Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(USA Today)   Walmart cuts store hours yet again   (usatoday.com) divider line
    More: PSA, Vice president, Grocery store, Wal-Mart, Vice President of the United States, hour-long senior shopping event, U.S. stores, Change, Target Corporation  
•       •       •

1132 clicks; posted to Business » on 19 Mar 2020 at 8:16 PM (20 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



27 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2020-03-19 5:21:57 PM  
From March 24 through April 28, Walmart's 5,000-plus U.S. stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers 60 and older, which will start one hour before stores open.

6am at Walmart is already a senior shopping event.
 
2020-03-19 8:21:31 PM  
I just spoke to someone who works in retail. She said families are coming to wander the aisles for entertainment because nothing else is open.

And we thought the lookie-loos gawking at car accidents were bad.
 
2020-03-19 8:57:56 PM  

jaytkay: I just spoke to someone who works in retail. She said families are coming to wander the aisles for entertainment because nothing else is open.

And we thought the lookie-loos gawking at car accidents were bad.


Coronanecking?
 
2020-03-19 9:05:04 PM  

jaytkay: I just spoke to someone who works in retail. She said families are coming to wander the aisles for entertainment because nothing else is open.

And we thought the lookie-loos gawking at car accidents were bad.


It's better than mall walking since you don't have to get dressed up all fancy.
 
2020-03-19 9:22:17 PM  
If Walmart didn't already rule brick and mortar retail before this, they're certainly gonna be damn close after this.
 
2020-03-19 9:38:48 PM  
Make the 24 hour ones 24 hours again

That would help cut down on the mass gathering inside the store
 
2020-03-19 9:58:51 PM  
actually cutting hours make it more likely you will catch it as you concentrate the amount of customers proximity during the opening hours , forcing all stores to be 24hrs would be better to make it less likely people will catch it
 
2020-03-19 10:02:48 PM  
blog.christopherburg.comView Full Size
 
2020-03-19 10:05:01 PM  

bluewave69: actually cutting hours make it more likely you will catch it as you concentrate the amount of customers proximity during the opening hours , forcing all stores to be 24hrs would be better to make it less likely people will catch it


Yes and limiting the quantity of essential goods that can be purchased will force customers to make more trips to the store.
Can't ever get me enough toilet paper.
 
2020-03-19 10:15:39 PM  

jaytkay: I just spoke to someone who works in retail. She said families are coming to wander the aisles for entertainment because nothing else is open.

And we thought the lookie-loos gawking at car accidents were bad.


"School's out and I'm bored.  Let's go to Walmart"
 
2020-03-19 10:17:23 PM  

bluewave69: actually cutting hours make it more likely you will catch it as you concentrate the amount of customers proximity during the opening hours , forcing all stores to be 24hrs would be better to make it less likely people will catch it


Counterpoint: Stores say they need extra down time to clean and disinfect
 
2020-03-19 10:35:18 PM  

FarkaDark: bluewave69: actually cutting hours make it more likely you will catch it as you concentrate the amount of customers proximity during the opening hours , forcing all stores to be 24hrs would be better to make it less likely people will catch it

Yes and limiting the quantity of essential goods that can be purchased will force customers to make more trips to the store.


How much toilet paper do you use in a week? You might want to see a doctor about that.

The hours thing is annoying though, as someone who frequently works until 9:00 at night at another 'wholesale' retailer although I sometimes patronize Walmart after as it's right across the street.
 
2020-03-19 11:07:56 PM  

MBZ321: FarkaDark: bluewave69: actually cutting hours make it more likely you will catch it as you concentrate the amount of customers proximity during the opening hours , forcing all stores to be 24hrs would be better to make it less likely people will catch it

Yes and limiting the quantity of essential goods that can be purchased will force customers to make more trips to the store.

How much toilet paper do you use in a week? You might want to see a doctor about that.

The hours thing is annoying though, as someone who frequently works until 9:00 at night at another 'wholesale' retailer although I sometimes patronize Walmart after as it's right across the street.


well i have been called a giant asshole.
Suppose my sarcasm did not translate all that well.
Stay safe and feel free to call me out another time.
 
2020-03-20 12:14:28 AM  
Because what we want is for large groups of elderly people to go to the store all together at once.
Thanks, Walmart!
 
2020-03-20 12:25:12 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Because what we want is for large groups of elderly people to go to the store all together at once.
Thanks, Walmart!


Walmart isn't even close to being the first major retailer to implement Geezer Hour.
 
2020-03-20 1:36:18 AM  

jaytkay: I just spoke to someone who works in retail. She said families are coming to wander the aisles for entertainment because nothing else is open.

And we thought the lookie-loos gawking at car accidents were bad.


