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(Sandusky Register)   Ohio woman does what everyone else just dreams of doing, chokes the 71-year-old who asks to see her receipt at WalMart   ( sanduskyregister.com) divider line
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2011-03-30 09:58:30 AM  
In Colorado, they can ask but you can refuse... unless the beeper goes off. If that happens, they can detain you if they want to.

But no matter how it goes, and whether you're one of those "It's my right to refuse" people or not, it takes a special kind of asshole to get rude and physical with a 70 year old.
 
2011-03-30 10:01:12 AM  
What? No Hero tag?
 
2011-03-30 10:30:02 AM  
I about lost it when I found this in the comments underneath TFA:

Just got back from a 2 hour brunch/ info gathering mission at Subway at the Wal-Mart in Sandusky.

Saw 14 people/couples/families stopped. 8 white. 6 black. 1 undetermined.
 
2011-03-30 11:07:30 AM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I about lost it when I found this in the comments underneath TFA:

Just got back from a 2 hour brunch/ info gathering mission at Subway at the Wal-Mart in Sandusky.

Saw 14 people/couples/families stopped. 8 white. 6 black. 1 undetermined.


He's an aspiring James O'Keefe.

I don't get the contempt for the receipt checkers. It's barely an inconvenience. As a matter of fact, I often have my receipt in my hand, and gesture an offer to show it to the person. 9 times out of 10 they just nod a "not necessary."
 
2011-03-30 11:17:38 AM  

crimsin23: What? No Hero tag?


Yeah, I was kinda thinking that, too... :)
 
2011-03-30 11:37:21 AM  
i bet you know what race she is....
[clicks article]
ding ding ding!!
 
2011-03-30 11:37:40 AM  
Those senior citizens asking for your receipt are saving you money. The more people steal the more you pay.
 
2011-03-30 11:37:52 AM  
Here is a novel idea, if you don't like the fact they check receipts, don't patronize the place.

But no, authoritarianism is the Amerikan way.
 
2011-03-30 11:38:37 AM  
Speak for yourself, Subby.
 
2011-03-30 11:38:42 AM  
I've never once stopped, I just keep on truckin. What the hell are they going to do? Nothing.
 
2011-03-30 11:38:57 AM  
Given how depressing Walmart is I can't imagine objecting to further indignities ... you're in a farking Walmart not Saks Fifth Avenue.
 
2011-03-30 11:39:08 AM  
I can't wait until the updated story tells us that woman wasn't really pregnant and she had five toasters stuffed under her dress.
 
2011-03-30 11:39:13 AM  

dbirchall: crimsin23: What? No Hero tag?

Yeah, I was kinda thinking that, too... :)


Yeah! How dare a store tell you that you are subject to having your receipt checked and then go ahead and do it.

It reminds me of that time I went to McDonald's and they didn't have any filet mignon. I was outraged.
 
2011-03-30 11:40:07 AM  
Simple solution: don't shop at Walmart.

/Who the fark dreams of shopping at Walmart, besides submitard?
 
2011-03-30 11:40:09 AM  

Diogenes: I don't get the contempt for the receipt checkers. It's barely an inconvenience. As a matter of fact, I often have my receipt in my hand, and gesture an offer to show it to the person. 9 times out of 10 they just nod a "not necessary."


I don't get it, either. But, I know it pisses my sister-in-law off to no end.

I file it under the same idea as getting mad if somebody asks to see my ID when I use a credit card: they're protecting me. Less stolen goods = prices stay low.
 
2011-03-30 11:40:15 AM  
if they actually had the right or power to stop you it would be different,
but theirs is a completely unnecessary function

stop harassing customers and get some decent security
 
2011-03-30 11:40:15 AM  
Damn those companies for protecting their assets!

DAMN THEM STRAIGHT TO HELL!
 
2011-03-30 11:41:39 AM  

rwfan: Simple solution: don't shop at Walmart.

/Who the fark dreams of shopping at Walmart, besides submitard?


---

May his dreams be filled with large People of Walmart that want to sit on his face.

// I bet the woman pictured is in the PeopleOfWalmart.com archives.
 
2011-03-30 11:41:45 AM  
elderly people are a threat to american society, what with their farmers markets, their too slow driving on the wrong side of the interstate, matlock reruns, boring stories about their grandkids....the list is too long
 
2011-03-30 11:42:37 AM  
I gotta question the "inducing panic" charge. An angry woman shouting she's going to blow the place up probably did not send the rest of the shoppers in the store into a state of terror.
 
2011-03-30 11:43:08 AM  

BillSmith70: But no, authoritarianism is the Amerikan way.


First, they came to verify my purchases, and I said nothing....
 
2011-03-30 11:43:20 AM  

davynelson: if they actually had the right or power to stop you it would be different,
but theirs is a completely unnecessary function

stop harassing customers and get some decent security


Or, you know, you could stop shopping there.

If you patronize a place of business then you are agreeing by their policies and business practices, seeing as you are 100% within your right to walk out the door without spending a cent, never to return again.

They can set whatever rules they wish in their business, so long as its within the law. And you can shop wherever you damn well please if you don't like it.
 
2011-03-30 11:43:48 AM  

bibli0phile: I gotta question the "inducing panic" charge. An angry woman shouting she's going to blow the place up probably did not send the rest of the shoppers in the store into a state of terror.


===

But I am sure it was damn annoying and the crowd cheered when her dumb arse was arrested. The longer she stays in jail the less we all have to deal with her on the outside.
 
2011-03-30 11:44:03 AM  

Rapmaster2000: dbirchall: crimsin23: What? No Hero tag?

Yeah, I was kinda thinking that, too... :)

Yeah! How dare a store tell you that you are subject to having your receipt checked and then go ahead and do it.

It reminds me of that time I went to McDonald's and they didn't have any filet mignon. I was outraged.


The filet mignon is a seasonal thing, like the McRib.
 
2011-03-30 11:44:06 AM  
Great - she already has a kid and is still re-producing...
 
2011-03-30 11:44:20 AM  
Of course, the management at the store can choose to trespass the woman, which would prohibit her from going back to the store for whatever length of time the trespass law states.

(In my state, it's a year. Not sure about Ohio)

Where's she gonna get her cheap-ass, Chinese-made, American-Flag-slathered crap now?
 
2011-03-30 11:44:25 AM  

Diogenes: BillSmith70: But no, authoritarianism is the Amerikan way.

First, they came to verify my purchases, and I said nothing....


Obviously, you missed the point entirely. But then again you where more than likely "educated" in a government school.
 
2011-03-30 11:45:10 AM  

AmericanGrizzly: Rapmaster2000: dbirchall: crimsin23: What? No Hero tag?

Yeah, I was kinda thinking that, too... :)

Yeah! How dare a store tell you that you are subject to having your receipt checked and then go ahead and do it.

It reminds me of that time I went to McDonald's and they didn't have any filet mignon. I was outraged.

The filet mignon is a seasonal thing, like the McRib.


I do love McGnon season.
 
2011-03-30 11:45:25 AM  

davynelson: if they actually had the right or power to stop you it would be different,
but theirs is a completely unnecessary function

stop harassing customers and get some decent security


That would require spending money, which would affect profits.

They'll just get some "associates" to do it and let the state pick up the tab if any get hurt.
 
2011-03-30 11:46:20 AM  

crimsin23: What? No Hero tag?


What kind of "Hero" chokes a 71 year old guy?
Would the guy that punches your mother / father in the face be a "Hero"?
Glad I don't live in your world.
 
2011-03-30 11:47:03 AM  

wage0048: Of course, the management at the store can choose to trespass the woman, which would prohibit her from going back to the store for whatever length of time the trespass law states.

(In my state, it's a year. Not sure about Ohio)

Where's she gonna get her cheap-ass, Chinese-made, American-Flag-slathered crap now?


Yeah, after having worked at Walmart for 5 1/2 years, I'd bet even money she's allowed back on the premises whenever she likes and management will do jack shiat about it.
 
2011-03-30 11:47:19 AM  
rwfan: Simple solution: don't shop at Walmart.

Simpler solution: Just say no. Although I agree with the "don't shop at Walmart" idea under more a general, "I don't like how they treat their suppliers" principle.
 
2011-03-30 11:47:25 AM  
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2011-03-30 11:48:12 AM  

Diogenes: thismomentinblackhistory: I about lost it when I found this in the comments underneath TFA:

Just got back from a 2 hour brunch/ info gathering mission at Subway at the Wal-Mart in Sandusky.

Saw 14 people/couples/families stopped. 8 white. 6 black. 1 undetermined.

He's an aspiring James O'Keefe.

I don't get the contempt for the receipt checkers. It's barely an inconvenience. As a matter of fact, I often have my receipt in my hand, and gesture an offer to show it to the person. 9 times out of 10 they just nod a "not necessary."


Not to mention the fact that it's not like they're the ones who came up with that policy in the first place. Not too many companies are hiring 71-year-olds these days and if that's the only work they can find, why punish them for it?
 
2011-03-30 11:48:15 AM  

Diogenes: thismomentinblackhistory: I about lost it when I found this in the comments underneath TFA:

Just got back from a 2 hour brunch/ info gathering mission at Subway at the Wal-Mart in Sandusky.

Saw 14 people/couples/families stopped. 8 white. 6 black. 1 undetermined.

He's an aspiring James O'Keefe.

I don't get the contempt for the receipt checkers. It's barely an inconvenience. As a matter of fact, I often have my receipt in my hand, and gesture an offer to show it to the person. 9 times out of 10 they just nod a "not necessary."


Yeah, funny how that works. Be polite, and offer and they let you through, act like they just insulted your mom and end up in the news
 
2011-03-30 11:48:47 AM  

Minimally Hairy Beer-Powered Simian: elderly people are a threat to american society, what with their farmers markets, their too slow driving on the wrong side of the interstate, matlock reruns, boring stories about their grandkids....the list is too long


They stand against the robots! Surely that must count for something!
 
2011-03-30 11:49:12 AM  
Costco checks receipts and it makes sense given the layout and system of the store. That said, I doubt if I hid a DVD or something under a crate of oranges they would find it, the glance over my cart of crap doesn't seem very effective. I think it is more a deterrent than anything.
 
2011-03-30 11:49:35 AM  

SideOfBacon: i bet you know what race she is....
[clicks article]
ding ding ding!!


I was thinking white trailer trash myself before I clicked the link.
 
2011-03-30 11:49:38 AM  

rwfan: Simple solution: don't shop at Walmart.

/Who the fark dreams of shopping at Walmart, besides submitard?


It's actually easier to shop wherever you feel like it and just decline the check. You do have the right to decline and asserting that right can not be used in any way as a reason to detain you. Clearly there is a difference in opinion about what you should do in that situation but that is irrelevant to the question of what rights you have. Nothing wrong at all with a store asking you for a receipt but that is all they can do. If you decline they can't legally do anything aside from banning you from the property. If they wish to detain you they need actual evidence.
 
2011-03-30 11:49:56 AM  
It's common knowledge that Walmart checks receipt sometimes on your way out. With that said, there is no membership (like with costco or Sams) where I agreed to it or have to comply with this request. There isnt even a sign at the entrance saying that you are subject to providing a receipt when you leave.

They cant physically restrain or detain you, so just keep walking.
 
2011-03-30 11:49:58 AM  

Diogenes:
I don't get the contempt for the receipt checkers. It's barely an inconvenience. As a matter of fact, I often have my receipt in my hand, and gesture an offer to show it to the person. 9 times out of 10 they just nod a "not necessary."


You all seriously need to do something about your stress levels if you dream of roughing up the Wal-Mart greeters. Or take your business elsewhere. You're harshing my buzz.
 
2011-03-30 11:51:31 AM  

erik316wttn:

They can set whatever rules they wish in their business, so long as its within the law. And you can shop wherever you damn well please if you don't like it.


But that is the problem. Amerikans love the idea of getting enough votes to force property owners do comply with what they think is right. Like smoking, if you don't like a place that allows smoking, don't go or work there.
 
2011-03-30 11:51:52 AM  
Yup I guessed it right, of course it's a fat person.
 
2011-03-30 11:53:24 AM  
I don't shop at Walmart and I make it a point of telling everyone. I buy the same cheap plastic crap at Target because it's cleaner
 
2011-03-30 11:53:40 AM  
Ohio woman does what everyone else just dreams of doing

Your hero...champion of bravery and justice:
www.sanduskyregister.com
 
2011-03-30 11:54:01 AM  

ElusiveWookiee: Diogenes: I don't get the contempt for the receipt checkers. It's barely an inconvenience. As a matter of fact, I often have my receipt in my hand, and gesture an offer to show it to the person. 9 times out of 10 they just nod a "not necessary."

I don't get it, either. But, I know it pisses my sister-in-law off to no end.

I file it under the same idea as getting mad if somebody asks to see my ID when I use a credit card: they're protecting me. Less stolen goods = prices stay low.


You sound like a serial rapist. Show me proof that you aren't.

/I just walk past without a word to the staff
//After I make the transaction I own the property. No. You can't look at my property without my consent
 
2011-03-30 11:54:28 AM  
I got carded buying an R-Rated movie at Walmart a couple years ago. And they checked my receipt when I left.

AMERICA, F*CK YEAH.
 
2011-03-30 11:54:59 AM  
It gives the old people a job and some way to pay for lunper (that odd lunch/supper meal that they seem to thrive on around 4pm each day) at the local Shoney's/Big Boy. The anger makes no sense. I'd rather them out doing this than sitting at home writing stern letters.

/ Do they pay social security tax? And if so, does it just come right back to them each month?
 
2011-03-30 11:55:06 AM  

cryinoutloud: Diogenes:
I don't get the contempt for the receipt checkers. It's barely an inconvenience. As a matter of fact, I often have my receipt in my hand, and gesture an offer to show it to the person. 9 times out of 10 they just nod a "not necessary."

You all seriously need to do something about your stress levels if you dream of roughing up the Wal-Mart greeters. Or take your business elsewhere. You're harshing my buzz.


Seriously. Pick your battles. The world is a rough place, and life is too short to go berserk over every little thing.
 
2011-03-30 11:56:12 AM  

cbackous: It's common knowledge that Walmart checks receipt sometimes on your way out. With that said, there is no membership (like with costco or Sams) where I agreed to it or have to comply with this request. There isnt even a sign at the entrance saying that you are subject to providing a receipt when you leave.

They cant physically restrain or detain you, so just keep walking.


They can't physically drag you out of your home at gunpoint, either, and force you to shop there.

Are people this self-entitled when visiting someone else's house, too?

I DON'T HAVE TO REMOVE MY MUDDY SHOES WHEN ENTERING YOUR HOME. I'LL GET YOUR NICE, CLEAN CARPET DIRTY AND YOU'LL LIKE IT!!
 
2011-03-30 11:56:17 AM  
I get my prescriptions a Wally-Mart because I get a 3 month supply for $10. They staple the receipt to the bag, so I just wave the bag at them as I pass by. No strangulation required.
 
2011-03-30 11:56:52 AM  

bibli0phile: I gotta question the "inducing panic" charge. An angry woman shouting she's going to blow the place up probably did not send the rest of the shoppers in the store into a state of terror.


You think threatening to blow things up isn't a big deal?

Honestly, the crowd should have crushed her skull into jelly for doing it.

/Yes, I am serious. Making threats is no laughing matter.
 
2011-03-30 11:57:17 AM  

Fondle My Sweaters: I got carded buying an R-Rated movie at Walmart a couple years ago. And they checked my receipt when I left.

AMERICA, F*CK YEAH.


Free market. Their store, their rules.

/plus you have the right not to show them your receipt
 
2011-03-30 11:57:35 AM  

Fondle My Sweaters: I got carded buying an R-Rated movie at Walmart a couple years ago. And they checked my receipt when I left.

AMERICA, F*CK YEAH.


GOD DAMN THEM STRAIGHT TO HELL FOR FOLLOWING THE LAW!!!
 
2011-03-30 11:58:44 AM  
I don't know how much checking a receipt helps. I was walking into a Wal-Mart (I usually try to avoid it like the plague) and a man had an electronic item like a DVD and as soon as he got to the door and the greeter he just took off running. The greeter who was at least 85 years old sort of yelled and walked over to the second set of doors where he just stood and watched the guy get away. I may have imagined this part, but I think he shrugged his shoulders and walked back in the store.
 
