Well....that was crazy

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  1. premise

    premise outwardly solipsistic Life Member

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    Happy for you. I've been happy to ignore them until this thread, where it seems more folks are worked up by the fact that some of us simply walk out the doors of a retail establishment after purchasing our items.
     
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    larryh1108 Active Member Supporting Member

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    I am amazed at what many people here feel is a threat to their pursuit of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
    Think about a few facts before getting bent out of shape.
    1) The "greeter" is usually a senior citizen. Think about it, if they wanted to stop thieves, they would have young, burly guys "patrolling" the exits.
    2) They are not there to catch thieves. It is well known that employees (esp senior citizens) are not supposed to confront thieves for insurance reasons.
    Yes, they have specific LP people who watch out for "organized" theft. They aren't the retired "greeters".
    3) The reason they check receipts is to not accuse you of stealing, it is to make sure the cashier did not miss anything, usually on the bottom of the cart.
    Cashiers are taught "Think BOB". Think Bottom of the Basket (BOB). If we are busy and/or distracted, we may forget to put up that case of beer, litter, bleach, bag of dog food, etc.
    If the cashier is busy (long lines, too long for a break, etc) she may forget to check the BOB. We may forget. Some may purposely "forget" and hope the cashier misses it.
    The greeters aren't there to stop thieves (they aren't trained for that). They are there to catch mistakes.
    4) They are just doing a job they hate to supplement their Social Security income. Do you think they'd be there if they didn't need the money?

    So, to sum it up; the "greeter" is there to watch the cashier, not you. Your feeling of being persecuted is way out of line.
    If you feel that because the cashier missed that TV and you forgot to put it on the belt that you are entitled to it, then you are a thief.
    Yeah, if you have unbagged stuff, especially in the bottom of your basket, or a flat screen TV, expect to be checked. Otherwise, order it online.
    Some people just need to get over themselves.
     
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    premise outwardly solipsistic Life Member

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    What kind of poor bastard is buying TVs that can fit in the bottom basket?
     
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    Free bastards.
     
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  5. mj1angier

    mj1angier old fart with no filter Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    So knowing that you might be subject to this random harassment and waste of you freedom, you will still go there? Then do we get to hear the same complaint about them next time?

    As upset as you seam to be at them checking your receipt at their house, I would hate to see the reaction you would have to someone flipping you off in your house.

    Again if you don't like the way you are treated there, why go back? Shop somewhere else.
     
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    noway2 Senior Member Charter Life Member

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    Just as with the gun restrictions argument, there is a big difference between someone's house and a business open to the general public. When folks start equating the two, especially coupling that with some sort of demand for respect, you know they're losing the debate.
     
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    S4f I survived v- bulletin Charter Member Supporting Member

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    We as a group generally say we won't spend money in a place with gunbuster signs
    But we're not willing to send the extra 69 cents at another business to uphold our , you're infringing on my rights views . If the show me your receipt offends people so much, boycott the store, but I'm guessing I know who'll break first on that one.
    And when I see one of the door greeters I put it in the, but for the grace of God, there go I category, smile show them my receipt and move on.
    If your going with the not submitting to the yoke of the oppresser argument then when you get to the register pay only the amount for the goods , but not the tax, if you want to wage war ,wage it on the real oppressers not a seveventy year old greeter who's job sucks enough as it is.
     
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    eddie0225 Happy,Happy,Happy

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    now thats funny as hell
     
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    eddie0225 Happy,Happy,Happy

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    no kidding 60's I would say suck but still alive and still being a dirty old man
     
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  10. premise

    premise outwardly solipsistic Life Member

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    Wow, I didn't know so many of y'all's husbands were Walmart greeters.
     
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  11. mj1angier

    mj1angier old fart with no filter Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    But to me they are the same. My house/ business, my rules. Your house/ business, your rules. A public building- court house, library, public park- well that's another ball of wax.

    This is why in a great world if a baker does not want to make a cake for a gay couple, not a problem. If a black restaurant owner does not want to server a guy wearing a Confederate flag, they can tell him to piss off.

    But in our butt hurt world we have now, it a RIGHT to have your smallest whim granted or scream foul.
     
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  12. noway2

    noway2 Senior Member Charter Life Member

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    I have a hard time believing that anyone at Wally World can say that it’s their store, in the manner you own your house.
     
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    JohnFreeman The bane of my existence Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    Given that they're usually polite quiet old people (like me) if they are nice I'll play along. If someone ever came up with attitude , I'd certainly reply in kind.
     
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    3ought2 Happy to be here

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    So the mom's and pop's, we quit shopping at to save a few cents at mega stores, are now a memory. Now corporate has us by the balls due to our own doing. It's a freak show, we're getting fatter and dumber by the day and bitch about trivial crap. Oh to be blessed with first world problems...
     
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    BU2scwMJL If you build it, they will come. Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    My wife and I (unfortunately) had to go to Walmart last night and they have the people that check EVERYTHING and EVERYONE and they'll stop you and chase you. Home boy looked in our cart, opened our new cooler, saw 3 bags of ice and pulled all 3 bags out of the cooler and I heard him count out loud, One, Two, Three. Then took everything out of the couple of bags we had. Meanwhile other employees are blocking other people with stuff from leaving so this ONE GUY can check everything. Charlie Foxtrot. South Winston Walmart is the home of People of Walmart...
     
