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(KHOU Houston)   Vigilante crusaders armed with only a video camera and a sense of what's right expose a hidden threat to honest Americans: Empty boxes stacked too high in a Walmart aisle. "This is unsafe to the public"   (khou.com) divider line 48
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2013-08-03 08:50:38 AM
I worked a few months at a Walmart. It's always like that because they don't have enough storage space in back. They routinely park piles of boxes out in the aisles. Go in in the evening and they clog the aisles even more for the overnight stocking crews to work.

I once asked one of the 987 assistant managers why they kept three pallets of dog food in back and a full on one display. It was explained that Ol' Roy was one of their biggest sellers, blah blah. He never explained why this meant having two extra pallet loads' worth beyond daily turnover. I sympathize; believe me, the last thing any Walmart manager has time to do is manage.
 
2013-08-03 10:53:16 AM
I thought the customers there were the real danger, based on those pictures I see online. (only the Walton family is more dangerous than the customers)
 
2013-08-03 10:54:27 AM
andrewjpatrick.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-03 11:00:00 AM
That's so they can keep an eye on the merchandise, otherwise the employees in the back would be stealing it
 
2013-08-03 11:00:27 AM
This store is private property, son.
 
2013-08-03 11:01:16 AM
This crusader sounds like the right person to ask what the deal is with airline peanuts.
 
2013-08-03 11:02:30 AM
Holy shiat is that guy serious? Did he actually call the police?  This is satire, right? RIGHT?
 
2013-08-03 11:02:46 AM
slow news day in tx
 
2013-08-03 11:06:26 AM
It's all fun and games until one of those boxes actually falls on a kid now.
 
2013-08-03 11:07:55 AM
Admittedly they probably *weren't* empty boxes, and probably could have injured a child if the stack tipped over. But that doesn't mean this guy isn't a total dick who needs a hobby. And what, his job is driving around looking for disabled motorists to see if he can help? Is that a Texas thing?
 
2013-08-03 11:13:24 AM

dukeblue219: Admittedly they probably *weren't* empty boxes, and probably could have injured a child if the stack tipped over. But that doesn't mean this guy isn't a total dick who needs a hobby. And
what, his job is driving around looking for disabled motorists to see if he can help? Is that a Texas thing?




Missouri has the the same thing on the urban section of it's interstates
 
2013-08-03 11:14:54 AM
I was going to complain about this, too.
flatrock.org.nz
 
2013-08-03 11:16:28 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: dukeblue219: Admittedly they probably *weren't* empty boxes, and probably could have injured a child if the stack tipped over. But that doesn't mean this guy isn't a total dick who needs a hobby. And
what, his job is driving around looking for disabled motorists to see if he can help? Is that a Texas thing?

Missouri has the the same thing on the urban section of it's interstates


They have them in IL on the highways/expressways too. They're called Minute Men here.
 
2013-08-03 11:16:50 AM
Fat stupid fark.
 
2013-08-03 11:17:11 AM
Do a youtube search for 'video vigilante'. He's a guy in Oklahoma that catches hookers and their customers on video then calls the police.

/Surprised he hasn't been shot yet
 
2013-08-03 11:17:44 AM
I am sorry sir, but the magic pixies that teleport the products directly to the shelves were all let go when they formed a union. We are looking into hiring unicorns that can send everything by rainbows, but for now we are limited to using the Gnomes that come in the night.
 
2013-08-03 11:18:05 AM

abhorrent1: Mid_mo_mad_man: dukeblue219: Admittedly they probably *weren't* empty boxes, and probably could have injured a child if the stack tipped over. But that doesn't mean this guy isn't a total dick who needs a hobby. And
what, his job is driving around looking for disabled motorists to see if he can help? Is that a Texas thing?

Missouri has the the same thing on the urban section of it's interstates

They have them in IL on the highways/expressways too. They're called Minute Men here.


Forgot the pic

myersfirephotos.smugmug.com
 
2013-08-03 11:20:20 AM

MBooda: I was going to complain about this, too.


Wal-mart has top men looking into that.

/Top. Men.
//The bottom men are busy cracking another case
 
2013-08-03 11:30:44 AM

abhorrent1: Missouri has the the same thing on the urban section of it's interstates

They have them in IL on the highways/expressways too. They're called Minute Men here.


