Just left Walmart

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I am visiting my folks in what I presumed was a sleepy little suburb outside of the capital city of the flyover state. I went to the local Walmart for a few goods that were forgotten back home and really can't believe what I saw.

  1. Weird white dude rocking camouflage with what appeared to be a machete/Bowie knife sheath on his side looking through the cabbage.
  2. All manner of individuals from specific parts of the globe rocking full burkas and hijabs. One man even was wearing a turban.
  3. There was a visible meth use among many of the patrons. That sunken steely contorted face and missing teeth that serious users of meth are generalized for was just far too frequent.
  4. Many of the females were rocking that burned out bleach blonde hair look. It would have looked like a blonde halo 2 months ago, but the dark roots were just killing the bombshell look they had hoped for.
  5. There were kids running around all over. Many of the kids looked as if they were just having a good time being kids. The parent began a reprimand that could make an MD blush. Poor kids.
  6. I saw a few tumbleweaves roll through. Tumbleweed you ask? No, tumbleWEAVE. It's on google and urban dictionary.
  7. There was the typical mullet, bowl cut, and ZZ Top Beard, shirts with no sleeves, grotesque tattoos and piercings, and so forth. Nothing new there.

While I believe I escaped unscathed, I did make a quick stop at the minute clinic for penicillin and tetanus booster shots. I should be infection free.

Comments (77)

Sep 8, 2019

Sounds like Wal-Mart

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Sep 8, 2019

I'm more of a Target guy myself, always some hot moms there

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Sep 8, 2019

Figures you'd have good luck picking up moms at a store - they always leave with useless trash they don't need

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Sep 9, 2019
Invest in Real Estate:

Figures you'd have good luck picking up moms at a store - they always leave with useless trash they don't need

I would love to be a hot mom's useless trash.

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Sep 8, 2019

Yeah, I haven't been to a Walmart in years except for two weeks ago. You realize how different the world is outside of your professional and academic circle. I asked for help from one of the workers there and they barely acknowledged me.

I'll probably just stick to target even if some of their items cost more. The experience is just way better.

Currently applying to medical school.

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Sep 9, 2019

I love ordering from Walmart.com. It's been a few years since I've been inside a retail Walmart. I'm just a little scarred.

Sep 9, 2019
WolfofWSO:

I love ordering from Walmart.com. It's been a few years since I've been inside a retail Walmart. I'm just a little scarred.

Dude Walmart.com is the only place I find better deals than Amazon and Ebay. I bought $150 of mason jars for a project I was doing and they offered me to open a credit card and get $50, so I did because I open every credit card ever as a rule anyway. And then I returned half the jars but kept the $50. Boyyakasha.

Reminds me of the time I almost leased solar panels for my roof because ComEd was offering me $1200 cash. I got the cash and backed out of the contract. All in good faith. Still friends with the sales guy on FB. Got some dope SunRun shades too.

My kid bro had a kelto phase. We went to Walmart once and he walked out holding a cast iron pot. I still have it. Never used it. Use the pan instead. Which I bought. Also at Walmart.

Walmart is rad dude, all ya'll can eat a dick.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Sep 9, 2019

Lol wtf is this post? Walmart is known for being trashy. It's the "low-cost" place. Of course you'll see lower-income people.

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Sep 9, 2019

I know but i didn't know it was THAT bad.

Currently applying to medical school.

Sep 9, 2019

This is America.

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Sep 9, 2019

It's also by far the biggest place. So the more fucked up Walmart is, the more fucked up America is.

When I was growing up I heard the phrase "how the other half lives". It was meant to refer to the poor parts of the world. Now its referring to much of our own country.

Sep 9, 2019
trustmeimanengineer:

Lol wtf is this post? Walmart is known for being trashy. It's the "low-cost" place. Of course you'll see lower-income people.

Please highlight where I commented on anyone's income.

Sep 9, 2019

Not really. Dollar Tree and shit like that is for actual broke people. WalMart is just for white trash living in nearby apartment buildings and run-down ranch houses with trucks on the lawn on cinderblocks.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Sep 13, 2019

So @Isaiah_53_5 got caught by his wife for using a strap on in bed.

"Explain the strap on!" She yells.

To which Isaiah replies... "Explain the kids!"

Sep 9, 2019

People would OD in wal mart bathrooms near my hometown all the time

Sep 9, 2019

OP discovers poor people.

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn
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Sep 9, 2019
Yankee Doodle:

OP discovers poor people.

Please highlight where I classified anyone as poor.

Sep 9, 2019
WolfofWSO:
Yankee Doodle:

OP discovers poor people.

Please highlight where I classified anyone as poor.

How many non-poors shop at places with TumbleWeaves roll by?

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Sep 9, 2019

Well it says Walmart in the title for starters...

Sep 9, 2019

lol shocker!

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Sep 9, 2019

And this is why people hate bankers. How about rather than write snarky posts, you hand $5 bucks to the poor cashier trying to make ends meet on $7.25 per hour?