2011-03-30 11:58:50 AM  

Abox: Ohio woman does what everyone else just dreams of doing

Your hero...champion of bravery and justice:


Anybody else get the feeling that she doesn't see anything wrong with what she did and as thinking "this is all some racist shiat right here"? Something about the expression on her face...
 
2011-03-30 12:00:03 PM  

reno301: I don't know how much checking a receipt helps. I was walking into a Wal-Mart (I usually try to avoid it like the plague) and a man had an electronic item like a DVD and as soon as he got to the door and the greeter he just took off running. The greeter who was at least 85 years old sort of yelled and walked over to the second set of doors where he just stood and watched the guy get away. I may have imagined this part, but I think he shrugged his shoulders and walked back in the store.


Wal-mart greeters are specifically told that they are not allowed under any circumstances whatsoever to follow a customer out into the parking lot. Only a member of Loss prevention or a member of management may do that.
 
2011-03-30 12:01:12 PM  
There is no legal requirement for you to show your receipt or for them to compel you to.
 
2011-03-30 12:01:22 PM  
Happened to me once. Container of sour cream was the only item I purchased in full view of the "inspector", 20 ft away. He was 25 ish
and a class "A" d..k Took the $1.18 sour cream container out of the bag, inspected every side of it, shook the bag to make sure there wasn't a 52" Plasma TV inside, then inspected the receipt and compared the SKU on the receipt to the one SKU on the container, twice. I ran out of patience and wanted to know what kind of retard.... He is probably a store manager by this time. Haven't been back since. And I'm white, 64, 6'4" and 265.
 
2011-03-30 12:02:19 PM  

erik316wttn: cbackous: It's common knowledge that Walmart checks receipt sometimes on your way out. With that said, there is no membership (like with costco or Sams) where I agreed to it or have to comply with this request. There isnt even a sign at the entrance saying that you are subject to providing a receipt when you leave.

They cant physically restrain or detain you, so just keep walking.

They can't physically drag you out of your home at gunpoint, either, and force you to shop there.

Are people this self-entitled when visiting someone else's house, too?

I DON'T HAVE TO REMOVE MY MUDDY SHOES WHEN ENTERING YOUR HOME. I'LL GET YOUR NICE, CLEAN CARPET DIRTY AND YOU'LL LIKE IT!!


You really think thats a fair comparison? When I knock on your door, as I am entering you can ask me to remove my shoes, If i dont like it, i'll leave, or you can ask me to not come in.
 
2011-03-30 12:02:19 PM  
Ahh Sandusky, most of my family is from/lives around there. I go up there a few times a year.

Sandusky is where the police charged the guy for mowing the grass at a public park. (new window)

One of the times I went up, the out of state tags made one of the officers a little too eager for a bust. He pulled me over outside his jurisdiction, for no reason and didnt like the fact that I called him on it.

"I see you are from Virginia, why are you in Sandusky?"

"I'm here for personal business with family."

"Oh really, and what is the business?"

"None of yours, but I would like to know why you pulled me over outside of your jurisdiction, and what was the reason you pulled me over for?"

"Why wont you tell me your business in town, what are you hiding?"

"How about this, you give me your badge number, the reason you pulled me over outside your jurisdiction and call your superior out here. Do that and I will talk with your superior about my business here. You also have the option of following me to either my Grandmother(at address), my uncle(at address), or either of my cousins home(at address), in town where we can discuss this further if that is a better option, officer."

"Where did you say you were going?"

"repeat addresses again."

"Sorry to bother you, please have a nice day."

Sandusky is a town on the verge of collapse most of the year, when Cedar Point opens up, it is a town on the verge of collapse with a few thousand extra idiots.
 
2011-03-30 12:02:25 PM  
...even if the alarm goes off.
 
2011-03-30 12:02:26 PM  

ElusiveWookiee: I file it under the same idea as getting mad if somebody asks to see my ID when I use a credit card: they're protecting me. Less stolen goods = prices stay low.


Actually, merchants checking your ID against your credit card does absolutely nothing to protect you. By federal law, the most you'd ever be responsible for, provided you identify fraudulent charges in a timely manner, is $50. Further, I don't know of any major bank that would actually charge that $50. So, your liability in the case someone is using your card is, for all intents and purposes, $0. Sure, it might cost you some time talking to your bank's customer service to get a new card, but money wise you're out zip.

The retailer, on the other hand, gets charged back the amount of the fraudulent purchase and probably has a processing fee tacked on to that as well. So, when they check your ID, which is against their merchant agreement, BTW, they're protecting themselves, not you.
 
2011-03-30 12:03:56 PM  

ElusiveWookiee: I file it under the same idea as getting mad if somebody asks to see my ID when I use a credit card: they're protecting me. Less stolen goods = prices stay low.

minor threadjack, in the sig space on my cards, i write PHOTO ID ONLY in sharpie instead of signing. makes them farkers check my id. it's interesting how often it's not checked despite this instruction.
 
2011-03-30 12:04:12 PM  
Evil Fry's Electronics does this too. I just say "no, thank you" and keep on walking.

Once you've paid your money for the goods, they're yours and the place that sold them to you has no right to invade your privacy by examining your receipt or your property.

At Costco, however, they can do that because it's a term of your membership. Plus they always draw happy faces for my kids on the back so it's OK.
 
2011-03-30 12:04:36 PM  

gunga galunga: Fondle My Sweaters: I got carded buying an R-Rated movie at Walmart a couple years ago. And they checked my receipt when I left.

AMERICA, F*CK YEAH.

Free market. Their store, their rules.

/plus you have the right not to show them your receipt


So how long have you been working for Walmart?


erik316wttn: GOD DAMN THEM STRAIGHT TO HELL FOR FOLLOWING THE LAW!!!


I've never even been carded at the actual movie theater when going to see an R-rated movie. But you're right. It's super important to make sure that a somebody who is clearly above the age of 17 isn't actually suffering from Benjamin Button disease and happens to procure a movie in which they will hear some salty language or, god forbid, see a pair of tits.
 
2011-03-30 12:05:01 PM  
My home town.
Stay classy Elyria...
 
2011-03-30 12:05:03 PM  

AnubisMan: Costco checks receipts and it makes sense given the layout and system of the store. That said, I doubt if I hid a DVD or something under a crate of oranges they would find it, the glance over my cart of crap doesn't seem very effective. I think it is more a deterrent than anything.


Costco also has a membership agreement in which you agree to this. Walmart does not.

erik316wttn: If you patronize a place of business then you are agreeing by their policies and business practices, seeing as you are 100% within your right to walk out the door without spending a cent, never to return again.

They can set whatever rules they wish in their business, so long as its within the law. And you can shop wherever you damn well please if you don't like it.


Uniform Commercial Code. Basically, once the money changes hands, the property is mine.
 
2011-03-30 12:05:09 PM  

bibli0phile: I gotta question the "inducing panic" charge. An angry woman shouting she's going to blow the place up probably did not send the rest of the shoppers in the store into a state of terror.


I'd wager that the typical WalMart shopper is accustomed to chaos in their lives. I refuse to shop there. One of those greeters actually accosted a friend of mine because she was walking out with a bag of chips that she got with her Subway sandwich.
The local ghetto grocery clerk recently told me, through a translator, that I could not bring my own shopping bag into the store. When I demanded to see the manager ( oh yeah I did) he told me that it was because people had been loading up bags and walking out without paying. WTF?
This reinforces my theory of poor people, bargain prices and being treated with suspicion.
I've never been hassled bringing a bag into Whole Foods.
 
2011-03-30 12:05:32 PM  

Torok: rwfan: Simple solution: don't shop at Walmart.

/Who the fark dreams of shopping at Walmart, besides submitard?

It's actually easier to shop wherever you feel like it and just decline the check. You do have the right to decline and asserting that right can not be used in any way as a reason to detain you. Clearly there is a difference in opinion about what you should do in that situation but that is irrelevant to the question of what rights you have. Nothing wrong at all with a store asking you for a receipt but that is all they can do. If you decline they can't legally do anything aside from banning you from the property. If they wish to detain you they need actual evidence.


Unless it's a membership store, like Sam's Club or Costco, apparently.
 
2011-03-30 12:05:38 PM  
I totally wanna go choke a Wal Mart greeter now.
 
2011-03-30 12:06:05 PM  
If I am alone, I tend to stop and show the receipt. If I have my kids in tow, I just walk right past with a look on my face that definitely shows, "Don't f*ck with me, I'm not in the mood"

That's what shopping at Walmart with 2 kids will do to you.
 
2011-03-30 12:07:04 PM  

Fondle My Sweaters: It's super important to make sure that a somebody who is clearly above the age of 17 isn't actually suffering from Benjamin Button disease and happens to procure a movie in which they will hear some salty language or, god forbid, see a pair of tits.


They're ok with a single tit? It's just in pairs that it becomes an issue?

/ trying to understand Wal-Mart culture. In NYC. We don't really have them here that I know of.
 
2011-03-30 12:08:57 PM  
i2.photobucket.com

hmmm...

i2.photobucket.com

Tough call
 
2011-03-30 12:10:12 PM  

professorkowalski: I totally wanna go choke a Wal Mart greeter now.


That's code for rubbing one out?
 
2011-03-30 12:13:36 PM  
Wow, some of you are so angry and tough. It takes like two seconds and then you're out the door. Even if it is a minor annoyance, is it worth the time/energy to cause a scene? I don't see the need to put up a fight or be a "champion of the people" about it.
 
2011-03-30 12:13:47 PM  

joegekko: Unless it's a membership store, like Sam's Club or Costco, apparently.


Here are their policies, spelled out in their membership agreements.
 
2011-03-30 12:14:50 PM  

fawlty: ElusiveWookiee: I file it under the same idea as getting mad if somebody asks to see my ID when I use a credit card: they're protecting me. Less stolen goods = prices stay low.
minor threadjack, in the sig space on my cards, i write PHOTO ID ONLY in sharpie instead of signing. makes them farkers check my id. it's interesting how often it's not checked despite this instruction.


Reminds me of a pizza place in my hometown. We were all 18 - 19 and we would purchase beer there with just a student ID. The place was right across from the police station, so they always made a show of checking "IDs" just not ones that showed your actual age.
 
2011-03-30 12:15:21 PM  
Question, is asking for a receipt really a valid method to catch thieves? Do thieves really go through check out lines, get a bag, put stolen property in the bag, and walk out. On top of that, do the receipt checkers really check your items closely or is it entirely possible to toss in some high value items with your candy and still have your receipt checked without an incident?

I always thought most thieves hide the stolen merchandise and walk out a door that doesn't have a receipt checker / security alarm, you know, like the entrace where the return counter is in most wal-marts? To me checking receipts just seems silly, although if someone has some hard facts to show it does actually make a noticable difference in catching theives I may change my mind on the matter.
 
2011-03-30 12:16:10 PM  

joegekko: professorkowalski: I totally wanna go choke a Wal Mart greeter now.

That's code for rubbing one out?


It is now.
 
2011-03-30 12:16:43 PM  

cbackous:

You really think thats a fair comparison? When I knock on your door, as I am entering you can ask me to remove my shoes, If i dont like it, i'll leave, or you can ask me to not come in.


And you don't show a receipt when you leave, you are banned from my property forever.

If enough people stopped shopping there, they would either change their ways or go out of business.
 
2011-03-30 12:17:32 PM  
I just ignore receipt checkers, unless I'm at Costco or other warehouse "clubs" because that's part of the agreement. I guess I just look harmless or intimidating because I rarely get asked. The last one that did ask simply got "no" as the answer. Only one idiot ever pushed it past that point. He quickly got confused when I stated: "Considering we're not in the Stalinist USSR, or the DDR, no."
 
2011-03-30 12:18:58 PM  

inglixthemad: He quickly got confused when I stated: "Considering we're not in the Stalinist USSR, or the DDR, no."


But you are on private property.
 
2011-03-30 12:21:47 PM  
If I go to Wal*Mart, I've already resigned myself to the utter stupidity that is the store. Milk in the toys section, clothes by the air conditioners, motor oil in the bread ... yeah, it's a whole lotta stupid.

But I hate the receipt checks, so everytime I shop there, I throw away my receipt or leave it at the register and when they ask (I just tell them that). Every once in a while you get a prick or a local cop that gives you a weird eye (like, yes, I'm stealing the big obvious 24 pack of Pepsi), or stops you and asks, but I just tell them the same thing ... it's in the trash. I've never had anyone willing to go diving back through the refuse of a underclass of people for a god damned receipt.
 
2011-03-30 12:22:01 PM  

BillSmith70: cbackous:

You really think thats a fair comparison? When I knock on your door, as I am entering you can ask me to remove my shoes, If i dont like it, i'll leave, or you can ask me to not come in.

And you don't show a receipt when you leave, you are banned from my property forever.

If enough people stopped shopping there, they would either change their ways or go out of business.


It doesnt sound very fun at your house anyway.

They want to employ a greeter but want to keep them busy, so they have them check receipts for people leaving. The problem is that they have no legal foot to stand on and can only ask nicely.
 
2011-03-30 12:23:25 PM  

erik316wttn: davynelson: if they actually had the right or power to stop you it would be different,
but theirs is a completely unnecessary function

stop harassing customers and get some decent security

Or, you know, you could stop shopping there.

If you patronize a place of business then you are agreeing by their policies and business practices, seeing as you are 100% within your right to walk out the door without spending a cent, never to return again.

They can set whatever rules they wish in their business, so long as its within the law. And you can shop wherever you damn well please if you don't like it.


In California it is illegal to check the receipt. Although they still try.
 
2011-03-30 12:23:58 PM  

BillSmith70: inglixthemad: He quickly got confused when I stated: "Considering we're not in the Stalinist USSR, or the DDR, no."

But you are on private property.


And if they were to detain or restrain you, you can sue them for false imprisonment. They most they could do is ask you to leave, which you already are.
 
2011-03-30 12:24:25 PM  

AnubisMan: Costco checks receipts and it makes sense given the layout and system of the store. That said, I doubt if I hid a DVD or something under a crate of oranges they would find it, the glance over my cart of crap doesn't seem very effective. I think it is more a deterrent than anything.


Costco is a member's club. Walmart is not. The rules are different.
 
2011-03-30 12:26:09 PM  

inglixthemad: I just ignore receipt checkers, unless I'm at Costco or other warehouse "clubs" because that's part of the agreement. I guess I just look harmless or intimidating because I rarely get asked. The last one that did ask simply got "no" as the answer. Only one idiot ever pushed it past that point. He quickly got confused when I stated: "Considering we're not in the Stalinist USSR, or the DDR, no."


www.philebrity.com
wants to party with you
 
2011-03-30 12:31:25 PM  

cbackous:

They want to employ a greeter but want to keep them busy, so they have them check receipts for people leaving. The problem is that they have no legal foot to stand on and can only ask nicely.


Exactly. And they can also ban you from their property for not complying with their requirements.
 
2011-03-30 12:32:03 PM  

BillSmith70: Here is a novel idea, if you don't like the fact they check receipts, don't patronize the place.


Here's a better idea - if you don't like the fact they check receipts, don't show your receipt, and continue to shop wherever you damn well please.

It works for me
 
2011-03-30 12:33:59 PM  

cbackous: BillSmith


cbackous: BillSmith70: inglixthemad: He quickly got confused when I stated: "Considering we're not in the Stalinist USSR, or the DDR, no."

But you are on private property.

And if they were to detain or restrain you, you can sue them for false imprisonment. They most they could do is ask you to leave, which you already are.


Ask you to leave and never come back.
 
2011-03-30 12:35:34 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: BillSmith70: Here is a novel idea, if you don't like the fact they check receipts, don't patronize the place.

Here's a better idea - if you don't like the fact they check receipts, don't show your receipt, and continue to shop wherever you damn well please.

It works for me


Not at my store. If you pulled into the parking lot you would be asked to leave. If do not leave you are trespassing. It works for me.
 
2011-03-30 12:36:20 PM  

SideOfBacon: i bet you know what race she is....
[clicks article]
ding ding ding!!



[people_who_annoy_you.jpg]

[thats_racist.gif]

/lazy
 
2011-03-30 12:37:43 PM  
Why do so many black people seem to respond to the slightest inconvenience with violence?
 
2011-03-30 12:39:03 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Why do so many black people seem to respond to the slightest inconvenience with violence?



Why do so many animals do the same thing?
 
2011-03-30 12:39:07 PM  
Jesus christ, I didnt know this many people were so butthurt about showing receipts. How dare they infringe on your rights like that! Why theyre practically implying you're a criminal. You should challenge them to a duel. Or you know, not act like a shifty asshole take five seconds let them look over the junk you bought and tell them to have a nice day.

