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(Reuters)   Wearing a mask to Walmart is no longer optional. Any other clothing may be   (reuters.com) divider line
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2020-07-15 5:37:23 PM  
The last time I was at Walmart, it was about 50-50.  I wonder how well they will enforce the new rule.
 
2020-07-15 6:09:42 PM  

NM Volunteer: The last time I was at Walmart, it was about 50-50.  I wonder how well they will enforce the new rule.


With cops at the one near me.
 
2020-07-15 6:13:28 PM  
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let's see how Mountain Dew swilling red-hats are reacting...
 
2020-07-15 6:33:23 PM  
Similar to everyone driving on the correct side of the road, masks only work if everyone wears them.

/don't take my word for it, ask the Koreans
 
2020-07-15 7:00:16 PM  
It's my understanding that there are still a lot of unemployed bouncers and doormen.

I hope Wal-Mart (and Kroger next week) hires some of them.
 
2020-07-15 7:03:54 PM  

skyotter: It's my understanding that there are still a lot of unemployed bouncers and doormen.

I hope Wal-Mart (and Kroger next week) hires some of them.


And in many states they could stand their ground with this ignorant vectors.
 
2020-07-15 7:05:14 PM  

ltnor: NM Volunteer: The last time I was at Walmart, it was about 50-50.  I wonder how well they will enforce the new rule.

With cops at the one near me.


The local Menards basically has the largest, yet very friendly looking, adult man on any shift greeting people at the door. If you don't have your own mask he directs you to the service desk where a sweet young thing (I've seen both men and women but overwhelmingly young) will sell you a mask for $1. All greeters are masked, and basically overwhelm you with kind and helpful vibes yet there is very little doubt that "The Big Guy" will pick you up and remove you if need be. 

It's really pretty remarkable how well it works given that the pre-covid status of Menards could be compared to the inner circles of hell.
 
2020-07-15 7:11:31 PM  
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/oblig
 
2020-07-15 7:13:28 PM  
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2020-07-15 7:14:46 PM  

Liadan: ltnor: NM Volunteer: The last time I was at Walmart, it was about 50-50.  I wonder how well they will enforce the new rule.

With cops at the one near me.

The local Menards basically has the largest, yet very friendly looking, adult man on any shift greeting people at the door. If you don't have your own mask he directs you to the service desk where a sweet young thing (I've seen both men and women but overwhelmingly young) will sell you a mask for $1. All greeters are masked, and basically overwhelm you with kind and helpful vibes yet there is very little doubt that "The Big Guy" will pick you up and remove you if need be. 

It's really pretty remarkable how well it works given that the pre-covid status of Menards could be compared to the inner circles of hell.


The Walmart near me called the police when someone threatened to shoot the next person that told them to put a mask on. I was wondering why a cop car was parked all crazy with it's lights going.
 
2020-07-15 7:26:41 PM  

NM Volunteer: The last time I was at Walmart, it was about 50-50.  I wonder how well they will enforce the new rule.


Last time I was in Walmart a couple weeks ago, even the employees were maybe 50-50. It's good that this rule is in effect company-wide. Hopefully it actually gets enforced at the store level though.
 
2020-07-15 7:27:35 PM  

Giant Clown Shoe: [Fark user image image 293x443]

let's see how Mountain Dew swilling red-hats are reacting...


You leave mt dew outta this. It isn't the problem....at least it's not the problem for this
 
2020-07-15 7:32:49 PM  
Nice to do at the door, but if if is anything like mine you'll have all the assholes who pull their mask down/off once they are in the door.  My Sam's club is pretty diverse, but it seems to be exclusively white people that take their masks off.
 
2020-07-15 7:35:30 PM  
I've worked enough retail to know the "I'll never shop here again" threats are coming. That'll be entertaining, doubly so since Walmart is one of a VERY few options for large swaths of America.
 
2020-07-15 7:46:04 PM  
I received an email from BJ's announcing the same thing. Not a problem here in Massholia, as we've had a face covering requirement when entering stores since May 1 and adoption has been very high.
 
2020-07-15 7:53:12 PM  
But muh freedumbs....!!!
 
2020-07-15 7:57:03 PM  
It's about damn time Kroger.  It's the only place I actually go inside and I've never seen more than 50% mask.  Back in March I was always the one other customer in the store with a mask/gloves.
 
2020-07-15 7:58:00 PM  
Oh this is REALLY going to piss off the Trumpers.  Wal Mart is their happy place.
 
2020-07-15 8:00:40 PM  
There will be killings at Walmart.
 
2020-07-15 8:03:27 PM  

jso2897: There will be killings at Walmart.


Sadly, you're right and they will start here in Florida.
 
2020-07-15 8:16:50 PM  
I've been avoiding Walmart  like the plague.

Now I use a BlueBird card as a way to  pay things online without risking a major creditcard, and would normally go to Walmart to reload  when it is empty.  But I haven't been willing to for months.  Looked through the window at a Walmart local market, and noped out of that.