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    BU2scwMJL If you build it, they will come. Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    We don't go unless we absolutely positively 100% have no other option but to go. And yesterday was one of those times considering it was Sunday.
     
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    larryh1108 Active Member Supporting Member

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    I am amazed that you found someone in Sporting Goods. That is usually a long and aggravating process (finding someone). I'd be willing to bet that store management made sure every available register was manned because of the checkout issue. Worked for you!
     
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    Railsplitter Klugscheißer

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    Went by our local Wal-Mart yesterday..... and there was no receipt checker like normal. It kinda bummed me out that I didn't get to give my usual "No" response :(

    If I ever get stopped again, I think I will ask to see proof that they are an actual Wal-Mart employee first. I mean, how do I know they actually work for WM? They could actually be some undercover foreign agent scanning my receipt to track my purchases!
     
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  19. RetiredUSNChief

    RetiredUSNChief Get over it, snowflake. Charter Life Member

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    And the jewelry counter.

    I'm a big fan of using the other registers in the store.
     
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    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hwy 150 location?
     
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    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I just got home from my normal Sunday morning trip for groceries, a bit earlier than normal today though.
    Anyway, I thought of this thread as I left the store.
    Today I was there at just after 7am, so it wasnt too busy.

    There was a greeter, she did not greet me. No worries, I still said 'good morning' like I do every Sunday morning (usually its a 60-ish white woman with glasses who is very polite).

    Did my shopping, picked up a shotgun toe rest on clearance for 2.28 too, and headed to the registers. Well it's about 8am or so and the entrance I always use didnt have their self checkout register area open, it was 'chained' off with that yellow plastic 'chain.'
    No worries, two rows over is a woman with a register open and there's only one guy ahead, he's paying now.

    "Good morning" like usual with this attendant, she scans everything, we make small talk, and then Im heading for the exit.

    As Im leaving my aisle there is a couple JUST ahead of me - a few feet. I make one small, brief pause to look at a toy car on display (there were several models, just seeing what was there, a 5 second pause) and then I keep walking.
    Well the greeter was smiled at the folks in front of me and they kept on going, that was that.
    I get there, wearing jeans, a collared shirt, whatever and she's still got the smile lingering so I say "have a great week" as I always do.
    Now, I'll say here that I shop listening to music through earbuds. I like it. But I also keep it at a volume where I can hear around me.

    And, please keep in mind, I just exited a checkout line 20' from the door, much closer to the door than the folks that were in front of me that she just smiled at.
    Im walking my normal brisk pace and quickly I see her waiving a pen in front of my face to get my attention. Now I didnt hear her say anything before this point, but Im pissed, dont waive something in front of my face, it's just rude. I stop and ask what's up, she asks if I have a receipt, I say "of course I do, I was just checked out." and start my walk. Again she's waiving hands and saying, "I need to see it"
    I said "no."

    Remember how I listen to music but can hear around me. I never heard her say anything before the pen waiving, but now I hear her say, "Unbelievable"
    Yeah, she's right, it's unbelievable that I I dont want to deal with her any longer after she waived a pen in my face to stop me and didnt stop the folks in front of me for a split second, who had the same complexion as her.

    Just irritated me and I wanted to share, get it off my chest.
     
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    Just open carry, few people talk to ya then
     
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    mj1angier old fart with no filter Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Soooo...you will not be back to shop there, right?
     
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    larryh1108 Active Member Supporting Member

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    I have not seen a greeter coming in or going out at the Mebane Walmart since I read that they were stopping using them some months back.
    At the Mebane and Hillsborough locations, I've always seen a greeter on the way in and have never been stopped on the way out. I can't recall anyone ever being stopped on the way out in either location.

    I pick up my prescriptions at Walmart so I pick up a few items while there and if it's a small order I will check out in the pharmacy. I have never been stopped on the way out even though I came from around the corner. I was there yesterday about noon.
    No greeter going in or out.
    I wonder why the different experiences?
    Location?
     
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    Trevillian Trigger Trash Charter Member Supporting Member

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    You want someone at the sporting goods counter?

    Walk behind the counter. Someone will magically appear:cool:
     
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    These things are common among the shotgun guys. I believe the code of ethics within that group is to have the action open when you do this. Can't say for sure though, I don't hang with that group. Code of ethics might be if you blow your foot off you're an idiot.
     
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    I bet they support the 2nd but...
     
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    But it has the mandatory warning statement on it so it must be OK. Right? Lol
     
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    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Yes
    And on the trap range youre only loading when it is YOUR TURN TO SHOOT and you only load one at a time.

    Yes, violates pointing at something you dont want to destroy, and I do want to keep my toes, but, hell, how much of your body is in the firing path of a gun in a IWB holster?
    Some ranges have little rubber mats to place your shotgun when not shooting, some do not.
     
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    confused Happy to be here Supporting Member

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    Have to say the Fuquay walmart sucks big time.It is out of my way but I usually drive to the Holly Springs walmart.It is bigger,better stocked,cleaner,and the help is more abundant and friendlier.

    Never been asked for my receipt......yet.
     
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    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    And as I said, on the trap range you only load when it's your turn to shoot, only load one round.
    It's NEVER loaded while resting on one of these pads
     
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    Chew some gum and as u get close spit you gum into it

    Let them see you do it
     
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    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    This made me chuckle.
    But I cant - I use my receipts for rebates/getting money back.
     
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    NCLivingBrit Clueless Protoplasm

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    Very true