Interesting experience at Wal-Mart


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WheelMan
September 21, 2003, 02:01 AM
I'm sitting here minding my own business when I notice that the cartridge loops on my pistol belt are empty... That won't do.

I get up and go down to the house magazine... no .44 magnum... "Odd", I think, "that's never happened before." :)

So I walk around to the components. 1000's large pistol primers, 100s of .44 cal bullets, and 5 pounds of H110... eh I don't feel like reloading right now.

So naturally it's off to Wal-Mart

I walk back to the sporting goods section and a more-helpful-than-usual night stocker helps me retrieve a box of .44 and a can of .177 pellets (out of those too).

"This register's closed so I'll have to carry them to the front for you," He says cleverly, realizing that I might have an air-rifle down the leg of my trousers.

I counter with "I have some more shopping to do," hoping he would relent and just hand me my merchandise (There are 4000 shotgun shells and some clearance ammo (PISTOL AMMO!) setting on an unlocked, unglassed shelf to my left, which throws into sharp contrast the absurdity of this particular policy

Well he's too clever for that. He comes right back with, "I'll take it up for you then, Register 13." Now this I kind of like, it's like having a personal shopping assistant, "Say that ammo is so heavy, could you hump that up to the front while I saunter up there unencumbered? Thanks."

So I'm feeling grand, not carrying anything, making my merry way to register 13 where I understand my Man Friday has made arrangements for me.

I find register 13 occupied by three pre-teen girls buying compacts. They're shrieking and trying to disrobe each other, maybe that's what girls do, I dunno. I busied myself looking in the other direction. Anyhow I indicate that I'm the foreign dignitary who can't be made to carry his own purchases to the front of the store and the cashier starts to ring me up. I answer all the questions,

"Is it for a handgun?"
"Are you over 21?:
"Are you going to shoot an elected official?"

(I bet that last sentence will make this post show up in some FBI agent's email tomorrow morning. Dear FBI: I've recently started the "pre-Quantico" fitness program, if you could send me an FBI academy T-shirt and a pair of jogging shorts that would be swell, I'm sure you already have my address and sizes.)

Anyway, the cashier then says: "I bought my husband's academy (police, I would assume) ammo here and the manager had to walk me out because I bought so much"

Alright, what the heck is that supposed to mean? I assume she didn't mean he helped her carry it. What sort of message is that policy supposed to send? Here are my guesses as to what a manager might say when asked by a bulk purchaser as to why he's being escorted out:

"We're willing to take a risk on a one box rampage but a twelve box rampage just doesn't sit well with us."

"If you can afford $5000 worth of ammo, I want to see what sort of car you drive."

"Sir, I'd just like to be the first to ask for a place of honor in the new government you will no doubt bloodily carve out of our community using all this ammo"

These kinds of things are totally without thought and based on fear and emotion. Makes me ill, really.

Also, anybody around here use winchester USA .44 magnum (240 grain soft point)? some of them have a weird banded discoloration (a darker rusty brass color) on the part of the case that grips the bullet.

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Redlg155
September 21, 2003, 02:12 AM
Crazy isnt' it? If you purchase it right there then they give it to you. Like a plastic bag with a receipt with foil evil intentions!

I had the same thing happen to me before. Register was closed so I got an escort to the front.

What I like is the "manager" that insists on taking things one step further on gun purchases. Instead of just giving it to me at the front of the store, they want to take it with me to the car. Strange that amnesia always sets in during those times. After about three to four rounds of the parking lot I usually remember where I park. Of course my sudden "cure" depends on the weight of the gun and outside temperature. Sometimes it takes a bit more to work up a good sweat. :D

Good Shooting
Red

banzaijohn
September 21, 2003, 02:28 AM
Well, at least your Wal Mart carries ammunition. After hearing of the great deals on Winchester Bulk ammo at WM, I went to the WM Super Center here in Long Beach, People's Republic of ********** hoping to buy a thousand rounds. It takes 15 mins to find the sporting good section, I search there for another 10 mins and could not locate ANY ammunition. 15 mins later I track down a salesperson and she tells me they dont carry ammo... they dont sell any firearms either - - WTH is up with that? I guess I'll have to crank up my Dillon 1050 and roll some rounds; I was hoping to shoot the wht label up for the brass, but I guess I can squeeze a few more loadings out of what I have. I hate **********

PATH
September 21, 2003, 02:31 AM
Never had this problem at either of the Waly Wolrd stores nearby. Go figure!:confused:

WheelMan
September 21, 2003, 02:31 AM
I've heard that when Sam Walton died Wal-mart started selling liquor and stopped selling handguns. Funny how Sam's and Sam's inheritors' visions of a "family" store differ.

