Posts tagged ‘Wal-mart’

Wal-Mart Meal

Long story short, I went to Wal-Mart to kill an hour last night once it got dark because I have no power at home. I ended up picking up a meal from the Deli counter – a 4 piece chicken tender dinner with mac & cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, and a dinner roll – for $3.88. I couldn’t even finish the meal it was so big.

How did I kill an hour after eating? Well, they had Guitar Hero set up in the electronics department and I felt the need to set the high score on the five demo songs.

June 10, 2008 at 9:01 am 2 comments

Wal-Mart Pharmacy Closed Early

Went to a Walmart Supercenter this weekend to fill a prescription. I arrived at the pharmacy counter at 6:45 and noticed that the drop-off window was locked up for the night, but the pickup area was still open. The pharmacy hours of operation sign read Sat. 10-7.

I waited for the pharmacist to finish with another customer and then attempted to hand him the prescription. He looked and me and said, “Sorry, we’re closed”.

“WHAT?!?!?! It’s quarter till?” I replied.

“I can’t fill that now, we are closing”.

Long story short, I ended up convincing him to fill the prescription. I wouldn’t have had such an issue if I showed up at 7:05 or if the hours sign mentioned something about new prescriptions needing to be dropped off at least X minutes or hours before closing to guarantee it would be ready the same day. However, this was a case of the pharmacist not wanting to have to work a minute past 7 P.M.

My thought the whole time was, “how hard is it to count out 45 pills from one bottle and put them into a smaller bottle for me?” It was very reminiscent of Seinfeld’s pharmacist routine.

June 2, 2008 at 11:05 am 65 comments

Infuriating Shopping


I went to a brand new Wal-Mart Super Center today and it was packed. As I walked in the door, I turned to grab a shopping cart – not one in sight. In turned around to find that the other cart corral was empty as well. NOT ONE CART, anywhere! So I walked down to the other end of the store, same result.

Realization #1: If you have parking spaces for 1000 cars, you should have 1000 carts. I shouldn’t have to go back into the parking lot to find one for myself (which I did, the first cart corral was empty as well).


Also, with 26 checkout lanes, you would think that with less than three weeks until Christmas on a Saturday afternoon, you would have as many lanes as possible open. When, if not today, would all 26 lanes be available for checkout? If most of them were open, I’d have less of an issue, but there were less than half available – a whopping 12.

Realization #2: If you’ve got the lanes, shorten the lines.

December 9, 2007 at 4:23 am Leave a comment