Wal-Mart shoppers often get a bad rap. There are websites out there that show pictures and behaviors of what some people think are stereotypical Wal-Mart shoppes. However, I had a couple experiences last Saturday that shatters the typical stereotypes you’d see on such sites.
First, I was on the isle looking at plastic storage bins. (So many choices!) As I was comparing a couple options, I could see a shopper out of my peripheral vision push their shopping cart down the main isle. I didn’t think anything of it until I heard a voice saying, “You don’t want to buy that one, because the plastic handles break off.” I turned and noticed that lady was pointing to one of the bins I was looking at on the shelf.
“Really?” I said, in a tone that invited her to tell me more. She told me that she had bought that particular bin recently and after using it for a short timeframe the handles had both broken off. I told her I which plastic bin I was considering, as I pointed to its location on the shelf. She said that one would be a much better choice.
After grabbing the bin, I headed to the pet section where I was looking for some litter box solutions for our cats. I had a couple of products in my hand when I heard another voice to my right. “I just bought that one, and it’s really good.” I turned to see another lady pointing to one of the products in my hand. “Oh, really? So, you like this one?” I said, as I held up the product she was pointing to. She asked if I minded a recommendation, to which I responded, “For sure! What have you got?”.
She told me about her recent purchase and how it has been working well for her cats. We talked for a few minutes about some other options, and she bid me “good luck”.
I think it was so great, in light of all the division and discord between people these days, that each of these ladies decided to offer their assistance to me for no other reason than to see that I made a good purchase.
There should be a website to showcases people like that!