Dont do anything wrong and you dont have anything to worry about.
 
2011-03-30 12:39:41 PM  

BillSmith70: inglixthemad: He quickly got confused when I stated: "Considering we're not in the Stalinist USSR, or the DDR, no."

But you are on private property.


Not exactly, no.

A retail store is not private property. True, the land and building may be privately owned, but the retailer is a public corporation, operating with a retail sales permit, engaging the public in a commercial activity - therefore acting as a public entity. Once the doors are open and the public invited in, they are a "place of public accommodation". The person that opens his/her economic doors TO THE PUBLIC is bound by a different set of legal and contractual obligations -- both implicit and explicit -- than the person that does not.

So lets all please stop waving "PRIVATE PROPERTY" around as if it's some kind of magic incantation that lets retailers behave however the hell they want. It isn't, and they can't.
 
2011-03-30 12:40:02 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Why do so many black people seem to respond to the slightest inconvenience with violence?


Yeah, it's not like she was charged too much for Newports or had to wait for her value meal.
 
2011-03-30 12:41:43 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: BillSmith70: inglixthemad: He quickly got confused when I stated: "Considering we're not in the Stalinist USSR, or the DDR, no."

But you are on private property.

Not exactly, no.

A retail store is not private property. True, the land and building may be privately owned, but the retailer is a public corporation, operating with a retail sales permit, engaging the public in a commercial activity - therefore acting as a public entity. Once the doors are open and the public invited in, they are a "place of public accommodation". The person that opens his/her economic doors TO THE PUBLIC is bound by a different set of legal and contractual obligations -- both implicit and explicit -- than the person that does not.

So lets all please stop waving "PRIVATE PROPERTY" around as if it's some kind of magic incantation that lets retailers behave however the hell they want. It isn't, and they can't.



It sure the hell is private property. Are you suggesting it is a court house now? Or a public library?

But then again authoritarians, like yourself, hate the concept of private property and wish to rule people by pointing a gun to their head.
 
2011-03-30 12:41:47 PM  

gunga galunga: SideOfBacon: i bet you know what race she is....
[clicks article]
ding ding ding!!

I was thinking white trailer trash myself before I clicked the link.


ohio doesn't have white trash... they are just ohioans.
 
2011-03-30 12:43:02 PM  

TheOriginalEd: Jesus christ, I didnt know this many people were so butthurt about showing receipts. How dare they infringe on your rights like that! Why theyre practically implying you're a criminal. You should challenge them to a duel. Or you know, not act like a shifty asshole take five seconds let them look over the junk you bought and tell them to have a nice day.

Dont do anything wrong and you dont have anything to worry about.


Papers, please.
 
2011-03-30 12:43:33 PM  

Diogenes: thismomentinblackhistory: I about lost it when I found this in the comments underneath TFA:

Just got back from a 2 hour brunch/ info gathering mission at Subway at the Wal-Mart in Sandusky.

Saw 14 people/couples/families stopped. 8 white. 6 black. 1 undetermined.

He's an aspiring James O'Keefe.

I don't get the contempt for the receipt checkers. It's barely an inconvenience. As a matter of fact, I often have my receipt in my hand, and gesture an offer to show it to the person. 9 times out of 10 they just nod a "not necessary."



To hear Consumerist.com tell it, every self-important dick who gives the receipt checkers a hard time is courageously taking a principled stand. We owe a solemn debt to these brave soldiers on the retail front-lines, warriors in the never-ending battle to keep the local Best Buy from slipping into becoming an Orwellian nightmare. Were it not for their determination to stand their ground, we'd soon be slaves the moment we set foot upon that mysteriously spotted carpet. Always remember that it's a frighteningly slippery slope -- if you let them check your receipt, soon they'll be following you home and watching you poop to make sure you didn't swallow any stolen thumbdrives. Can you live with that? Can you?

Show those haughty receipt checkers who's boss! They think they're so superior and in-charge, standing there with their markers, nametags, and collared shirts. They're not the boss of us! They can take a moment of our time... but they'll never take... OUR FREEEEEDOOOOOOM!
 
2011-03-30 12:44:34 PM  
Danger Seekers
 
2011-03-30 12:44:39 PM  

joegekko: Torok: rwfan: Simple solution: don't shop at Walmart.

/Who the fark dreams of shopping at Walmart, besides submitard?

It's actually easier to shop wherever you feel like it and just decline the check. You do have the right to decline and asserting that right can not be used in any way as a reason to detain you. Clearly there is a difference in opinion about what you should do in that situation but that is irrelevant to the question of what rights you have. Nothing wrong at all with a store asking you for a receipt but that is all they can do. If you decline they can't legally do anything aside from banning you from the property. If they wish to detain you they need actual evidence.

Unless it's a membership store, like Sam's Club or Costco, apparently.



No, they still can not detain you or force you to show a receipt. They can, however, cancel your membership and ban you from the store and they do not need to refund your membership fees.
 
2011-03-30 12:46:40 PM  

TheOriginalEd: Jesus christ, I didnt know this many people were so butthurt about showing receipts. How dare they infringe on your rights like that!


Who said anything abouta receipt check infringing on my rights? It's not a violation of your rights or privacy if they ask to see your receipt. It is, however, a violation of etiquette and common courtesy. Absent a criminal investigation, I'm under no obligation to to justify or prove ownership for MY property to anyone, no matter how trivial or inconsequential such request may be.

Simply put, it's rude. And the appropriate answer to a rude personal request is to ignore it, or to respond with a simple and polite "No you may not."

The reason so many people discuss the receipt check issue with talk of privacy and rights is because over the past few years, the practice has become so widespread and commonplace that many people, including door guards and LP employees, are starting to think that they actually have a RIGHT to see your receipt, and the authority to force you to produce it.

And that has led to a growing number of incidents of people being accosted, detained, verbally abused, assaulted, or forcibly restrained by undertrained or overzealous "Loss Prevention Specialists."

And those are violations of your rights.

Unless a merchant has probable cause to believe I'm shoplifting, The only authority they have over me is ejectment.

Why theyre practically implying you're a criminal.

"Practically"? No, the implication is quite clear.

You should challenge them to a duel. Or you know, not act like a shifty asshole take five seconds let them look over the junk you bought and tell them to have a nice day.

Or, even better, simply smile and say "no, thank you" and go on about your business.

Dont do anything wrong and you dont have anything to worry about.

The rallying cry of authoritarian bootlickers everywhere. Well done.
 
2011-03-30 12:47:09 PM  

erik316wttn: davynelson: if they actually had the right or power to stop you it would be different,
but theirs is a completely unnecessary function

stop harassing customers and get some decent security

Or, you know, you could stop shopping there.

If you patronize a place of business then you are agreeing by their policies and business practices, seeing as you are 100% within your right to walk out the door without spending a cent, never to return again.

They can set whatever rules they wish in their business, so long as its within the law. And you can shop wherever you damn well please if you don't like it.


That was intelligent, well thought out, and incredibly reasonable.

Get the fark out! You're not welcome here. We don't brook with that kind of shiat!

/*grumble*
 
2011-03-30 12:48:39 PM  
When animals like these start frequenting your store, the smart thing to do is replace the 71-year-old greeter with a heavily armed ex-military type who won't put up with this sort of crap.
 
2011-03-30 12:54:22 PM  
Yes, clearly this fat piece of quickly-reproducing bacteria and protoplasm is a hero for choking an old man just doing his job.

You guys LIKE thieves? You LIKE paying more for goods because people with no morals feel entitled to have for free what you must pay for? Yeah, go ahead and show your rugged individualism by making it harder for the loss prevention people to do their job. This is America, damnit, and we must be more like the fat hood-rats who infest its filthiest corners.

*bows*
 
2011-03-30 12:54:25 PM  
This does not surprise me coming from Elyria. Only good things that town ever had going for it were the Tower Drive-In and Midway Oh-Boy. The Tower's gone, and Oh-boy's ain't what it used to be.

/Lawn, get off, etc.
 
2011-03-30 12:54:39 PM  
I suspect that a lot of the "You'll never check my receipt!" people in here also make a point of ordering "medium" drinks during their daily run to Starbucks. You sure showed The Man that he can't keep you down!
 
2011-03-30 12:54:52 PM  

BillSmith70: Ctrl-Alt-Del: BillSmith70: inglixthemad: He quickly got confused when I stated: "Considering we're not in the Stalinist USSR, or the DDR, no."

But you are on private property.

Not exactly, no.

A retail store is not private property. True, the land and building may be privately owned, but the retailer is a public corporation, operating with a retail sales permit, engaging the public in a commercial activity - therefore acting as a public entity. Once the doors are open and the public invited in, they are a "place of public accommodation". The person that opens his/her economic doors TO THE PUBLIC is bound by a different set of legal and contractual obligations -- both implicit and explicit -- than the person that does not.

So lets all please stop waving "PRIVATE PROPERTY" around as if it's some kind of magic incantation that lets retailers behave however the hell they want. It isn't, and they can't.

It sure the hell is private property. Are you suggesting it is a court house now? Or a public library?


Are you really this stupid? I was quite clear in my explanation of how and why a retail establishment is different from purely private property. The fact that you could read what I wrote and come to the conclusion that I think a retail establishment is somehow like a Library or courthouse really says more about your lack of reading comprehension than anything else. I'm sorry you can't understand it, but that's really more your problem than mine.

But then again authoritarians, like yourself, hate the concept of private property and wish to rule people by pointing a gun to their head.

Just because the real world doesn't actually live up to your neo-libertarian teabagger fantasies of what business should and should not be allowed to do to people on their premises does not make everyone else an authoritarian.

It also amuses me to see that the person who seems to be arguing in FAVOR of people being forced to submit to receipt checks is calling others "authoritarian". So it seems you've answered my initial question - yes, you really are that stupid.
 
2011-03-30 12:59:00 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: BillSmith70: Ctrl-Alt-Del: BillSmith70: inglixthemad: He quickly got confused when I stated: "Considering we're not in the Stalinist USSR, or the DDR, no."

But you are on private property.

Not exactly, no.

A retail store is not private property. True, the land and building may be privately owned, but the retailer is a public corporation, operating with a retail sales permit, engaging the public in a commercial activity - therefore acting as a public entity. Once the doors are open and the public invited in, they are a "place of public accommodation". The person that opens his/her economic doors TO THE PUBLIC is bound by a different set of legal and contractual obligations -- both implicit and explicit -- than the person that does not.

So lets all please stop waving "PRIVATE PROPERTY" around as if it's some kind of magic incantation that lets retailers behave however the hell they want. It isn't, and they can't.

It sure the hell is private property. Are you suggesting it is a court house now? Or a public library?

Are you really this stupid? I was quite clear in my explanation of how and why a retail establishment is different from purely private property. The fact that you could read what I wrote and come to the conclusion that I think a retail establishment is somehow like a Library or courthouse really says more about your lack of reading comprehension than anything else. I'm sorry you can't understand it, but that's really more your problem than mine.

But then again authoritarians, like yourself, hate the concept of private property and wish to rule people by pointing a gun to their head.

Just because the real world doesn't actually live up to your neo-libertarian teabagger fantasies of what business should and should not be allowed to do to people on their premises does not make everyone else an authoritarian.

It also amuses me to see that the person who seems to be arguing in FAVOR of people being forced to submit to receipt checks is calling others "authoritarian". So it seems you've answered my initial question - yes, you really are that stupid.


farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2011-03-30 12:59:19 PM  

BigNumber12: I suspect that a lot of the "You'll never check my receipt!" people in here also make a point of ordering "medium" drinks during their daily run to Starbucks. You sure showed The Man that he can't keep you down!


Basically.

The only think more annoying than a store that asks to check your receipts are the vehement anti-receipt showers.

Big man, showing that 71 year old man who makes $5.78/hr that they're not the boss of you! We're all super impressed.
 
2011-03-30 12:59:28 PM  

Birth Control 2 Major Tom: Yes, clearly this fat piece of quickly-reproducing bacteria and protoplasm is a hero for choking an old man just doing his job.

You guys LIKE thieves? You LIKE paying more for goods because people with no morals feel entitled to have for free what you must pay for? Yeah, go ahead and show your rugged individualism by making it harder for the loss prevention people to do their job. This is America, damnit, and we must be more like the fat hood-rats who infest its filthiest corners.

*bows*



There's the phrase I was searching for. Thank you.
 
2011-03-30 12:59:46 PM  

mike0023: When animals like these start frequenting your store, the smart thing to do is replace the 71-year-old greeter with a heavily armed ex-military type who won't put up with this sort of crap.


Or just let the 71 year old carry a shotgun and have a .45 on his hip.
 
2011-03-30 01:02:51 PM  

BillSmith70: mike0023: When animals like these start frequenting your store, the smart thing to do is replace the 71-year-old greeter with a heavily armed ex-military type who won't put up with this sort of crap.

Or just let the 71 year old carry a shotgun and have a .45 on his hip.


So he can shoot the people who don't make with the receipt lickity split? Guns are only scary if a person has intent to use it, not an answer to every problem.
 
2011-03-30 01:04:10 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: BillSmith70: Ctrl-Alt-Del: BillSmith70: inglixthemad: He quickly got confused when I stated: "Considering we're not in the Stalinist USSR, or the DDR, no."

But you are on private property.

Not exactly, no.

A retail store is not private property. True, the land and building may be privately owned, but the retailer is a public corporation, operating with a retail sales permit, engaging the public in a commercial activity - therefore acting as a public entity. Once the doors are open and the public invited in, they are a "place of public accommodation". The person that opens his/her economic doors TO THE PUBLIC is bound by a different set of legal and contractual obligations -- both implicit and explicit -- than the person that does not.

So lets all please stop waving "PRIVATE PROPERTY" around as if it's some kind of magic incantation that lets retailers behave however the hell they want. It isn't, and they can't.

It sure the hell is private property. Are you suggesting it is a court house now? Or a public library?

Are you really this stupid? I was quite clear in my explanation of how and why a retail establishment is different from purely private property. The fact that you could read what I wrote and come to the conclusion that I think a retail establishment is somehow like a Library or courthouse really says more about your lack of reading comprehension than anything else. I'm sorry you can't understand it, but that's really more your problem than mine.

But then again authoritarians, like yourself, hate the concept of private property and wish to rule people by pointing a gun to their head.

Just because the real world doesn't actually live up to your neo-libertarian teabagger fantasies of what business should and should not be allowed to do to people on their premises does not make everyone else an authoritarian.

It also amuses me to see that the person who seems to be arguing in FAVOR of people being forced to submit to receipt checks is calling others "authoritarian". So it seems you've answered my initial question - yes, you really are that stupid.



In reality, it is you who is the one with a double digit IQ level AND an authoritarian. In a free country, one would be able to set rules on their own property. If I feel I should not have to show my receipt, then I can choose to patronize an establishment that does not require it. That is free will. What you suggest is forcing the retailer to comply to your wishes. Even in our fascist country, Wal-Mart can still ban you from their property, if they so choose to. But maybe not for long, as long as authoritarians, like you, get their way.
 
2011-03-30 01:05:04 PM  
When they ask for the receipt at Wal Mart tell them "I am not a thief nor will I be treated as such." "If anyone is going to see my recepit it will be a law enforcement officer." Then contiue about your merry little way. People of Fark I emplore you to use this tactic. Also

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2011-03-30 01:05:27 PM  
I have an aunt who is a Wal Mart store manager, and apparently the whole receipt checking thing is ridiculously inconsistent. The policy she's always been told to follow is that greeters don't check receipts unless the item is not in a bag or the alarm goes off.

Yet the Wal Marts here check everyone, regardless of bag, because I live in a college town and Wal Mart thinks students are bigger criminals than their own employees. I choose not to shop at Wal Mart because being treated like a thief annoys me, but also because I can't go in there without feeling like I need a shower or seeing someone who belongs on the People of Wal Mart website. Also, the entire policy here is stupid -- they don't actually compare the receipt to what's in your bag/cart....they just mark it with a highlighter.

Someone please explain how that stops the thieving? And while you're at it, please explain why Lowes wants the last four digits of my credit card when I shop there. I'm not sure what that does, because the clerk isn't the one checking my card...I'm actually reading the darn number out to them.
 
2011-03-30 01:05:35 PM  
I shop only at artisan markets and specialty boutiques. I wouldn't be caught dead in a Wal Mart rubbing shoulders with the great unwashed. Most of those people are poor! How gross is that!?
 
