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A small thing, but rekindled my hope in America.
Me ^ | 12/11/2010 | me

Posted on 12/11/2010 10:45:47 AM PST by mikelets456

Sometimes it is the little things that give you hope and this is one of those things. My daughter and I were at walmart today and we had to return an item. The line was long but we kind of kept to ourselves and were just talking to each other. Well, we noticed a woman returning some hair care products without a receipt. They would not let her return it without the receipt and she started to get angry and loud. The people in line were obviously trying not to look at her. As she walked away she yelled in her Hispanic accent " it is because I am Hispanic isn't it"? Well, that set off ALL the people in line saying OUT LOUD "give me a break...you have to be kidding me and yeah right...". People in line started interacting saying "I am sick and tired of the PC/racism BS"! We all had a good laugh and someone joked to the guy behind us that he will not be able to return his item because he had a "Steelers" jersey on. It was actually very encouraging to see this...here is the main reason it is so astonishing ...you see, I am from New Jersey! I have never in my life see ANYONE in this area act in such a fashion. God Bless America....


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: americans; racism; rebel; vanity; walmart

1 posted on 12/11/2010 10:45:52 AM PST by mikelets456
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To: mikelets456

If this was Facebook, I’d “like” your status!!!

Great post!


2 posted on 12/11/2010 10:47:56 AM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: mikelets456

That must have been a good experience—we should celebrate all the good things in our lives, especially these days when just reading the news can put us in a real funk...............


3 posted on 12/11/2010 10:50:11 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: surroundedbyblue

Thanks.. I needed this because Thursday I literally lost all hope for this state and this country. It is a small thing, but being in this area it shows that the majority of people are awake. We surround them!


4 posted on 12/11/2010 10:50:15 AM PST by mikelets456
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To: mikelets456

So, requiring a receipt for a return is racist. Nice.


5 posted on 12/11/2010 10:50:29 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

How prison riots start........


6 posted on 12/11/2010 10:56:00 AM PST by blackdog
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To: mikelets456
Brought a smile to my face.

Walmart here usually lets you return things without a receipt. I imagine they knew her as she had a habit of doing that. A friend, who works at Walmart, told me just the other day that a guy was trying to return something without a receipt who she knew had sticky fingers. She told everyone in customer service not to take it back. He works night shift stocking at Home Depot so he's probably “losing” their inventory as well. He's already had the cops called on him for bashing his girlfriend's head into the wall with his mama just watching. The cops know him well for his drug dealing. Can't wait for them to finally (far past time, imo) throw the loser behind bars.

7 posted on 12/11/2010 10:56:40 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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I don’t shop at Walmart, not for any reason, I just like Target better, but I know that a lot of stores will work with you one or two returns with a receipt, but track it make sure it isn’t theft.


8 posted on 12/11/2010 10:59:28 AM PST by mockingbyrd (Remember in November.)
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To: mikelets456

So good to hear that ‘they’ are out there — and willing to be so vocal. Hope that Hispanic woman heard every bit!


9 posted on 12/11/2010 11:02:33 AM PST by Exit148 (Founder and active member of The Loose Change Club. An easy way to save for Freepathons!)
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To: mockingbyrd

Out here, Walmart is the only game in town. There are Targets a couple hours away but I don’t know of anyone who shops them.


10 posted on 12/11/2010 11:07:24 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: bgill
Out here, Walmart is the only game in town.

And out here in the rural West, our nearest Walmart and Target is a four hour drive.

11 posted on 12/11/2010 11:12:52 AM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: mikelets456

This country is forged by hard working people, who are practical and generally can laugh at hardship. Putting on airs for any reason short of having earned the right, political correctness or not, is generally still poorly tolerated. You can’t carry on a fuss without good reason for people have troubles enough of their own.


12 posted on 12/11/2010 11:15:24 AM PST by dog breath
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To: mikelets456

Honest Hard Working people are finally waking from the PC Delirium.


