It Could Only Happen At Wal-Mart

The title of this post says it all.

WEIRD BUT TRUE

Clean up on Aisle 7!

Workers at a Wal-Mart in Wisconsin used shopping carts to corral an emu running around the store’s parking lot after escaping from a nearby farm.

A manager then fed the large, flightless bird – named Myron – grapes and apples to calm him down until his owner arrived to take him home.

Girl stung by scorpion in Wal-Mart

Another reason for us to not shop at Wal-Mart. A 12-year-old girl was stung by a scorpion while shopping in her local Wal-Mart’s produce section.

Megan Templeton, of Barboursville, was taken to the hospital as a precaution but later released. Her father, William Templeton, said the pain was a little worse than a bee sting.

He initially didn’t believe his daughter when she said she had been stung by a scorpion, but then he saw the critter scurry underneath a box. It was captured by Wal-Mart employees.

Most of the nearly 2,000 kinds of scorpions are not dangerous to humans

April 18: Parolee Allegedly Leaves Meth at Wal-Mart Counter

How’s this for a tip: Daniel Santos Ramirex, a 54-year-old parolee allegedly left nine baggies of methamphetamine and his wallet at the counter at Wal-Mart.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Video embarrasment for Walmart  (notice embarrassment is misspelled)

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, faces embarrassment and potential lawsuits after its corporate video archive was made public. Flagler Productions, which worked for Wal-Mart for almost 30 years, has made its footage available to lawyers, unions and media organisations.

The archive includes clips of male store managers parading in drag. Wal-Mart dropped Flagler in 2006 and only offered the firm $500,000 for the video library. Flagler had asked for $150m before reducing its price to $145m, according to a letter on Wal-Mart’s website.

The footage captures Wal-Mart executives and employees in closed meetings and unguarded moments. A lawyer stumbled on the archive when representing a 12-year-old boy who suffered extensive burns after a gas canister bought at Wal-Mart exploded.

She found footage of employees joking and playing skits about exploding gas cans, reports said.

Flagler says that since Wal-Mart never signed a contract for its services, the rights to the tapes still belong to the production company.

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20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Donald Mills
    Apr 18, 2009 @ 14:25:19

    “Workers at a Wal-Mart in Wisconsin used shopping carts to corral an emu running around the store’s parking lot after escaping from a nearby farm.”

    How the heck did the walmart employees escape from that darned farm in the first place? Those people should be under lock and key I telll you…

    They’re a menace to decent society.

    Reply

  2. javajunkee
    Apr 18, 2009 @ 15:19:41

    LOL hey we had a deer run into the one by us like a couple springs ago..he really tore the joint up before they caught him. It was friggin hilarous…he doesn’t like walmart any better than me🙂

    Reply

    • joanharvest
      Apr 18, 2009 @ 16:36:08

      I don’t like Wal-Mart but I am a guilty customer. I hate shopping there but I got decorations for the baby shower much cheaper there. I’d almost pay more to not shop there and not feel guilty.

      Reply

  3. Doraz
    Apr 18, 2009 @ 19:08:21

    WOW, I am just getting to see what is up today in the blog world, and this hit me! HILARIOUS! I love all the comments and crazy things that people do! It always amazes me!! LOL Thanks!

    Reply

  4. Joy
    Apr 18, 2009 @ 20:04:00

    These are all really funny. I don’t hate Walmart like others do. I’m not sure why. I think it’s because I do 95% of my shopping online so when I go, I can spend hours wandering the isles.

    How is the baby shower coming? When is it? Are you going to take a video? Have a great party Joan.

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    • joanharvest
      Apr 19, 2009 @ 13:02:10

      I do a lot of on line shopping. At Christmas I probably do all my shopping on line. I’m not a Wal-Mart fan but find that I have to shop there for certain things. I do a lot of shopping at one of those food club stores. Nowadays you have to save money where you can.

      The baby shower is next Sunday. I definitely plan on doing a video. I think it will be a lot of fun.

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  5. Nicole Feliciano
    Apr 18, 2009 @ 21:25:46

    Nice bit of research. Ah, Walmart. A true slice of America.

    Reply

  6. Just a Mom
    Apr 20, 2009 @ 10:07:13

    It figures the newborn found at the Wal-Mart was an illegal!

    Reply

  7. The Vinyl Villager
    Apr 20, 2009 @ 13:56:15

    Joan, this has made my day! I dont know if I ever blogged on it, but the final straw in my Wal Mart basket was when I witnessed a woman totally flip out in the check out lines as she was huffing floor cleaner.

    Reply

  8. Emerald
    Apr 20, 2009 @ 17:53:29

    Ha! “Like I’m going to Wal-mart or something” that kills me! I cannot stand the Wal-mart. The low prices attract me, but the pandemonium, the mayhem, the tiny little monsters, keeps me away nine times out of ten. I think I remember reading the scorpion story before though, wasn’t it in a box of Mexican imported bananas or something? Since when does Wal-mart carry Mexican bananas?

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  9. teeni
    Apr 20, 2009 @ 21:00:21

    OMG – This is a riot of a post. I love a good rag on Wal-Mart. They really didn’t do themselves any favors in some of these instances anyway. And the people that shop there – who in their right mind DRESSES UP TO GO TO WAL-MART?!!!!

    Reply

  10. jeanny
    Apr 21, 2009 @ 12:08:07

    there’s no Wal-Mart here..thank God lolz!

    Hi Joan. I miss visiting here. I’ll catch up!🙂

    Reply

  11. IdeaJump!
    Apr 21, 2009 @ 16:14:10

    OMG! wow.
    Poor Joan – no Wally World on the Vineyard, huh?

    Reply

  12. widdleshamrock
    Apr 21, 2009 @ 19:01:17

    lol. Oh my.

    We don’t have Wal Mart here either. I imagine it is similar to K mart or the Warehouse.

    Reply

  13. lupusranting
    Apr 22, 2009 @ 09:20:49

    I needed a laugh … Thanks!!

    Reply

  14. Jen512
    Apr 28, 2009 @ 09:51:02

    “Since when does Wal-mart carry Mexican bananas?” Since always. Wal-mart goes out of its way to NOT buy American, despite what some of their ad campaigns might claim. They’re actually part of the reason millions of companies have outsourced to other countries so that Wal-mart will continue to buy their products. They like to low-ball them for the cheapest wholesale price otherwise they won’t carry them.

    Next time you get the Wal-mart urge, rent this movie:
    Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
    http://www.walmartmovie.com/about.php

    Its also available in sections on youtube

    Reply

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