I'll confess to having done as much myself recently. Not for any sort of entertainment, but just to get an eye for how close things here are to hitting the fan. Or at least I tried, but the store was so insanely crowded with panic-buyers that I wound up just going for the literal one thing I came for. It was nuts. I was waiting in line for nearly half an hour, phone in one hand, box of bar soap and cough drops in the other (I'm asthmatic, so my coughs scare the fark out of people when there isn't a pandemic going on). Surprisingly, of all the things that weren't being cleaner off the shelves, it was basic hygiene supplies that were well-stocked.
 
2020-03-20 1:37:58 AM  
Er. Literal one thing I came for and the also, when I saw the largest bags of cough drops I'd ever seen on the shelf. I figure those should last me a couple years if I don't wind up catching the Corolla and really needing them. Might just donate them to the office when this hopefully blows over.
 
2020-03-20 2:55:19 AM  

koder: From March 24 through April 28, Walmart's 5,000-plus U.S. stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers 60 and older, which will start one hour before stores open.

6am at Walmart is already a senior shopping event.


I've shopped at opening time at grocery stores for years. It's great. The only drawback is some items such as hot roasted chickens or fresh fish aren't there until later in the day.
 
2020-03-20 2:58:38 AM  

jaytkay: bluewave69: actually cutting hours make it more likely you will catch it as you concentrate the amount of customers proximity during the opening hours , forcing all stores to be 24hrs would be better to make it less likely people will catch it

Counterpoint: Stores say they need extra down time to clean and disinfect


And restock. I witnessed people snatching water off a restocker's cart as he wheeled it through the store.
 
2020-03-20 3:43:48 AM  
I'm actually hoping for the Coronavirus to kill black Friday sales.
 
2020-03-20 4:29:29 AM  

FarkaDark: bluewave69: actually cutting hours make it more likely you will catch it as you concentrate the amount of customers proximity during the opening hours , forcing all stores to be 24hrs would be better to make it less likely people will catch it
Yes and limiting the quantity of essential goods that can be purchased will force customers to make more trips to the store.
Can't ever get me enough toilet paper.


It's called "getting the place restocked" and it takes hours when everyone is hoarding.  That's why they have to close.  Jeez, didn't you read the damn article?
I didnt either, but I know that's why they're closing.

And once again, I know it's hard to believe, but it's not about your convenience.  People have to physically move all that stuff around, so that you can go in and fill up another 3 shopping carts.  I'm sure you never noticed.
 
2020-03-20 6:48:59 AM  

cryinoutloud: FarkaDark: bluewave69: actually cutting hours make it more likely you will catch it as you concentrate the amount of customers proximity during the opening hours , forcing all stores to be 24hrs would be better to make it less likely people will catch it
Yes and limiting the quantity of essential goods that can be purchased will force customers to make more trips to the store.
Can't ever get me enough toilet paper.

It's called "getting the place restocked" and it takes hours when everyone is hoarding.  That's why they have to close.  Jeez, didn't you read the damn article?
I didnt either, but I know that's why they're closing.

And once again, I know it's hard to believe, but it's not about your convenience.  People have to physically move all that stuff around, so that you can go in and fill up another 3 shopping carts.  I'm sure you never noticed.


My sarcasm does not translate well I'm ok with their decision.
Next time I will lay it on a lttle thicker and use slashies
Please be safe.
 
2020-03-20 9:55:38 AM  
Woman was buying eggs.  She had 8 12-egg packs in her cart. I tried to helpfully point out the 48-egg packages, two trays of 24 shrink wrapped together, would save her dollars.  She seemed struck, looked at them, and told me she could never get through a pack that big before they went rotten.

Kinda like "Cut my pizza into 8 not just two pieces, I'm really hungry".  Seriously, don't hoard eggs in a human epidemic.  Hoard them when there is a poultry industry chicken sickness.  The hens will keep laying steadily.
 
2020-03-20 10:17:24 AM  
Meanwhile, CVS says "fark your families" and extended store hours this past week. Not pharmacy hours, store hours.
 
2020-03-20 10:59:54 AM  

jayphat: Meanwhile, CVS says "fark your families" and extended store hours this past week. Not pharmacy hours, store hours.


Rather have longer store hours to prevent larger gatherings inside than have everyone and their mother congregating like they are at Christmas mass
 
2020-03-20 12:42:01 PM  

bluewave69: actually cutting hours make it more likely you will catch it as you concentrate the amount of customers proximity during the opening hours , forcing all stores to be 24hrs would be better to make it less likely people will catch it


Encouraging stores to stay open would be good, but forcing them is kind of forced labor.
That is a bit too totalitarian
 
2020-03-20 10:29:22 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Because what we want is for large groups of elderly people to go to the store all together at once.
Thanks, Walmart!


If it means they're gone by the time I get there, good!
 
Displayed 27 of 27 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.