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i was rude to the wal mart greeters?

i was at wal mart and i just spent 15 minutes in line and was in a hurry to get home. i heading out the door, when the old lady said to me, “you gotta receipt for that stuff?” and i said “yes i do hag, don’t bother getting up” she looked really offended, and i ended up showing her supervisor my receipt. he apologized, but the old woman took out a tissue like she was about to cry??? i feel bad about it. tell me, what can I do to make her feel better? i don’t know her personally. was i wrong with what i did?
Alright, so let me get this straight. I’m asking everyone on answers what i should do now, i’ve addressed that i am feeling guilty, and yet i’m being scolded? grow up, everyone. it happens.

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emaciated asian chick
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emaciated asian chick

You should be ashamed of yourself for calling her an old hag. You should make amends by sending her some flowers and a i’m sorry card. Calling her that name is very unnecessary and she was just doing her job, You need to chill out girl and not let the whole world know you are having a bad day. You probably ruined the walmart greeter’s day too. Now go on show her you are sorry.

Laura
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Laura

Wow, all those people do not need to lecture you. Try going back there and if you see her apologize.

Leticia
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Leticia

I would go to another Walmart. If that’s not possible, I would shop at a different time (like at midnight) or use the other entrance.

sharaont
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sharaont

Look, sorry you’re a bit feeling offended but it’s true. Maybe the next time you go and still see her, just apologize. I know when you’re in a hurry, you feel like a jerk but you got to try to calm yourself.

kincaid1
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kincaid1

You could go back there and apologize to her and explain that you were in the wrong. It will be with her for a long time unless you step up and tell her it has been on your mind. We all say things in the heat of the moment. It will make you feel better, and her also. Just go back and explain. Good luck!

Ciara M
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Ciara M

That was terrible! I’m a wal mart employee and I’m friends with the greeters. You’re te type of customer that makes the job harder. We’re providing a service. Most of us are underpaid and overworked. I feel bad the front end people. They get the most greif. You should be ashamed of yourself! Yes you’re wrong. The damage is done already. The woman above me answered the question as to why the elderly work as greeters. Its an important job. They help cut down on theft which people try and do daily and they makes prices go up and our… Read more »

Chaoslight
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Chaoslight

Checking receipts is part of their job. Quite frankly, suck up your bad day, if you want to take it out on something, make sure it’s inanimate. When you share your misery with people who aren’t asking for it, then you’re just bringing bad karma onto yourself. I would hope that you would feel bad, otherwise I would think that you were utterly reprehensible. And to answer Whitney B’s wondering and add a little knowledge here, the reason why elders are hired for those positions is because a lot of people didn’t (and don’t) plan, well or at all, for… Read more »

Dreena
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Dreena

Yes that was very mean.Greeters at wal-mart are usually “special” people and you should treat them kindness.Their hearts get hurt more easily than ours.
You could go back to the store and apologize.
I’m just glad that your conscious is telling you that you were very wrong.

mystery
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mystery

You were a b!tch (a female dog, know what I mean?) and you know it. Someday if you live that long you’ll be old too; she was only doing her job which I would not do for a million a day because of people like you and you were totally out of line, but what goes around comes around so you will pay for your rudeness soon. What you can do to make her feel better is apologize but I know that would be too much to ask and you should already know that anyway…best to leave her alone and… Read more »

orizano
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orizano

there was no need for the “hag, don’t bother getting up”.
just go back and apologize. Say, “Ma’am, I was very rude to you earlier today and iIapologize for acting like that. Please have a nice day”. Pause long enough for her to respond (“OK, Thanks, aplogogy accepted” or ‘Piss off, you whippersnapper!), and if whether she does or doesn’t, then just nod, do a 180 and leave…
remember, one day you too will be old

mich1231
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mich1231

Yes you were rude. It’s frustrating to wait in line, but let’s think about this: 1.) You went to Walmart. What the hell kind of service do you expect? 2.) This chick has to stand there all day talking to people like YOU and probably makes $5.15 an hour. Hopefully people don’t call you a hag at your workplace. Nothing replaces a genuine apology. Next time you see her, be sincere. “I am sorry I was mean to you, I was having a bad day.” She may not accept, but at least you know you did the right thing. Next… Read more »

gp
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gp

She was only doing what her supervisors require of her. Maybe you should have been rude to her supervisors if you were so upset about the receipt. But Wow, that was rude. Had it been a young person I would feel different, but I feel our elders deserve more respect than that.

trisha7025
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trisha7025

just ask god to forgive you for that,and then when you see her again,just say hi,how are you,etc. That may cheer her up,if not you tried. We all have bad days,*smile* but dont feel down and out,its done and over with.

atl_777
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atl_777

u were sorta in the wrong but I’m sure u can make it kinda better by apologizing to the woman

Brian S
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Brian S

she was only doing her job, she wasn’t rude, despite what someone else on here said. the door greeters at wal-mart are required to ask if you have a receipt.

bossy
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bossy

yes. the fact that you are even asking this question makes it obvious to us and yourself that you were wrong in this situation. the LEAST you can do is apologize to her. tell her you were in a hurry and having a bad day and you didn’t mean anything personal. did you know that what goes around comes around?????

big C
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big C

Everyone is rude to wal mart greeters lol

Go Bears!
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Go Bears!

The rudest part of what you did was calling her a hag. That was not necessary regardless of how much a hurry you were in. You should bring her flowers and apologize.

Whitney B
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Whitney B

I used to work at walmart. I don’t know why they always hire old people for greeters, but its just how it works.
I think what you did was wrong. There was no reason to be rude, she was only doing her job.
And really – would showing her your receipt really have wasted any time? Maybe 2 minutes.

lynn
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lynn

Buy her a couple of flowers, go back to the store and tell her you are sorry and were just grumpy that day. I think that will make her feel so much better. Of course she might hit you, so stand your distance (I’m kidding)