awhile. The husband also earns extra money on the side as a photographer. He was full-time self-employed, but took the Wal-Mart job for the insurance. Those of you who are self-employed in the US probably understand that.

Neither one of them seems to complain about their jobs any more than the next person, and I'm sure it's a lot less stressful for the wife, who used to be a retail manager and now is another drone in the hive. I know she works hard, though, and probably because some of the people around her don't - but isn't it like that a lot of places?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: Amos
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 05:02 PM

Gee, I've always enjoyed the chaos in Walmarts and the towering piles of Stuff to Have of Little Merit... maybe once every eight to twelve months! The greeters I've seen were older folks, decent and friendly, and of course I never lost any revenue because Walmart moved in.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: chip a
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 04:24 PM

At Wallmart, Clinton! :)

We've recently had the local (20 miles away) Wallmart supersized, have another (40 miles away) being built and got a Home Despot (right here in town). Previously we had choices. Now the choices are dwindling fast. Besides, it just plain pisses me off to hand even more money to someone who already has so damn much! Yes I know I do that at the gas pump and everywhere else, but wallmart is pissing me off today. tomorrow Exon, then the world!
Chip


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 04:06 PM

"we keep on shopping"

Beats making everything yourself by a long shot...


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: chip a
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 03:39 PM

Like sheep to the slaughter, we keep on shopping.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 01:43 PM

We believe all these horror stories and could add some more. But, it seems to us that fifteen or twenty years ago, when Sam Walton was running the show, things were different. Service was excellent and employees were happy and well paid.

Anybody else have this impression?

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: DougR
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 01:29 PM

Mudlark: My son is a night manager and I don't think they do the Wal-Mart yell, or whatever it is they do, at night. He has been with Wal-Mart for ten years so I guess he must like it. I think he will get a kick out of reading this thread anyway.

BanjoRay: Are you SURE you were in a Wal-Mart? I didn't think Wal-Mart sold alcoholic drinks. They don't here in Arizona anyway I don't think.

Kendall: ok, fess up. How much did LL Bean pay you to advertise them on the Mudcat? I suppose they will have to hire extra help to service the huge crowds that likely will soon decend upon them.

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: kendall
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 01:17 PM

Carol, that type of ass***e knows who to mess with and who not to.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: CarolC
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 12:26 PM

This happened to me in the McDonalds inside our local WalMart...

I ordered a cup of Minute Maid orange juice. The counter person said it was probably frozen, but that they would get it thawed out for me. She took my money. Then she dissapeared into the back. When she returned, she said they couldn't thaw out the orange juice. So I asked for my money back. Then the manager came to the counter and said they would give the orange juice to me frozen.

I told the manager that I didn't want the orange juice frozen. He suggested again that I should take the orange juice frozen. I said I wanted to drink the orange juice, and that I couldn't drink frozen orange juice. He said it would thaw out eventually. I said "I'm thirsty now! He looked at me like I was crazy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 11:52 AM

Sed, you get to sleep at WalMart. They welcome overnighter campers at the 24-hour Superstores. In the parking lot of course.

Ours has not knocked out our viable small-town economy for the town 15 miles away, but they did take out two Ames stores (and in fact the whole chain I thinik), by opening wherever Ames was doing well and undercutting prices. They'd hire extra staff to give better service till the Ames went away, then raise prices and cut staff.

Our is now like a huge general store. People sit around in it and visit.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: Coyote Breath
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 11:49 AM

Ok fellow folkies here are a couple of Walfart tidbits.

My long-time (and long suffering) girlfriend Nancy recently got a job with...the dread Walthing. She is in the Bakery. She thought that she would be baking. Reasonable. Wel everything they bake is frozen and made in the mines of Bentonville (or somewhere). Sure she "bakes" she plops the stuff into a walk-in oven (Hansel and Gretel come to mind) and the stuff bakes. Well it ain't the worst job but she and I have hated Walstuff from day one. She says its like "sleeping with the enemy". The store's manager's name is Blaise. which, from what I see going on there should be spelled Blase (I can't make accents over the es). She says there are many employees who just wander around looking busy, they don't do a thing. She has one friend whose job is to travel about the store with a shopping cart and pick up stuff "mislaid" in one department and return it to the correct place. She "missed" the pound of hamburger that was in the sporting goods department for a month, though. I heard of someone opening deer "scent" bottles and letting them dribble all over stuff. Oh my! and there's the guy who went to work for Walburp, punching in each day, going home and relaxing then coming back in time to punch out. He managed this for three months before they asked him to leave! They didn't fire him, by the way. We know a person who hasn't worked for the Walthing for almost a year but they still carry her as being "on leave" and she still has her benefits! Walmuck is non-union (duh) and periodically various unions try to change that. A new campaign is about to begin. We shall see. An historical note: this specific Walshite is the very first "Supercenter", ever.