2011-03-30 01:06:17 PM  

AnubisMan: BillSmith70: mike0023: When animals like these start frequenting your store, the smart thing to do is replace the 71-year-old greeter with a heavily armed ex-military type who won't put up with this sort of crap.

Or just let the 71 year old carry a shotgun and have a .45 on his hip.

So he can shoot the people who don't make with the receipt lickity split? Guns are only scary if a person has intent to use it, not an answer to every problem.


No, but to protect himself from animals like you and her.
 
2011-03-30 01:07:27 PM  
I must have an attitude problem, because I do not shop at Walmart, Costco, or Sam's because of the receipt check BS. They drove me away years ago.

Costco and Sam's are the worst. After waiting 10 minutes in line to get to a register, then you pack your own boxes, and then wait another 5-10 minutes to get out the door. Not to mention I have to pay for a membership.

I am just getting grumpy as I get older. When you realize how fast the time goes by, you don't like wasting it.
 
2011-03-30 01:10:20 PM  
I'm more likely in a Walmart after midnight, when things are a tad slower.
I, too, keep walking past people who want to check my receipt. If they doubt whether I'm legally possessing the items in my cart, they can go check with the clerk who rang 'em up. There's only one or two on duty at that hour, anyway.

News-freakin'-flash, Wal-mart: As Soon As You Quit Building Your Massive Stores Without Any Tax Credits/Deferments From Our Local Governments, I'll Quit Feeling "Entitled" When I Shop There.
 
2011-03-30 01:11:42 PM  

wruley: I must have an attitude problem, because I do not shop at Walmart, Costco, or Sam's because of the receipt check BS. They drove me away years ago.

Costco and Sam's are the worst. After waiting 10 minutes in line to get to a register, then you pack your own boxes, and then wait another 5-10 minutes to get out the door. Not to mention I have to pay for a membership.

I am just getting grumpy as I get older. When you realize how fast the time goes by, you don't like wasting it.


This nonsense that you and others parrot simply does not happen. You check out, you head for the door, and you wait another 10 seconds--tops--while some smiling old person with a highlighter does a quick visual of your cart. And that's it.

These nightmares some people dream up, of being the unassuming, law-abiding, puppy-petting consumer who is violently accosted and held up for several minutes at the front door while some asshole demands to see your receipt, and then goes through all your bags, making sure there isn't even any extra pocket lint, simply does. not. happen.
 
2011-03-30 01:12:58 PM  

BillSmith70:

No, but to protect himself from animals like you and her.


Account created: 2010-12-17 10:48:28
 
2011-03-30 01:14:34 PM  
I make it a point to blow right past these people.

Once you pay for your stuff, it's YOURS, and short of formally accusing you of shoplifting and calling the cops, they have zero right or cause to lay hands on it for any reason.

It floors me to see a line of customers waiting to get their goods inspected by the door police before they can leave. Rest assured I have a big grin as I walk right past the line, right on by the yelling receipt checkers and out to the parking lot.
 
2011-03-30 01:14:34 PM  

BillSmith70: AnubisMan: BillSmith70: mike0023: When animals like these start frequenting your store, the smart thing to do is replace the 71-year-old greeter with a heavily armed ex-military type who won't put up with this sort of crap.

Or just let the 71 year old carry a shotgun and have a .45 on his hip.

So he can shoot the people who don't make with the receipt lickity split? Guns are only scary if a person has intent to use it, not an answer to every problem.

No, but to protect himself from animals like you and her.


Despite the rumors I have never attacked a WalMart greeter.
 
2011-03-30 01:14:36 PM  

BillSmith70: In reality, it is you who is the one with a double digit IQ level AND an authoritarian. In a free country, one would be able to set rules on their own property. If I feel I should not have to show my receipt, then I can choose to patronize an establishment that does not require it. That is free will. What you suggest is forcing the retailer to comply to your wishes. Even in our fascist country, Wal-Mart can still ban you from their property, if they so choose to. But maybe not for long, as long as authoritarians, like you, get their way.


If our country sucks so bad, you're free to go find some libertarian paradise that suits you better. I hear Somalia is nice this time of year.

Apparently Ctrl-Alt-Del really hit the nail on the head when he pegged you as a "neo-libertarian teabagger". personally I would make it "Neo-Randian teabagger dumbass", but that's just me
 
2011-03-30 01:14:41 PM  

The Homer Tax: BigNumber12: I suspect that a lot of the "You'll never check my receipt!" people in here also make a point of ordering "medium" drinks during their daily run to Starbucks. You sure showed The Man that he can't keep you down!

Basically.

The only think more annoying than a store that asks to check your receipts are the vehement anti-receipt showers.

Big man, showing that 71 year old man who makes $5.78/hr that they're not the boss of you! We're all super impressed.


Yeah, in both cases you have people knowingly go into a business with certain inconsequential practices, and then take passive-aggressive stands against those practices.

When I go to McDonalds (which I never do because I have a Fark account) I always ask for "6 piece nuggets" - fark those corporate assholes! They're not getting me to use their capitalist ad-speak!
 
2011-03-30 01:15:33 PM  

Marla Singer's Laundry: BillSmith70:

No, but to protect himself from animals like you and her.

Account created: 2010-12-17 10:48:28


Ah
 
2011-03-30 01:16:19 PM  
i was having my receipt checked at costco and the checker noticed i forgot to pick up my movie tickets. saved me a trip back to get them.
i know, CSB.

who cares anyways? if you can't be bothered for 10 seconds, you're probably the asshat that leaves the cart in a parking spot.
 
2011-03-30 01:18:08 PM  

shuko: I make it a point to blow right past these people.

Once you pay for your stuff, it's YOURS, and short of formally accusing you of shoplifting and calling the cops, they have zero right or cause to lay hands on it for any reason.

It floors me to see a line of customers waiting to get their goods inspected by the door police before they can leave. Rest assured I have a big grin as I walk right past the line, right on by the yelling receipt checkers and out to the parking lot.


Why is it okay for you to go into a store where you know this policy is in effect, and then refuse to abide by the policy on your way out? How does that not make you an asshole? Seriously.
 
2011-03-30 01:18:53 PM  

shuko: Rest assured I have a big grin as I walk right past the line, right on by the yelling receipt checkers and out to the parking lot.


Cool, more energy for YELLING AT CLOUDS.

Grow the f*** up.
 
2011-03-30 01:19:32 PM  
seadoo2006:I've never had anyone willing to go diving back through the refuse of a underclass of people for a god damned receipt.


Spoken like a true upper crust, tea-sipping, pinky out type of man.

images.universalhub.com
 
2011-03-30 01:19:33 PM  
Are you required to stop if the alarm goes off? I got sick of it going off every damn time I went to one particular store so now I just keep walking as it goes off. No one has ever chased me down in the parking lot.
 
2011-03-30 01:20:34 PM  

Marla Singer's Laundry: shuko: Rest assured I have a big grin as I walk right past the line, right on by the yelling receipt checkers and out to the parking lot.

Cool, more energy for YELLING AT CLOUDS.

Grow the f*** up.


Lol.
www.misfitopia.com
 
2011-03-30 01:20:49 PM  

CalvinMorallis: These nightmares some people dream up, of being the unassuming, law-abiding, puppy-petting consumer who is violently accosted and held up for several minutes at the front door while some asshole demands to see your receipt, and then goes through all your bags, making sure there isn't even any extra pocket lint, simply does. not. happen.


I've never seen it either, but apparently this means I'm weak and easy to conquer (or that I HATE AMERICA, somehow). Out of all the little inconveniences in modern life that can get annoying, this doesn't even register for me. Others are apparently seething and just barely containing their impotent and futile rage as they leave the store. They are eager to refuse because the refusal makes them feel somehow powerful or in control. It's hysterical.
 
2011-03-30 01:21:55 PM  
Whether Walmart has the right to check receipts, can someone please explain the point of it? I've never had it happen at Walmart, but it's a requirement at Sam's Club for some reason. But I've never understood why.

I mean, I go through checkout, pay for my stuff, and walk to the exit. At what point during this process could I have stolen something? If I've shoplifted anything, wouldn't it be hidden on my body somewhere? And since they don't search people when they check receipts, what's the point?

The only thing they could possibly find during receipt checks is that something was missed. For instance, if a person left something in their cart (especially on that bottom rack) and the checkout person didn't notice it. But still. Seems to me you would have to have a specific suspicion for a receipt check to serve any purpose.

I have to think it's just for appearances. Because they think that it causes some would-be shoplifters to reconsider.
 
2011-03-30 01:26:16 PM  

BillSmith70: In reality, it is you who is the one with a double digit IQ level AND an authoritarian. In a free country, one would be able to set rules on their own property.


americanhistory.si.edu

Even in our fascist country, Wal-Mart can still ban you from their property, if they so choose to. But maybe not for long, as long as authoritarians, like you, get their way.

Perhaps you should retell your account of this discussion at your next John Birch Society meetup. I'm sure they'll all hoot derisively at my authoritarian antics. Then you can move on to your resolution to force Fartbama to produce his Long Form Birth Certificate.

Marla Singer's Laundry: BillSmith70:

No, but to protect himself from animals like you and her.

Account created: 2010-12-17 10:48:28


DOH!
 
2011-03-30 01:26:19 PM  
retail theft, or shoplifting costs a lot of money to the stores.
one way places like walmart can keep prices low is to take some basic steps curtail shoplifting.

if you shop at walmart because of the low prices, and complain about them checking receipts or "blow past them", you're an asshole plain and simple.

walmart is evil anyway, so unless you are a single mother struggling to afford diapers and milk, you're anti-american for shopping there (unless you avoid purchasing items made overseas by exploited and underpaid children, or if evil walmart has already killed all the competition in your town).
 
2011-03-30 01:27:59 PM  

Popular Opinion: you're anti-american for shopping there


Jesus Christ, shut up.
 
2011-03-30 01:28:52 PM  

Andulamb: Whether Walmart has the right to check receipts, can someone please explain the point of it? I've never had it happen at Walmart, but it's a requirement at Sam's Club for some reason. But I've never understood why.

I mean, I go through checkout, pay for my stuff, and walk to the exit. At what point during this process could I have stolen something? If I've shoplifted anything, wouldn't it be hidden on my body somewhere? And since they don't search people when they check receipts, what's the point?

The only thing they could possibly find during receipt checks is that something was missed. For instance, if a person left something in their cart (especially on that bottom rack) and the checkout person didn't notice it. But still. Seems to me you would have to have a specific suspicion for a receipt check to serve any purpose.

I have to think it's just for appearances. Because they think that it causes some would-be shoplifters to reconsider.


I think it's thought of as a deterrent. Like, maybe someone would try to walk out with an extra 12 pack of Mountain Dew, but they know granny is standing there with her magnifying glass at the ready, so they don't.
 
2011-03-30 01:29:34 PM  

Pollexabator: CalvinMorallis: These nightmares some people dream up, of being the unassuming, law-abiding, puppy-petting consumer who is violently accosted and held up for several minutes at the front door while some asshole demands to see your receipt, and then goes through all your bags, making sure there isn't even any extra pocket lint, simply does. not. happen.

I've never seen it either, but apparently this means I'm weak and easy to conquer (or that I HATE AMERICA, somehow). Out of all the little inconveniences in modern life that can get annoying, this doesn't even register for me. Others are apparently seething and just barely containing their impotent and futile rage as they leave the store. They are eager to refuse because the refusal makes them feel somehow powerful or in control. It's hysterical.


It's also more than a little disconcerting, though, too. I mean, at least with the Starbucks-size thing, there's a kernel of reality involved: Starbucks does, in fact, name their drinks ridiculous things; and there are, in fact, many people who conform religiously to those ordering conventions.

But never, in the history of retail, has anyone held up a line of shoppers for ten minutes, or anything ridiculous like that, just to check receipts. And yet, there is a disturbingly large contingent of people who pretend it happens all the time, and who make it a personal crusade to "fight back".
 
2011-03-30 01:31:23 PM  

Marla Singer's Laundry: Popular Opinion: you're anti-american for shopping there

Jesus Christ, shut up.


struck a nerve?
it's okay to rail against unemployment but not okay to rail against corporations who actively kill american businesses in favor of foreign labor to make an extra few cents on a toy?
 
2011-03-30 01:31:38 PM  
One time at Sam's Club some 92 year old dudes in wheelchairs tried to check my reciept

KICKED.
THEIR.
ASSES.
 
2011-03-30 01:31:59 PM  
Slow news day, huh?

Someone post the 'This is an outrage' picture, please.
 
2011-03-30 01:32:16 PM  

Popular Opinion: retail theft, or shoplifting costs a lot of money to the stores.
one way places like walmart can keep prices low is to take some basic steps curtail shoplifting.

if you shop at walmart because of the low prices, and complain about them checking receipts or "blow past them", you're an asshole plain and simple.

walmart is evil anyway, so unless you are a single mother struggling to afford diapers and milk, you're anti-american for shopping there (unless you avoid purchasing items made overseas by exploited and underpaid children, or if evil walmart has already killed all the competition in your town).


they still employ Americans who without you shopping there would be on the unemployment line. so I for one enjoy their low prices and the fact that at least they are employing people here in America.
/does not buy fresh produce or meats from walmart
//below par quality is not acceptable cow on my plate
 
2011-03-30 01:34:34 PM  

Popular Opinion: struck a nerve?


Yes, I hate America because I need tampons after 9 p.m. You got me. I'm bleeding for Stalin here.
 
2011-03-30 01:35:47 PM  

SideOfBacon: Popular Opinion: retail theft, or shoplifting costs a lot of money to the stores.
one way places like walmart can keep prices low is to take some basic steps curtail shoplifting.

if you shop at walmart because of the low prices, and complain about them checking receipts or "blow past them", you're an asshole plain and simple.

walmart is evil anyway, so unless you are a single mother struggling to afford diapers and milk, you're anti-american for shopping there (unless you avoid purchasing items made overseas by exploited and underpaid children, or if evil walmart has already killed all the competition in your town).

they still employ Americans who without you shopping there would be on the unemployment line. so I for one enjoy their low prices and the fact that at least they are employing people here in America.
/does not buy fresh produce or meats from walmart
//below par quality is not acceptable cow on my plate


those people would still be working without walmart, but they would be employed at the 100 different stores that walmart killed in that town or city, and they would probably be happier too.
 
2011-03-30 01:36:01 PM  

Diogenes: I don't get the contempt for the receipt checkers. It's barely an inconvenience. As a matter of fact, I often have my receipt in my hand, and gesture an offer to show it to the person. 9 times out of 10 they just nod a "not necessary."


Some places, it's that smooth... other places, they're grossly understaffed for the weekend rush *and* doing thorough checks of every cart, resulting in a slow-moving line 20 people deep to get out the door. I still don't want to kill anybody over it, but I can at least understand how it could annoy somebody.
 
2011-03-30 01:36:18 PM  

scrufferdog: Happened to me once. Container of sour cream was the only item I purchased in full view of the "inspector", 20 ft away. He was 25 ish
and a class "A" d..k Took the $1.18 sour cream container out of the bag, inspected every side of it, shook the bag to make sure there wasn't a 52" Plasma TV inside, then inspected the receipt and compared the SKU on the receipt to the one SKU on the container, twice. I ran out of patience and wanted to know what kind of retard.... He is probably a store manager by this time. Haven't been back since. And I'm white, 64, 6'4" and 265.


t1.gstatic.com
 
2011-03-30 01:37:40 PM  
THIS JUST IN:

Many morons have nothing better to do than get pissy with low-paid employees of a crappy chain store when asked to prove they paid for the items that they are leaving with.

More details as they become available.

Now...back to FoxNews or NPR (depending on which kind of moron you are)
 
2011-03-30 01:38:32 PM  
I go out of my way to shop at Wal-Mart precisely because I do hate America.
 
2011-03-30 01:38:58 PM  

Fuschiadiva: My home town.
Stay classy Elyria...


hey!!!! My sister and her family lived in Elyria for many many years.
Did you know the Grays? My brother-in-law was principal of one of the schools!
 
2011-03-30 01:39:13 PM  

Marla Singer's Laundry: Popular Opinion: struck a nerve?

Yes, I hate America because I need tampons after 9 p.m. You got me. I'm bleeding for Stalin here.


i am going to assume those cannibal's teabags were made in america, so you do not fit my example for unamerican.
i understand that people who work odd hours might not find a store open except evil walmart. they are excused.

btw, was it your first period? Cause most women I know don't wait till they're bleeding before buying such products.
 
