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Old 04-20-2019, 04:53 PM   #1
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DEF jug trash left in buggy at Wal-Mart

The other day I was leaving my local Wal-Mart and when I went to stow my shopping buggy I noticed something. There was a cart with 7 empty DEF jugs in it parked in the cart corral. No packaging, just the jugs. I see various types of rigs overnight stay there most mornings as I end my school bus route so it could have been a diesel RV or a tractor trailer. But the area where this corral is located is on the opposite side of the lot from where the 18 wheelers usually park.
Doesn't matter really who did the deed, but it can result in this Wal-Mart shutting things down for overnight parking if it happens enough.
I truly hope not, but it was a real bummer to see that.

Just my 2 cents...

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DEF jug trash left in buggy at Wal-Mart

It wouldn’t bother me if Walmart shut the parking lot down for overnight parking all Walmart’s
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People are pigs. Yes, businesses will withdraw their hospitality of it becomes problematic. Hopefully you did the right thing and rolled the cart over to a trash can or dumpster to reverse this bad behavior.
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I try not to shop at any Walmart store, we have three with in 6 miles of my home. Why? Every time I go into a Walmart I feel like I need a shower when I get home. There is just something about a Walmart store that I do not like. In fact I will drive 2 miles out of my way and pay a little more for the same product just so, I do not have to go in one.

Our village has made it illegal to stay overnight in a Walmart parking lot. No trucks or RV's allow to park overnight.

I am sorry if this offends someone but this is my Feelings.
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I try not to shop at any Walmart store, we have three with in 6 miles of my home. Why? Every time I go into a Walmart I feel like I need a shower when I get home. There is just something about a Walmart store that I do not like. In fact I will drive 2 miles out of my way and pay a little more for the same product just so, I do not have to go in one.

Our village has made it illegal to stay overnight in a Walmart parking lot. No trucks or RV's allow to park overnight.

I am sorry if this offends someone but this is my Feelings.
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:57 AM   #6
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Well, I for one love Walmart. The stores seem to be clean and well stocked, and usually best price. Depending on where you live may dictate if there is a skanky clientele. Three within 6 miles indicates you are in an urban area. Not even overcrowded NJ has that sort of density.

If your local ordinances outlaw overnight parking, it tells me there is an undesirable element in your neighborhood they want to keep "moving along", that is out and about during the day also.

Fortunately, the "people of Walmart" do not seem to live near or patronize my nice Walmarts. What is especially nice is Walmart caters to the RV crowd, both in their RV supplies and allowing the hospitality of RVers camping in their parking lots.

I'm sure there are non-RVers who regard our crowd as skanky trailer gypsies. And I'm sure there are some RVers who fit that profile. But for non-RVers to say, "those trailer people are so trashy" would be an unfair generalization.
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The problem I have at most Walmart’s is you can shop and find most stuff cheap and then you can’t get out of the store unless you work for Walmart (check your own stuff out). Twenty lines and one or two open. I had rather go somewhere else and pay more for a checkout. I hate standing in line for a long time and I don’t work for Walmart
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I agree. are local walmart never has enough lanes open. I try to avoid walmart, but my wife insist on going then comes home and complains. I have a problem with corporations that make billions of dollars and pay there employees chump change.
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I know two Wally's that people stop at, one is local and one is in Montana. The local one is always clean when the overnighters leave and Wally's has never had a problem with people staying there. The one in Montana looks a CG in the evening. I've seen probably up to 10 or more all in the one area and in the morning...it's usually spotless and you really couldn't tell anyone stayed there.
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I have a problem with corporations that make billions of dollars and pay there employees chump change.
So do you think that a cashier working at Walmart should be highly paid because the company makes a lot of money? The folks who work at Walmart get paid for the job they perform. Yes, if it is typically a low paying job, they’ll get a low wage.

As for the self checkout...I love it! I don’t need someone to check out my merchandise for me. Half the time they don’t want to be there and they make it known.

Back to the original subject....yup, people sure can be pigs! At least they put the jugs in a cart instead of depositing them on the ground.
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The "people of Walmart" are everywhere. Just pay attention and you'll see 'em. People here go to Meijer to be more upscale, but they're there too....