So I have been using VanillaReload at DollarGeneral.   That's right, I pay $4 to avoid going to Walmart

/now I could send myself a check from my normal bank to my home address, and then deposit it to bluebird by phone by photographing it, if I didn't mind the delay/hassle.  I may have to start doing that.
 
2020-07-15 8:29:12 PM  
I was at at Walmart with a friend a few weeks back and some redneck threatened to 'kick the ass' of a security guard over wearing of a mask

/Why yes, he was wearing a Trump 2020 shirt
 
2020-07-15 9:10:19 PM  
"Got any gum?"


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2020-07-15 9:20:24 PM  
I believe this will apply to all Walmarts, even those in states with no mandatory mask rule.  This should go over well.  Looking for some more videos of "People of Walmart" including new "Karens of Walmart".
 
2020-07-15 9:24:56 PM  
Anyone.
ANYONE.
Who doesn't wear a mask in a public place.
Is a farking idiot.
A farking cult brain-dead Trump supporter.

Why are we returning to stay-at-home orders?
--- See above.
 
2020-07-15 9:33:16 PM  
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"Welcome to Walmart. I do butt stuff."
 
2020-07-15 9:33:48 PM  

Liadan: ltnor: NM Volunteer: The last time I was at Walmart, it was about 50-50.  I wonder how well they will enforce the new rule.

With cops at the one near me.

The local Menards basically has the largest, yet very friendly looking, adult man on any shift greeting people at the door. If you don't have your own mask he directs you to the service desk where a sweet young thing (I've seen both men and women but overwhelmingly young) will sell you a mask for $1. All greeters are masked, and basically overwhelm you with kind and helpful vibes yet there is very little doubt that "The Big Guy" will pick you up and remove you if need be. 

It's really pretty remarkable how well it works given that the pre-covid status of Menards could be compared to the inner circles of hell.


I am honestly impressed with Menards for how they have handled this. The kind of people who shop there are petty much the same kind of people who want nothing to do with masks, but every time I've been there everyone has been compliant and pleasant about wearing them. Methinks Menards has some gravitas with this crowd that, say, a Walmart does not have.

Then again, I'd completely believe it's a liability situation too, because social distancing inside a Menards is a hell of a difficult thing to do sometimes.
 
2020-07-15 9:39:20 PM  
Imagine being the assigned greeter and, while punching in, they hand you a stack of masks and say "make sure everyone has one".

I'd walk over to Sporting Goods and grab a full set of catcher's gear.
 
2020-07-15 9:43:30 PM  

Bob The Nob: Imagine being the assigned greeter and, while punching in, they hand you a stack of masks and say "make sure everyone has one".

I'd walk over to Sporting Goods and grab a full set of catcher's gear.


They might be hiring outside help.  I noticed a rent-a-cop at the front door of my Walmart on Sunday.

I also noticed two dumbasses with masks dangling from an ear.  And given the amount of beer and cheap wine in their carts, I can only assume they were outsiders (possibly farking Texans).  Southeast New Mexico is a backwards hellhole thanks to absurd laws, like the Sunday Sales laws.  I would hate to be the employee telling those two border-crossing plague rats that they couldn't buy beer and wine.
 
2020-07-15 9:45:47 PM  
Hey modcrites? This really needs to be on the main. It's, y'know, kind of a big deal?
 
2020-07-15 10:01:33 PM  

NINEv2: Hey modcrites? This really needs to be on the main. It's, y'know, kind of a big deal?


Use the "Report this link to admins" feature.  They listen to requests.
 
2020-07-15 10:01:51 PM  

radiovox: Oh this is REALLY going to piss off the Trumpers.  Wal Mart is their happy place.


Weren't they all boycotting Walmart already over some gun/bullet nonsense?
 
2020-07-15 10:13:51 PM  
I'll believe it when I see it.

The day the mandate started here in Michigan I overheard a WalMart employee say they weren't bothering because they couldn't make people wear them so why bother.

Unfortunately, where I work we aren't forcing it either, mainly because no one wants to be shot.
 
2020-07-15 10:17:10 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: [instagram.com image 850x1062]


Now that is PPE!
 
2020-07-15 10:21:34 PM  

Ratman023: radiovox: Oh this is REALLY going to piss off the Trumpers.  Wal Mart is their happy place.

Weren't they all boycotting Walmart already over some gun/bullet nonsense?


Yes, until they were no longer instructed to because OOGA BOOGA YUR GUN RIGHTS!!111!1! expired and OOGA BOOGA SCARY BROWN PEOPLE!!11!1!! was cycled in once more.
 
2020-07-15 10:35:25 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: [instagram.com image 850x1062]


Does PVC chafe your nether regions when you grind against it? Asking for a friend
 
2020-07-15 10:47:20 PM  
Kroger just announced all customers to wear masks as well.
 