2011-03-30 01:40:37 PM  

CalvinMorallis: But never, in the history of retail, has anyone held up a line of shoppers for ten minutes, or anything ridiculous like that, just to check receipts.


Okay... that's just a silly claim, even if it's never happened to you. I've only been in a really bad one once, but Costco had one retiree working the exit on saturday morning, and he was doing meticulous checks of *every* cart. The line was 20 deep when I got there, moving at about a minute per person. To make matters worse, he found one in the middle he thought didn't match, and it took him ten minutes of re-checking to decide that he'd been mistaken and that it did match up. I still didn't get all enraged or anything-- I just caught up on email... but I think we can agree that a half-hour in the cart-check line is excessive. But if I lived somewhere with limited shopping optinos where the store managers ran things that understaffed *and* that nitpicky on a regular basis, then I have a bit of sympathy for the people who have to put up with it.
 
2011-03-30 01:41:20 PM  

Popular Opinion: Cause most women I know don't wait till they're bleeding before buying such products.


Most 'women' you know are make of polyurithane.

Seriously, get over yourself, you putz.
 
2011-03-30 01:43:49 PM  
If Walmart's policy is such a great way to stop shoplifting, why don't more big retail stores do it? I only shop at Walmart for the school uniforms that aren't available at Target.
 
2011-03-30 01:43:54 PM  

Psycho Zombie Monkey: Many morons have nothing better to do than get pissy with low-paid employees of a crappy chain store


What exactly is "pissy" about saying "No, thanks" and walking out the door?

when asked to prove they paid for the items that they are leaving with.

Absent a criminal investigation, why on earth should I have to prove ownership of my property to anyone?
 
2011-03-30 01:46:19 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: BillSmith70: Here is a novel idea, if you don't like the fact they check receipts, don't patronize the place.

Here's a better idea - if you don't like the fact they check receipts, don't show your receipt, and continue to shop wherever you damn well please.

It works for me


I really, really hate the self-entitlement culture of the average retail shopper. This is pretty much it in a nutshell. "I can do whatever the fark I want in your establishment because I AM THE CUSTOMER AND THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT RAAAARRRRGGGGHGHHHHHHHHH"
 
2011-03-30 01:47:51 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Many morons have nothing better to do than get pissy with low-paid employees of a crappy chain store

What exactly is "pissy" about saying "No, thanks" and walking out the door?

when asked to prove they paid for the items that they are leaving with.

Absent a criminal investigation, why on earth should I have to prove ownership of my property to anyone?


I was referring to the asshole in the story that was choking the person. People that say 'no thank you' and walk on by are still being dicks - but polite dicks.

Moreover, you seem to be one of the morons that I was referring to. Thank you for stopping in and helping me prove my point.

Why does it hurt you to simply show a receipt? I guess I just have bigger things to worry about and recognize that there are PLENTY of laws\regulations\hurdles that one must deal with in order to get through the day.

Or....you can be a dick. Your choice.
 
2011-03-30 01:48:14 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Many morons have nothing better to do than get pissy with low-paid employees of a crappy chain store

What exactly is "pissy" about saying "No, thanks" and walking out the door?

when asked to prove they paid for the items that they are leaving with.

Absent a criminal investigation, why on earth should I have to prove ownership of my property to anyone?


...not my conversation, but still...

It's because you know it's their policy, yet you still shop there. It'd be different, I think, if you walked into a store without knowing they checked receipts, and then on your way out someone swoops in from the darkness and holds you and your merchandise hostage. If that happened, you'd have a point.

But everyone knows that Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Best Buy, etc., check receipts. If you know they do this, and you shop there, and then refuse to let them check your receipt...you're kind of a douche.
 
2011-03-30 01:48:21 PM  

jfbnr24: If Walmart's policy is such a great way to stop shoplifting, why don't more big retail stores do it? I only shop at Walmart for the school uniforms that aren't available at Target.


Well, assuming that this is a widespread practice among Wal-Mart stores (I have never seen it happen, and I shop at various Wal-Marts weekly), it's probably due to the volume of customers, and the quality of those customers.

I doubt Target attracts the demographic that has no trouble beating the shiat out of fragile old men.
 
2011-03-30 01:49:41 PM  

jfbnr24: If Walmart's policy is such a great way to stop shoplifting, why don't more big retail stores do it? I only shop at Walmart for the school uniforms that aren't available at Target.


Also, other big retail stores DO do this.

BJ's wholesale, Costco, Best Buy, etc...
 
2011-03-30 01:52:17 PM  

Marla Singer's Laundry: Popular Opinion: Cause most women I know don't wait till they're bleeding before buying such products.

Most 'women' you know are make of polyurithane.

Seriously, get over yourself, you putz.


lol, i can see by your spelling why you shop at walmart, and why your monthly period takes you by surprise.

you attacked me first, remember?
 
2011-03-30 01:55:11 PM  

Popular Opinion: lol, i can see by your spelling why you shop at walmart, and why your monthly period takes you by surprise.



Ok, ee cummings, way to throw stones in a glass house.

Popular Opinion: you attacked me first, remember?


Of course I remember, and it's because you're a target the size of the Bismarck.
 
2011-03-30 01:59:17 PM  

Marla Singer's Laundry: Popular Opinion: lol, i can see by your spelling why you shop at walmart, and why your monthly period takes you by surprise.


Ok, ee cummings, way to throw stones in a glass house.

Popular Opinion: you attacked me first, remember?

Of course I remember, and it's because you're a target the size of the Bismarck.


because i put principles above price? damn me to hell.
like i said, poor people are excused. not everyone has the luxury of choice.
 
2011-03-30 01:59:36 PM  

Christ On A Stick: BillSmith


Christ On A Stick: BillSmith70: In reality, it is you who is the one with a double digit IQ level AND an authoritarian. In a free country, one would be able to set rules on their own property. If I feel I should not have to show my receipt, then I can choose to patronize an establishment that does not require it. That is free will. What you suggest is forcing the retailer to comply to your wishes. Even in our fascist country, Wal-Mart can still ban you from their property, if they so choose to. But maybe not for long, as long as authoritarians, like you, get their way.

If our country sucks so bad, you're free to go find some libertarian paradise that suits you better. I hear Somalia is nice this time of year.

Apparently Ctrl-Alt-Del really hit the nail on the head when he pegged you as a "neo-libertarian teabagger". personally I would make it "Neo-Randian teabagger dumbass", but that's just me


The old "support fascism or leave" statement. Typical.


Here is a hint, Somalia is NOT a libertarian country. They have a government, just like they do here.

And no, our little "friend" did not hit the proverbial "nail on the head", as I'm not a neo anything, I don't support Rand, I'm not a member of the tea party movement, and I'm far from being a "dumbass" since my IQ is above 140.
 
2011-03-30 02:01:26 PM  

Popular Opinion: because i put principles above price?


Noooooooo, it's because you said anyone who shops at Wal Mart anti-American. And I simply can't let that pass without pointing out its stupidity.
 
2011-03-30 02:01:32 PM  

Popular Opinion: Marla Singer's Laundry: Popular Opinion: lol, i can see by your spelling why you shop at walmart, and why your monthly period takes you by surprise.


Ok, ee cummings, way to throw stones in a glass house.

Popular Opinion: you attacked me first, remember?

Of course I remember, and it's because you're a target the size of the Bismarck.

because i put principles above price? damn me to hell.
like i said, poor people are excused. not everyone has the luxury of choice.



I actually spend more money going out of my way to shop at Wally World. I would save money by shopping at the locally owned grocer a few blocks down from me. I hope they put in a Wal-Mart nearby so that place can go out of business.
 
2011-03-30 02:01:47 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del:
Perhaps you should retell your account of this discussion at your next John Birch Society meetup. I'm sure they'll all hoot derisively at my authoritarian antics. Then you can move on to your resolution to force Fartbama to produce his Long Form Birth Certificate.



Never been to one. Maybe you can give me a synopsis of what goes on at one.
 
2011-03-30 02:02:01 PM  

BillSmith70: my IQ is above 140.


In dog years, maybe.
 
2011-03-30 02:02:11 PM  

CalvinMorallis: It's because you know it's their policy, yet you still shop there. It'd be different, I think, if you walked into a store without knowing they checked receipts, and then on your way out someone swoops in from the darkness and holds you and your merchandise hostage. If that happened, you'd have a point.


I don't think that a personal policy of "I'll feel free to shop at any store that is open to the public" is particularly douchetastic, you know?

If a store has some policy that I don't like, I ignore it. If they continue to let me shop there despite my ignoring it, they have implicitly acknowledged that I have their permission to ignore it.

If I think it's OK for me to ignore it, and they think it's OK for me to ignore it, why is is "self entitled" of me to continue shopping there?
 
2011-03-30 02:02:36 PM  
WalMart policy does NOT trump the constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure. You have not had your rights abrogated by entering a place of business.

The cannot detain you, or interrogate, or ask to see anything. They can ask, and you can decline. That's it. If they believe you are shoplifting, they can detain you as a citizen's arrest, but you can also sue the even living hell outta them for wrongful arrest, harassment, assault or even have them charged with felony kidnapping if they're wrong. So they better be g-d sure.

Know your rights. Push back. Hard.
 
2011-03-30 02:03:23 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: jfbnr24: If Walmart's policy is such a great way to stop shoplifting, why don't more big retail stores do it? I only shop at Walmart for the school uniforms that aren't available at Target.

Also, other big retail stores DO do this.

BJ's wholesale, Costco, Best Buy, etc...


exactly, and because items at some of these stores are sold off pallets, they don't have any theft detection crap stuck on them, furthering cost savings.

like myself and others have said, if you shop at walmart for low prices, and complain about methods they use to keep prices low, you're an asshole and there is no arguing that.
 
2011-03-30 02:03:59 PM  

Marla Singer's Laundry: BillSmith


Marla Singer's Laundry: BillSmith70: my IQ is above 140.

In dog years, maybe.


Obviously, you are confused between time and IQ levels. But then again you were more than likely "educated" in a government school and have an IQ close to average room temperature.
 
2011-03-30 02:04:53 PM  

Popular Opinion: ike myself and others have said, if you shop at walmart for low prices, and complain about methods they use to keep prices low, you're an asshole


Correction: an asshole who HATES AMERICA AND LOVES HITLER AND STALIN
 
2011-03-30 02:05:06 PM  

BillSmith70: And no, our little "friend" did not hit the proverbial "nail on the head", as I'm not a neo anything, I don't support Rand, I'm not a member of the tea party movement, and I'm far from being a "dumbass" since my IQ is above 140.


img88.imageshack.us
 
2011-03-30 02:05:44 PM  

eggrolls: WalMart policy does NOT trump the constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure. You have not had your rights abrogated by entering a place of business.

The cannot detain you, or interrogate, or ask to see anything. They can ask, and you can decline. That's it. If they believe you are shoplifting, they can detain you as a citizen's arrest, but you can also sue the even living hell outta them for wrongful arrest, harassment, assault or even have them charged with felony kidnapping if they're wrong. So they better be g-d sure.

Know your rights. Push back. Hard.


files.sharenator.com
 
2011-03-30 02:06:06 PM  

BillSmith70: But then again you were more than likely "educated" in a government school and have an IQ close to average room temperature.


Boring troll is going in the ignore bin because I don't have time to mess with some asswipe dancing around with a lampshade on his head. SEE ya.
 
2011-03-30 02:06:57 PM  

Marla Singer's Laundry: Popular Opinion: because i put principles above price?

Noooooooo, it's because you said anyone who shops at Wal Mart anti-American. And I simply can't let that pass without pointing out its stupidity.


hahaha, you're too easy sweetie.

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Popular Opinion: Marla Singer's Laundry: Popular Opinion: lol, i can see by your spelling why you shop at walmart, and why your monthly period takes you by surprise.


Ok, ee cummings, way to throw stones in a glass house.

Popular Opinion: you attacked me first, remember?

Of course I remember, and it's because you're a target the size of the Bismarck.

because i put principles above price? damn me to hell.
like i said, poor people are excused. not everyone has the luxury of choice.


I actually spend more money going out of my way to shop at Wally World. I would save money by shopping at the locally owned grocer a few blocks down from me. I hope they put in a Wal-Mart nearby so that place can go out of business.


lol, you bastard! img848.imageshack.us
 
2011-03-30 02:08:32 PM  

BillSmith70: my IQ is above 140.



Big deal. We're all 99th-percentile here on Fark.
 
2011-03-30 02:09:04 PM  

Ace25: Question, is asking for a receipt really a valid method to catch thieves? Do thieves really go through check out lines, get a bag, put stolen property in the bag, and walk out. On top of that, do the receipt checkers really check your items closely or is it entirely possible to toss in some high value items with your candy and still have your receipt checked without an incident?

I always thought most thieves hide the stolen merchandise and walk out a door that doesn't have a receipt checker / security alarm, you know, like the entrace where the return counter is in most wal-marts? To me checking receipts just seems silly, although if someone has some hard facts to show it does actually make a noticable difference in catching theives I may change my mind on the matter.


My wife unfortunately worked at Wal Mart for a few months after college. Yes, people would empty boxes in the store and fill them with other items. People would also fill up the plastic bins with crap and try to just pay for the plastic bins. People would also regularly take merchandise in the bathroom, empty the package, then go put the package back where they found it.

How much this practice actually helps, I have no idea.

The only place I ever get asked for a receipt is Costco and it doesn't bother me at all.
 
2011-03-30 02:09:16 PM  

Popular Opinion: hahaha, you're too easy sweetie.


Yes, declare victory and pretend you were kidding.

I would also like to point out that Popular Opinion there just said anyone who shops at Wal Mart hates America, in those words. I'd hate for anyone else to miss that little gem.
 
2011-03-30 02:09:50 PM  

BillSmith70: Obviously, you are confused between time and IQ levels. But then again you were more than likely "educated" in a government school and have an IQ close to average room temperature.


Yeah, Marla has the right idea. You really haven't added anything to this thread that I haven't seen done better, both by trolls and by actual teabaggers

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2011-03-30 02:13:10 PM  

Marla Singer's Laundry: Popular Opinion: hahaha, you're too easy sweetie.

Yes, declare victory and pretend you were kidding.

I would also like to point out that Popular Opinion there just said anyone who shops at Wal Mart hates America, in those words. I'd hate for anyone else to miss that little gem.


i didn't say i was kidding hon.
i didn't say walmart shoppers hate america either.

i did say walmart is anti-american and it is killing small town america and killing american businesses, particularly in manufacturing.

if you are going to quote me, please do so instead of blathering out your retarded interpretation
 
2011-03-30 02:14:00 PM  
Marla Singer's Laundry, will you marry me? I'll buy you a blood diamond ring at Walmart and I won't even let the old lady at the door check my receipt.
 
2011-03-30 02:15:36 PM  
The only ones officially allowed to detain anyone are actual loss prevention officers (it's part of their employment contract) and the are better compensated plus they have the required insurance.

The receipt checkers or anyone else are NOT trained to or even allowed to physically touch anyone. They are their strictly as a deterrent to casual shoplifters.

Same as those things that beep when the detect an un-erased LP tags. If one goes off while you are walking out just keep on walking.

The LPO monitoring the security cams and the floor walkers are trained to detect behavior which indicates shoplifting and will need to witness or actually have the footage of the thief stashing the goods.
 
2011-03-30 02:16:04 PM  

eggrolls: WalMart policy does NOT trump the constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure. You have not had your rights abrogated by entering a place of business.
The cannot detain you, or interrogate, or ask to see anything. They can ask, and you can decline. That's it. If they believe you are shoplifting, they can detain you as a citizen's arrest, but you can also sue the even living hell outta them for wrongful arrest, harassment, assault or even have them charged with felony kidnapping if they're wrong. So they better be g-d sure.

Know your rights. Push back. Hard.


Actually, the search and seizure thing only applies to police and government. A person/company cant violate your civil rights. You are spot on with the harassment/assault though.
 
2011-03-30 02:16:53 PM  

bearcats1983: Wow, some of you are so angry and tough. It takes like two seconds and then you're out the door. Even if it is a minor annoyance, is it worth the time/energy to cause a scene? I don't see the need to put up a fight or be a "champion of the people" about it.


I see you are a good German and would not mind presenting your papers.
 