Abenaki
September 21, 2003, 03:12 AM
A few months ago, I was in Wally World and bought 5 bricks of 22's and a couple hundred rounds of 20 gauge shells. As I was being checked out a kid standing behind me asks if I was gonna shoot somebody with that.
I thought he asked if I was gonna shoot something. So I said yes I am.
My Daugher jabs me in the ribs and gives me that same look that her Mother gives! Now some times I'm kinda slow, so my Daugher explains to me what just took place. So I tried to straighten things out. It didn't work!

They carried my ammo out to the car for me!!!!!
Abenaki

madmike
September 21, 2003, 04:20 AM
The only thing that makes any sense is that they're afraid you'll pop the box, swipe the rounds loose and dump the box.

But it's probably just panty-wetting by management.

Apologies to any ladies who wear panties.

Or men.

Of course, all LADIES wear panties, though many WOMEN don't.

Ah, hell, I'll drop this. There's nowhere good to go from here.

Moparmike
September 21, 2003, 05:13 AM
Same thing happened to me. I bought a 100pk of Federal 12ga in #8, and a brick of Rem. .22lr.

her: Shotgun shells: Excuse me, I need to see your ID. :scrutiny: :scrutiny: :scrutiny: @ my license.

.22's: She still has the ID. Computer asks "for pistol or rifle?" She asks me, I say rifle. She then :scrutiny: :scrutiny: the ID some more, when it asks if I am 18.

I understand that they need to perform security and such, but when I have a box of sporting clays, a couple of slings, a buttcuff ammo holder, and a box of earplugs, that one might be doing something sporting with it. :rolleyes:

Next time, I will reply: "Humph. I am buying ammo, I didnt expect the Spanish Inquisistion..."



:D

sm
September 21, 2003, 06:18 AM
I personally haven't been to WW in a long long time, and that was because Mom wanted something from there. But...

I have a lady friend whom has a CCW, had her daughter with her, she too is not a big WW fan...but daugter had a need for poster board, and stuff for a project. Mom decided to look at ammo, decided to buy, the questions were asked...
" Nope the .38spl ammo is for my daughter's handgun I gave her for her
9 th birthday, figured I'd let her take it to school for show and tell ...and that crazy neighbor's cat is bugging us....". :uhoh: :rolleyes: :D

After the saleslady picked her jaw up from the floor..." Umm I know better than that, it just the stupid policies we have here, we have to ask" . She paid for the ammo, placed into a sack, stapled with reciept, and she continued her shopping for the project needs. Oh the daughter did ask in front of the clerk if they had enough 22lr for HER 22 rifle. :D

Something about timid people deciding to back away from sporting goods counter too ,while all this was going on. ;)

DougCxx
September 21, 2003, 08:02 AM
- Where I am, Wal-Mart has somebody walk you out if you buy any firearms, firearm ammunition or airguns.
........
- As to the "handgun" question, see here:
http://rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=30497&highlight=wal+mart+ammo
~

greyhound
September 21, 2003, 08:12 AM
As I was being checked out a kid standing behind me asks if I was gonna shoot somebody with that.

Ya know, in this day and age that is sadly what kids are being indoctrinated to believe.

mtnbkr
September 21, 2003, 08:14 AM
Next time, I will reply: "Humph. I am buying ammo, I didnt expect the Spanish Inquisistion..."

NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! Our chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise....


:p :p

Chris

joshlm
September 21, 2003, 10:52 AM
I purchased a muzzle loader at ww and they had to call for the manager to walk me out.

Glock_PhD
September 21, 2003, 11:00 AM
These stories are great. The sad thing is that almost every WM is this bad. I just can't go in them anymore.

Werewolf
September 21, 2003, 11:18 AM
Glock;PhD Said:These stories are great. The sad thing is that almost every WM is this bad. I just can't go in them anymore.
Hmmmmm.....
Must depend on where you live.

In Oklahoma City I've bought ammunition at three different Walmarts. It's either Winchester 40 S&W or Shotgun shells.

