Walmart, Always a Trip

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  1. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    The usual things today, the electric carts with tons of excess flesh spilling off the the seat edges as they cruise the candy and chip aisles.

    Lots of wrinkly lookin' ass meat squished out of too small shorts.

    All the folks tryin' to function one handed because the other one is full of phone.

    But today a first, a 6'+ guy wearing a skirt, talking to his gigantic comfort dog as he was sweeping the floor. I looked into the dogs eyes and he would've rather been chasing rabbits I swear.
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  2. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    Normally, the proper way for us to reply is "This thread is worthless without pictures"... But I think in this case, it's better without the pics!
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  3. Windjammer

    Windjammer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 10, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    340 Sundancer 2006
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives
    I posted this almost 10 years ago, but it's still a laugh! Wal-Mart Bingo.jpg
  4. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass, cape coral fl
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    woody.. woody.. woody you have all the luck
  5. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Always an adventure at our local Walmart. But the cheap prices on motor oil and cases of bottled water keeps bringing me back.
    The key is to try to avoid it on weekends when all the stars are out.
    My personal favorite is being behind someone on the self checkout line who pays with an EBT card, then trying to catch up with them in the parking lot to see what kind of car they load their stuff in to.
    Two weeks ago it was a pair of weight challenged ladies with big gold hoops loading their stuff in to the trunk of their E series MB.
    Was tempted to snap a picture with my phone but I figured I already had too many strikes against me because of my gender, complexion and the MAGA hat sitting on my dashboard.
    Being a retired LEO there was a good chance I would have wound up on the evening news with footage of a former fat reverend yelling ugly things through a megaphone in front of my house.
  6. Espos4

    Espos4 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    If you go in the morning before 9 am, it’s a completely different experience at Walmart here.

    The store is clean, the workers smile and say hello, and I’m in and out very quickly.

    Once 10 am hits, all hell breaks loose!
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  7. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Used to be a website with pics, people of Walmart or something
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  8. Steve S

    Steve S Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
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  9. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
  10. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I used to hate Walmart because of their "ruthless" policies about pay and benefits for new hires.

    Then I had my eyes opened. Walmart does not pay much for new hires and IIRC they have little or no benefits for the first 6 months. But, to their defense, WM hires people who have no job experience, have never established the regimen of getting up on time in the morning, taking a shower and getting cleaned up, putting on clean clothes and showing up at work on time.

    They also have a horrendous turnover with these new workers. I've heard the figure that only 40% of their new hires are still there at the end of 6 months. I don't know if that is still true, but even if those numbers are close, I can understand why they don't provide much in the way of pay and benefits.

    If one takes a look at the longer term employee, WM is very fair in what they pay and the benefits they provide. That's not to say I love the store, but I'm in there for something about once a week.
  11. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    I try to avoid it as much as possible but I swear I hit about 15 out of those 25 in just 10 minutes the other day. My wife thought I was crazy when I started laughing for no apparent reason.
  12. aberrant

    aberrant New Member

    Jun 17, 2019
    1986 SRV230
    Mercruiser 260
    I will never understand how some people go out in public dressed the way they do...

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