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Sep 9, 2019

OP didn't strike me as snarky. For an example of snarky, see your post.

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Sep 9, 2019

Mocking poor and unfortunate people from a privileged position on Wall Street is not ok. Do something to help. Donate, volunteer, count your blessings

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Sep 9, 2019

Do you consider mocking to be snarky?

Sep 9, 2019

Oh fuck off
$5 ain't changing any lives and that person has probably lived a life of atrocious decisions

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Sep 10, 2019

Self-righteousness is a hell of a drug

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Sep 9, 2019

Walmart is where you can see the income divide in full effect. There's so many people there, yet, the description in the OP is representative of about 95% of folks who shop there.

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Sep 9, 2019

The difference I noticed between Canadian and American Walmart demos was really surprising... In Canada it's basically the same people you see at Costco and they are much more normal but at Walmart in the US that doesn't appear to be the case. Have only been to Walmarts in NY/CA/UT though.

Sep 9, 2019

Agree Canadian WalMart is just like any other stores here. Even in the US, I think it's highly dependent on the area. If you are in the middle of buttfucknowhere, expect what OP described. But in a relatively nicer areas, my experience with Walmart has been pleasant.

Sep 11, 2019

Oakvile >>> Alabama, Mississippi &Missouri

Sep 9, 2019

I'm always reminded of just how out of touch WSO is with the rest of the world when I read posts like these. Buddy, I'd be more surprised if you DIDN'T see this stuff when you went to Wal-Mart.

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Sep 9, 2019

Curious as to which flyover state this is. I thoroughly enjoy the show that ensues at Walmart. Frequented many over the years due to remote camping trips and it's the only place to get crap for like 50 miles in most cases. The ones closest to cities seem to be the worst. More suburban/rural and people are sweet as pie and you've only got the camo/tattoo crowd.

Sep 9, 2019

Maybe just do your shopping and don't worry about anyone else who is also doing their shopping?

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Sep 10, 2019

Maybe paying attention to the world around you is a good thing?

Sep 10, 2019

Totally agree. Just not sure that turning around and making fun of people on a finance message board is really the best outlet to direct your experiences.

Sep 9, 2019

Grew up on the wrong side of town in a bottom 10% public education ranking state from middle school until the end of college. Rich kids from privileged families who couldn't get into better colleges enrolled in my state college. I was in a fraternity with a lot of these kids. Every time we ventured out of the college bubble and into the surrounding city, they'd always marvel about how down trodden the people and places were in my hometown. I genuinely feel bad for these inexperienced, uncultured and coddled individuals because they would get their ever-loving shit rocked if they had to survive alone in an environment like that. These were the same kids who got hard and would look for fights after a couple drinks in safe college bars because their behavior isn't checked by all the other posturing pussies who haven't actually been in some real shit.

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Sep 9, 2019

So Costco is dope. Everyone knows. But let's talk about Sam's Club. I assumed it was trashy Costco, but I went there this winter because I bought up all the space heaters I could find in the city of Chicago and had to go to Sam's in some suburb and it was fucking nice dude, they had cool shit, they had like a wheelbarrel with a clock built into it and shit. And they let me buy shit without a membership.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Sep 9, 2019

Well then again, it is a Wal-mart. I'm assuming they go for the "savings of value". You wouldn't ever see that kind of stuff at a Whole-Foods or Kroger.

"It's okay, I'll see you on the other side"

Sep 10, 2019

ITT: Operations professional sneers at lack of preftige at local WalMart, people feed the troll

Sep 10, 2019

I mean, it is a comment on how the general public is in America. People use to have some what of a decorum when they left the house, crazy how far off we have gotten.

Sep 10, 2019

Literally none of this (sans the machete/sheat) is really out of the ordinary. When you say "even wearing a turban," it's just incredibly clear what type of person you are... Get a grip.

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Sep 12, 2019

Real shit the guy's a fucking moron. A turban? Big fucking deal lol. Sikh guys are always chill.

Go for a walk about every now and then op

love,

django the rat

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Sep 12, 2019

Same with the comment about the hijab. I was surprised so many people agreed with him.

Sep 11, 2019

Always funny when Chad experiences life outside daddy's country club for the first time.

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Sep 11, 2019
Lucky Luciano:

Always funny when Chad experiences life outside daddy's country club for the first time.

I love "Chad" as an insult. I'm gonna start calling people Chad, Brad, and Tyler.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

Sep 11, 2019

Makes me wonder if people think anything to themselves when they see members of my family in a hijab... I am so used to seeing it I don't bat an eye.

Sep 11, 2019

I was verbally approached by a man in Walmart after making eye contact a little too long with him. He said "God damn, have you never seen a hillbilly hippie before."
I was 11-12 at that time. Scared my socks off.

He looked like a country man with blue overalls who just decided to join the Manson ranch. (smelt like cigs)

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