Here is my entry to be considered for the world of viral pictures (below)! If you like it, share it please! Now it may just look like a lame-ass picture of an empty Walmart cart bay, but let me tell you the story behind it, and why I think it’s a good picture to share.
This is the area where you would usually see hundreds of shopping carts ready to use for Walmart shopping. I took this picture a few weeks ago at my local Walmart because I thought it was unusual that it was completely empty. Even on a busy days like a holiday, I’d never been to a Walmart where there wasn’t a single cart available.
Not Viral-worthy, but interesting! But now let me tell you what it represents!
This was a weekday evening, the store wasn’t busy, and then FOR THE NEXT THREE WEEKS WHEN I WENT TO THIS STORE, THE BAY LOOKED JUST LIKE THIS!
Now you can imagine what the parking lot looked like, with more carts than cars out there, but let me paint a picture of the rest of the store.
After waiting about 30 minutes to use one of the two open registers in a store equipped with about 40 (the other 38 closed as usual), I overheard the cashier telling a manager that customers were complaining about the bathroom, and she laughed that it was probably because it hadn’t been cleaned in days.
I asked the cashier, “What’s going on, has everyone been fired? Why are there no carts, the shelves unstocked, most of the registers closed, pallets full of product laying around, and the store filthy?”
She replied, “oh, people are sick” and then she scrunched up her face and it was clear our conversation was over.
So if you’ve ever been to a Walmart and waited an hour because there are only 2 registers open, couldn’t find anything because nobody was stocking, or couldn’t get a cart without going out to the parking lot to get it yourself, then share this picture!