Thursday, January 09, 2014

People Of Wal-Mart

I got a tablet from Wal-Mart. David got it for me as a wedding gift. It is a really nice tablet and since I got one, Mary and Tonya bought one for Abby. It is a Hisense Sero 7. It only cost $149 and it works great. The only thing I liked better about my iPad, was my iPad was larger. This was faster and cheaper and worked great. But it is only available at Wal-Mart.

Michelle was watching something on it in the car on our way to San Diego. And she hit it with some toy and it got a little crack. And I had no protection for it… No case, no screen protector. I did think to buy a warranty for it. Anyway, the crack was small and I didn’t act on it.

The crack slowly got bigger and bigger and finally, I tell David we are going to have to get it taken care of. As a matter of fact, while I am telling him this, I get up and accidently drop it on the tile floor. I was so mad. Whole thing shattered and wouldn’t turn on anymore.

Luckily, I had bought that warranty. They issued me a gift card for the full amount of the tablet, plus tax the very next day. It was all done online.

So, here we go…

I go to the Wal-Mart by our house, but it doesn’t carry tablets. Only iPads. So I have to go the Wal-Mart Supercenter 20 minutes away. Not a big deal really, I bought it there in the first place. I got in and I can see the have several in stock. There are a few people waiting, so I look around and pick out a new case and screen protectors. When it is our turn, I am informed that they cannot sell me the tablet because the lock to that cabinet was broken. She called the supervisor. The supervisor tried a couple different sets of keys. No luck.

They call over to the other Wal-Mart Supercenter and find out if they have any. They are all out.

She says it will be several days before they can get a locksmith to fix it. Then she says that is the second time it has gotten broken in a month because some employee continues to try and use the wrong key to open it.

So tell me this…

Why does that employee still have keys? Even if being an idiot is not worth firing someone over, Wal-Mart is a big store. Couldn’t he collect carts? Stock Shelves? Sweep floors? Keys may be too advanced.

So, after I was disappointed that I had to wait, we went over to the baby clothes section. Michelle needed tights. She has winter dresses and she loves her dresses. They are pretty, she says. So we go to get her some tights. It took me a while to find where they keep them. The shelves say “Three Pack Toddler Tights 18 Months to 4T”, but there is everything but on these shelves. I search a bit and finally find her some tights. We pay for them and finally leave.

That Wal-Mart is relatively new and it is already ghetto.

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