13 posted on 12/11/2010 11:20:57 AM PST by GraceG
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To: La Lydia

[ So, requiring a receipt for a return is racist. Nice. ]

Requiring a birth certificate for the position of POTUS nominee is also racist...


14 posted on 12/11/2010 11:23:14 AM PST by GraceG
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To: mikelets456

After the election in 08 I made it a goal to talk to 5 people every day and just let them know a few things that DC was up to - now I can’t even get started before 5 people start talking to me about how bad the dems are acting.

There is hope - but with all the squawking on TV you would think the Progressives outnumbered us.


15 posted on 12/11/2010 11:36:41 AM PST by 30Moves
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Americans have started to lose their fear of the “race card”. The white liberals have overplayed it since they installed Obama in the Oval Office. Whenever the “race card” is played on me, I just turn around and walk away with a smile on my face knowing that I had just won another battle of words with a commie lib.


16 posted on 12/11/2010 11:38:59 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: bgill
Was in a WalMart last Spring up in Manchester, CT in the return line. The guy in front of me was trying to return winter style floor mats without a receipt. Surprisingly they refused the return. That was after explaining to him about thirty times the 60 day no return policy without a receipt. I asked the guy what part of the sign over the counter detailing the return policy he didn't understand. Guess I'm off his Christmas card list. No doubt what the guy was doing. Use the mats all winter then return them in the Spring. Come Fall go buy some more.
17 posted on 12/11/2010 11:42:49 AM PST by animal172 (Where are you America?)
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Some people...


18 posted on 12/11/2010 11:44:40 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: mikelets456

That’s great to hear. Glad someone is on the ball in NJ. Perhaps people are now feeling more free to speak their minds. And the Walmart crowd is strongly polarized between those with a mindset of entitlement and those who have very traditional backwoods values.

Honestly, when I’m in that situation I’m strongly tempted to say, “Yes, it’s because you’re—” (Hispanic/black/Muslim/Antarctican/Martian/whatever). But doubtless they’d miss the sarcasm.


19 posted on 12/11/2010 11:47:01 AM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: mikelets456

I have this deep feeling that our poor, lost America is starting to find itself again.


20 posted on 12/11/2010 11:47:29 AM PST by oldsicilian
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To: 30Moves

- now I can’t even get started before 5 people start talking to me about how bad the dems are acting.

I have similiar experiences all the time, with any subject cocerning the times we live in! There are tons of “us” out there!


21 posted on 12/11/2010 11:50:28 AM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: mikelets456

Sounds like all the ‘race cards’ issued years ago are starting to expire...about damn time. Whiners.


22 posted on 12/11/2010 11:57:47 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: mikelets456

The PC crowd has overplayed their hand. They’ve pulled out the “racism” card so much, people aren’t falling for it anymore. Even in liberal Los Angeles LaLaLand, where I live, I’m starting to see people speak up a bit. I think the race card may be on its way out. I sure hope so, anyway.


23 posted on 12/11/2010 12:04:31 PM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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“NO MA’AM! It ain’t because you’re Hispanic! It’s ‘cause you’re MEXICAN!”

Gosh. I white as a marshmallow and I don’t dare carry anything back to Walmart or anywhere without a receipt. These people who seem to think that the rules do not apply to them are just plain presumptious - and spoiled, coddled and cossetted.


24 posted on 12/11/2010 12:25:18 PM PST by Twinkie (Doing nothing is the most tiring job there is; you can't quit and rest . .)
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Many years ago, I was talking to a county Sheriff’s deputy who I knew and he said whenever he pulled someone over and they told him “You just pulled me over ‘cause I’m black”, he told them, “You’re just sayin’ that ‘cause I’m white.”

He said it usually ended that game of race card really fast and guaranteed they’d get a ticket no matter what.


25 posted on 12/11/2010 1:46:10 PM PST by hadit2here ("Most men would rather die than think. Many do." - Bertrand Russell)
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To: Twinkie

GOOD! This PC Race nonsense got us Obama.


26 posted on 12/11/2010 4:56:46 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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