Monday, 22 March 2010

Wal-Mart Store-ies



Police in New Jersey have a man in custody following an incident at the local Wal-Mart.  Last week, an unidentified person accessed the store's public address system and announced: "Attention Wal-Mart customers: All black people leave the store now."

The incident went quite beyond the childhood prank of telephoning an individual at random and asking if their refrigerator was running and then telling them they better catch it.  

In the Wal-Mart incident hundreds of shoppers were accosted by the offensive message and it caused several shoppers to boycott the store and others to publicly admonish the retailer for the ease with which the public address system was accessed.

What I'm curious to know is how did the police department respond when a call came in to send a black and white to the Wal-Mart store?



17 comments:

Me-Me King said...

O.M.G! I am laughing at the thought of somone here announcing for all people of hispanic decent to leave the store...lol!

nonamedufus said...

Me-Me: We don't have a lot of hispanics...or blacks...but it's still tough to find a parking spot outside the store! Now, if someone announced "all obese people please leave the store" I think they'd be out of business.

Canadian Blend said...

I didn't realize there was a dress code for shopping... I don't get all dressed up when I go to Target. Maybe I should rethink what I wear when I step out of the house.

Kelly said...

My flabber is gasted at the thought that people "dress up" to go shop at Walmart. However, based on what I've seen on peopleofwalmart.com, people really DO "dress up" when they go to Walmart although it's not exactly "Sunday-Go-To-Meeting" attire.

nonamedufus said...

Canadian Blend: Imagine what those people looked like before they "dressed up"!

nonamedufus said...

Kelly: Depends on the "meeting". I think for many people going to Wal-Mart is a social event. They're there to see and be seen! It's a big part of their week, or day!

Don said...

That was a 16 year old kid that pulled that prank at the WM store. Funny as hell. I never did hear if the blacks complied though.
Dressing up to go to Wal Mart? Sheesh, I don't do that when I go to a funeral.

nonamedufus said...

Don: Funny, yeah, but I guess it pissed some folks off.

Dress up? Yeah I know, I've heard about some of the women you go out with. Do you pick them up where America shops? ;)

idifficult said...

Ok, might not agree with the message, but I love the idea of pranking the tannoy. So many possibilities.

"Would the man in isle 3 swapping tampax for marshmallows please refrain"

nonamedufus said...

idifficult: eewwww!

CatLadyLarew said...

I always get dressed up when I go to WalMart... so much classier than the dollar stores.

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

Oh God. Dressed up, like when I go to Walmart? White trash sinks to a new low.

Relax, Cracka's, I'm a white dude.

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

That Debra Jackson quote is priceless. Most people at my Wal-Mart barely wear clothes at all.

That kid is lucky he wasn't killed, by the way. By the shoppers, or by his parents.

nonamedufus said...

CL: Is that cause you drop off there on your way home from church? Or do you worship at the House of Wal-Mart?

nonamedufus said...

Chris: Like I said above, I'd love to see how she dressed before they "dressed up".

nonamedufus said...

Mike: As long as they can manage to cover extended stomachs and emerging butt-cracks - or worse - I'm okay.

nonamedufus said...

Don: Funny, yeah, but I guess it pissed some folks off.

Dress up? Yeah I know, I've heard about some of the women you go out with. Do you pick them up where America shops? ;)

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