I've never been grilled and the only time I even had to show my ID was when I bought a 100 shell value pack of 12 ga shotgun shells and the guy really made a joke out of that. I'm 51, have graying sideburns and a snow white goatee. He asked, "Sir are you old enough to buy this stuff", than asked for my ID and that was that. He actually seemed a bit embarassed about having to do it.

On many occasion I've carried the pistol rounds from the gun section to the front registers to purchase when I told them I still had more shopping to do. And it can't be a function of how much because once I bought 5 boxes of the pistol ammo, put it into the child carry seat part of my shopping cart and continued on my way.

All I can say is I'm glad I don't live in the Socialist Republic of ********** or the Communist Counties of New York or the \\Kennedy Kingdom of Massachusetts.

CleverNickname
September 21, 2003, 11:24 AM
I've bought ammo at 3 or 4 Walmarts here in Houston, and have yet to have any snide comments or extra impediments to purchase. Just stroll up to the sporting goods counter, get the ammo, pay for it there (skipping the longer lines at the front), and leave. Most don't even ask if it's for a rifle or pistol.

TheOtherOne
September 21, 2003, 11:44 AM
I've tried to make sense of their policy, but there is just no logic.

Usually when I buy ammo, I've always paid for it at the sporting goods counter (along with whatever else I had to pick up) and they just bag it and send me on my way through the store.

Another time though they were busy making keys and checking someone else out so the guy just gave me my ammo and sent me up to the front all by my responsible self. I even used the self-checkout line but it freaked out when I scanned the ammo and someone had to come I.D. me before it would let me finish.

One night when there was nobody at the sporting goods counter I asked the kid that was buffing the floor a few isles down and he just came and reached behind the counter, grabbed what I wanted (it happened to not be locked up) and gave it to me to take up front.

And yet another night I had to get the manager because everything was locked up. She got everything I wanted but didn't ring it up there. However she was nice enough to carry the ammo for me up to the front. I had a shopping cart with other things in it, but she must of thought the boxes were going to slip through the slots or something!?

4v50 Gary
September 21, 2003, 11:58 AM
How fortunate to have Friday help. Last time I bought ammo it was 410 rounds (one was an older 60 round box of reloads) of 38 and humped it in a knapsack for over a mile under the broiling sun. Death march. Sometimes you're better off driving. When you're finished with Friday, send him to me.

wingman
September 21, 2003, 12:16 PM
WalMart is to me like calif. a picture of our future, here in my area in the
past ten years my local walmart reminds me of a mad max movie, no joke
its that bad, especially on sat. Im not sure which is worse the customers
or the clerks, all in all i find it a little sad, The trashing of America.

Justin
September 21, 2003, 12:20 PM
Justin's No-nonesense Strategy for Buying Ammo at Wal-Mart

There really is something of an artform to buying ammo at Wal-Mart, and if you don't go about it in the right way, it can be a big, fat hassle. The strategy is in the order with which you shop.

Do all of your other shopping first, then go to the Sporting Goods section, pick out your ammo and check out there.

Doing this has a two-fold advantage:
1)The clerk doesn't have to walk you up to the cash registers.
2)The Sporting Goods checkout counter is often the least occupied checkout place in the store. No waiting in line while three rabid soccermoms duke it out over the last issue of Cosmo!

The Sporting Goods section is like a small oasis in a sea of consumer mediocrity. Seriously. No one goes there unless they're buying sporting related stuff, which means the annoyance factor will be much lower.

An example:
You go into WM with a list of stuff you need to get. Grab a cart, fill it up with that stuff, then mosey to the Sporting Goods section where the clerk will ring up your purchases.
Ty-D-Bowl *beep*
Incense *beep*
Count Chocula *beep*
A head of iceberg lettuce *beep*
12 pairs of socks *beep*
Box o' Wine *beep*
Floss *beep*
Snuggle Fabric Softener *beep*
And, oh yeah, Chuck, could you toss a couple of those Winchester Whitebox 9mm valuepaks in there as well? They're on the second shelf, third from the right. Yeah, those are the ones.
2 boxes of Winchester Whitebox *beep**beep*

At this point Chuck will ask to see your ID. Show it to him. He'll scrutinize it for a moment then hand it back.

He'll also probably ask if the ammo is for a rifle or pistol. If you want some amusement tell him "Neither. It's for my sub machinegun."

