Thursday, August 14, 2014

LITERAL People of WalMart...

Shakin' my head here, boss, at this story sent in by #1 blogdaughter...

Teen lived in Texas Walmart for four days without notice, report says
Employees at a 24-hour Walmart in Texas were shocked to find a teenage boy who apparently called the store home for four days without being noticed.

The 14-year-old built two campsites inside the store using boxes of strollers and stacks of paper towels and toilet paper, MyFoxNY.com reported.
Boy, howdy, but that's got to be embarrassing, eh? I mean, I hope store officials have a long, hard talk with their loss prevention folks about this. How on earth do you miss something like that? I mean, it'd be one thing to miss someone hiding in a corner or the restroom or something overnight. It happens. But four days? "Gee, Bob, that pile of refuse over in 'Infants' keeps getting bigger. Maybe we oughta look into that?"

Also of note is that this kid - who, at 14 years old, is only a little bit younger than TheBoy - was missing for four days and the family he was supposed to be staying with apparently didn't notice. Either that or they didn't want to get the authorities involved; in which case, well, whatever. Maybe the kid had a valid reason for preferring the company of WalMart to his own flesh and blood...

I know I won't be able to look at a stack of boxes in the aisle the same way again...

That is all.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Me bellives that happens often, a few years ago a teen was living in a local Walmart for about a week before being found out.
Sincerely Stepinit.

Ed said...

Perhaps the teen is a fan of Dane Cook's 2006 movie "Employee of the Month", where employees of a Costco-like warehouse club create a furnished above floor-level hide-away within the metal warehouse storage racks?

Formynder said...

I've read that a lot of retail stores have more decoy cameras in the ceiling than actual ones, so I could see this activity taking place off camera. And he did change his outfits to avoid the same look. That being said though, you'd think the nightshift would've noticed SOMETHING about it.

PJS said...

Reminds me of the episode of "King of the Hill" where Chuck Mangione is living in the MegaloMart.

David said...

Kind a makes you want to ram your shopping cart into every stack of boxes in the aisle, just to make sure there is no one hiding in there.