Wal-Mart customers seem to have such a sense of entitlement given that they pay pennies on the dollar for some of the most shoddily made and least durable merchandise in America.
I'm also highly offended when customers just lie right to my face when I ask "Have you used (the product in question)" and they say "No" when said product looks like it went through a wreck on the turnpike.
So this suburban soccer mom wants to return a pair of the fake Wal-Mart Crocs today. She's got some story about how they just don't fit her feet and they always slip off and she only wore them for one day.
OK, fine. She's got the receipt and I really don't care. I've found myself really not caring a lot lately. It is not my money. It is really not my problem. If Wal-Mart really cared, it would do the Target thing and require a receipt to return an item. That would cut down on a lot of the expensive "gifts" people seem to be getting.
Except when I turn the Suburban Soccer Mom's faux Crocs over, they are absolutely filthy. The sandals look like she cleaned out an elephant cage, walked down a freshly paved highway, took a stroll through a cow pasture and then mowed the lawn for good measure - all the while wearing the faux Crocs.
I look at the date on the receipt. Three weeks ago. "Wore them for one day?" Riiiiiiight.
I look right at her, hold up the filthy shoes and ask "You only wore these for one day? And you got them this dirty?"
"Well, I guess I did walk around outside a lot."
A curse of bunions upon your sole!