At which point it won't matter which button Chuck hits.
Then he'll print your receipt and send you on your way.

And that, my friends, is Justin's No-nonesense Strategy for Buying Ammo at Wal-Mart.
:)

Guntalk
September 21, 2003, 12:30 PM
Rifle or pistol? Neither. A revolver.

Or, I don't shoot the ammo. I'm a collector.

Another question. Do you actually stop at the door when they ask to see your receipt?

I just say "no thank you" and keep walking, just as I would to a panhandler.

I have bought the goods in the bag. If they have an idea that I'm shoplifting, they will need to do more than ask to see the receipt.

The door check is really to check on their checkers, to see if they are stealing. I choose not to participate in their in-house security problems.

Just say no.

And, for the record, I know the prices are lower, but buying ammo from Wal-Mart guarantees that some gun store will go out of business.

Bigjake
September 21, 2003, 12:43 PM
There arent any gun stores within an hours run around here :(
That would be the reason for my 6 hour run to bass pro shop in mich. for that big deal on winchester 9mm whitebox!

Funny thing, i knew a boy that at the age of 16, went into a WM, selected some ammo, produced his shinny new id (that stated he was obvioulsy 16), handed over the cash and went home to shoot his newly aquired ammo. some security :scrutiny:

Werewolf
September 21, 2003, 12:43 PM
Guntalk Said: And, for the record, I know the prices are lower, but buying ammo from Wal-Mart guarantees that some gun store will go out of business.

Nahhh...

WW's selection of guns and ammo is not all that great - hell I can't even buy .45 LC there. The only ammo I buy there is .40 S&W and Shotgun Shells (I reload everything else and buy that stuff off the internet). WW does have a reasonable selection of cleaning stuff but it's not any cheaper than the gun store's I patronize. The rest of their stuff is just Chinese crap that I refuse to buy not because its made in China but because its crap. WW's selection and buying what little they have won't put any gunshops out of business.

WW won't put any gun shops out of business. What will though is the attitude of most gun shop owner/employees. In 30 years I've patronized only one shop of very many that had employees that treated it's customers with courtesy and respect. All the others are run by total ???????s at worst or ignorant and uninterested twerps at best. It's almost like the first question on a gun shop employment application is "ARE YOU AN ???????"? If you answer no then you can't work there.

??????? employees is what will put gunshops out of business not Wally World.

Smoke
September 21, 2003, 12:49 PM
I've heard that when Sam Walton died Wal-mart started selling liquor and stopped selling handguns. Funny how Sam's and Sam's inheritors' visions of a "family" store differ.

Sam's inheritors are worth $20.5 Billion EACH! (theres 5 of them)

I wouldn't really care much either with that money.

Guntalk
September 21, 2003, 01:02 PM
>>??????? employees is what will put gunshops out of business . . ..<<

Unfortunately, I find it hard to disagree with that statement. And it includes the owners -- not just the hired help.

standingbear
September 21, 2003, 01:21 PM
they didnt like my colorful remark either.i was buying some ammo and they asked me what...yadda yada.i told the kid..shhhhh,its for a prehistoric thing living in the lake.these people just dont have a sense of humor.

Michael_2112
September 21, 2003, 02:26 PM
The last time I was in WW was around 11pm while the gf was doing some grocery shopping. So since I was already at the store I made my way over to sporting goods. I Figured that I might as well buy some 9mm Winnie White Box.

It turns out that they were remodeling the sporting goods section and since it was late I was told I would have to pay up front. The nice (and aparantly new) sales guy handed over 6 boxs of 9mm Winnie White Box, which I carried through the store, placed them in the shopping cart and continued shopping. When I got to the register they didnt even ask the usual Handgun or rifle questions. It was quite an odd occurence, and certainly not the norm.

~Mike

cool45auto
September 21, 2003, 02:48 PM
I usually buy my ammo at the Walmart in Cornelia. They ring me up at the desk in the sporting goods section and hand me the bag and I either leave or keep shopping.