Oh, well yeah we have that sort of service too. It sounded to me like this guy was operating out of his own car: "Ron Harris makes a living by helping others with stranded cars."Just your basic side of the road rescue tools," Harris said. "Whatever the problem is, we come and diagnose the problem." "

// I've been watching too much Criminal Minds because that sounds exactly like what a serial killer might do....
 
2013-08-03 11:30:47 AM
Those boxes aren't empty. However, the real question is why pallets of housewares are being stashed in toys. I mean, really. C'mon now.
 
2013-08-03 11:31:29 AM
in texas, someone is going to shove that camera where the sun won't shine.
 
2013-08-03 11:35:57 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: dukeblue219: Admittedly they probably *weren't* empty boxes, and probably could have injured a child if the stack tipped over. But that doesn't mean this guy isn't a total dick who needs a hobby. And
what, his job is driving around looking for disabled motorists to see if he can help? Is that a Texas thing?

Missouri has the the same thing on the urban section of it's interstates


CA has 'em. At least they did. One of them pulled up behind me in the E lane when I had a flat. I'm perfectly capable of changing a tire... but he was all, "No worries Sir. Why don't you go have a seat on the guardrail and we'll get this taken care of for you." They even put the spare and the jack away correctly... I tried to give him some money... dude wouldn't take it.

Honestly... it was an exceptionally awkward experience.

/Orange Angels or some shiat I think they call 'em.
 
2013-08-03 11:40:40 AM

dukeblue219: Admittedly they probably *weren't* empty boxes, and probably could have injured a child if the stack tipped over. But that doesn't mean this guy isn't a total dick who needs a hobby. And what, his job is driving around looking for disabled motorists to see if he can help? Is that a Texas thing?


No it's a rip off thing, they get to people when they are most vulnerable. They find some poor sap stuck on the side of the road and offer assistance at an exorbitant fee. Flat tire huh? I can plug that for $75 dollars. Out of gas? I got a gallon right here for $35. Dead battery? You're in luck, that's on special today, jump starts are only $25. Have you back on the road in no time.
 
2013-08-03 12:06:23 PM
Somebody please post the "huge manatee".
 
2013-08-03 12:07:35 PM

edmo: I worked a few months at a Walmart. It's always like that because they don't have enough storage space in back. They routinely park piles of boxes out in the aisles. Go in in the evening and they clog the aisles even more for the overnight stocking crews to work.

I once asked one of the 987 assistant managers why they kept three pallets of dog food in back and a full on one display. It was explained that Ol' Roy was one of their biggest sellers, blah blah. He never explained why this meant having two extra pallet loads' worth beyond daily turnover. I sympathize; believe me, the last thing any Walmart manager has time to do is manage.


So basically you're telling me that Walmart operates exactly like the unionized grocery store I worked for when I was in HS. Where big items like cases of pop, charcoal, petfood, and the like when they were on sale or in season or both would be brought out and displayed on pallets and that the isles get filled with pallets on the overnight stocking shift. It's nice to know retail hasn't changed.
 
2013-08-03 12:13:16 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: Mid_mo_mad_man: dukeblue219: Admittedly they probably *weren't* empty boxes, and probably could have injured a child if the stack tipped over. But that doesn't mean this guy isn't a total dick who needs a hobby. And
what, his job is driving around looking for disabled motorists to see if he can help? Is that a Texas thing?

Missouri has the the same thing on the urban section of it's interstates

CA has 'em. At least they did. One of them pulled up behind me in the E lane when I had a flat. I'm perfectly capable of changing a tire... but he was all, "No worries Sir. Why don't you go have a seat on the guardrail and we'll get this taken care of for you." They even put the spare and the jack away correctly... I tried to give him some money... dude wouldn't take it.

Honestly... it was an exceptionally awkward experience.

/Orange Angels or some shiat I think they call 'em.





Missouri does it so a stall car doesn't create traffic and cause accidents.
 
2013-08-03 12:14:56 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Pray 4 Mojo: Mid_mo_mad_man: dukeblue219: Admittedly they probably *weren't* empty boxes, and probably could have injured a child if the stack tipped over. But that doesn't mean this guy isn't a total dick who needs a hobby. And
what, his job is driving around looking for disabled motorists to see if he can help? Is that a Texas thing?