2011-03-30 02:16:55 PM  
Reading Popular Opinion's posts in this thread has changed my opinion about Walmart.

Now instead of being ambivalent towards it, I will campaign tirelessly to bring a big-ass Walmart to my small town. He's truly inspired me to love Walmart through his herp-a-derp.
 
2011-03-30 02:17:04 PM  

Marla Singer's Laundry: BillSmith70: But then again you were more than likely "educated" in a government school and have an IQ close to average room temperature.

Boring troll is going in the ignore bin because I don't have time to mess with some asswipe dancing around with a lampshade on his head. SEE ya.


That is the second step with you authoritarians. The first is ridicule, the ignore, then imprison, then murder.
 
2011-03-30 02:17:46 PM  
Actually having to write up a lot of what is stolen, I've come to the opinion that A) If it's not nailed down, someone will try to steal it, and B) If it is nailed down, someone will attempt to pry it off of the floor with a crowbar and THEN try to steal it.
 
2011-03-30 02:18:36 PM  

BillSmith70:

I'm far from being a "dumbass" since my IQ is above 140.


Yeah, that's impressive. I'm impressed. Really.
 
2011-03-30 02:18:56 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: CalvinMorallis: It's because you know it's their policy, yet you still shop there. It'd be different, I think, if you walked into a store without knowing they checked receipts, and then on your way out someone swoops in from the darkness and holds you and your merchandise hostage. If that happened, you'd have a point.

I don't think that a personal policy of "I'll feel free to shop at any store that is open to the public" is particularly douchetastic, you know?

If a store has some policy that I don't like, I ignore it. If they continue to let me shop there despite my ignoring it, they have implicitly acknowledged that I have their permission to ignore it.

If I think it's OK for me to ignore it, and they think it's OK for me to ignore it, why is is "self entitled" of me to continue shopping there?


I don't think you can assume that they think it's okay for you to ignore it. I think we can assume that the enforcers of this policy are mostly 80 year-old women or mentally-retarded teenagers.

Their continuing to let you shop there is not implicit acceptance of your breaking the rules. It's probably more a matter of Wal-Mart realizing that the kind of guy who'd give the door greeter / receipt checker a hard time isn't the kind of guy worth wasting their time over.

And honestly, there's no reason to NOT show your receipt, other than being a dick. You're not being held up in line, for more than five seconds, and Wal-Mart's receipt-checking is not evidence of the degradation of our 4th Amendment rights...so all that remains is that you do it 'cause you feel like doing it...which would make you a dick.
 
2011-03-30 02:19:20 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: bearcats1983: Wow, some of you are so angry and tough. It takes like two seconds and then you're out the door. Even if it is a minor annoyance, is it worth the time/energy to cause a scene? I don't see the need to put up a fight or be a "champion of the people" about it.

I see you are a good German and would not mind presenting your papers.


Excuse me, which aisle are the ovens?
 
2011-03-30 02:20:37 PM  

Fondle My Sweaters: Marla Singer's Laundry, will you marry me? I'll buy you a blood diamond ring at Walmart and I won't even let the old lady at the door check my receipt.


And tampons. Don't forget the tampons.
 
2011-03-30 02:20:41 PM  

stappawho: How much this practice actually helps, I have no idea.



1) Provide highly-visible "BAWWWW!"-type jobs to senior citizens.
2) Discourage casual shoplifters, who make up XX% of total shoplifters.

Even just between those two, it seems like a worthwhile move.
 
2011-03-30 02:21:22 PM  

cyrus_hunter: Reading Popular Opinion's posts in this thread has changed my opinion about Walmart.

Now instead of being ambivalent towards it, I will campaign tirelessly to bring a big-ass Walmart to my small town. He's truly inspired me to love Walmart through his herp-a-derp.


dammit. perhaps i should buy more stock?
 
2011-03-30 02:21:33 PM  

Popular Opinion: walmart is evil anyway, so unless you are a single mother struggling to afford diapers and milk, you're anti-american for shopping there


Hint: when you type stuff and post it, it's still there an hour later.

Gotta go. Suck it, baby.
 
2011-03-30 02:22:36 PM  

Popular Opinion: retail theft, or shoplifting costs a lot of money to the stores.
one way places like walmart can keep prices low is to take some basic steps curtail shoplifting.

if you shop at walmart because of the low prices, and complain about them checking receipts or "blow past them", you're an asshole plain and simple.

walmart is evil anyway, so unless you are a single mother struggling to afford diapers and milk, you're anti-american for shopping there (unless you avoid purchasing items made overseas by exploited and underpaid children, or if evil walmart has already killed all the competition in your town).


You know the way Fark hates unions I'm really surprised they don't embrace Walmart and their union destroying ways.
 
2011-03-30 02:22:36 PM  

Fondle My Sweaters: Marla Singer's Laundry, will you marry me? I'll buy you a blood diamond ring at Walmart and I won't even let the old lady at the door check my receipt.


You're unbelievably pretty, hell yes. And I don't even like chicks sexually.
 
2011-03-30 02:24:51 PM  
I'm soooo impressed that many of you have the balls to tell an old lady to fark off. Can you flex so I can see your big muscles? You're a hero.

/please tell me where you work so I an make your life a living hell too
//asshats
 
2011-03-30 02:25:19 PM  

CalvinMorallis: And honestly, there's no reason to NOT show your receipt, other than being a dick. You're not being held up in line, for more than five seconds



What you're failing to grasp is that most Fark contributors are CEOs and $500/hour lawyers. Our nation's economy simply cannot afford having these valuable Americans away from work and nonproductive for those extra five seconds.
 
2011-03-30 02:26:01 PM  

gunga galunga: Diogenes: thismomentinblackhistory: I about lost it when I found this in the comments underneath TFA:

Just got back from a 2 hour brunch/ info gathering mission at Subway at the Wal-Mart in Sandusky.

Saw 14 people/couples/families stopped. 8 white. 6 black. 1 undetermined.

He's an aspiring James O'Keefe.


Well, letsee. Demographics of Sandusky, OH, says 75% white, 20% black. Therefore, if 8 whites were stopped, you could reasonably expect that only 2 blacks would be stopped. Therefore, blacks are over-represented in this limited sample by 300%.

That might be racist. Depends on the total sample population demographics (including those that were not checked).


I don't get the contempt for the receipt checkers. It's barely an inconvenience. As a matter of fact, I often have my receipt in my hand, and gesture an offer to show it to the person. 9 times out of 10 they just nod a "not necessary."

Not to mention the fact that it's not like they're the ones who came up with that policy in the first place. Not too many companies are hiring 71-year-olds these days and if that's the only work they can find, why punish them for it?


Agreed, they don't really care, and it's barely a nuisance. It may affect your return policy, however, if you don't get a marked receipt - but probably not.

On the other hand though, the store is trying to entice you into forfeiting your rights. Unless they suspect you of a crime, they do not have the right to force you to prove a purchase. In fact, even in that case, they best they can do is to detain you for an actual law officer.

... all the same,

The reason people are up in arms about stupid crap like this is because bad things can start small, with minor inconveniences that are just accepted and treated as a necessary part of life. Just think if stores did have this right, or no one fought against it's automatic adoption. Could you prove you own the pants you entered the store with?
 
2011-03-30 02:26:02 PM  
You know, all this talk about tampons has got me thinking: Have you women ever used a tampon during a long meeting, or a long car-ride, in lieu of going to the bathroom? If I was a woman I'd just have one up there all the time. fark going to the bathroom, waiting for the stall to open up, sitting down, wiping, all that shiat... I'll just pee at my desk, then drop the tampon into the trash on the way to the break area.
 
2011-03-30 02:27:59 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You know, all this talk about tampons has got me thinking: Have you women ever used a tampon during a long meeting, or a long car-ride, in lieu of going to the bathroom? If I was a woman I'd just have one up there all the time. fark going to the bathroom, waiting for the stall to open up, sitting down, wiping, all that shiat... I'll just pee at my desk, then drop the tampon into the trash on the way to the break area.


So why don't you just take to wearing adult diapers?
 
2011-03-30 02:28:09 PM  

Marla Singer's Laundry: Popular Opinion: hahaha, you're too easy sweetie.

Yes, declare victory and pretend you were kidding.

I would also like to point out that Popular Opinion there just said anyone who shops at Wal Mart hates America, in those words. I'd hate for anyone else to miss that little gem.


Marla Singer's Laundry: Popular Opinion: walmart is evil anyway, so unless you are a single mother struggling to afford diapers and milk, you're anti-american for shopping there

Hint: when you type stuff and post it, it's still there an hour later.

Gotta go. Suck it, baby.


once again demonstrating your ignorance snookums.
since it's all there, can you point our the word hate or hates in my post?

The answer in no. BTW, those tampons go "down there" not in your ear babe.
 
2011-03-30 02:28:10 PM  
To revisit: Doesn't Wal-Mart typically build its big boxes ONLY when it's been guaranteed some massive tax break / tax deferment by the local government???
And am I right that this break typically is given only to Wal-Mart (or maybe similar retailers)? For example, a car dealership gets cut no kind of slack when it wants to build a nice 5-acre business, does it?

I need enlightenment before I decide how pissy to be ...
 
2011-03-30 02:29:19 PM  
" Fondle My Sweaters: Marla Singer's Laundry, will you marry me? I'll buy you a blood diamond ring at Walmart and I won't even let the old lady at the door check my receipt.

You're unbelievably pretty, hell yes. And I don't even like chicks sexually. "

um ,second that . are you a model or something ?
 
2011-03-30 02:30:51 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You know, all this talk about tampons has got me thinking: Have you women ever used a tampon during a long meeting, or a long car-ride, in lieu of going to the bathroom? If I was a woman I'd just have one up there all the time. fark going to the bathroom, waiting for the stall to open up, sitting down, wiping, all that shiat... I'll just pee at my desk, then drop the tampon into the trash on the way to the break area.

So why don't you just take to wearing adult diapers?


Because the baby ones have cute patterns and a tighter fit
 
2011-03-30 02:31:37 PM  
CalvinMorallis:
Why is it okay for you to go into a store where you know this policy is in effect, and then refuse to abide by the policy on your way out? How does that not make you an asshole? Seriously.


There is no signage, no agreement, no clearly defined policy, and most importantly no legal backing. Some stores in the same chain don't bother to check at all, some are crazy about it. Sometimes they only do it on Tuesdays. Sometimes they'll just pick colored people (yes really.) Sometimes the LP person is completely untrained or misinformed, or is on some sort of power trip and wants to harass people.

It's my time. My possessions that I have purchased. My rights as a citizen of this country. I'm unwilling to compromise these things, even if it's a minor inconvenience, because a punk kid's manager told him to check everyone's bags and receipts.

How would you feel if a uniformed police officer was at each exit, demanding that all customers formed a line to have their belongings searched and compared to their receipts? Would you accept this as abiding by store policy saying "I have nothing to hide!" or would you say "Hey, this is a blatant violation of my rights and these searches are illegal!"

I would say the latter, and be correct about it. So yeah, if knowing and standing up for my rights makes me an asshole, then I'm an asshole. You can go ahead and let stores treat you like a criminal and walk all over you, just because they asked nicely.
 
2011-03-30 02:34:41 PM  

Psycho Zombie Monkey: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Many morons have nothing better to do than get pissy with low-paid employees of a crappy chain store

What exactly is "pissy" about saying "No, thanks" and walking out the door?

when asked to prove they paid for the items that they are leaving with.

Absent a criminal investigation, why on earth should I have to prove ownership of my property to anyone?

I was referring to the asshole in the story that was choking the person. People that say 'no thank you' and walk on by are still being dicks - but polite dicks.

Moreover, you seem to be one of the morons that I was referring to. Thank you for stopping in and helping me prove my point.


Oh yes - *I'm* the one being a dick here. Indeed.

Why does it hurt you to simply show a receipt?

Why does it have to "hurt"? Does a request have to rise to the level of actual harm before in order for you to be ok with people saying "no"? Odd. Here - let me repost a snippet of my explanation above.

Absent a criminal investigation, I'm under no obligation to to justify or prove ownership for my property to anyone, no matter how trivial or inconsequential such request may be.

Simply put, it's rude. And the appropriate answer to a rude personal request is to ignore it, or to respond with a simple and polite "No you may not."

I guess I just have bigger things to worry about and recognize that there are PLENTY of laws\regulations\hurdles that one must deal with in order to get through the day.

"worry"? What on earth are you going on about? I shop in the store I like. When I leave, if someone asks to see my receipt, I either ignore them or smile and say "no" and go on my way.

No muss, no fuss, no problem. The only person who seems particularly worried about this is you -- apparently, to you, this behavior is just terrible! It makes me such a dick!

Or....you can be a dick. Your choice.

So again I find myself forced to ask - how exactly is politely declining a completely optional request from a complete stranger "being a dick"?
 
2011-03-30 02:34:57 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You know, all this talk about tampons has got me thinking: Have you women ever used a tampon during a long meeting, or a long car-ride, in lieu of going to the bathroom? If I was a woman I'd just have one up there all the time. fark going to the bathroom, waiting for the stall to open up, sitting down, wiping, all that shiat... I'll just pee at my desk, then drop the tampon into the trash on the way to the break area.


Why don't you do an image search for "female anatomy" and do a little research? Turn safe-search off. I'll see you in a couple of weeks.
 
2011-03-30 02:36:30 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: To revisit: Doesn't Wal-Mart typically build its big boxes ONLY when it's been guaranteed some massive tax break / tax deferment by the local government???
And am I right that this break typically is given only to Wal-Mart (or maybe similar retailers)? For example, a car dealership gets cut no kind of slack when it wants to build a nice 5-acre business, does it?

I need enlightenment before I decide how pissy to be ...


you are correct.
often they insist local government picks up the tab for sewage, access roads and other things as well.
the worst part, sometimes they pack up and leave when the tax incentives expire, after they have destroyed all the other local businesses and places of employment.

watch
The High Cost of Low Price (new window)
 
2011-03-30 02:36:50 PM  

jwmc1971: " Fondle My Sweaters: Marla Singer's Laundry, will you marry me? I'll buy you a blood diamond ring at Walmart and I won't even let the old lady at the door check my receipt.

You're unbelievably pretty, hell yes. And I don't even like chicks sexually. "

um ,second that . are you a model or something ?


Funny that you should ask. I'm actually a Walmart catalog model.
 
2011-03-30 02:37:41 PM  

shuko: CalvinMorallis:
Why is it okay for you to go into a store where you know this policy is in effect, and then refuse to abide by the policy on your way out? How does that not make you an asshole? Seriously.


There is no signage, no agreement, no clearly defined policy, and most importantly no legal backing. Some stores in the same chain don't bother to check at all, some are crazy about it. Sometimes they only do it on Tuesdays. Sometimes they'll just pick colored people (yes really.) Sometimes the LP person is completely untrained or misinformed, or is on some sort of power trip and wants to harass people.

It's my time. My possessions that I have purchased. My rights as a citizen of this country. I'm unwilling to compromise these things, even if it's a minor inconvenience, because a punk kid's manager told him to check everyone's bags and receipts.

How would you feel if a uniformed police officer was at each exit, demanding that all customers formed a line to have their belongings searched and compared to their receipts? Would you accept this as abiding by store policy saying "I have nothing to hide!" or would you say "Hey, this is a blatant violation of my rights and these searches are illegal!"

I would say the latter, and be correct about it. So yeah, if knowing and standing up for my rights makes me an asshole, then I'm an asshole. You can go ahead and let stores treat you like a criminal and walk all over you, just because they asked nicely.


I probably just wouldn't shop there...
 
2011-03-30 02:43:14 PM  

CalvinMorallis: shuko: CalvinMorallis:
Why is it okay for you to go into a store where you know this policy is in effect, and then refuse to abide by the policy on your way out? How does that not make you an asshole? Seriously.


There is no signage, no agreement, no clearly defined policy, and most importantly no legal backing. Some stores in the same chain don't bother to check at all, some are crazy about it. Sometimes they only do it on Tuesdays. Sometimes they'll just pick colored people (yes really.) Sometimes the LP person is completely untrained or misinformed, or is on some sort of power trip and wants to harass people.

It's my time. My possessions that I have purchased. My rights as a citizen of this country. I'm unwilling to compromise these things, even if it's a minor inconvenience, because a punk kid's manager told him to check everyone's bags and receipts.

How would you feel if a uniformed police officer was at each exit, demanding that all customers formed a line to have their belongings searched and compared to their receipts? Would you accept this as abiding by store policy saying "I have nothing to hide!" or would you say "Hey, this is a blatant violation of my rights and these searches are illegal!"