2020-07-15 10:53:32 PM  
Relatively simple way to police mask usage: set up cordons around the inside cart-corrals and guard them with an employee. Want a cart? the employee must give you one and will only do so when you're masked.

Helps if the employee in question is an otherwise-unemployed bouncer who has seen it all and will make your day nightmarish if you try their patience.
 
2020-07-15 11:16:20 PM  

SRQHivemind: Relatively simple way to police mask usage: set up cordons around the inside cart-corrals and guard them with an employee. Want a cart? the employee must give you one and will only do so when you're masked.

Helps if the employee in question is an otherwise-unemployed bouncer who has seen it all and will make your day nightmarish if you try their patience.


Or just use USMC snipers.
And, shoot paint balls at their throats.
 
2020-07-15 11:23:13 PM  
I'm in western Colorado and the no mask crowd has been livid about this. I had to turn off some feeds from acquaintances once they really turned the hate up. Some are even spewing bible verses for some reason. It's a mask. Get over it. You wear clothes. You don't have to show med records to buy Mountain Dew and smokes.

It's funny how this group thinks it's ok for a business to not serve gay people for "religious" reasons but when they require a mask due to a global pandemic it's an outrage.

Walmart has curbside pickup anyways. Why even go in there?
 
2020-07-15 11:24:41 PM  

pdieten: Liadan: ltnor: NM Volunteer: The last time I was at Walmart, it was about 50-50.  I wonder how well they will enforce the new rule.

With cops at the one near me.

The local Menards basically has the largest, yet very friendly looking, adult man on any shift greeting people at the door. If you don't have your own mask he directs you to the service desk where a sweet young thing (I've seen both men and women but overwhelmingly young) will sell you a mask for $1. All greeters are masked, and basically overwhelm you with kind and helpful vibes yet there is very little doubt that "The Big Guy" will pick you up and remove you if need be. 

It's really pretty remarkable how well it works given that the pre-covid status of Menards could be compared to the inner circles of hell.

I am honestly impressed with Menards for how they have handled this. The kind of people who shop there are petty much the same kind of people who want nothing to do with masks, but every time I've been there everyone has been compliant and pleasant about wearing them. Methinks Menards has some gravitas with this crowd that, say, a Walmart does not have.

Then again, I'd completely believe it's a liability situation too, because social distancing inside a Menards is a hell of a difficult thing to do sometimes.


Four years ago Menard's straight up threatened to pull out of building two new stores in eastern Ohio if Trump wasn't elected. No matter how good it looks now, you'll never convince me that they're trying to save lives out of genuine good will.
 
2020-07-15 11:26:25 PM  

zerkalo: Vlad_the_Inaner: [instagram.com image 850x1062]

Does PVC chafe your nether regions when you grind against it? Asking for a friend


Powder down with some cornstarch🌽
 
2020-07-15 11:27:08 PM  
And Governor Kemp just banned cities from enacting mask mandates.

Why the hell is one whole political party seemingly taking the side of the virus?  What the hell?
 
2020-07-15 11:34:36 PM  

NeoCortex42: And Governor Kemp just banned cities from enacting mask mandates.

Why the hell is one whole political party seemingly taking the side of the virus?  What the hell?


Masks are some of them there science-y things, from the devil.  I'm gonna go make a baby with my brother's wife like the Bible says.
 
2020-07-15 11:44:03 PM  
Today I found out how many of my, um, friends, on Facebook definitely do not wash thier hands after using the bathroom. This much bed wetting that a private company is doing while also shouting about "muh rights". I wish I could talk to them in person and ask them how brain damaged they are. I know better than to start shiat on the internet.

Fark isn't the internet, right?
 
2020-07-15 11:45:04 PM  
 
2020-07-16 12:30:20 AM  
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2020-07-16 1:18:58 AM  

waxbeans: SRQHivemind: Relatively simple way to police mask usage: set up cordons around the inside cart-corrals and guard them with an employee. Want a cart? the employee must give you one and will only do so when you're masked.

Helps if the employee in question is an otherwise-unemployed bouncer who has seen it all and will make your day nightmarish if you try their patience.

Or just use USMC snipers.
And, shoot paint balls at their throats.


Never going to happen. The vast majority of people attempting to enter stores without masks, at least on social media, are middle aged white people.
 
2020-07-16 1:41:59 AM  
Pretty simple. Localities are going to be losing a lot of tax revenue with everything going on. Have an officer stationed at all the major stores and have them just start writing tickets. $100/$200/$500/Jail time.

It will stop fast enough.
 
2020-07-16 1:43:54 AM  

aneki: Pretty simple. Localities are going to be losing a lot of tax revenue with everything going on. Have an officer stationed at all the major stores and have them just start writing tickets. $100/$200/$500/Jail time.

It will stop fast enough.


To be clear, not a ticket for not wearing a mask, but a ticket for something like trespassing.
 
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