Azrael256
September 21, 2003, 02:56 PM
The last commentary I heard at WW was the clerk telling me that the 5-pack of shotshell boxes was the same price as the four boxes I intended to buy. I was so impressed that I bought two five-packs. Rather nice of him, actually. The next question, and this was a REALLY difficult one, was whether or not I wanted to mix and match one of the five-packs so I would have some #6 shells as well... just in case I saw a rabbit while I was blasting the box of clays I was eyeing. I decided that it might just be a good idea, as rabbits frequent gun ranges... er... well, I wanted some #6 shells. No soiled underoos, no ID check, no manager holding my hand all the way to the car, and nobody really giving a flip that I was pushing a cart so loaded with ammo that the wheels were about to break... small towns (Duncan, OK) must be different.

answerguy
September 21, 2003, 03:13 PM
It almost makes me want to go buy a gun at Wal-Mart. When they say that they have to walk me to my car I'd either tell them "I walked here" and see how they react or have parked in the furthest corner of the parking lot. I'd then flip him the keys and say "Why don't you pull my car up for me while I sit here?" while pointing to the horizon.

Moparmike
September 21, 2003, 03:20 PM
If you walked there, they would probably just escort you off the property. However, it would be kindof amusing to say that.

another okie
September 21, 2003, 04:16 PM
Here you pay for it at the sporting goods register and then continue on your merry way, which suggests that all these policies have more to do with shoplifting than preventing an in-store shooting.

sm
September 21, 2003, 04:57 PM
Justin's no nonsense policy used to work here about a year ago. Sporting counter might call for another checker to handle the second register if a line became too long or a crowd needing assistance developed.

Then the two WWs I used to frequent changed. Maybe it was my fault. We bought food, drinks, ice, cases of shotgun shells, clay birds ... didn't miss much...We had two " our man Friday" escort and help load two p/u trucks for an event for youths.

Now they won't even offer to help an elderly person with 3 bags to a handicap parking space. Humm, maybe these elders need to buy Red Ryders, Marlin 60's, ammo for grandkids...etc., and get escorted to vehicles. I think I'm onto something here. :D

Thanks Justin, I'll suggest that.
;)

Andrew Rothman
September 21, 2003, 06:38 PM
Heh. After reading this thread, I had to give my local Wally World a try. I stopped at the counter, asked for a couple 100-round Winchester white box 115gr 9mm (not bad at $11/100). The guy behind the counter had to grab another guy who had the key, but he simply handed me the boxes to put in my cart.

At the front register, the cashier just snorted and punched "yes" when the register started asking questions. She never asked me a thing.

She appeared to be a recent immigrant from Somalia, and probably thought the third degree was B.S.

By the way, they sell cheap, reliable 1xAAA mini LED flashlights for $6. Brand name is "Dorcy". They look like tiny little SureFires, complete with rubberized grips and momentary tail cap switch. Tactical and cheap! I now keep one tucked into my SmartCarry holster. No, it's not the brightest light on the planet, but it's plenty bright enough to see where you're going.

Matt

geegee
September 21, 2003, 06:40 PM
These stories really are almost funny. I think it was Academy where a young girl had to escort me to the front cashier with my ammo. I was tempted to tell her "Don't worry, we're both safe. You'll protect the store from me having my hands on those boxes of ammo, and I'll protect us both, since I'm legally carrying a concealed, cocked and locked .45 on my hip." :banghead:

Who's the dim bulb that makes these rules, anyway? geegee

zahc
September 21, 2003, 07:42 PM
I don't shoot the ammo. I'm a collector.

I don't know why I found that so hilarious.

I waited eagery for my 18th birthday and then I went to WW to buy some .22's and I didn't even get carded. I bought ammo half a dozen times there and never got carded once. And I actually did answer 'submachinegun' once but the lady was just breezing through the process and didn't even notice.

LiquidTension
September 21, 2003, 08:28 PM
Yeah, I've used the subgun answer before.

"Is this for a handgun or rifle?"
"It's for a subgun."
"What?"
"A submachine gun."
"Uhh..." [gives up, presses keys on register].

Then some other customer nearby asks, "What kind of submachine gun do you have?"
"I don't have one, I just tell them that because they don't have a button for it." :evil:

They've never tried to escort me up front, and I've always paid in the sporting goods department.

Standing Wolf
September 21, 2003, 09:24 PM
Too much communist Chinese junk to suit me.

