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(Houston Press)   Woman leaves her wallet at grocery store check out counter. Mind-numbing incompetency ensues on behalf of the store's employees and managers   (blogs.houstonpress.com) divider line 32
    More: Fail, Kroger, Rio Grande Valley, making excuses, counters, credit cards  
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2012-09-27 01:12:56 PM  
6 votes:
I used to work at a hotel desk, and we had a couple of wallets lost that we had to take care of. They were put in the hotel safe, intact, and with a manager and a witness having counted and noted the amount of money in the daily log. If there was identifying information, we'd use it to call or otherwise track down the customer.

In only one case did we have to mail something to someone, and we very clearly asked them how they wanted it shipped, and made arrangements to have them track it (and we paid for it).

Yeah, I'm going to go with incompetence. This grocery store should have been able to do a better job than "everything destroyed or lost."
2012-09-27 02:53:42 PM  
5 votes:

Spad31: These are the O voters. The lot of them. Bank on it.


Looking at national and swing-state polls, it is reasonable to assume that most of the people you see, speak to, work with, know, and read about are, in fact, voting for Obama. Bank on that.
2012-09-27 03:21:57 PM  
3 votes:
Hair Balls.
Hairy Balls.

Can't take article seriously.
2012-09-27 03:17:28 PM  
3 votes:

PacManDreaming: I don't care what people think or say, I always have wallets that have chains on them and I keep them firmly attached to my belt. It's one less thing that I have to worry about losing.


Do you hook your mittens onto the same chain or do you have to use separate mitten strings?

/on paper it sounds like a good idea
//but it looks stupid, it's a redneck thing IMHO
2012-09-27 01:40:26 PM  
3 votes:
It's a sad day when a trip for groceries can so easily turn into a Kafkaesque nightmare.
2012-09-27 03:30:37 PM  
2 votes:
I love the douche in corporate who was rude, blatantly lied to her, insulted her, yelled at her. All because she asked him to do his job. This asshole most likely makes six figures and thinks he's better than you. I know this from experience in the corporate world.

Think about that next time you fall short by 3 widgets on your quota and your manager berates you because you should feel lucky to get treated like shiat for $6.75/hour.

/end rant
/so glad I got out of the rat race
2012-09-27 03:28:01 PM  
2 votes:

Spad31: These are the O voters. The lot of them. Bank on it.


Such astute political analysis, based on such little information.

I suggest you contact Breitbart/TheBlaze/DailyCaller/AmericanThinker/WND. They could use an erudite mind like yours.
2012-09-27 03:21:48 PM  
2 votes:
She says she's spoken to several attorneys, all of whom have assured her that Kroger's phalanx of attorneys would make mincemeat out of her in court. One told her that she could present a videotape of a manager beating her up in the store and the company's staff sharks would still be able to convince a court that it was all her fault.

Note to self: Houston has shiatty lawyers.
2012-09-27 03:20:34 PM  
2 votes:
She says the employee told her that her wallet had been thrown in the trash, her credit cards had been cut to pieces, and her money put in the cash drawer. She was told her driver's license was in the mail.

Uh, is this legal? How about if I accidentally leave some money with a bank employee? Would it be legal for the bank to pocket it?

They had identification. Sounds like theft to me.
2012-09-27 01:23:40 PM  
2 votes:
Jesus didn't help her and now she's with H-E-B.

I drove up to Monreal from Vermont to deliver a credit card a customer left behind at the store I was working at.
He wasn't expecting me and didn't know he had left it behind.
They always stopped in our store after that.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-09-27 01:10:54 PM  
2 votes:
the Department of Public Safety has told her that she cannot be issued a new drivers license number until a case of fraud can be proved.

This doesn't sound like the kind of woman whose identity is worth stealing.

But why can't they give out new license numbers on a whim? We aren't in the 1950s where your record is in a cabinet indexed by number. The computers can keep track of all the numbers given to one person.
2012-09-27 10:04:02 PM  
1 votes:

Hiro-ACiD: blatz514: I found a wallet in a Subway restaurant bathroom stall (not sure why the dude took it out of his pocket to take a deuce) and give it to the cashier. She was stunned all the money was in it yet (a few hundred IIRC). I hope they did the right thing.

They working at subway making minimum wage. At best the they took the cash for meth and didn't sell the id, but they probably did.


And they put up tip jars... to make you a sandwich. You even have to tell them which bread to use and what to put on it. Damn... give me a pair of Saran wrap gloves and let me behind the counter. I'll make it myself... sandwich artist. My ass.

Let it go man... that money's gone.
2012-09-27 07:56:19 PM  
1 votes:

thismomentinblackhistory: Spad31: These are the O voters. The lot of them. Bank on it.

Looking at national and swing-state polls, it is reasonable to assume that most of the people you see, speak to, work with, know, and read about are, in fact, voting for Obama not voting. Bank on that.


FTFY
2012-09-27 05:41:33 PM  
1 votes:
I was walking down Fifth Avenue today and I found a wallet, and I was gonna keep it, rather than return it, but I thought: "Well, if I lost a hundred and fifty dollars, how would I feel?" And I realized I would want to be taught a lesson.- Emo Phillips

/lost a wallet in Bend Oregon on my first day moving out there, decades ago. Found it hours later behind the counter of a bookstore that someone turned it into. 350 Bucks were still inside.
2012-09-27 04:12:52 PM  
1 votes:
Quick, Dummy, to The Consumerist!