When my ex first saw Walcrud she said: "Gee, 'Stuff Are Us"."

Walcrap doesn't pay a living wage, it is only marginally better than unemployment comp or welfare. They haven't a clue about how to deal with customers, yet management insists that each and every employee greets each and every customer as they come in, usually with "How may I help you?" They have "pep rallies" each morning before they open the doors getting the wage slaves who work for them to jump and cheer and clapp in unison. Employees must wait SIX months for health benefits. The chain is very flexible when it comes to hours an employee works and allow an employee to log as little as 36 hours a week and qualify for benefits. Of course the employee must pay for these benefits.

It is our experience, here in a small Missouri town, that the Walmonster provides the majority of jobs. This sound OK until you realize that amny of their employees (as my girl friend) are NAFTA refugees. We have lost four major employers here in the last four to five years. A common phrase heard here in Franklin county, Missouri. "
Well, I can always get a job at Walmart".

May God judge them as they shgould be judged and please, let me know so I can watch.

CB


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: BanjoRay
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 11:05 AM

I was totally astonished when I used a US Walmart this summer while I was over at Galax, Virginia for the Old Fiddler's Convention. I bought a case of beer, and when I went to pay for it, they wanted to know my date of birth - I took my hat off and showed them my lack of hair (I was 60 this september) and asked them if that proved I was old enough to buy beer. They said they still wanted my date of birth, so I made some ridiculous date up and they let me buy the beer. Unbelievable! Hooray for the American way!
Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 10:57 AM

There was an article in the local newspaper several years ago concerning a deceased, elderly lady who enjoyed her daily trip to the WalMart immensely. When she passed away, her husband had the following inscription placed on her gravestone: "She's probably at the WalMart."


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: JudeL
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 10:50 AM

Oh and since the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act firms in general are a lot more wary of being seen to discriminate against those with disabilities as they know it could cost them loads.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: JudeL
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 10:47 AM

In the uk ASDA has recently been taken over by Wallmart. Previous to this it was known for selling reasonable quality at cheap prices. Our local one has just undergone a rebuild, and is now about half as big again as it was before. A couple of things I used to like were the fact that they rarely changed the layout so I knew where stuff was and I could get the essential grocery shopping done relatively quickly (I hate shopping and stopped using Tescos after they kept swopping stuff round almost every week) another thing I liked was that they usually didn't use "piped" music. I can't yet find anything in my new store and ended up running out of time and going home without half of what I would have bought, and they have this irritating voice droning on at you about what a wonderful store they are and why don't you buy this that and the other. AAAhhhhhh.... I just hope this is not a sign of things to come, but I rather think (judging by the comments on Walmart above) that it may be.
One good thing, because of the multicultural nature of the population round here and the density of supermarkets I doubt if the'd get away with racist policies as 1) they'd have NO staff, 2) they'd pretty soon have NO customers and 3) they'd be taken to court very quickly.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: kendall
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 10:37 AM

Doug, I DONT go to Wal-Mart. In fact, I just returned from L.L.Bean. Sure the prices are higher, but, at least they pay a living wage, with bonuses, AND, the merchandise is excellent quality. Ask Wal-Mart how long their clothing is guaranteed for. L.L. Bean clothing is guaranteed for life, if you are not satisfied FOR ANY REASON they takes it back. One guy returned a sleeping bag that he bought in 1936 because the zipper broke. He got a new bag.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: sed
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 10:26 AM

What would really help me better appreciate WalMart would be if they allowed streetsingers to perform and sell their recordings and broadsides outside their zillions of stores. Can you imagine this: I get on my bicycle and travel for the rest of my life from WalMart to Walmart staying in motels every night and eating at restaurants, all on the proceeds giddily offered by smiling Walmart customers.....?
-Steve 'hallucinating happily' Sedberry


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: Kim C
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 10:13 AM

I think most of these complaints are valid for just about every large chain discount department store, including K-Mart and Target. I understand now that Target is getting into the Superstore business. It's all sort of funny to me, though, because when I was a little kid, in Louisville, KY, K-Mart had superstores in the early 70s. The grocery was on one side, the department store on the other. It ain't a new idea.

The concept of one-stop-shopping is pretty appealing - but the problem, as my dad put it, is "the store's so damn big you spend all day wandering around and can't find anything." And where he used to live... well, before there was Wal-Mart, there really wasn't anyplace to shop. Any mom-pop stores had already long gone by the wayside.

Here in Nashville, most of the privately-owned clothing stores are chic boutiques that someone like me can't even afford to breathe the air in. So if I want clothes, I pretty much have to go to a chain store, or mail order them from somewhere.

There are some things Wal-Mart hasn't touched around here. We still have those chic boutiques, privately owned hardware stores, gift shops, restaurants, etc. Nashville still has a local grocery chain that does very well, thank you. BUT this is a major metropolitan area with room for an awful lot of stuff. I realize not every community is like that.