J.J.
September 21, 2003, 09:25 PM
Wow, I work at WW.... and feel the same exact way. But:

~If I was covering sporting goods I would laugh at the sub machine gun comment.
~I hate asking... are you over 18... Is it for a pistol or rifle, etc. I mean heck they need to rewrite the software a bit. i.e. 30.06 hmmm why ask that question when you buy that? I only check anyone who isn't obvious...
~But, I think over 1/2 of the people I know who cover/work in the sporting goods section would find that amusing, that’s this store though, all stores are different..
~One of the FEW perks to working at WW I don't get asked those questions... no id checks etc. much easier for me.
~Be careful when buying EVERYTHING in Sporting goods some don't have scales so produce that has to be weighed is out of the question.

~I have had to "escort" a few people to a different register. And I tell them the truth... I remember one guy got a kick out of it; others just shrug like whatever who cares....
I very it per person depending if they are the type who can take a joke...statements like "look I hate doing this but if management finds out I didn't they would have a fit and foam at the mouth and sputter incoherent statements and there goes my raise...
:rolleyes: "

Moparmike
September 21, 2003, 10:01 PM
[management] would have a fit and foam at the mouth and sputter incoherent statementsOdd, I thought that was the standard reaction to anything an employee does.

They have a more emphasised reaction to logic, its quite entertaining to watch.:D

Moparmike, ex-WW #54 slave/peon.

J.J.
September 21, 2003, 10:32 PM
Mopar:

Most people don't realize those things they don't see the whip cracking they only see the "pretty" side. Before I quit I am going to make a name badge that says "Drudge" on it but that is going to be 2 years from now...

They also don't seem to grasp that most of the people they talk to are making just above min. wage (around here its actually a little over $6 an hour but when a one bedroom at goes for at least $400! it aint much) and the store manager drives a jag or a Denali (at my store anyway) to work.
_________

Side note:

While killing a few minutes in sporting goods today (instead of my dept, hardware) I saw that we can still "special order" the Mini14 that Wal-Mart carried in the case 2 years ago, but the price got raised at least $50.

I don't understand how management carries the gun to the door; it’s your property once you pay for it. They should have NO control over that the thing, can't they get in trouble for not giving you your property? I asked a manager that... and immediately got sent to the trailers (this is in Texas in August when it happened so its 95ish outside and even hotter in a metal tin can...) to work for the rest of the day... in pants, taught me a lesson LET ME TELL YOU!

_______________
ALSO (and to relate THIS to the original Topic):
Try saying that if they try and walk you to the car with your stuff, without your asking or needing the help, something like "I wish to carry and load my new property into my vehicle thank you anyway" and see what happens. I can imagine the perplexed expressions now. Especially if its within hearing of the cashier.. he/she might be hard-pressed not to smile/laugh.

Mike Irwin
September 22, 2003, 01:43 AM
Never ran into that at the Wal-Mart in my parent's burg in central Pennsylvania.

Of course, it could be the fact that just about everyone owns a gun, or many, in that area of the country.

Schools close on the first day of buck AND doe season (I guess the schools figure why open to teach the 3 pansies who don't hunt?).

That, combined with the fact that the people at the Wal-Mart in my parent's town are generally very, VERY lazy...

BluesBear
September 22, 2003, 02:27 AM
Just tell the person carrying your new gun purchase to the car that Wal-Mart/Sam's Club corporate policy expressly prohibits any employee to "possess" any type of firearm on company property at any time.

And before you ask, "possess" means to handle ANYONE'S firearm. And Company property includes the parking lot. There is NO exception in the written company policy to exclude carrying a customers purchase.

Can you say "Catch 22"?

spacemanspiff
September 22, 2003, 12:05 PM
i bought my winchester 1300 12 ga and a marlin papoose from two different walmarts, they didnt have too much of a hassle. both times they apologized for having to walk me to the door with my new purchase.
and when i bought the papoose the clerk was nice enough to ask "do you need any .22 ammo to go with that?"
i'm stammering 'but, but b-b-b-but i thought you werent supposed to sell ammo with the gun?"
"nah, we do it all the time, are you nuts?"
"kind of, but i already have a couple bricks of .22 at home, thanks anyway."

when i buy ammo there the clerks dont even bother to ask the insane questions, they simply override it. when i give them a hard time for not asking me if its for pistol or rifle they always say 'i couldnt care less what you want to do with it.'

RandyB
September 22, 2003, 12:15 PM
Wheelman.

