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Crow The Robot
01-14-2007, 04:04 AM
As a cart collector for WM I wear bright orange jackets just like hunters wear, so that I am visable to all the nuttters zipping around the parking lot like it's Daytona. Peopel still just about hit me even though i am visable from outer space, but that's not what this tale is about. Anyways, one day I am gathering carts and a woman comes up to me, this is the conversation that ensued:
ME: ta da!
OHL: Orange hating lady
OHL: HEY! YOU! <grabs my arm> Hey!
ME: Ma'am?
OHL: Whty the f-ck are you wearing that ugly f-cking jacket?
ME: :confused: Ma'am?
OHL: That hideous orange jacket.
ME: Well, I have to wear it for safety purposes.
OHL: Well my daughter and I both hate it.
ME: I am sorry to hear that.
OHL: Well?
ME: Ma'am?
OHL: You ain't gonna take it off.
ME: I have to waer it for safety, so I don't get hit.
OHL: To he-l with your safety , I hate orange.
ME: <irritated> Ma'am I have to wear this jacket, it's policy.
OHL: So your stupid ass will get hit by a car so what? My daughter hates it take it off!!!
ME: <tries to leave>
OHL: OH, you ain't gonna leave, <grabs my hood> until you take this jacket off. If you get hit your lazy ass won't have to collect carts .
Me: :help: okay...< i get free of her and bolt.
OHL: So much for customer service!!!!! I am never shopping here again!!!!!<pulls away.>
I tell my manager and the cops about the incicdent. I had written down the woman's tag number and gave i to the cops. The cops do stop her and she is found to be high on meth, and drunk.:eek: She goes to jail, I go home.

BTW: She was stopped because a cop saw hwer swerving, it had nothing to do with me.
Weird my town's wierd.

Giggle Goose
01-14-2007, 04:10 AM
Wow! And if I recall correctly, that wasn't the first time someone who accosted you in the parking lot was found to be under the influence of one thing or another. Your job is dangerous!

powerboy
01-14-2007, 07:18 AM
I know how you feel. I was also a member of the WM Cart Crew. It truly does not matter, if you are wearing anything safe related. The customers still does not give a damn about you, as they will speed thou the parking lot, just barely missing you. I had that done soooo many times. They bitch about a cart touching there car, and automatically blame the cart guys:rolleyes:. No matter what, the cart guys get blame for everything.

kurisu7885
01-14-2007, 08:41 AM
I'm surprised she didn't try to run you over herself to prove herself right.

I used to do carts for Wal Mart, funyn part is a customer complimented me o nhow wlel my blue vest went with my outfit.

Primer
01-14-2007, 09:11 AM
This is why I love living in the small town I do....cars actually stop for pedestrians in the parking lots here!!!

I'm so used to the big(ger) city I came from, that I instinctively wait for a break in traffic before I walk; but they stop and wait for me to cross in front of them!

The commute back to the big(ger) city can be a pain, but I love the small town attitude, as well as actually living out in the middle of nowhere on my own piece of land!

friendofjimmyk
01-14-2007, 12:52 PM
Maybe it was her strange way of getting you to notice her or her daughter...maybe she thought you were cute and wanted to talk to you and in fine drunken fashion - she was aggressive about it.

AirHostess
01-14-2007, 03:31 PM
My uniform is kind of orange and I have a lovely orange rain coat. Luckily we get new uniforms soon...

Gurndigarn
01-14-2007, 06:21 PM
Don't you just love poster children for the "Just say no!" campaign?


My orange jacket experience.... I was spending time with my brother in law and sister. At the time, he was working for the air force base near Vegas, and had acquired a flight jacket which I would often wear when biking. One of the reversible ones, drab out side and brightest reflective orange you can picture on the inside. One day I was biking home from work, late at night, and for some reason decided to head down the mini-strip. As I'm sailing down the sidewalk, doing a good 20-30 mph most of the time, I'm thinking "lots of people here tonight." It was only after I got off Freemont-- the brightest street in the world, wearing one of the brightest jackets in the world, weaving in and out of people on a bike-- did the connection between people, late night, and December 31 click.

Gawdzillers
01-14-2007, 09:14 PM
Hey, I hate your arm. Take it off.
To hell with your blood supply! It's f**king ugly!
:)

Phone Jockey
01-14-2007, 09:42 PM
Holy Jeebus! What is that all about? I'm glad you got her tag number (cuz your awesome) & hopefully prevent this crap from happening again. Also, I thought you wore that jacket becuz you thought it was "purty." :P

PJ

Guyver
01-14-2007, 09:42 PM
And your pants, take them off too. My father was killed by a guy wearing pants...denim pants.

