My husband and I were out shopping this afternoon at Walmart and this woman totally freaked out in the checkout line over a coupon.
I guess she was purchasing flavored creamers and there was a coupon loosely attached to the top of it that said buy one and get the second one free. Well, since it was a two pack that she was buying I guess she thought she’d get it for half price or something.
I wasn’t listening to the whole flare up, but that’s what I think was going on.
What it seems really happened was that the coupon was for some other product or maybe for a single flavored creamer so the cashier told the woman that the coupon couldn’t be applied.
The woman started freaking out and demanded to talk to the manager. Then she started pounding on the item conveyor belt and slamming her grocery cart around. Then she started yelling at the cashier because she was packing the woman’s’ items in plastic bags when the woman had said “no” to the bags when asked.
My husband and I felt really bad for the cashier. She was just doing her job. It’s not her fault if someone put a coupon for another product on the double creamers, plus she did call for her manager like the woman had asked. Oh and the woman’s husband and young son were just standing there while all this was going on. I wonder how often they have to go through this with this woman?
We had been at a cash right beside the woman who was freaking out, and when we finished paying for our items the manager came along and she actually took us aside to ask us what we’d witnessed. I guess it’s not every day that a woman freaks out to the degree that this one did – I think she actually damaged the cash conveyor belt area. We went into this room that had what looked like Industrial computers and she took a statement from us. I wonder if we’ll be contacted about what we witnessed sometime in the future?
I don’t know about you but I hate seeing people loose it like that in public. Especially when it’s over something so trivial as a coupon. What was the woman going to save anyway? 25 cents?