I would say the latter, and be correct about it. So yeah, if knowing and standing up for my rights makes me an asshole, then I'm an asshole. You can go ahead and let stores treat you like a criminal and walk all over you, just because they asked nicely.

I probably just wouldn't shop there...


You don't understand citizen! He is a hero protecting your rights as an American! If we submit to reciept checks, soon we'll all have gps tracking chips shoved in our butts!
 
2011-03-30 02:44:00 PM  

shuko: CalvinMorallis:
Why is it okay for you to go into a store where you know this policy is in effect, and then refuse to abide by the policy on your way out? How does that not make you an asshole? Seriously.


There is no signage, no agreement, no clearly defined policy, and most importantly no legal backing. Some stores in the same chain don't bother to check at all, some are crazy about it. Sometimes they only do it on Tuesdays. Sometimes they'll just pick colored people (yes really.) Sometimes the LP person is completely untrained or misinformed, or is on some sort of power trip and wants to harass people.

It's my time. My possessions that I have purchased. My rights as a citizen of this country. I'm unwilling to compromise these things, even if it's a minor inconvenience, because a punk kid's manager told him to check everyone's bags and receipts.

How would you feel if a uniformed police officer was at each exit, demanding that all customers formed a line to have their belongings searched and compared to their receipts? Would you accept this as abiding by store policy saying "I have nothing to hide!" or would you say "Hey, this is a blatant violation of my rights and these searches are illegal!"

I would say the latter, and be correct about it. So yeah, if knowing and standing up for my rights makes me an asshole, then I'm an asshole. You can go ahead and let stores treat you like a criminal and walk all over you, just because they asked nicely.


I bet you're fun at parties.
 
2011-03-30 02:45:03 PM  

Psycho Zombie Monkey: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Many morons have nothing better to do than get pissy with low-paid employees of a crappy chain store

What exactly is "pissy" about saying "No, thanks" and walking out the door?

when asked to prove they paid for the items that they are leaving with.

Absent a criminal investigation, why on earth should I have to prove ownership of my property to anyone?

I was referring to the asshole in the story that was choking the person. People that say 'no thank you' and walk on by are still being dicks - but polite dicks.

Moreover, you seem to be one of the morons that I was referring to. Thank you for stopping in and helping me prove my point.

Why does it hurt you to simply show a receipt? I guess I just have bigger things to worry about and recognize that there are PLENTY of laws\regulations\hurdles that one must deal with in order to get through the day.

Or....you can be a dick. Your choice.


Why does it hurt to let every cop who asks to just go ahead and search your car? If you have nothing to hide, it shouldn't be a problem, right?
 
2011-03-30 02:46:24 PM  

jwmc1971: " Fondle My Sweaters: Marla Singer's Laundry, will you marry me? I'll buy you a blood diamond ring at Walmart and I won't even let the old lady at the door check my receipt.

You're unbelievably pretty, hell yes. And I don't even like chicks sexually. "

um ,second that . are you a model or something ?


Yes, can we all sit at the same lunch table as you?
 
2011-03-30 02:46:39 PM  

cbackous: eggrolls: WalMart policy does NOT trump the constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure. You have not had your rights abrogated by entering a place of business.
The cannot detain you, or interrogate, or ask to see anything. They can ask, and you can decline. That's it. If they believe you are shoplifting, they can detain you as a citizen's arrest, but you can also sue the even living hell outta them for wrongful arrest, harassment, assault or even have them charged with felony kidnapping if they're wrong. So they better be g-d sure.

Know your rights. Push back. Hard.

Actually, the search and seizure thing only applies to police and government. A person/company cant violate your civil rights. You are spot on with the harassment/assault though.


I get your point, but I was more referring to the store security assuming the privileged position of a law enforcement official and acting as if they have the right in any regard. Which they do not.
 
2011-03-30 02:46:57 PM  

quietwalker: gunga galunga: Diogenes: thismomentinblackhistory: I about lost it when I found this in the comments underneath TFA:

Just got back from a 2 hour brunch/ info gathering mission at Subway at the Wal-Mart in Sandusky.

Saw 14 people/couples/families stopped. 8 white. 6 black. 1 undetermined.

He's an aspiring James O'Keefe.

Well, letsee. Demographics of Sandusky, OH, says 75% white, 20% black. Therefore, if 8 whites were stopped, you could reasonably expect that only 2 blacks would be stopped. Therefore, blacks are over-represented in this limited sample by 300%.

That might be racist. Depends on the total sample population demographics (including those that were not checked).



Assuming (of course) that both Blacks and Whites commit equal amounts of crime.

They don't.

Were you to weigh those figures against FBI crime statistics (by race), you might find that the Black folks were actually underrepresented.

/I blame White racism
 
2011-03-30 02:49:10 PM  

Regnad Kcin: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You know, all this talk about tampons has got me thinking: Have you women ever used a tampon during a long meeting, or a long car-ride, in lieu of going to the bathroom? If I was a woman I'd just have one up there all the time. fark going to the bathroom, waiting for the stall to open up, sitting down, wiping, all that shiat... I'll just pee at my desk, then drop the tampon into the trash on the way to the break area.

Why don't you do an image search for "female anatomy" and do a little research? Turn safe-search off. I'll see you in a couple of weeks.


profile.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2011-03-30 02:49:51 PM  

Beeblebrox: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Many morons have nothing better to do than get pissy with low-paid employees of a crappy chain store

What exactly is "pissy" about saying "No, thanks" and walking out the door?

when asked to prove they paid for the items that they are leaving with.

Absent a criminal investigation, why on earth should I have to prove ownership of my property to anyone?

I was referring to the asshole in the story that was choking the person. People that say 'no thank you' and walk on by are still being dicks - but polite dicks.

Moreover, you seem to be one of the morons that I was referring to. Thank you for stopping in and helping me prove my point.

Why does it hurt you to simply show a receipt? I guess I just have bigger things to worry about and recognize that there are PLENTY of laws\regulations\hurdles that one must deal with in order to get through the day.

Or....you can be a dick. Your choice.

Why does it hurt to let every cop who asks to just go ahead and search your car? If you have nothing to hide, it shouldn't be a problem, right?


You... you're trolling... right? Right?
 
2011-03-30 02:50:28 PM  

Beeblebrox: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Many morons have nothing better to do than get pissy with low-paid employees of a crappy chain store

What exactly is "pissy" about saying "No, thanks" and walking out the door?

when asked to prove they paid for the items that they are leaving with.

Absent a criminal investigation, why on earth should I have to prove ownership of my property to anyone?

I was referring to the asshole in the story that was choking the person. People that say 'no thank you' and walk on by are still being dicks - but polite dicks.

Moreover, you seem to be one of the morons that I was referring to. Thank you for stopping in and helping me prove my point.

Why does it hurt you to simply show a receipt? I guess I just have bigger things to worry about and recognize that there are PLENTY of laws\regulations\hurdles that one must deal with in order to get through the day.

Or....you can be a dick. Your choice.

Why does it hurt to let every cop who asks to just go ahead and search your car? If you have nothing to hide, it shouldn't be a problem, right?


Oh for God's sake...there is no comparison between letting the blue-haired old lady with the yellow highlighter glance at your receipt while you barely have to break stride, and being randomly searched by police officers.

I can't believe I honestly just had to type that, for someone who doesn't understand it.
 
2011-03-30 02:54:15 PM  

Farker T: Assuming (of course) that both Blacks and Whites commit equal amounts of crime.

They don't.


Good news everybody!

Fark's resident racist shiatheel has arrived to make the discussion even MORE interesting.
 
2011-03-30 02:55:51 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del:
Fark's resident racist shiatheel has arrived to make the discussion even MORE interesting.


Surely Fark has more than one of those.
 
2011-03-30 02:56:15 PM  

BigNumber12: Starb


Quite the contrary. I order Grande Double Doubles, extra foam all the time at Tim Hortons. The barista's there are very nice.
 
2011-03-30 03:01:01 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Farker T: Assuming (of course) that both Blacks and Whites commit equal amounts of crime.

They don't.

Good news everybody!

Fark's resident racist shiatheel has arrived to make the discussion even MORE interesting.


I'm offended you bestowed this label on Farker T and not yours truly.

hmph
 
2011-03-30 03:01:45 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Beeblebrox: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Many morons have nothing better to do than get pissy with low-paid employees of a crappy chain store

What exactly is "pissy" about saying "No, thanks" and walking out the door?

when asked to prove they paid for the items that they are leaving with.

Absent a criminal investigation, why on earth should I have to prove ownership of my property to anyone?

I was referring to the asshole in the story that was choking the person. People that say 'no thank you' and walk on by are still being dicks - but polite dicks.

Moreover, you seem to be one of the morons that I was referring to. Thank you for stopping in and helping me prove my point.

Why does it hurt you to simply show a receipt? I guess I just have bigger things to worry about and recognize that there are PLENTY of laws\regulations\hurdles that one must deal with in order to get through the day.

Or....you can be a dick. Your choice.

Why does it hurt to let every cop who asks to just go ahead and search your car? If you have nothing to hide, it shouldn't be a problem, right?

You... you're trolling... right? Right?


Of course I'm trolling but I still wouldn't call someone a dick just because they refuse a search.
 
2011-03-30 03:03:49 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Many morons have nothing better to do than get pissy with low-paid employees of a crappy chain store

No muss, no fuss, no problem. The only person who seems particularly worried about this is you -- apparently, to you, this behavior is just terrible! It makes me such a dick!

Or....you can be a dick. Your choice.

So again I find myself forced to ask - how exactly is politely declining a completely optional request from a complete stranger "being a dick"?



You know the score when you go into a store like that.

Again....my initial comment was mostly at the people that would attack an hourly employee or verbally berate them.

Acting self righteous about minor things does make you look a little dicky...

This is NOT one of my hot button issues. I guess I have issues that make me seem irrational to others or simply a dick.
 
2011-03-30 03:05:14 PM  
Who farking cares if someone wants to check my receipt? I have better trivial crap to be outraged about.
 
2011-03-30 03:05:28 PM  

Diogenes: thismomentinblackhistory: I about lost it when I found this in the comments underneath TFA:

Just got back from a 2 hour brunch/ info gathering mission at Subway at the Wal-Mart in Sandusky.

Saw 14 people/couples/families stopped. 8 white. 6 black. 1 undetermined.

He's an aspiring James O'Keefe.

I don't get the contempt for the receipt checkers. It's barely an inconvenience. As a matter of fact, I often have my receipt in my hand, and gesture an offer to show it to the person. 9 times out of 10 they just nod a "not necessary."



Same here. Most of the greeters at the WM I frequent know me but they still ask to check my receipt sometimes. They're following S.O.P. so don't be an ass if your leaving the store is delayed by 45 seconds or less.
 
2011-03-30 03:06:00 PM  

crab66: Who farking cares if someone wants to check my receipt? I have better trivial crap to be outraged about.


Your presence here belies that statement.
 
2011-03-30 03:06:25 PM  

Beeblebrox: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Many morons have nothing better to do than get pissy with low-paid employees of a crappy chain store

What exactly is "pissy" about saying "No, thanks" and walking out the door?

when asked to prove they paid for the items that they are leaving with.

Absent a criminal investigation, why on earth should I have to prove ownership of my property to anyone?

I was referring to the asshole in the story that was choking the person. People that say 'no thank you' and walk on by are still being dicks - but polite dicks.

Moreover, you seem to be one of the morons that I was referring to. Thank you for stopping in and helping me prove my point.

Why does it hurt you to simply show a receipt? I guess I just have bigger things to worry about and recognize that there are PLENTY of laws\regulations\hurdles that one must deal with in order to get through the day.

Or....you can be a dick. Your choice.

Why does it hurt to let every cop who asks to just go ahead and search your car? If you have nothing to hide, it shouldn't be a problem, right?


LOL...not the same and you know it.

However, if you did want to make an argument using that - how about when a cop wants to search your car when you enter police grounds\military base\government office building??

That is analogous and you have to let them search you to enter the premises.
 
2011-03-30 03:07:50 PM  

quietwalker: Well, letsee. Demographics of Sandusky, OH, says 75% white, 20% black. Therefore, if 8 whites were stopped, you could reasonably expect that only 2 blacks would be stopped. Therefore, blacks are over-represented in this limited sample by 300%.

That might be racist. Depends on the total sample population demographics (including those that were not checked).


Only if the population of the town is also representative of the population who shops at Walmart, which likely is not the case.
 
2011-03-30 03:10:03 PM  

Psycho Zombie Monkey: Beeblebrox: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Many morons have nothing better to do than get pissy with low-paid employees of a crappy chain store

What exactly is "pissy" about saying "No, thanks" and walking out the door?

when asked to prove they paid for the items that they are leaving with.

Absent a criminal investigation, why on earth should I have to prove ownership of my property to anyone?

I was referring to the asshole in the story that was choking the person. People that say 'no thank you' and walk on by are still being dicks - but polite dicks.

Moreover, you seem to be one of the morons that I was referring to. Thank you for stopping in and helping me prove my point.

Why does it hurt you to simply show a receipt? I guess I just have bigger things to worry about and recognize that there are PLENTY of laws\regulations\hurdles that one must deal with in order to get through the day.

Or....you can be a dick. Your choice.

Why does it hurt to let every cop who asks to just go ahead and search your car? If you have nothing to hide, it shouldn't be a problem, right?

LOL...not the same and you know it.

However, if you did want to make an argument using that - how about when a cop wants to search your car when you enter police grounds\military base\government office building??

That is analogous and you have to let them search you to enter the premises.


Yes but I assume there is signage to that affect. Has anyone ever seen a sign that you need to show your receipt at Walmart on the way out? Was anyone ever told by a cashier to keep their receipt on hand to show the greeter when exiting the store?

Do those military installations search your car on the way out? I used to live on military bases and never saw a car stopped on the way off the base.
 
2011-03-30 03:13:01 PM  

Marla Singer's Laundry: Popular Opinion: walmart is evil anyway, so unless you are a single mother struggling to afford diapers and milk, you're anti-american for shopping there

Hint: when you type stuff and post it, it's still there an hour later.

Gotta go. Suck it, baby.


btw, here is the complete post, rather than some PMS induced rendition:

Popular Opinion: retail theft, or shoplifting costs a lot of money to the stores.
one way places like walmart can keep prices low is to take some basic steps curtail shoplifting.

if you shop at walmart because of the low prices, and complain about them checking receipts or "blow past them", you're an asshole plain and simple.

walmart is evil anyway, so unless you are a single mother struggling to afford diapers and milk, you're anti-american for shopping there (unless you avoid purchasing items made overseas by exploited and underpaid children, or if evil walmart has already killed all the competition in your town).

 
2011-03-30 03:13:42 PM  

Beeblebrox: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Beeblebrox: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Many morons have nothing better to do than get pissy with low-paid employees of a crappy chain store

What exactly is "pissy" about saying "No, thanks" and walking out the door?

when asked to prove they paid for the items that they are leaving with.

Absent a criminal investigation, why on earth should I have to prove ownership of my property to anyone?

I was referring to the asshole in the story that was choking the person. People that say 'no thank you' and walk on by are still being dicks - but polite dicks.

Moreover, you seem to be one of the morons that I was referring to. Thank you for stopping in and helping me prove my point.

Why does it hurt you to simply show a receipt? I guess I just have bigger things to worry about and recognize that there are PLENTY of laws\regulations\hurdles that one must deal with in order to get through the day.

Or....you can be a dick. Your choice.

Why does it hurt to let every cop who asks to just go ahead and search your car? If you have nothing to hide, it shouldn't be a problem, right?

LOL...not the same and you know it.

However, if you did want to make an argument using that - how about when a cop wants to search your car when you enter police grounds\military base\government office building??

That is analogous and you have to let them search you to enter the premises.

Yes but I assume there is signage to that affect. Has anyone ever seen a sign that you need to show your receipt at Walmart on the way out? Was anyone ever told by a cashier to keep their receipt on hand to show the greeter when exiting the store?

Do those military installations search your car on the way out? I used to live on military bases and never saw a car stopped on the way off the base.


The do randomly, coming on and going off base.
 
2011-03-30 03:14:33 PM  

Beeblebrox: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Beeblebrox: Psycho Zombie Monkey:
Why does it hurt to let every cop who asks to just go ahead and search your car? If you have nothing to hide, it shouldn't be a problem, right?

