Yea..

Believe me.. the two involved look NO WHERE near the two hot girls on the right!!

Anyway..

So I think I posted before about how Ernie, The Terrorist Puppy likes to rape my pillows. Anything with stuffing really, but my bed pillows are his Mecca because whenever I leave the house I put them away so he doesn’t get the gooshy stuff all over them.

But the other day I was being lazy and in the five minutes it took me to drive to the shop.. pick up Chief.. and drive home he went bat shit with them.

There was NO WAY in hell that I was going to sleep on them so I drove over to WalMart to get new ones.

I hate WalMart. Actually, I loathe WalMart but when you’re in need of six pillows.. can’t really afford six pillows.. then WalMart’s 2.50 pillow is a necessary evil.

NOTE: I like a lot of pillows.. Chief doesn’t.. so six meets both our needs.

So I drive over there and guess what? I guess China had to lay off a few child laborers because their pillows are now 3.98. I had to also grab cat food, shampoo and conditioner for me and body wash for the Y chromosomes in my house. I only had 44.00 to my name. So my math but me just at the YOU HAVE NO MONEY NOW threshold.

Anyway..

So I get up to the check out line where the cashier is an older women with severe alopecia. :: Don’t think I spelled that right and really am too lazy to spell check but I’m talking about the balding disease :: Working with the public, I have a soft spot with cashiers so I give her a big ‘ol friend HI! and start putting the pillows up on the counter.

She tells me that I don’t need to PUT ALL THOSE PILLOWS on her counter and I was like, ok… she’s being a little rude but whatever.

She asks me how many I have and I tell her six. I could have told her four.. she would have never known.. but that’s stealing and I don’t steal so I told her the truth.

Her eye-roll wasn’t helping me deal with her rudeness but again, I let it go. It’s WalMart after all.

She gives me the total :: 43-something.. Whoosh! :: and I asked her if she had bags big enough for the pillows.

That was actually a redundant question because the line next to the one I was in had bigger bags folded over the cash register wall.

But the bitch said NO. YOU’LL JUST HAVE TO CARRY THEM.

And I was like.. WTF? So I said, “.. you don’t have any bags that the pillows would fit in?” She again says no and I gave her my OWN eye roll :; which was more deadly then hers :: and pointed to the bags hanging on the other cashiers wall. “.. what are those?”

If she was smart, she would have apologized and said something about maybe forgetting about them or whatever but I guess she figured she was committed and was intent on following through with her denial so she gave me the LAMEST excuse about THOSE bags not being HER bags and she wasn’t ALLOWED to use them.

Oh. So you’re telling me that I’m buying six big ass pillows and as a customer I’m not ALLOWED to have them in a BAG? Why do you SELL things that you don’t have BAGS for??

She kind of gave me this look that I interpreted as “.. so now what, bitch”

The line behind me had grown and people started to get that antsy body language that most people standing in line at WalMart get so I said, “… take them off.”

She was like, “What?”

I said, “If you don’t have a bag to put them in then I don’t want them.”

She said, “.. but I already rang them up”

I said, “.. then take them off.”

Because what I know.. that she didn’t think I knew.. was that when they have to void something.. a manager has to approve it and I’m sure the thought crossed her mind that if she had to call her manager I was going to tell the manager just why I didn’t want the stupid pillows and that would get her in trouble.

I could see that very scene playing across her face so she said, “.. well, I guess you could use those bags.” Meaning the ones on the other register. And I was like, “Nope. I don’t want them now. Void them.”

The people behind me were really starting to grumble now and she tried to get stern with me, “USE THE BAGS.”

“DO THE VOID”

So she had no choice but to do the void and when she rang for the manager and when the manager came over and started the void process, I made sure I told her exactly why she was doing the void. She was half paying attention but when the void was finally completed, I guess it dawned on her what I was saying because she was like, “WHAT?”

Yep. I told her again.

She looked at the women and asked her why she would do that?  That that was ridiculous. And then she apologized profusely to me saying that they don’t have a “bag” policy at the cash registers. I said that I didn’t think so and how hard it would be to carry the six pillows into the house without making three trips.. she was all over it. Saying how she knew that..especially because one end of the pillow bag is open. So I feign resignation and tell her that now I had to drive to the OTHER WalMart a few towns over because I really need the pillows but I’ll be sure to mention how helpful and understanding SHE (the manager) was in my letter of complaint to the corporate office.

I think that made the hair start growing on the cashiers head.

The manager was all over herself and told me on the sly that if I took the pillows to the customer service desk, she would make sure that I got 2 of them for free.

Believe me.. I wasn’t looking to get ANYTHING for free.. I was just pissed off at the cashier who didn’t want to be bothered putting six pillows in bags.. but I did what the manager suggested and got my free pillows.

You can rest assured that I will NEVER go into WalMart again.. but if I absolutely HAVE to then I will seek out the bald cashier and get into her line.

Because. yknow.. If you’re going to think I’m a bitch then I’m going to give you a reason.

Comments
  1. Sharon says:

    Leese, you are my hero. I love this story and I love that you got 6 pillows for the price of 4. Let this be a lesson to all the rude Walmart cashiers!

  2. Amy says:

    Way to go! I’d have to go back again and get in her line just to be a smart a**

    • Leese says:

      I’m assuming that’s going to happen Amy… even though I hate the very existence of WalMart, sometimes I have to find myself in there.. especially when a huge can of Maxwell House regular is only 5 bucks.

      They got me by the short and curlys on that one!

  3. Mark says:

    OK I had to read it twice. The manager-person really made note of the bags being open at one end? REALLY? Lemme see… if both ends were open the goods would fall out, and really isnt a bag with both ends open the same as a SLEEVE? However, if both ends were sealed it would be super hard to put anything in the bag…impossible really. My thinking is that even I with my tiny man-brain could be a manager-person at wal-mart. WOW

    • Leese says:

      ROFLMAO!!! You might want to read it a third time, Mark!!
      Or maybe I wasn’t being clear…

      The manager was referring to the bag that the PILLOW was in.. the pillow was in a plastic sleeve kind of. Sealed on one end but open at the other.. NOT the WalMart bag!!

      OMG.. I was laughing so hard when I read your comment that I would have almost had to change my underwear if I wore them!!

  4. Maybe she didn’t have alopecia. Maybe somebody YANKED her hair out!

  5. Trip X says:

    Leese! You’re so close to south Philly that the attitude seems to have rubbed off on you. I laughed through the entire recounting! You were so far ahead of her feeble mind that you probably thought maybe it was a male gene that had influenced her hair loss, and mental capacity. I hate WalMart too, but you’re right, the prices got you by the short curlies. I’ve been going to Redner’s lately since they finally migrated one of them into slower lower Delaware. Pricing is close, but the discount on meats and gasoline are what keeps me going there….that and the good looking cashiers. No balding women at those registers.

    • Leese says:

      Funny you should say that Trip.. I was born and raised in South Philly and lived there until I moved out to Delco 3 years ago!! Guess that old saying about taking the girl out of South Philly is true!! LOL

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