"Hey man, I gotta receipt".
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I go to Wal Mart for my weekly supply of Cherry Coke, usually around 12-16 two liter bottles. Sometimes this is all I am buying. I do not have the bottles bagged as I stack them on my front seat. I am periodically asked for my receipt and as I could just load the bottles in the cart and walk out, I have no problem with it. In some cases I'm sure it is annoying to people.
As far as the chief, I'd have busted his butt. If they want to kick it, higher up, so be it.
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"Hey man, I gotta receipt".
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Whoever is the Chief's supervisor needs to give some serious consideration to the full implications of the ease with which he lost his temper, the manner in which he behaved, and how much it could cost the employing government if he does his job with similar disregard for ordinary civility. It seems to me the only reason he calmed down when the other police chief showed is likely that the two knew each other, and he knew he would get a walk instead of the disorderly conduct citation he deserved.
The citizens of both communities and "bosses" of both chiefs now have some decisions to make.
Simple; he gets no more privileges than anyone else because he's a Police Chief. Even if they had known, they still could / should ask him. Why give him a free ride because he's the Chief ? So ?
I think it's absurd when they do the "can I see your receipt" business, but I also understand why they do it.
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Seems kind of silly to pay for your items at the counter...20 feet from the door, and then be stopped to have your cart checked.OMO
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So if you refuse to show the receipt to Grandma (being nice, "No thank you" and keep walking), what will/can be Walmart's next action? This could get interesting!
The policy is idiotic. They have cameras for this type of thing. Greeter checks are nothing more than theater. Is the 70 year old lady going to take you down if you are shoplifting?
Do I need a receipt if I am wearing the coat and shoes I bought there last week?
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I have no problem showing them my receipt. They don't know me or know that I'm a straight up guy. They give it to me for a reason...as proof I bought the item. I never pay at a gas pump and leave without a receipt either. If the printer doesn't work, I go in and get one. I want documentation that I paid so no one can try to make something out of it. If they do, I show them my documentation and go on about my day. That's a battle that's not worth my time or effort to fight. I'll save it for something that is worth it to me.
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I just couldn't bring myself to be rude or verbally abusive to an old lady working as a greeter to supplement her meager Social Security check. Where's the harm in just flipping out the receipt and allowing the old gal to do the job WalMart requires of her without giving her grief? She doesn't make WalMart policy. Why ruin her day with boorish behavior? Either take the complaint to management if you are really that offended by it, or just shop elsewhere.
To all you WM naysayers, what would you do if you owned the store ?, would you have procedures in place to take care of the thiefs who constantly rip you off ?, you bet your butt you would. dukealmighty you hit it right on the head, the thiefs are the ones that make the most noise.
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