\don't lose your wallet and then biatch about other people
2012-09-27 04:07:22 PM  
1 votes:

Spad31: Heh. Very funny watching everyone tap dance around the real facts.


You're right.

I want to know where Mr. Hamilton went on his Florida vacation and if it's even possible to have fun there.
2012-09-27 04:00:43 PM  
1 votes:

geedub: "All of that changed at around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13. She tells Hair Balls that on that steamy morning,"

Wait, what?


It's only mentioned that one time anywhere in the article. There is no explanation for who the fark "Hair Balls" is.
2012-09-27 04:00:13 PM  
1 votes:

AssAsInAssassin: wildcardjack: Hey lady, these are YOUR STUDENTS.

You've taught them to press buttons but they've never been judged on their ability to think.

You can tell all that? You must be very special.


You're right. I'd blame the legislators who passed No Child Left Behind before I'd ever blame a teacher.
2012-09-27 03:41:54 PM  
1 votes:
She talked to Hair Balls and Jesus.

HAIR BALLS AND JESUS.

So much win.
2012-09-27 03:35:57 PM  
1 votes:

Keigh: I used to work at a Kroger. This doesn't surprise me at all.

The reason I left was that i was participating in the scam that all the employees participated in to make a few extra bucks, but one day we all got a little too good at it and they noticed. Good times.


It was selling the rolls of "PAID" stickers for people to get cheap milk and soda, wasn't it?
2012-09-27 03:32:08 PM  
1 votes:

Need_MindBleach: She says the employee told her that her wallet had been thrown in the trash, her credit cards had been cut to pieces, and her money put in the cash drawer. She was told her driver's license was in the mail.

Uh, is this legal? How about if I accidentally leave some money with a bank employee? Would it be legal for the bank to pocket it?

They had identification. Sounds like theft to me.


If you left your money with me what would happen would depend on whether or not you had an account with us. If you were an account holder you would be called and asked if you wanted to pick up the cash or simply have it deposited into your account. If you wanted the cash it would be counted under dual control, sealed in an envelop, logged and placed in the vault. If you weren't a customer then it gets counted under dual control, sealed in an envelop, logged and placed in the vault. Since the only checks we cash for non-account holders is the ones drawn on our bank we would try to contact you through the customer that wrote it for you.

Putting the money in the drawer would cause an outage. Where I work even a penny is enough to get people's panties in a bunch. Pocketing the money would be theft.
2012-09-27 03:32:00 PM  
1 votes:

PacManDreaming: I don't care what people think or say, I always have wallets that have chains on them and I keep them firmly attached to my belt. It's one less thing that I have to worry about losing.


Let me guess, you also have a whole bunch of keys dangling from your belt too. You use 2 or 3 of those keys regularly, the rest are there to make you feel important.

/never lost my wallet
//never worry about it
2012-09-27 03:26:56 PM  
1 votes:
So an employee stole $15 dollars from her wallet before throwing it away. The store gave her $70 as compensation. Who knows what happened to the ID, just go get a new one.
2012-09-27 03:25:15 PM  
1 votes:

Arkanaut: She says she's spoken to several attorneys, all of whom have assured her that Kroger's phalanx of attorneys would make mincemeat out of her in court. One told her that she could present a videotape of a manager beating her up in the store and the company's staff sharks would still be able to convince a court that it was all her fault.

Note to self: Houston has shiatty lawyers.


I was thinking the same thing.
2012-09-27 03:24:44 PM  
1 votes:
My wallet is only ever in my hand, my pocket, or my house. Setting down your wallet is idiotic.
2012-09-27 03:23:10 PM  
1 votes:
Man, we just toss the wallet in the safe and wait for someone to call. Then we check the license to make sure it at least resembles the customer, maybe have them rattle off a birthdate or something.
2012-09-27 03:20:26 PM  
1 votes:
i48.tinypic.com

I cut up your credit cards
and mailed you your license.

I'm keeping the 3 bucks.
2012-09-27 03:19:22 PM  
1 votes:

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Spad31: thismomentinblackhistory: Spad31: These are the O voters. The lot of them. Bank on it.

Looking at national and swing-state polls, it is reasonable to assume that most of the people you see, speak to, work with, know, and read about are, in fact, voting for Obama. Bank on that.

Yep. Explains much, doesn't it?

Obviously democracy has failed and a dictatorship is in order, ja?


Can we move this threadjack to the politics tab? KTHX.
2012-09-27 03:18:08 PM  
1 votes:
I once dropped my wallet on a busy street in San Francisco and -- no joke -- it was still there when I walked back and nothing had been removed.

/csb
2012-09-27 03:15:53 PM  
1 votes:

EatHam: ZAZ: We aren't in the 1950s where your record is in a cabinet indexed by number. The computers can keep track of all the numbers given to one person.

Yeah, probably still using 1950s technology for that.


The problem is that they're still using 1950's employees for that.
2012-09-27 03:10:50 PM  
1 votes:

thismomentinblackhistory: Spad31: These are the O voters. The lot of them. Bank on it.

Looking at national and swing-state polls, it is reasonable to assume that most of the people you see, speak to, work with, know, and read about are, in fact, voting for Obama. Bank on that.


Yep. Explains much, doesn't it?
2012-09-27 01:29:21 PM  
1 votes:
I don't care what people think or say, I always have wallets that have chains on them and I keep them firmly attached to my belt. It's one less thing that I have to worry about losing.
 
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