Missouri has the the same thing on the urban section of it's interstates

CA has 'em. At least they did. One of them pulled up behind me in the E lane when I had a flat. I'm perfectly capable of changing a tire... but he was all, "No worries Sir. Why don't you go have a seat on the guardrail and we'll get this taken care of for you." They even put the spare and the jack away correctly... I tried to give him some money... dude wouldn't take it.

Honestly... it was an exceptionally awkward experience.

/Orange Angels or some shiat I think they call 'em.

Missouri does it so a stall car doesn't create traffic and cause accidents.




*stalled car
 
2013-08-03 12:22:40 PM
He sounds like the guy of idiot who'd make a big farking deal over having to show his receipt before he left the store.
 
2013-08-03 12:31:34 PM
"A lot of bad things happen because good people don't do anything."   This is farking Houston.  Nuke it from orbit, problem solved.
 
2013-08-03 12:48:47 PM
And yet, it's OK for the TSA to touch his nuts.
 
2013-08-03 12:53:57 PM

MBooda: I was going to complain about this, too.
[flatrock.org.nz image 640x480]


But at least in the case of your pic, they have top men working on it.

/Top...men
 
2013-08-03 12:56:12 PM
This is an outrage, but you know what's even worse than the menace of  boxes in stores?

Those bastards at Amazon.com are mailing deadly, deadly boxes RIGHT TO MY HOUSE.

Nobody is safe. The end is here.

If anybody needs me, I'll be huddling in my special boxproof underground shelter until the oxygen runs out.
 
2013-08-03 01:05:59 PM
So everyone here has hopefully seen the photo of the boxes in question. If you were there, and you decided to be afraid that something was going to fall on you and injure you, would you be most afraid of:

A) The pile of boxes which are sitting there doing box stuff
B) The giant fat f*ck staggering around the area like a drunken, dumber-than-normal elephant

I think the manager asked him to leave because he had also chosen "B" from that list, and was concerned for public safety.
 
2013-08-03 01:12:21 PM

offmymeds: He sounds like the guy of idiot


Hee hee.
 
2013-08-03 01:18:54 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: offmymeds: He sounds like the guy of idiot

Hee hee.


This is what happens when I post before having had my first full cup of coffee.

He sounds like the guy kind of idiot who'd make a big farking deal over having to show his receipt before he left the store.

FTFM
 
2013-08-03 01:22:06 PM

leadmetal: edmo: I worked a few months at a Walmart. It's always like that because they don't have enough storage space in back. They routinely park piles of boxes out in the aisles. Go in in the evening and they clog the aisles even more for the overnight stocking crews to work.

I once asked one of the 987 assistant managers why they kept three pallets of dog food in back and a full on one display. It was explained that Ol' Roy was one of their biggest sellers, blah blah. He never explained why this meant having two extra pallet loads' worth beyond daily turnover. I sympathize; believe me, the last thing any Walmart manager has time to do is manage.

So basically you're telling me that Walmart operates exactly like the unionized grocery store I worked for when I was in HS. Where big items like cases of pop, charcoal, petfood, and the like when they were on sale or in season or both would be brought out and displayed on pallets and that the isles get filled with pallets on the overnight stocking shift. It's nice to know retail hasn't changed.


I was in a (unionized) grocery store just yesterday where they built one of those can pyramid stacks. Mr Video Crusader would see that and call the White House.
 
2013-08-03 01:54:36 PM

edmo: I worked a few months at a Walmart. It's always like that because they don't have enough storage space in back. They routinely park piles of boxes out in the aisles. Go in in the evening and they clog the aisles even more for the overnight stocking crews to work.

I once asked one of the 987 assistant managers why they kept three pallets of dog food in back and a full on one display. It was explained that Ol' Roy was one of their biggest sellers, blah blah. He never explained why this meant having two extra pallet loads' worth beyond daily turnover. I sympathize; believe me, the last thing any Walmart manager has time to do is manage.


Wow - you're almost as bad as the guy in the article.  Why would you care that they had too much product on display?  Why would you care so much that you'd talk to an assistant manager about it?
 
2013-08-03 02:57:28 PM
I've seen boxes in stores too. I did nothing.

When I came back, they were gone.

HOLY CRAP!!! IT'S ALIENS!!
 
2013-08-03 02:59:43 PM
It's terrorism, I tell you.
 
