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Overheard at Walmart

September 10th, 2009 at 03:41 am

I made a quick stop at Walmart tonight after a town hall meeting. It's always an eye-opening experience when I go to the stores in the city. Interesting outfits, bizarre makeup, and just some odd couples.

The best part of tonight's trip was the 2 conversations I overheard. The first was in the produce department where a woman was VERY LOUDLY proclaiming that their produce was awful! I kind of chuckled, thinking that she was just announcing this fact to anyone that would listen. In fact, she was calling it out to her friend across the produce department. "The bananas are way overripe!" Well, she got my attention, so I had to take a glance at the bananas. Everything I saw was very yellow, with green still at the top. I don't know WHAT she was looking at. They looked wonderful to me! Now, I'll admit that a lot of times I've seen better produce elsewhere, but tonight everything looked ok.

The second was in the bread aisle. A man & woman were looking at the english muffins and trying to decide. She picked out some whole wheat ones and he said "no thanks, I want the real deal". Huh? White bread is the "real deal"?

Now this really has nothing to do with finances, except that it's interesting to hear what other people take into consideration when shopping.

I wish I'd had a camera phone, because I would have attached a picture of the big rollback sign they had over something in the freezer department. "2 for $5.00 ~ Was $2.50". Hmmmm....you do the math.

And, the last entertainment, was in the pet food department. I was crouched down trying to get a case of canned puppy food without having to pick up individual cans. I had to shift some cans from one box to another. These are the "boxes" that are really just 1-2" tall that keep the cans together, sort of. A lady walked behind me by the fish tanks and announced to me "you have a dead fish in this tank." I guess I looked like I worked there!

4 Responses to “Overheard at Walmart”

  1. dmontngrey Says:

    Ok that last comment made me chuckle! Also why no one should ever wear red to Target. This has gotten DH a couple of times when he wore it.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Hee hee, sounds like you had quite the adventure!

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Fun times at Wally World. Big Grin

  4. disneysteve Says:

    I love the "2 for $5" thing. We were at Subway while on vacation recently. They had one banner advertising $5 footlong sandwiches and another sign touting 2 footlongs for $10 on weekends only. Huh?

    We also went into a touristy gift shop and my wife was looking at a mug. The price sticker was marked $7.00. That was crossed out and under it was printed SALE $6.99. Wow! What a deal.

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