My sister used to work at one of the local Walmarts that happens to be on a side of town with a high immigrant population. This leads to many misunderstandings and sightings Americans might find culturally odd, no more, however, than what she witnessed one day. She was a cashier and during slow times of the day she was required to do returns. She went to the canned food aisle to return several items to the shelf when she realized there was poop all down the aisle. She went to get the manager, who along with my sister, tracked down the culprit by following the fecal trail. Apparently, this immigrant woman, who was wearing a skirt, was walking down aisles shopping and pooping at the same time. The manager and the woman got into a screaming match when he tried to explain to her that she just couldn’t walk down the aisles and drop bowel movements. The woman left the store and some poor Walmart employee (thankfully not my sis) had to clean it up. The worst part? The woman came back and did the same thing two more times before management told her she couldn’t shop there anymore!
While at Wal-Mart, I overheard a mother yelling at her son, who was attached to the cart by a leash-like device and was touching everything that his 2-foot radius would allow. After ripping something out of his hands, she yelled (loud enough for all within a 200-ft earshot range to hear), “IF YOU DON’T STOP TOUCHING THINGS, I AM GONNA BREAK YOUR FINGERS!” while fellow Wal-Mart shoppers looked on in horror.
I was taking a stroll through my local Wal-Mart, which is normally not a bad place to shop, heading to the toy department to get something for my niece’s birthday. All of a sudden a young boy pushes a cart with an infant strapped into the seat past me, running at top speed and hops on to the front rung on the cart and nearly tips the whole cart over on top of himself, but a walmart employee stepped out of the aisle and pulled the front of it back down then proceeded to tell the child that there is no running in the store and lecturing about almost hurting the infant. A moment later the childs mother waddles up behind the kids and starts yelling at the employee that its none of their business and to not talk to her kids like that. She got so irate that security eventually came and escorted her out of the store.
At my local Walmart, employees usually wear team shirts or other fan apparel when there’s a big college game day. On one such occasion, I was checking out and noticed that the cashier ringing me up had something on her face. It looked so odd, that I began to stare and squinted in order to decipher it. I appeared to be letters, but I couldn’t figure it out. Finally, it hit me! She had written the phrase “Go Team” but it was written BACKWARDS! Evidently, she had scrawled on her face by using a mirror, but didn’t realize that it would be backwards on her face.