Poor Wal-Mart. They get so much “only losers hang out and SOMETIMES shop here” press. As it turns out, they are pretty easy going on their return policy. Because they are so lenient, (we know you will find this very hard to believe) someone tried to take advantage of the policy.
One of our Facebook followers, a trusted “retired man of the badge” was walking into the Bethel Park Wal-Mart and saw a wack-Jack pushing a buggy that contained a used car battery with stuff dripping from it. The guy pushed the buggy to the customer service counter and asked if he could return the battery!!
Can you picture the conversation?
Guy: Yeah, um, (SNORT, THROAT CLEAR LIKE HE’S BRINGING UP A LUNGER), um, I would like to return this. It don’t work no more.
Wal-Mart: Well, I’m sorry sir. We have a policy that you have to have shoes on to get service here. I cannot help you.
Guy: Yeah, well, ya see, I HAD shoes on when I walked in here, but the acid dripping from this battery ate my shoes away.
Wal-Mart: (stretching over the counter to see) What? Sir, your battery is ruining our floor!
Guy: Now you know why I wanna return it!! Look what it did to my shoes! But, take your time, I want the acid to take care of that ingrown toenail I have on my left big toe!
I wonder where the Wal-Mart Greeter was when he strolled in there?
Guy-with-the-drippy-battery, I seriously doubt you’re reading this but, as a suggestion, why don’t you try taking that battery to Nordstrom’s at Ross Park Mall? (They probably won’t take it DESPITE having a world renowned return policy BUT it would give us more material for our blog when you do it!)
In the meantime, used toothbrushes, half-cooked meat, milk that is now cottage cheese (oooo, just got a little puke in my throat on THAT one), Mimeograph machines, combs found under the floor mat of your ’67 Rambler, Commodore 64 computers, boxes of 5 1/4″ floppy drives, Kotex pads previously stuck to your head as a sweatband when you were WRASSLING with the bar buddies, low-mileage Wal-Mart Brand female intimate wear and men’s underwear that has more skid marks than Pittsburgh International Airport’s runway 2-7 are ALSO on the “Common Sense, For Those That Have None, List of Non Returnable Items” at Wal-Mart, Ya JAGOFF!