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View Poll Results: Do like the Wal✩Mart greeter?
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Yes 11 votes (23.91%)
No 19 votes (41.30%)
Only if it's Dick Cheney (Family Guy) 5 votes (10.87%)
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Dakar V
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Aug 29, 2008, 02:15 PM
 
Most of have encountered them. The old man, the acned teen girl, the person on a jazzy scooter. Some people happily acknowledge them. Others walk by as far as possible and avoid eye contact. Where do you stand?
     
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Aug 29, 2008, 02:28 PM
 
What is this WalMart you're talking about?
     
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Aug 29, 2008, 02:30 PM
 
That's option 4 you're looking for.

Edit: Nice, I borked the OP 3 words in.
     
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Aug 29, 2008, 02:43 PM
 
I've only ever walking into a WalMart two or three times, and neither of those times was there a greeter. So I'm voting for Cheney.
     
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Aug 29, 2008, 02:45 PM
 
Since I fit into the "under 30 and still looks like he may be a teenager" category I get completely snubbed by the greeters. Which is fine by me, I'd rather get greeted by a Bigmouth Billy Bass.
     
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Aug 29, 2008, 02:45 PM
 
This is on my mind because last night I stopped on the spur of a moment to pick a few bins to pack stuff in, and regretted the decision immediately. Never go to a Wal•Mart while there's daylight.

Edit: While I was in line I was coming up with slogans like, "If Sam Adams is always a good decision Wal•MArt is the definitive opposite" and "Wal•Mart; You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."
     
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Nice public poll, ass.
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Since I fit into the "under 30 and still looks like he may be a teenager" category I get completely snubbed by the greeters. Which is fine by me, I'd rather get greeted by a Bigmouth Billy Bass.
Maybe it's the rural thing, but they still are lookin' to me with a misguided smile on their faces.
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Nice public poll, ass.
I see we've started a new running gag.
     
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Aug 29, 2008, 02:49 PM
 
I have no need nor desire to be greeted at WalMart.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Maybe it's the rural thing, but they still are lookin' to me with a misguided smile on their faces.
Maybe they like the cut of your jib and/or penis.
     
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Admit it, you just wanted to use the little star.
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Maybe they like the cut of your jib and/or penis.
Ugg. Wal•Mart also has to be one of least likely places to find an attractive employee. However it's a veritable buffet of obesity.
     
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Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
Admit it, you just wanted to use the little star.
I'll admit I took an extra 30 seconds to choose the one that fit best.
     
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Aug 29, 2008, 02:55 PM
 
If there is a hot chick she'll have two loud-ass kids with her and a husband with tribal tattoos all over his arms.

Great place to find sporting goods, though. That's probably the only reason I would risk getting crushed by 400 pounders for.
     
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Aug 29, 2008, 03:00 PM
 
I go to Wal✩Mart (yeah, nice star.)
mostly for the Greeters.

In fact I usually exit and enter again a few times. And I make sure I get the same greeter, but I pretend it's the first time we've met.
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Aug 29, 2008, 03:10 PM
 
I’ve never been in a Wal☯Mart, so option number four.
     
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Aug 29, 2008, 03:20 PM
 
The greeters at my nearest WalMart are horribly mean, especially this really old man that looks just like my own grandpa and thinks everyone is stealing.

I always say hi regardless (even to the sneering, racist lady), but they're generally not as friendly as old Sam Walton would've been.
     
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Aug 29, 2008, 03:23 PM
 
What's so terrible about someone saying hello as you enter the store?

It beats IKEA with its maze layout and charging money for bags.
     
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Originally Posted by wallinbl View Post
What's so terrible about someone saying hello as you enter the store?

It beats IKEA with its maze layout and charging money for bags.
Oh, I like the people that say hello in a friendly way at Wal Mart. It's just that most of them don't say it that way. They're more like..."*sigh* Hello, welcome to Wal Mart *eye roll*"
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
I always say hi regardless (even to the sneering, racist lady), but they're generally not as friendly as old Sam Walton would've been.
That's reminds me, I remember when Wal•Mart first opened in my town. The hallmarks of Wal•Mart back then was it was such a consumer friendly experience. Nowadays it's no different than K•Mart with the exception of the greeter, who is as sincere as Hillary Clinton without any of the acting ability.

Originally Posted by wallinbl View Post
What's so terrible about someone saying hello as you enter the store?
Yes, because creates a situation where I can return the greeting (equally insincerely or awkwardly) or ignore them, making me look like some sort of asshole for wanting to pick up my porno magazines, large box of condoms, bottle of Old Harper, a couple panty shields, some illegal fireworks, and one disposable enema (maybe two) without having to engage in a fake, superficial social interaction.

Not to mention nowadays they come off as thinly veiled security guards, rather than the ambassadors of consumerism they're supposed to embody.

Originally Posted by wallinbl View Post
It beats IKEA with its maze layout and charging money for bags.
I find IKEAs easy to navigate. I guess anything I've ever bought there has either required a cart of been easy to carry, because I didn't even know they charge for bags. Anyway, I take the experience IKEA 10/10 times. God knows the cashiers aren't any slower.
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Originally Posted by Dakar V
[…] wanting to pick up my condoms, bananas and vasoline […]
I’m a little honoured, but mostly very worried that this one was in my honour.

Honoured because it shows how well you know me. And worried because I can think of nothing better to do with it than correct your misspelling of Vaseline, which is abyssmally anticlimactic for such a strong gambit.
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
I’m a little honoured, but mostly very worried that this one was in my honour.

Honoured because it shows how well you know me. And worried because I can think of nothing better to do with it than correct your misspelling of Vaseline, which is abyssmally anticlimactic for such a strong gambit.
Blame the Stone Temple Pilots.
     