It's a double-edged sword, I suppose.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: SharonA
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 09:30 AM

Geez, I shop at Wal-Mart all the time. I am a terrible, terrible person. Sorry, but the temptation is just too great, with one Wal-Mart 1.7 miles from my apartment and another 1 mile away in the opposite direction!

I don't understand the comment about racism. In the two local Wal-Marts, there are many employees of color; I haven't counted or anything but the employees of various colors may well outnumber the employees of Caucasian-American ethnicity.

So far I've only seen one obviously physically handicapped employee and one obviously mentally challenged employee, but of course I can't guess which employees are not-so-obviously handicapped or challenged. I agree with Art that the aisles are not kept clear for access via wheelchair or motorized cart; in some cases, it's not easy to maneuver a regular shopping cart through them! Many's the time I've had to walk several yards out of my way to find an opening between pallets that would allow me to cross an aisle, and walking's not always a picnic for me either!

I also agree that the "greeter" is intensely annoying.

As for the complaints about employee mistreatment, the taking of jobs from other sectors of the marketplace, the practices that put mom-and-pop stores out of business, and similar "moral issues": it's cathartic to complain, but these complaints are wasted here. If you really want the situation to change, write your congressman! ...a lot!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 02:36 AM

and another thing, the prices might be a bit cheeper, but they are usually so far that if you have not got a car, you are knackered, poor people cant afford cars, so cant save the money on the cheap food.supermarkets are a big load of shit, if you ask me.john


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 02:30 AM

The UK chain ASDA are owned by WalMart, they are trying to buy Safeways as well, if they do, it will give them about half the UK supermarket share.In the UK 78 percent of all food consumed is bought from only 4 companies.I suggest anyone that has recieved bad treatment from them should burn down their nearest store, there is usually a petrol filling station nearby.The UK farmers hate them, as they charge around 40p for a litre of milk, but the farmers recieve only about 4p per litre!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: Mudlark
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 02:24 AM

All moral issues aside, I'm just no longer strong enough to live thru a WalMart shopping experience. The walk from the back of the constantly crowded parking lot is enough to do me in. Then there is "The Greeter" to get past, and the need eventually for a large fuzzy dog with flagon of spirits tied around his neck to rescue me, after I've succumed to the endless aisles of towering merchandise, plastic gleaming in the hard glare of the flourescent lights.

Doug, ask your son if it's still true that the employees have to sing the company song every morning? How does he like working there?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: DougR
Date: 03 Dec 02 - 01:52 AM

My, my, my. If I was you folks, I just wouldn't go near a Wal-Mart store!

Rick, I do appreciate your suggestion that my chil' not be gunned down. I would miss him sorely.

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: Art Thieme
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 10:53 PM

And the damn place has isles that are always blocked and too narrow for my wheelchair. Add to that the holiday congestion and the fact that somehow people in wheelchairs apparently become invisible to clerks amd you have a not very fun experience.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: GUEST,Norval
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 10:05 PM

Todays EDMONTON JOURNAL (Alberta, Canada) has 2 letters to the
editor complaining about Wal-Mart. An interesting comment
from these grumblers, paraphrased, follows:

"Studies of Wal-Mart's long and well documented history
indicate that for every 100 jobs created by Wal-Mart 150 are
lost in the community. Many of these 100 new jobs do not
provide a living wage."


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: kendall
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 09:34 PM

Doug, it's true that Wal-Mart hires many people, but, guess where those people came from? The mom and pop stores those bastards put out of business!They don't bring prosperity, they just move people around. Wal- Mart is the anti-christ.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 09:27 PM

Jeez Khandu, even if you didn't write those...that's yer finest Mudcat Moment so far!(from a humour point of view)

10. "While handling guns in the hunting department ask the clerk if he knows where the
anti-depressants are".

MY GAWD CAN YOU YANKS BUY GUNS ANYTIME YOU WANT??!! Whadda constitution you must have!

Well sadly, I'm immature enough to do virtually anything that's in that list EXCEPT that if I got caught they might put me in a cell with Wynona Ryder, and that gal's too experienced a crook. She might force me to be her 'fancy boy'!

Shoot 'em all except Doug's kid!

Rick


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Subject: To harpgirl
From: Neighmond
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 09:09 PM

swiss? likely Regula 25 (34), Hubert Herr or some such

How old is it?

C


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 08:48 PM

I have a somewhat demented relative who, when approached in any department store re: opening a charge account, runs away madly screaming "Charge" ala "Arsenic And Old Lace". Always gets a reaction...


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: Bobert
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 08:45 PM

Welcome, Susan, to the Bill Clinton/Newt Gingrich "Welfare Reform Program".

Long on "Get you butt to work."

Short on "Training."

