Monday, February 28, 2011

Wal-Mart Just Got Dumber

Nov 25, 2010

A few weeks ago I walked into a Wal-Mart to pick up a few items.  Namely some food and Gatorade.  It was three A.M. in the morning, and there wasn’t too many people around.  I walked up to the one woman working at the counter, and asked her where the hand baskets were.  She said they had done away with them.

I asked, “How can Wal-Mart do away with hand baskets?  Why would you force people to use shopping carts even when you only have three items?”  Do you know that feeling when you learn that the truth is stranger than fiction?  Well, this was one of those times.  She told me that people kept getting hurt on the hand baskets.  People would leave them lying around, and then other people would trip on them, and end up hurting themselves.

This of course leads to the question, just how many hand basket accidents had to happen before they did away with all the hand carts?  This also asks the question, has the I.Q. of the average Wal-Mart shopper gotten so low that they can’t avoid getting in a major accident involving a hand basket?

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