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Aug 29, 2008, 04:17 PM
 
I have a phobia of people knowing the choices I make, so I didn't vote.

If they greet me I'll nob back or smile.
     
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Aug 29, 2008, 09:20 PM
 
I usually avoid WalMart, but I must admit I do set foot in that hell hole from time to time.
Each time it feels like I losing a fistful of brain cells. Sort of like losing brain cells getting drunk, but in a bad way.
     
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Wal Mart is da bomb.

Oh, wait, nevermind

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Aug 29, 2008, 10:49 PM
 
I have no clue why, but I just don't like them. No reason at all.
     
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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post


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Aug 30, 2008, 02:09 AM
 
I usually just feel sorry for them. And I hate WalMart, not for their politics, but because the lines are always really long to check out. They should put the greeter on an extra checkout lane.

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Originally Posted by Luca Rescigno View Post
I usually just feel sorry for them. And I hate WalMart, not for their politics, but because the lines are always really long to check out. They should put the greeter on an extra checkout lane.
A Costco cashier rings up 3 times as many items per hour as a WalMart cashier. Of course, they get paid a lot more money.
     
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Aug 30, 2008, 12:17 PM
 
Since moving, I find myself using walmart occasionally - generally, I'm annoyed enough when I walk in that the greeters know enough not to bother.

Hell, I'll take Aldi on a crowded saturday than walmart.

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There are Aldis in the States?
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
There are Aldis in the States?
Yes, in the Midwest, there are plenty. Unbelievably good prices, beats WalFart any given day in terms of value.

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You guys are behind the times. There's no star between Wal and Mart any longer.

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I had my first experience with Walmart in nearly three years and it was scary.

I'd not been back to the US of A for 2.5 years, and not been in a Walmart for nearly 3 years. I was shocked.

I went with my mother to help her do some shopping near Milwaukee and this included a Walmart. The greeter was scary. The cart had a bum wheel. Everywhere there were elderly people. The walking dead. The place was massive. But to quote my mother "You can't afford to shop anywhere else." (Which does surprise me as my parents are pretty well off)

Anyways, just wanted to say that I'd be happy to spend another 3 years not going to a Walmart.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I see we've started a new running gag.
I thought that was pretty obvious when I made a whole thread on that subject.
     
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Aug 31, 2008, 01:44 AM
 
Only when it's Walter.

Welcome to Wal-Mart. Get your **** and get out. Have a nice day.
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Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
You guys are behind the times. There's no star between Wal and Mart any longer.

In the logo. The rest of the site still says Wal-Mart, not Walmart or Walmart✻.
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
In the logo. The rest of the site still says Wal-Mart, not Walmart or Walmart✻.
But there's no star, like you just said. It's a hyphen.
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Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
But there's no star, like you just said. It's a hyphen.
Didn’t they always write it with a hyphen in the logo?

We’re just turning the hyphen into stars and other witty symbols.
     
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No, it used to be a star as seen in the photos above. There may have been a time when it was a hyphen in the logo but I'm not sure. I couldn't even tell you where one is near me, thankfully.
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Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
No, it used to be a star as seen in the photos above. There may have been a time when it was a hyphen in the logo but I'm not sure. I couldn't even tell you where one is near me, thankfully.
Maybe I should pay more attention to OreoCookie’s (old?) signature. “Always proofread to make sure you don’t any words out” and all that.

What I meant to write was, didn’t they always write it with a hyphen, except in the logo? I.e., wasn’t it always just ‘Wal-Mart’ in the regular text?
     
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Ah, '81 is when they stopped guaranteeing my satisfaction.

Frankly, I don't see what the big deal is. I can go to Wal-Mart and pick up a Motorcraft brand oil filter, Mobil 1 synthetic oil, a motorcycle battery with a no questions asked warranty, Anderson Erickson milk, a muffin tin, and some shampoo. If you're not so elitist that you can't spend 20 minutes around ugly people, it's a great place to go. Sure, they sell a lot of crap, but no one's forcing you to buy it -- I go for the good prices on stuff I actually want.
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
There are Aldis in the States?
One is opening near my house in three weeks. Not really sure what it is, but their website indicates that you need to rent carts for a quarter. I never have cash, so that's a bit of a turnoff.
     
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Originally Posted by wallinbl View Post
One is opening near my house in three weeks. Not really sure what it is, but their website indicates that you need to rent carts for a quarter. I never have cash, so that's a bit of a turnoff.
That is not correct. You don't rent the carts, you just have to put a quarter in as a deposit, which you get back when you return the cart.

The reason behind it is quite simple: Aldi provides phenomenal prices for high quality food. To do that, they save money wherever possible. Instead of hiring someone that will collect the carts and return them to the store, they'll make the customers do it. I now always have a quarter in my car ready for my Aldi run

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Aldi provides phenomenal prices for high quality food.


(Over here, they provide phenomenal prices for crap-quality food)

And the coin deposit for shopping carts is the standard over here. The only stores that don’t do it are the ones that are designed in a way that makes it nearly impossible to remove the cart from inside the store. I never knew any other way.
     
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Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
You guys are behind the times. There's no star between Wal and Mart any longer.

Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
In the logo. The rest of the site still says Wal-Mart, not Walmart or Walmart✻.
Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
But there's no star, like you just said. It's a hyphen.
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Didn’t they always write it with a hyphen in the logo?

We’re just turning the hyphen into stars and other witty symbols.
Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
No, it used to be a star as seen in the photos above. There may have been a time when it was a hyphen in the logo but I'm not sure. I couldn't even tell you where one is near me, thankfully.
They still have the damn star on their storefront, so I win.
     
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I went to Walmart over the weekend, their bags still has the star, as does the signage
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