2013-08-03 03:17:24 PM
www.colourbox.com

Weapons of mass destruction
 
2013-08-03 03:24:16 PM
I hate to admit it here on FARK, but I worked for Wal Mart for 13 years. What is shown in the video is an everyday occurrence, and I've regularly seen much worse. The employees who unload the trucks have "speed" stressed over "stacking accuracy" by management without fail. I have witnessed pallets being brought out to the floor that are so poorly stacked that entire columns of boxes topple off at the slightest bump or while the pallet is being maneuvered around a corner. I have witnessed customers being missed by inches when this happens. Even though the pallets are not supposed to be brought to the floor until after 10PM, I've seen them brought out as early as 7 or 8PM. I addressed these issues with the management team over and over again but it never changed anything, Apparently Wal Mart will only "fix" a problem after someone actually gets hurt, as far as I can see.

While the gentleman's response in the video may seem over the top to most people, I assure you that you wouldn't consider it as such if you had small children and shopped at Wal Mart. The manager in the video is all too typical as well...more concerned with a camera in the store than with a potentially dangerous situation.

Situation normal.
 
2013-08-03 09:16:03 PM
Damn. I can't believe how long that video was. Slo news day.
 
2013-08-03 10:39:45 PM

Speef: This is an outrage, but you know what's even worse than the menace of  boxes in stores?

Those bastards at Amazon.com are mailing deadly, deadly boxes RIGHT TO MY HOUSE.


That was classic, Speef.   Thanks for a good laugh.  Can I have your permission to use that line?  Damn, I just looked at it again and I'm cracking up!  Good stuff, man.  Good stuff.
 
2013-08-03 10:43:55 PM

Whatchoo Talkinbout: Somebody please post the "huge manatee".


Why don't you do it?
 
2013-08-03 11:06:01 PM
Video looks more like a freaking ad for his mobile auto repair business.
 
2013-08-03 11:07:22 PM

quasimike: I hate to admit it here on FARK, but I worked for Wal Mart for 13 years. What is shown in the video is an everyday occurrence, and I've regularly seen much worse. The employees who unload the trucks have "speed" stressed over "stacking accuracy" by management without fail. I have witnessed pallets being brought out to the floor that are so poorly stacked that entire columns of boxes topple off at the slightest bump or while the pallet is being maneuvered around a corner. I have witnessed customers being missed by inches when this happens. Even though the pallets are not supposed to be brought to the floor until after 10PM, I've seen them brought out as early as 7 or 8PM. I addressed these issues with the management team over and over again but it never changed anything, Apparently Wal Mart will only "fix" a problem after someone actually gets hurt, as far as I can see.

While the gentleman's response in the video may seem over the top to most people, I assure you that you wouldn't consider it as such if you had small children and shopped at Wal Mart. The manager in the video is all too typical as well...more concerned with a camera in the store than with a potentially dangerous situation.

Situation normal.


Maybe people with small children either shouldn't take them shopping with them (I never went with my parents) or if they do take them to WATCH THEM AT ALL TIMES???

Just a thought.
 
2013-08-03 11:46:34 PM

ggecko: quasimike: I hate to admit it here on FARK, but I worked for Wal Mart for 13 years. What is shown in the video is an everyday occurrence, and I've regularly seen much worse. The employees who unload the trucks have "speed" stressed over "stacking accuracy" by management without fail. I have witnessed pallets being brought out to the floor that are so poorly stacked that entire columns of boxes topple off at the slightest bump or while the pallet is being maneuvered around a corner. I have witnessed customers being missed by inches when this happens. Even though the pallets are not supposed to be brought to the floor until after 10PM, I've seen them brought out as early as 7 or 8PM. I addressed these issues with the management team over and over again but it never changed anything, Apparently Wal Mart will only "fix" a problem after someone actually gets hurt, as far as I can see.

While the gentleman's response in the video may seem over the top to most people, I assure you that you wouldn't consider it as such if you had small children and shopped at Wal Mart. The manager in the video is all too typical as well...more concerned with a camera in the store than with a potentially dangerous situation.

Situation normal.

Maybe people with small children either shouldn't take them shopping with them (I never went with my parents) or if they do take them to WATCH THEM AT ALL TIMES???

Just a thought.


This is another thing...I never saw much supervision from parents when it came to kids too old/big to ride in the shopping cart. It was as if Wal Mart was a big playground, and the parents were all to happy to trust the store to babysit their little crotchfruit.
 
2013-08-04 04:52:41 PM
Apparently subtard failed reading comprehension, as the boxes weren't empty.

Idiot.
 
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