Meanwhile at Walmart ...

There are two sure things about Walmart: there are great shopping deals and strange people (I'm looking at you, People of Walmart) every single day.

Heck, with some 3,750 stores across the United States visited by customers 140 million times a week, you're bound to see strange sights. Yet it seems like there's something special about Walmart shoppers ... Miguel Bustillo wrote his observation for The Wall Street Journal:

Almost any imaginable aspect of American life can and does take place inside Wal-Mart stores, from births to marriages to deaths. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin once officiated a wedding at the Wal-Mart in her hometown of Wasilla.

So, it seems, can any conceivable mishap. A Maryland man wound up in an emergency room with a toilet seat stuck to him after pranksters in March doused a Wal-Mart restroom with glue. Last year, an Ohio shoplifter who jumped in a garbage bin outside Wal-Mart later called 911; he was being compacted, and needed rescue.

A shopper at a Wal-Mart in Falmouth, Mass., uncovered a dental mystery two years ago when she found 10 human teeth inside a wallet for sale that was imported from Asia.

"I wanted to investigate it further but my supervisor said it wasn't worth the trip to Taiwan," says Falmouth police detective James Pires.

Animal sightings are a subspecies of Wal-Mart weirdness. The most notorious was "Norman the Nutria," a rodent that took residence inside a Wal-Mart in Abbeville, La., and spooked a female customer so badly that she says she ran over her foot with a shopping cart in 2008, breaking two bones. She sued in Louisiana state court, alleging workers had been chasing the animal for days and had given it a nickname.

"They should have been warning people," says Anthony Fontana, the attorney for alleged victim Rebecca White, who says she's racked up $58,000 in medical bills. "Those things get teeth as big as a beaver's."

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3 years of working for walmart and having watched a few documentaries on the company I no longer shop there.

Like your cheap electronics from walmart? Probably not as much when you watch them unload stock. Stock gets shipped in trucks, free piled (often just thrown ontop of other stock in the truck), shipped, and when it arrives and door is opened an avalanche of stock happens. It's then unloaded by throwing it onto a conveyer belt, then thrown again onto a skid.

Recently I hear a lot of attrocities from still current employees being told to do one thing, then get coached for it by another manager later in the week. There's also a lot of belief amongst the employees upper management is activly trying to get long time staff to quit, so they don't have to fire them, in a way to lessen employee wages by hiring new employees and not filling the full time positions they're getting rid of. 4 years since I've left and my job never was replaced, my ex manager is the only one left in a dept which was once run by 5 people.

I could go one for days about the things I've witnessed, like a store manager dragging a 32" tv from the top shelf in the warehouse and dropping it 15ft to the floor and say "if it's broken then they can exchange it." I cannot justify supporting a business that treats its employees and customers with such disrespect in the name of a cheap buck.
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Omigawd a NUTRIA! "Those things got teeth as big as a beaver's"? Did she have a wooden leg, is that why she was afraid of what sort of resembled a a beaver? I have nutria in my backyard pond; they're invasive, but otherwise nothing to freak out about.

Oh whatever. All this talk of Wal-Mart is making me go seek out a Mr. Ghetto video, if they haven't all been pulled from the interwebs. (She buyin panty hose!)
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$58,000 in medical bills for 2 broken toes!?!?
Last time I checked there wasn't anything you could do for broken toes other than wrap them. That's some expensive bandaging!
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