LOL...not the same and you know it.

However, if you did want to make an argument using that - how about when a cop wants to search your car when you enter police grounds\military base\government office building??

That is analogous and you have to let them search you to enter the premises.

Yes but I assume there is signage to that affect. Has anyone ever seen a sign that you need to show your receipt at Walmart on the way out? Was anyone ever told by a cashier to keep their receipt on hand to show the greeter when exiting the store?

Do those military installations search your car on the way out? I used to live on military bases and never saw a car stopped on the way off the base.



Based on a previous post - I know that you were trolling a bit. I ain't mad though...

Now as far as Military bases - no, they do not search you on the way out - but they sure as fark can. It depends on which base you are leaving - why you were there - who you are, etc.
 
2011-03-30 03:14:54 PM  
I used to never mind showing a receipt, because it would only go off on me one in every 30 or so trips. But that was living in a large city and it was a Best Buy, not Wal-Mart.

Then I moved to the devil's arsehole of Oklahoma and Wal Mart is the only option unless I drive 40 miles to OKC/Norman. Without fail, every time I buy a DVD, BluRay, PS3 game, even if they abuse it over the magnetic pad, it still trips the alarm. Seriously, every time. At first, I'd show the receipt, but now I just keep walking. Only once did someone attempt to detain me. Some kid that looked like he was still in High School, came up, grabbed my shoulder and spun me around. I responded with something like "What the hell" and he told me that since I didn't stop he was holding me until the Sheriff's office could be called. I reminded him of the 4th Amendment and that he was conducting an unreasonable detention and I'd be happy to pursue charges of false imprisonment. By this time an Asst. Manager showed up, explained that they would need to search my bag and my jacket. I again, informed them that these were my "effects" which under the 4th Amendment can only be searched under Warrant obtained by affirmation by Oath. So, when they get the warrant they can search me. I turned and went to my car. I've run into the Asst. Manager a couple of times since then and each time he has gone out of his way to make sure I find everything alright. Dunno, if he looked up the laws or what, but I've never had an issue just walking through when the buzzer goes off.
 
2011-03-30 03:16:34 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Farker T: Assuming (of course) that both Blacks and Whites commit equal amounts of crime.

They don't.

Good news everybody!

Fark's resident racist shiatheel has arrived to make the discussion even MORE interesting.



Oh hi, Ctrl-Alt-Del!

Allow me to introduce you to a group that is even more 'racist' than I supposedly am:

The FBI.

Crime in the United States - 2009 (new window)

As you can see, Blacks (who make up 12.6% of the population) committed a vastly disproportionate amount of crime, including

49.3% of all murders
32.5% of all rapes
55.5% of all robberies
33.9% of all aggravated assaults
31.7% of all burglaries
29% of all larceny/thefts...

to name a few.

Pretty damn rude and racist of the FBI them to keep track of such things, don't you think?

/I blame White racism
//Don't you?
 
2011-03-30 03:17:59 PM  

Popular Opinion:
because i put principles above price? damn me to hell.
like i said, poor people are excused. not everyone has the luxury of choice.


I'm poor and I have to shop at Wal-Mart. But I usually go there very early in the morning or something so I don't have to deal. That's one advantage of a 24-hour store. The greeter people are no problem; I recognize every one of them and say hi. Hell, one of them watched my dog for me once when she kept jumping out my car window (because it was too hot to shut the windows.)

I also have the advantage of not living in an urban hell that makes every trip to the store a nightmare. You all enjoy your big paychecks. The more time I spend on Fark, the more I know I made the right decision to NOT live in a city.

BigNumber12: BillSmith70: my IQ is above 140.
Big deal. We're all 99th-percentile here on Fark.


Thats rite!
 
2011-03-30 03:18:05 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Farker T: Assuming (of course) that both Blacks and Whites commit equal amounts of crime.

They don't.

Good news everybody!

Fark's resident racist shiatheel has arrived to make the discussion even MORE interesting.

I'm offended you bestowed this label on Farker T and not yours truly.

hmph



You have to work for it.
 
2011-03-30 03:18:42 PM  

Fondle My Sweaters: gunga galunga: Fondle My Sweaters: I got carded buying an R-Rated movie at Walmart a couple years ago. And they checked my receipt when I left.

AMERICA, F*CK YEAH.

Free market. Their store, their rules.

/plus you have the right not to show them your receipt

So how long have you been working for Walmart?


That's the best you can do? Really?
 
2011-03-30 03:22:25 PM  

mikesup: I used to never mind showing a receipt, because it would only go off on me one in every 30 or so trips. But that was living in a large city and it was a Best Buy, not Wal-Mart.

Then I moved to the devil's arsehole of Oklahoma and Wal Mart is the only option unless I drive 40 miles to OKC/Norman. Without fail, every time I buy a DVD, BluRay, PS3 game, even if they abuse it over the magnetic pad, it still trips the alarm. Seriously, every time. At first, I'd show the receipt, but now I just keep walking. Only once did someone attempt to detain me. Some kid that looked like he was still in High School, came up, grabbed my shoulder and spun me around. I responded with something like "What the hell" and he told me that since I didn't stop he was holding me until the Sheriff's office could be called. I reminded him of the 4th Amendment and that he was conducting an unreasonable detention and I'd be happy to pursue charges of false imprisonment. By this time an Asst. Manager showed up, explained that they would need to search my bag and my jacket. I again, informed them that these were my "effects" which under the 4th Amendment can only be searched under Warrant obtained by affirmation by Oath. So, when they get the warrant they can search me. I turned and went to my car. I've run into the Asst. Manager a couple of times since then and each time he has gone out of his way to make sure I find everything alright. Dunno, if he looked up the laws or what, but I've never had an issue just walking through when the buzzer goes off.


None of that actually happened. Well, maybe you did move.
 
2011-03-30 03:23:17 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You know, all this talk about tampons has got me thinking: Have you women ever used a tampon during a long meeting, or a long car-ride, in lieu of going to the bathroom? If I was a woman I'd just have one up there all the time. fark going to the bathroom, waiting for the stall to open up, sitting down, wiping, all that shiat... I'll just pee at my desk, then drop the tampon into the trash on the way to the break area.


I'm getting a bladder infection and toxic shock syndrome just thinking about this.
 
2011-03-30 03:23:46 PM  

Psycho Zombie Monkey: You know the score when you go into a store like that.


Yes, I do. The score is that as I am leaving , they might ask me to show my receipt. The score is that the merchant and I both know store know that this is completely optional and completely voluntary, and that I am under absolutely no obligation whatsoever to oblige.

Again....my initial comment was mostly at the people that would attack an hourly employee or verbally berate them.

Fair enough. but sadly, far too many people, both here on Fark and the blueshirts in the stores, seem to think that they actually have the right to see your receipt (not just ask for it), and the authority to force you to produce it. Sometimes it serves us all well to have some jerkoffs reminding them that this is not the case.

Acting self righteous about minor things does make you look a little dicky...


I have no doubt I can come across like a dick when I'm discussing this issue on Fark. But it just never fails to amaze me how many people jump out of the woodwork to exclaim "You won;t let them look at your receipt???!!! OMFG why are you such an oversensitive douchebag?!"

But responding to the steady stream of "You self entitled assholes can't give up three farking seconds of your time to help the nice old lady do her job?" is a different environment than the exit door at Wallie World
 
2011-03-30 03:27:19 PM  

gunga galunga: Fondle My Sweaters: gunga galunga: Fondle My Sweaters: I got carded buying an R-Rated movie at Walmart a couple years ago. And they checked my receipt when I left.

AMERICA, F*CK YEAH.

Free market. Their store, their rules.

/plus you have the right not to show them your receipt

So how long have you been working for Walmart?

That's the best you can do? Really?


robotpirateninja.files.wordpress.com
 
2011-03-30 03:29:18 PM  

Farker T: Oh hi, Ctrl-Alt-Del!


Hi, racist and anti-semitic shiatheel! How've you been?

Farker T: Allow me to introduce you to a group that is even more 'racist' than I supposedly am post a bunch of completely off-topic stuff I got from my favorite white solidarity website


No thanks, I prefer to stick to the topic. Keep posting, though. I'm sure nobody will notify the mods.
 
2011-03-30 03:30:05 PM  

Fondle My Sweaters: gunga galunga: Fondle My Sweaters: gunga galunga: Fondle My Sweaters: I got carded buying an R-Rated movie at Walmart a couple years ago. And they checked my receipt when I left.

AMERICA, F*CK YEAH.

Free market. Their store, their rules.

/plus you have the right not to show them your receipt

So how long have you been working for Walmart?

That's the best you can do? Really?


So in other words....yeah, that is the best you can do.
 
2011-03-30 03:32:13 PM  

gunga galunga: Fondle My Sweaters: gunga galunga: Fondle My Sweaters: gunga galunga: Fondle My Sweaters: I got carded buying an R-Rated movie at Walmart a couple years ago. And they checked my receipt when I left.

AMERICA, F*CK YEAH.

Free market. Their store, their rules.

/plus you have the right not to show them your receipt

So how long have you been working for Walmart?

That's the best you can do? Really?

So in other words....yeah, that is the best you can do.


Jesus, how long is your break? Some old bag spilled her milk of magnesia on aisle 132, and it aint gonna clean itself!
 
2011-03-30 03:34:50 PM  

gunga galunga: Fondle My Sweaters: gunga galunga: Fondle My Sweaters: gunga galunga: Fondle My Sweaters: I got carded buying an R-Rated movie at Walmart a couple years ago. And they checked my receipt when I left.

AMERICA, F*CK YEAH.

Free market. Their store, their rules.

/plus you have the right not to show them your receipt

So how long have you been working for Walmart?

That's the best you can do? Really?

So in other words....yeah, that is the best you can do.


No. In other words, you're taking a facetious comment I made in a thread on the internet and trying to start an argument over it, then acting like a "big man" because I responded to your attempt at arguing with another facetious comment.
 
2011-03-30 03:35:40 PM  
so who would rather they raise prices 10-15% and stop asking to see your receipts?

/yes it's an arbitrary number*
//studies 10 yrs ago estimated stores lost $25 million per day.

*cost of shoplifting (new window)
 
2011-03-30 03:36:15 PM  

Psycho Zombie Monkey: Again....my initial comment was mostly at the people that would attack an hourly employee or verbally berate them.


Ctrl-Alt-Del: Fair enough. but sadly, far too many people, both here on Fark and the blueshirts in the stores, seem to think that they actually have the right to see your receipt (not just ask for it), and the authority to force you to produce it. Sometimes it serves us all well to have some jerkoffs reminding them that this is not the case.


Heh, I missed a few words in your post when I responded. The jekoffs I am referring to are the ones that act like assholes or make snide comments to the blueshirts. NOT people who actually attack or otherwise step over the line. That shiat is inexcusable.
 
2011-03-30 03:36:37 PM  

BillSmith70: In reality, it is you who is BE the one with a double digit IQ level


FTFY.
 
2011-03-30 03:39:25 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Farker T: Oh hi, Ctrl-Alt-Del!

Hi, racist and anti-semitic shiatheel! How've you been?

Farker T: Allow me to introduce you to a group that is even more 'racist' than I supposedly am post a bunch of completely off-topic stuff I got from my favorite white solidarity website


No thanks, I prefer to stick to the topic.



My posts were off topic?


Keep posting, though. I'm sure nobody will notify the mods.


By all means, do your civic duty.
 
2011-03-30 03:39:25 PM  
Its fun watching an arguement fall in to personal attacks and baseless assumptions.
 
2011-03-30 03:40:02 PM  

I read fark for the pics: BigNumber12: Starb

Quite the contrary. I order Grande Double Doubles, extra foam all the time at Tim Hortons. The barista's there are very nice.



I do something similar, but, in my defense, I order the same thing every time.

Also - I hate Ctrl+F quoting errors.
 
2011-03-30 03:40:56 PM  

cbackous: Its fun watching an arguement fall in to personal attacks and baseless assumptions.



You must really love Fark, then.
 
2011-03-30 03:41:39 PM  

cbackous: Its fun watching an arguement fall in to personal attacks and baseless assumptions.


Shut the fark up, you shiatsucker. I heard you worked at Big Lots anyways
 
2011-03-30 03:45:07 PM  

ServerDown: Fuschiadiva: My home town.
Stay classy Elyria...

hey!!!! My sister and her family lived in Elyria for many many years.
Did you know the Grays? My brother-in-law was principal of one of the schools!


Honestly, I left that god-forsaken place in 1981 (I was 17) and never looked back. It's a miserable shiathole of a place and I think I've repressed any memories of it...
 
2011-03-30 03:45:33 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Farker T: Allow me to introduce you to a group that is even more 'racist' than I supposedly am post a bunch of completely off-topic stuff I got from my favorite white solidarity website


The USDOJ/FBI is a "white solidarity website"?


content8.flixster.com

"Oh shiat! Now we are in trouble!"
 
2011-03-30 03:54:18 PM  
Walmart customer, "...and no working phone number was found for either."

Redundancy is redundant.
 
2011-03-30 03:57:08 PM  
Also, I have never been asked to show a receipt at Mal-Wart. Mainly because I refuse to shop there.

/elitist
 
2011-03-30 04:00:12 PM  

BillSmith70: Marla Singer's Laundry: BillSmith

Marla Singer's Laundry: BillSmith70: my IQ is above 140.

In dog years, maybe.

Obviously, you are confused between time and IQ levels. But then again you were more than likely "educated" in a government school and have an IQ close to average room temperature.


Did your prestigious private school measure IQ in Celsius or Fahrenheit?

//Glass houses, etc.
 
2011-03-30 04:00:12 PM  
When I lived in Louisiana they normally had a cop stationed just outside the local Walmart. If you set off the alarm and refused to show the staffer your receipt and goods they would follow you out the door and flag the cops over and point you out. THEN you got legally detained and questioned based upon suspicion of shoplifting.

Of course some of the Walmart door staff weren't smart enough to immeidately return to their post and LOTS of merchandise walked out while they smugly sat watching Entitlement Issues Suzie angrily throw her receipt and new MP3 player at officer Just Doing His Job.

/Watched a guy walk out with and HD tv like this
//Had to respect his ambition
///He still got busted, though
 
2011-03-30 04:02:04 PM  
I've never seen the check reciept thing in this country. But then again, I do very little shopping.
 
2011-03-30 04:10:23 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Psycho Zombie Monkey: Again....my initial comment was mostly at the people that would attack an hourly employee or verbally berate them.

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Fair enough. but sadly, far too many people, both here on Fark and the blueshirts in the stores, seem to think that they actually have the right to see your receipt (not just ask for it), and the authority to force you to produce it. Sometimes it serves us all well to have some jerkoffs reminding them that this is not the case.

Heh, I missed a few words in your post when I responded. The jekoffs I am referring to are the ones that act like assholes or make snide comments to the blueshirts. NOT people who actually attack or otherwise step over the line. That shiat is inexcusable.


All other posts aside - I think that we basically agree here...
 
2011-03-30 04:25:29 PM  

CalvinMorallis: These nightmares some people dream up, of being the unassuming, law-abiding, puppy-petting consumer who is violently accosted and held up for several minutes at the front door while some asshole demands to see your receipt, and then goes through all your bags, making sure there isn't even any extra pocket lint, simply does. not. happen.


Oh, but it does. I've been in the 15 minute lines. And I've been the one stopped because my receipt turned out to be half mine and half of the receipt or the guy ahead of me in line. (He was being detained at the other door, I learned a couple of minutes later.) Had one of the tag team they had working the door that day jump in front of my cart and grab it to stop me from leaving.

And no, at that store, the receipt checkers and the elderly greeters have never been the same person.

I pulled out my phone, told them they had three minutes to get it straightened out to their satisfaction before I called the police to complain about being unlawfully detained.

When they decided at the 2.5 minute mark that they didn't need to harass me after all, and one had the nerve to wish me a "blessed day", I looked her in the eye, lifted one foot, then the other, shaking the dust of their store from my feet.
 
2011-03-30 04:39:17 PM  
They check EVERYONE'S receipt at Costco.

Could someone explain why we are villifying the minimum-wage geriatrics at Wal-Fart?
 
2011-03-30 04:47:01 PM  
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2011-03-30 04:48:00 PM  

Fondle My Sweaters: No. In other words, you're taking a facetious comment I made in a thread on the internet and trying to start an argument over it, then acting like a "big man" because I responded to your attempt at arguing with another facetious comment.