When your ride or die chick gets out of the car

Its Thursday night in the customer service line at an Sacramento WalMart.   A LINE, I thought Thursday would be safe. I needed to exchange a Pyrex Dish.  Seven groups of people are in front of me and five are being me.  The fourth person in line ,consisting of a man, woman, child ) all have major attitude.  You can feel their heat. Everybody in their group took turns complaining.  This line is taking FOR EVER-oh my god, now they need to call somebody,shir!   

The woman with her arms crossed, is doing too much!  She is Miss Drama to the ninth degree.  Everything she does is over the top.  Every time the line moves,she grunts or she sighs.  So you  know there’s going to be a show!

Well, the Box is Shiny


 It’s showtime, this playstation doesn’t work. I need another one, the man says.   The man takes the Playstation 4 out of a green bag. He looks at the woman, where’s the receipt?  In the bag she says.   Nothing in the bag,  then look in the box.  He pull out the video game,from my vantage point it looked a bit dingy.   It’s not in here.

She crosses are arms again>  Looking intensely at the WalMart employee She say’s  we dont need a receipt anyway cause were exchanging it!   

The Wal Mart employee takes a closer look at the playstation and said, this playstation didnt come in this is box. See it looks different.    WHAT DO YOU MEAN?  The woman says very loudly!  THIS PLAYSTATION DIDN’T COME IN THIS BOX! ( I thought she was going to leap over the counter and choke him to death) THIS IS THE BOX THAT WE HAVE!   I BOUGHT THIS TWO WEEKS AGO FOR MY BOYFRIEND!    WHERE IS THE MANAGER!       Now everybody has attitude, the woman, her boyfriend and the child, every body looking mean and angry.

A women walks from out of the back of the customer service area and male employee are talking.   The man scanned the playstation box a few times and then the women came over and scans the box.    Then he entered a number in cash register.    WHAT IS TAKING SO LONG, WHERE IS THE MANAGER!    I DONT KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS!  

With the woman screaming, everybody in the front of the store (some of the cashiers-security people)  is caught up in this episode of Empire.   Is someone going to get slapped murdered or what?

The male employee read from a tape in the cash register.  This Sony Playstation was sold at the Long Beach Walmart on November 27, 2013.   The he went on to say, WalMart scans everything they sell, before it enters the store and they they scan it after it enters the store..  (The Women, grabbed the young child hand and very quietly walked out the store, leaving her boyfriend alone as the Walmart employee was talking )  We scanned this box several times, this box didn’t come from a Walmart.  

The man, now terribly alone( lets hope she didn’t drive off and leaved him) tried to save face by saying.   WalMart takes your money, and don’t give you what you paid for!   I’m sure not what he intended to say, but hey.

He grabbed everything and turned to leave.  As he turned around everyone in line looked away.   Kinda felt sorry for him.

His ride or die, walked and left him alone.










Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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