You cracked me up! Best read I've had in a wee bit of time. Thanks for the entertainment on the Wonderful World of Wally.:D

olyAR73
September 22, 2003, 12:44 PM
I swapped out a broken multi-tool there once...they escorted me to the exit doors with my shiny new leatherman. I can only assume multi-tool assaults are on the rise at discount stores across the country.:what:

Keith
September 22, 2003, 12:55 PM
Maybe you could wait until you're near the entrance and then back off and point at the guy carrying the gun and scream "He's got a gun!!!!!!!"

Keith

justashooter
September 22, 2003, 01:10 PM
"...But it's probably just panty-wetting by management.

Apologies to any ladies who wear panties.

Or men.

Of course, all LADIES wear panties, though many WOMEN don't."

madmike

so i use the term once, and it gets edited, but mike can get away with using it THREE times?

ballistic gelatin
September 22, 2003, 01:38 PM
"He's got a gun!!!!!!!"I love it!

I walked into walmart yesterday holding my 5 year old son's hand and
greeter says, "sir, do you have a cell phone?"
I said, "no."
greeter says, "the light went off when you came through the door."

I can't help but wonder if they have some sort of metal detector there with a light warning system. I was not carrying a firearm but I did have my Buck folder. But I wasn't about to tell her that.
http://di.image.eshop.msn.com/img/sinv/2825/19/870805.jpg

J.J.
September 22, 2003, 01:41 PM
Naw, its not the knife it could be something as simple as.. we once learned that a shoe company put one of those anti theft, magnitized hozamabobits in between the sole of a shoe... no metal detector..

TonyB
September 22, 2003, 01:55 PM
Here in upstate NY they do ask if it's for a handgun...I think once after that someone asked me my date of birth,and put it in the register.
Once the 100 box of 9mm were missed marked as $8.14......I realized it and said I'll take all you got.6 boxes....then I had to go another register(it was 7am)......so I go up,the cashier says"thery're ringing up $10.97"I go"isn't there some law that if they're marked different,you HAVE to sell them to me at that price?"She looks at me like a deer caught in headlights and says"OK".......so I skip out,and off to work......just for the heck of it I stop on the way home....4 more miss priced boxes!!!!This time after the kid at sportingoods rings me up,he tells his buddy to check all the ammo prices.:D
Once someone escorted me to the front,a kid,like 16....I'm thinking "what's this kid gonna do if I did have evil intent,besides be my first victim?"
If they REALLY cared about their employees being hurt or shot,they should have them sell you ammo,and dive behind the counter yelling"Don't shoot me,please"( maybe they do this in Mass or Cali:D )
Now what I don't understand is TARGET stores.....they don't sell ammo,or gun magazines.......they're named TARGET for crap sake!!!:uhoh:

rock jock
September 22, 2003, 02:15 PM
find register 13 occupied by three pre-teen girls buying compacts.
Kimbers or Springfields?

Cosmoline
September 22, 2003, 04:11 PM
Well for the umpteenth time, I REPEAT:

STOP

SHOPPING

AT

WAL-MART!!!

:banghead:

geegee
September 22, 2003, 04:38 PM
But Cos, the Value Packs!!! :D :cool: geegee

TonyB
September 23, 2003, 08:48 AM
I love Wal-Mart.....while my wife shops,I get ammo,get a few gun magazine ,go to the Wal-Mart cafe and pay $189 for a soda and a popcorn and sit and read.......then again......that's pretty pathetic.........never mind:rolleyes:

DorGunR
September 23, 2003, 10:15 AM
go to the Wal-Mart cafe and pay $189 for a soda and a popcorn

$189 for a soda & popcorn?????? Man I can buy that stuff cheaper at Neiman Marcus.:eek:

TonyB
September 23, 2003, 11:50 AM
$1.89......never was good at the new math.....:D
Maybe this is why my wife balances the check book:uhoh:

Futo Inu
September 23, 2003, 08:23 PM
"I find register 13 occupied by three pre-teen girls buying compacts."

Were they Kahrs, Glocks, or HKs? :)

Nice writing style; are you a pro writer?

Stupid procedures. The "are you going to shoot an elected official" is especially dumb. "Why yes - dammit, the jig is up. Caught by the Wal-Mart cashier. Grrrrrr." This stuff must vary by region - I get the age inquiry (no ID check though - bah), but no other questions.

Edit: lol - rock jock - exactly on the same wavelength - just noticed your post - ha. I'm confused by this too - is this makeup-related or something?

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