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  • #16
    Shoplifters? Get police to the door ASAP.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
      Do you beat people in real life?

      When you suddenly can't walk see what happens to your weight!
      I don't doubt that there are people who gain weight because they can't walk, but it's also true that many people can't walk because they allowed themselves to get so fat that their knees couldn't carry them anymore.

      The street runs both ways - yes, weight can cause mobility issues but mobility issues can also cause excessive weight gain.
      Obviously.

      I went from able to walk up a staircase carrying 50lbs of dog food to can't walk at all without crutches in a single day and I never have regained the ability to walk around Walmart. I did good this week - been out in the yard every day and to the gate twice - which would have been nothing a few years ago but hurts now.
      I have my own war stories of immobility.

      Think it's so danged easy - try a severe arthritis attack in a knee sometime.
      Been there, done that, got the walker.

      Now, please, go find somebody else to whack on the head.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
        Keep in mind that accidentally amening a post that you were trying to report is known around here as "doing a C.P." (Cow Poke)
        Been a while since I've done that.... I'm a slacker!
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
          Do you beat people in real life?
          No, where's the fun in that?


          I don't doubt that there are people who gain weight because they can't walk, but it's also true that many people can't walk because they allowed themselves to get so fat that their knees couldn't carry them anymore.
          And you know which is which when judging them?

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          • #20
            Originally posted by firstfloor View Post
            Shoplifters? Get police to the door ASAP.
            Neighborhoods don't degrade in one fell swoop. It's drip by drip.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
              Been a while since I've done that.... I'm a slacker!
              I got your back brudder. You can practice right here

              I'm always still in trouble again

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                No, where's the fun in that?


                And you know which is which when judging them?
                I tend to look for clues like walkers, crutches and the like with them.

                I'm always still in trouble again

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                  And you know which is which when judging them?
                  I don't judge. I inspect fruit.
                  "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                    I tend to look for clues like walkers, crutches and the like with them.
                    I usually have my cane with me but not always. Just because I can get in without it doesn't mean I can walk around the whole store.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                      And there are some folks who are just FAT, and ride the carts and use the special parking.....

                      Don't get me started!!!!
                      My brother wanted me to use those carts when I went shopping with him after I got out of the hospital. I had no stamina and would get tired after about walking 200 feet. But I refused. I didn't want to look handicapped. So I would walk 200 feet, lean against something for 5 minutes to catch my breath and then walk some more.

                      I needed the exercise anyway.
                      Last edited by Sparko; 12-09-2019, 09:03 AM.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                        Running a marathon is not a training regime. I make a point to shop at DG so I have to walk - but Walmart is way too big for me to do that. Walking from one door to the other for a cart hurts - a lot.
                        I can sympathize. I had my back out a few times in my life and I have to shuffle walk when it happens; very slowly and painfully.

                        Walmart Grocery .com. Walmart also offers in store pick up and delivery. Walmart .com has free delivery for most orders over $35.

                        He still needs it renewed. Sometimes you need to go in (Wally World or elsewhere) - and eventually you have to go in when you're having a really bad day. On good days, just don't use the placard.
                        He will eventually acknowledge reality, I'm sure.

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                        • #27
                          Update:

                          I complained to the Walmart corporate office about it. They sent my complaint to the local store, and the manager called me about it. I was impressed with the promptness of it but not with the results. The manager basically said he wasn't going to change anything. His reasoning was that when the police need to show up urgently that they had parked in the fire zone, and this was to keep their vehicles out of that area.

                          That excuse would make sense if the store was often on fire, but it's not. If there is ever a shoplifter/fire event that requires both departments respond at the same time, I'm sure no one would complain if the cops parked in the handicapped spaces.

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                          • #28
                            Well...in my town we get daily police blotters on FB. It's a RARE day that doesn't have at least one incident report at the address that is otherwise known as the WalMart SuperStore. They probably would benefit from dedicated squad parking slots. 😝.

                            Re electric carts: don't be foolish about not using them. They were lifesavers for me when I had major surgery. I'd been crumpled in pain from all that walking...on the outside I looked fine. Wasn't going to show the metal zipper up my tummy area to justify use of the cart. I do look at users that look fine or very overweight but I remind myself to mind my business...I know better.
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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                              My brother wanted me to use those carts when I went shopping with him after I got out of the hospital. I had no stamina and would get tired after about walking 200 feet. But I refused. I didn't want to look handicapped. So I would walk 200 feet, lean against something for 5 minutes to catch my breath and then walk some more.

                              I needed the exercise anyway.

                              Watch your links! http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/fa...corumetiquette

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