XCashier
01-15-2007, 01:50 AM
OHL: So your stupid ass will get hit by a car so what? My daughter hates it take it off!!!
"Yeah, well I hate your ugly head, lady. Why don't you take that off?! Or how about I take your head off for you?" :flame:

Ah well, one less meth addict on the road. Thank you for taking her tag number and reporting her!

ExHDCashier
01-15-2007, 02:30 AM
dang Crow... you need to leave the P-ville WM and move to the one in Washington Twsp... im ashamed to be from the same state as those idiots you deal with in P-ville.... i appalled that ppl act that way...but from what my bro tells me (he and me sis-in-law shop at your WM) the clientle (sp?) that shops there is pretty low-class to begin with

Becks
01-15-2007, 04:32 AM
Anyone else think that that woman and her daughter would go out deer hunting wearing white? Anyone?? :crickets chirping:

Anyhoo, she was one crazy woman. Holy biscuit. :jawdrop:

zzapp the witch
01-15-2007, 05:20 AM
Wow, you guys must get low grade meth over there, your weirdos aren't half bad. :p

ArenaBoy
01-15-2007, 05:57 AM
Good job on getting her tags CTR, one less psycho away from civilization. I have to wear reflective vests as my job is a parking lot dealing with VIP traffic directing employee. However, the most amusing and scary thing is those things can be useless in a heavy snowstorm. I mean heavy as in I can't see 2 feet in front of me and my VIP lot sign is being blown away to the point of no return.

On a sidenote, I've dealt with more druggies and drunks than I can remember. The best nights for druggies happened to be a hippie festival that I worked, I had never seen that many drugs in one place in my life things ranging from weed to LSD. A reggae festival though I swear I thought I was in Jamaica. The smell of weed was so strong that it made some of my coworkers very sick and we were outside at the time. I have yet to deal with a methhead and I want it to be that way. However, I would rather deal with a pothead than a drunk as drunks tend to be tapped into their more base instincts.

RogueOne
01-15-2007, 06:19 AM
I used to wrangle the carts at Target some years back. At the time, we didn't wear reflective vests nor did we have the neat motorized cart things (I don't know what they're called). Nearly been run over more times than I care to count. Also nearly been squashed by a line of carts when a friend and I set a store record for # of carts in a line(not sure how many, more than 70 I think)


Never had to deal with druggies, though.

SuperDan
01-21-2007, 07:18 PM
I used to wrangle the carts at Target some years back. At the time, we didn't wear reflective vests nor did we have the neat motorized cart things (I don't know what they're called). Nearly been run over more times than I care to count.

The motorized cart thing is called the QuicKart2000.

My store used to not enforce the reflective vests, then eventually they started. I'd not had a single close call in the pre-vest era, then the first day I wore one I was nearly run over seven times in one evening. Makes you a visible target I guess.

XCashier
01-21-2007, 10:18 PM
Anyone else think that that woman and her daughter would go out deer hunting wearing white? Anyone?? :crickets chirping:

How about deerskin jackets? :devil:

Jack7957
01-22-2007, 12:07 AM
I used to wrangle the carts at Target some years back. At the time, we didn't wear reflective vests nor did we have the neat motorized cart things (I don't know what they're called). Nearly been run over more times than I care to count. Also nearly been squashed by a line of carts when a friend and I set a store record for # of carts in a line(not sure how many, more than 70 I think)


Never had to deal with druggies, though.

[old man voice]
Back in my day we didn't have these motorized cart pushers, we did it by HAND! Uphill! (true, our parking lot was on a hill, let go of a cart at the store entrance and there was a 95% chance it would jump the curb at the bottom and go into the 3 lane street, though I never tried.) Best I ever did was 30 carts with someone trying to be funny riding on the first cart! As the line of carts entered the store, the first few seperated from the rest, and he did not see this. He felt it though when the second cart in line came off, causing the flap on the first to drop into the basket, which meant that he dropped in with it! The cart then proceeded to roll towards an register, hitting it. So there's me pushing the rest of the carts in, him stuck in one by the registers! I was laughing for a good 10 minutes, while he was trying to wiggle himself out.
[/old man voice]

Mr. Crow
01-22-2007, 02:37 AM
How about deerskin jackets? :devil:

Meth heads are too gamey. They're not even good for sausage meat.

Becks
01-22-2007, 02:57 AM
How about deerskin jackets? :devil:

:spew: Beats that tacky, disgusting orange, though. :p