Ah, Walmart. Never has there been a company that has quite managed to hold such a persistent allure to all the most unflattering people in America. Granted, you can score some killer bargains in your friendly neighborhood Walmart, but in some areas such a quest is not undertaken without risks. Particularly in the deep South, where Walmart was born, there tend to lurk among the aisles those who have become known as "the people of Walmart." Now, these folks aren't just your average, ordinary bargain shoppers – rather they seem to be an entire subculture who all have an unspoken understanding that Walmart is the one place they can publicly be all the worst aspects of themselves.
Here you'll get a behind the scenes look at their antics as relayed on Reddit by Walmart employees. If you haven't already realized that the hearts of true heroes hide beneath those blue vests, then rest assured that after what you're about to read, you'll never doubt it again.
From Redditor / u/Pineapple_Pistol:
I was unloading a freight truck at the time and the woman that works at the fabric counter calls over the intercom for a manager. Then maybe two minutes go by and she yells for management on the intercom again and it's clear by the tone of her voice that something is going down. Then maybe 20 seconds or so go by and all I hear over the intercom is "HELP!"
Some of us are about to go see what's going on but our manager says he'll take care of it. Turns out two sisters and their kids were tearing apart the store, the sisters were eating food right out of the bags, one of the kids was throwing jars of baby food at the wall and the rest were opening items off the shelves. The yell for help came when the oldest kid proceeded to piss on the carpet in the clothing department and when the two sisters were confronted with this they just laughed and said it was our job to clean it up.
They got banned from the store and I was told the police had to forcibly remove them.
From Redditor / u/ MysteriousPlatypus:
Walmart was my first job at 18, and as with most new employees, I got stuck with the crappy third shift for the first few months. As a cashier on third shift, my job was mostly to stay awake and zone my area. Staying awake was almost never an issue, though, because at precisely 1:30am I would get The Bumblebee as a visitor.
The Bumblebee was an old, old, old woman wearing a bee Halloween costume. Stinger, wings and everything. She was never outrageous in her behavior, she never purchased anything weird, she was just a bee and I never asked why.
From Redditor / u/CaptCaCa:
Had to convert surveillance video footage to dvd for an attorney a while back. Was footage of a lady, clear as day, cracking open a bottle of olive oil, pouring some out on the floor, then putting on a nearby shelf. She then looks around and walks over to the spill and slips and falls. So funny to watch. It was one of those projects where I was calling people over to my desk, “you gotta see this”!
From Redditor / u/Bunnythumper8675309:
Some dick head set a dump bin full of emoji pillows on fire. Store filled up with noxious yellow smoke. Fun times.