January 24, 2009. I shopped Walmart in Carson City, Nevada, accompanied by my 16 year old daughter and 7 year old Autistic son. We bought only 12 items but could not find any self checkouts or any registers without very long lines. Many other shoppers seemed highly irritated, pushy and aggressive. nWe entered a section where the majority of checkout sign posts read, ’20 items or less’. We stood and waiting for about 15 minutes. Other people kept bumping into us to get around, due to the arrangement or placement of checkout registers. nOnce we actually reached the counter to checkout – I realized the specific register I was at, was a ’10 item or less’ aisle, and all others surrounding that one, was ’20 items or less’. The clerk was angry with me and slammed my items into bags. People trying to get to the ’20 item’ registers were completely blocking us in – we had no way out. nDue to the fact that we were surrounded by carts – we could not grab our bags on top of the spinning bagging thing. The clerk made no effort to hand us our bags. I had to contort myself over to grab our merchandise. I then had to yell, ‘excuse me’ to all the people who would not move, so that we could leave. I finally had to lift up the cart and push it through the people, slamming into other carts. nOn the way outside, the bags started ripping and tearing. By the time I got to my car – which was very far out in the parking lot – the bags had completely ripped open and I was holding things to my chest. nOutside temperature was actually on the warm side that day – mid 40’s. If it had been snowing or icy – I think our merchandise would have been all over the ground. nI can understand why someone died in 2008 at another Walmart in this country – this was a nightmare and a firehazard. nI don’t care what low prices Walmart has in the future, I won’t be back, ever. nHighdesertdisgruntlednDayton, NevadaU.S.A.
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