Now as fir Wal-Mart. They are so big and strong that they have the ability to drive the competition out, then put the screws to ya'. They did it in the town I own my business in and they've done it all over. Move in, crush the mom's and pop's and then rob yir butt with a bunch of cheezy products.

I aviod them like a radiation pit, myself...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: harpgirl
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 08:43 PM

Neighmond I am going to have to examine it to answer your questions!
my momma bought it in switzerland...

khandu...you are about to surpass the shallow running crankbait in the funny dept....I loved your list!


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Subject: RE: Cuckoo for cuckoo clocks
From: Neighmond
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 08:39 PM

Is it stopped entirely, or runs off and on, or doesn't quail?

I cut my teeth on cuckoo clocks-I love 'em!

Cuckoos are simple as a rule-they are made to adjust all of the error out by hand after the repairs are done.

What is the movement (works)? is there anything stamped on them?

I'll sure do as I can.

Chaz


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 08:38 PM

I think #5 would be funnier if it were a gallon of milk instead of M&Ms. Still laughing my ass off.

I've done #11 although I wasn't trying to be silly. I've also sung along with the muzak, heard someone else singing along and formed an impromtu duet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 08:32 PM

:~)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: khandu
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 08:30 PM

I am honored, WYSIWYG, truly honored! ;-)

khandu


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: NicoleC
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 08:28 PM

Bob, you nailed it. Anyone who shops at WalMart deserves exactly what they get, which is shoddy merchandise and generally unqualified staff who vent their lousy day on you.

Unfortunately, Wal-Mart is one of the few places not inside a mall that I can still shop at around here. So I do most of my shopping online. But before I came to that decision, I went to Wal-Mart one last time...

True story: One day I was standing in line behind an older gentleman who was picking up a couple of small items. The total was $2.80. The gentleman handed the cashier a $5 bill, and she hit the "charge" button. Stumped, she asked the man to charge the purchase instead. He declined. She rings the manager. Decisively, the manager tells her to open the register and give him his change and they'll work it out later. So far so good, right?

The cashier can't figure out the change, whining about how hard it is. Irritated, the manager yells, "Don't you know how to add?! It's about $3!" The gentleman and I looked at each other, dumbfounded. He quietly suggested that the change should be $2.20.

The manager turns on him and stares blankly for a moment, then yells, "No, it's $3.20! Give him $3.20!"

The cashier handed the man $3.20, he shrugged, and left the store.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 08:26 PM

I always did love that khandu. Sick bastard. Just our type.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: khandu
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 08:23 PM

My buddy, Ranger Dave, sent me this in e-mail today!



Things to do at Walmart, while your spouse/partner/significant other is taking his/her sweet time shopping:

1. Get 24 boxes of condoms & randomly put them in peoples carts when they aren't looking.

2. Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5 minute intervals.

3. Make a trail of tomato juice on the floor to the rest rooms.

4. Walk up to an employee and tell him/her in an official tone, "Code 3 in Housewares," ...and see what happens.

5. Go to the Service Desk and ask to put a bag of M&M's on lay away.

6. Move a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.

7. Set up a tent in the camping department and tell other shoppers you'll only invite them in if they bring pillows from the bedding department.

8. When a clerk asks if they can help you, begin to cry and ask 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?

9. Look right into the security camera and use it as a mirror while you pick your nose.

10. While handling guns in the hunting department ask the clerk if he knows where the anti-depressants are.

11. Dart around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the theme from 'Mission Impossible'.

12. In the auto department practice your look using different size funnels.

13. Hide in the clothing rack and when people browse through say "PICK ME!   PICK ME!!!!!!"

14. When an announcement comes over the loud speaker assume the fetal
position and scream "NO! NO!   It's those voices again."

And last but not least......

15. Go into a fitting room and yell loudly ..."Hey! We're out of toilet paper in here!"

Try it!

khandu


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: harpgirl
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 08:16 PM

...since this is a BS thread...Neighmond, can you give me some advice on how to fix my cuckoo clock?

As for Walmart....I'm ambivalent. I don't own any stock outright, but I may have it in one of my mutual funds. I go there for rock bottom prices. But I shop the Dollar General and Family Dollar more often for even better prices and smaller venues. It employes a lot of folks but it has put small retailers out of business. I talk to ex-employees in the WC system and I don't like what I hear, nor do I like what I hear about racism in the stores. I'd like it a hell of a lot better if the Walton family would give most of their money away.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 07:51 PM

I just read where Walmart reported 1.43 BILLION dollars in sales this past Friday. That is BILLION and they made it in one day.   That is more then some of us Mudcatters make in a year!

President Shrub... I mean Bush must be happy.

Ron


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Subject: RE: BS: Bloody WalMart
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 07:44 PM

"Walmart is economic evil incarnate"

Bollox...

Walmart is the American dream made flesh and blood...


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