Friday, September 21, 2007
Wal-Mart is a Bad Word
I hate Walmart! I dislike their long lines and lack of customer service. The other day I was shopping for new fabrics and decided to take a little trip to Brigham city (20miles away) to look for new designs. Once around the fabric tables I realize I had made a mistake. They didn't have anything I was looking for. I did find a couple of cute prints and made my way to the cutting table, where I had to wait for someone to show up. The lady helping me was totally grumpy and when I told her I only wanted 44 inches, she acted as if I was a retard. "You mean 48 inches, not 44, whatever." After she begrudgingly finished cutting my fabric, I asked her the location of another item. Her curt reply, "We don't have that." Was followed by a swift exit, leaving 4 other people to be helped my one worker. I eventually made my way to checkout where I thought I was lucky to have on 2 people in front of me, especially since the baby was beginning to fuss. Fifteen minutes later and after a lot of tears, it was finally my turn. Talk about slow! When she rings me up, I realize that I had been overcharged for some of my fabric. It hadn't shown on the tag, so I couldn't have caught it earlier. When I tell the worker, she shrugs and says, "You'll have to have the fabric department fix it." As I glance behind me at the 10 or so people waiting in line, I figure it's not worth it and go on with my purchase. By this point, the baby is hysterical and so I finally exit Walmart. This was just one experience, let me tell of some others. At the deli counter, I was told, after asking for 2 slices of ham (I only needed 2 for what I was making) that next time I would have to purchase more or they wouldn't sell it to me. Why would I buy more if I didn't need more? Another time I attempted to buy an item and was told at the checkout stand that I couldn't purchase it. She couldn't even give me a reason. She just said that she couldn't allow it. Walmart has long lines, the aisle are often blocked with boxes, they are often out of what I need and I can never find anyone to help me. I hate Walmart, but, despite everything, I'm not going to quit shopping there because they are just so darn cheap!