The jugs? Who says they're an overnighter? I've gone in, bought a jug, and poured it in. Then onto the already-full garbage can. Blame the EPA on that sh.....crap. You know, IMHO....
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Many people are pigs. It never ceases to amaze me.

I manage a facility that included training students for their class A license so there was a large parking area. A couple of local drivers asked me if they could overnight there and I said that it was fine as long as they were out by 7:00 to free the lot up for parking.

About 6 weeks later there were half a dozen or so there every night and I ended up picking piss bombs and worse. I had to post it and they kept coming so I ended up having the local PD start kicking them out when they saw them. It probably too 6 months to bring it to an end.

This story line gets repeated over and over in various locations and drivers RV and TT alike lose places to park.

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The Walmart we shop at is very clean. The workers are also, plus they seem to be happy. We also have a natural/organic food store that is discussting. Workers are complete slobs. We see a few campers at the Walmart and the lot is always clean.
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When I'm traveling with my RV I have few options for disposal of DEF jugs. Can't really haul them half way across the country to my home. I've left an empty jug next to small trash cans at Wal-mart on more than one occasion. 7 jugs in a cart? At least they weren't left in a parking space like many people will do with carts. Put them in the Wal-mart dumpster? Where is it? Not many of us will walk around the store to find it if there even is one outside, and I definitely won't take my trash to someone else's dumpster or even trash it at a wayside rest. Take it inside the store? You betcha, they'd love me for it.
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It wouldn’t bother me if Walmart shut the parking lot down for overnight parking all Walmart’s
Speak for yourself. I don't use Walmart, but it is a good deal for those looking of an overnight stay. Their parking doesn't effect the shoppers, and it is business for Walmart.
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I try not to shop at any Walmart store, we have three with in 6 miles of my home. Why? Every time I go into a Walmart I feel like I need a shower when I get home. There is just something about a Walmart store that I do not like. In fact I will drive 2 miles out of my way and pay a little more for the same product just so, I do not have to go in one.

Our village has made it illegal to stay overnight in a Walmart parking lot. No trucks or RV's allow to park overnight.

I am sorry if this offends someone but this is my Feelings.
The last time I was in a Wally World was about a year after Sam Walton died. I'll happily drive farther if need be and pay a little more as well. The really should change the name to 'Chinese Junk'.
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Sorry that someone didn't get rid of their trash but I suppose we can be thankful they put the empties in the buggy and not left to blow around to kingdom come.

Some of you folks are kidding about 3 Walmarts in six miles? Heck we don't have 3 Walmarts in fifty miles.

I dislike their check out policies but they do employ local folks and we have NOTHING else, even for groceries. Well... except for a Dollar General and a Giant Eagle for groceries that is three times the price for the same food.

Say what you want about them but in some places we have NO other choice.
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When I'm traveling with my RV I have few options for disposal of DEF jugs. Can't really haul them half way across the country to my home. I've left an empty jug next to small trash cans at Wal-mart on more than one occasion. 7 jugs in a cart? At least they weren't left in a parking space like many people will do with carts. Put them in the Wal-mart dumpster? Where is it? Not many of us will walk around the store to find it if there even is one outside, and I definitely won't take my trash to someone else's dumpster or even trash it at a wayside rest. Take it inside the store? You betcha, they'd love me for it.
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There must be one Walmart out there that you must have had a bad experience at that is different from the norm...

Just about every Walmart I've been to has a trash can on each side of every entrance door (inside and outside), and many of the cart corrals have at least one trash can next to it.
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The other day I was leaving my local Wal-Mart and when I went to stow my shopping buggy I noticed something. There was a cart with 7 empty DEF jugs in it parked in the cart corral. No packaging, just the jugs.

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Shame!! Shame!! I even hike with plastic grocery bags in my pocket to bring other people’s junk out to trash can...
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You want to see a dirty Walmart lot, then check out Sidney Nebraska. The Walmart in Goshen Indiana looks like a rv campground
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