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Walmart Shopping Etiquette 101

Updated on May 6, 2015
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Jeannie has been writing for HubPages for over 5 years. She covers a wide variety of topics - anything from hamsters to office work.

So much cheap stuff, so little time!
So much cheap stuff, so little time!

Even More Fun with Shopping Etiquette!

If you've read some of my other hubs, you will know I am all about teaching basic etiquette to everyone. Apparently, some people have not learned the basics in life, or they just choose to totally ignore basic etiquette. This is where I come in. Many people need help figuring out some basic shopping rules of etiquette. Someone recently requested I devote an entire hub to Walmart shopping. Since Walmart does seem to have its own special set of issues, I agree, a Walmart shopping etiquette hub is definitely necessary.

Since Walmart is pretty much known for super-low prices and crazy bargains, it seems like people have super-low standards and crazy attitudes at the store. Some people apparently just roll out of bed and go on wacky Walmart shopping sprees. You can see so many "unique" folks with their own sense of style. There is even an entire website devoted to Walmart shoppers called the People of Walmart. I highly recommend checking out the site if you need further proof of the special magic that is Walmart shopping. But for now, let's explore some ways that we, as a society, can make Walmart shopping a positive experience.

Get Dressed

OK, I know it is only Walmart and not the prom or something, but can everyone at least agree to put on some clothes before going into Walmart? I am not too excited when I see a group of grown adults wearing pajama bottoms, or even worse, a one-piece pajama outfit at Walmart. What is wrong with this picture? Put some clothes on and then go shopping.

Furthermore, I don't want to see fuzzy slippers at Walmart anymore unless they are on the shelves for sale. I am tired of seeing people wearing slippers (and you know who you are!) and pacing down the aisles shopping. Please get dressed before going to Walmart.

Stop the Drama

I know you may not have seen Bertha for a long time and there she is standing there contemplating which Suave shampoo smells the best, but do not go crazy! Don't run over and A) start screaming and hugging her, or B) start yelling and throw her to the ground. I don't care if you love Bertha or hate Bertha, keep calm during this situation. Have a nice conversation with her or simply hide. I don't care. I just don't want to know about it.

If you opt to chat with Bertha, how about you and Bertha realize some people are still only shopping? Maybe someone else might like to get into the shampoo aisle. Don't stand in the middle of the aisle gabbing for an hour while others have to push around you. Don't start sharing all the drama of your life while the rest of us just want to sniff test the Suave, too.

While we are talking about drama, this is a fine time to mention limiting cell phone use during Walmart shopping adventures. I don't care if Lester is cheating on you or not. I also don't care if Tonya is about to get out of jail. Keep your voice down and move on with your life. If you need to have a very private conversation, take it outside. I mean, I know it is tough if you are in the medicine section and asking advice over the phone for that weird rash that just won't seem to go away, but at least you can keep your voice down. Please, no one wants to know the details!

Watch Your Kids

Oh, I am sure you think your kids are really cute. However, they are not that adorable when parents are not watching them. If they are running all over the store and throwing items, they are not cute. They are a nuisance. I don't care what you have to do to calm down your little "angels" just as long as they stop yelling and throwing stuff. Children that are not getting enough attention are a pain at any store, but for some reason, they lose all control at Walmart. I think it is all the ultra-cheap junk food all over the store causing the issue. At least, that is my theory. Stop feeding Junior so many Gobstoppers and maybe he'll calm down.

The Cart is Not a Weapon

When using shopping carts at Walmart, please keep in mind there are other shoppers. Just get a cart and go. Don't stand there testing each cart to make sure the wheels do not make noises. Don't start pulling out each cart one by one to make sure it doesn't veer in the wrong direction. It is a shopping cart that you will use for one hour out of your entire life. It does not need to be perfect.

While we are on the subject of shopping carts, please note there are other humans around you in Walmart. Do not slam shopping carts back into place and cause the whole row of carts to run into someone. That is quite rude and dangerous. Also, not run into anyone. The cart is not a weapon. When you run someone over with a shopping cart, you can hurt them. Furthermore, if you run someone over with a cart in Walmart, that person might just get up and hurt you. There are some folks you should simply not provoke at Walmart. Consider yourself warned!

Don't Take Up the Whole Aisle

I realize I touched on this subject earlier, but it is an important topic that must be covered. While shopping at Walmart, do not take up the entire aisle. Be careful to notice other shoppers that might need to get around you. Kindly get out of their way if you see you are blocking the aisle. If at all possible, do not take a large group of people with you to Walmart. Your group will be especially annoying for anyone trying to get around all of you. After all, Walmart does not need to be a day-long adventure. Some of use have other things to do. Just let us get to the bargain priced food so we can go!

You should also be mindful of people in general at Walmart. It isn't even just about not blocking an entire aisle. It is all about not blocking items in general. Even though it seems like no one wants to look at the spaghetti sauce until you are standing there debating between your "2 for 75 cents off" coupon for Ragu vs. your "3 for $1 off" coupon for Prego, make sure to get out the way when someone else comes along. Sure, you might be jealous because she is buying the Classico pasta sauce without even using a coupon, but that is no reason to block her. Be polite to others while shopping at Walmart!

Walmart Manners

I hope you've learned a lot about Walmart shopping etiquette. Just remember, shopping at Walmart can be plenty of fun. The prices cannot be beat. You might also meet some fascinating new people while at Walmart. You might see sights you've never seen before at other stores. Walmart can be totally awesome if you just mind your manners and follow some simple shopping etiquette.


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    Phoebe Pike 5 years ago

    This is hilarious! I see this kind of behavior all the time.

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    Cindy A. Johnson 5 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    Love it! I agree with everything. Sometimes I just shake my head at the things I see at Walmart (and elsewhere).

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    Kristen Haynie 5 years ago from Modesto, CA

    Walmart should have these rules posted on a huge sign at every entrance, and at the end cap of every third aisle in the store! And just as a reminder, they should be read over the intercom every 8 minutes.

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    Cosmic Bus 5 years ago from Maryland

    Great stuff! Voted up...

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    Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

    Hi, lol! this is so funny and true! the one thing that drives me mad as well as you, is the standing chatting when we want to get past! the worse ones are the guys though, when their wives tell them not to move and they don't! even when you want the one thing that is right behind them, they look at you with a look of panic on their faces! ha ha! me and my brother have a saying, Outer mongolian cattle spit! I know, strange! but there is a point, we always say this when we stop at a counter or shelf that has the most ridiculous item for sale such as curried octopus and corn, and try to sort our money out, and would you believe it! someone decides at that moment that they want that item desperately! so hence the outer mongolian cattle spit syndrome! lol!

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    Pete Fanning 5 years ago from Virginia

    The world needed this hub....Awesome!

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    Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

    Genius! Pure genius I say! I don't know why people have such a hard time shopping in Walmart but thank you thank you thank you for writing this hub!

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Wow, thank you! I can't believe this many people commented on a Walmart hub. I guess this really did need to be written. Thanks for the comments, the votes, and the support on this important issue. :-)

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    ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

    Jeannie...

    Alas, moving into this one I was thinking I do not need an etiquet guide. I do wear pajamas to Walmart.

    Also...my use of the cart was as a "defensive" weapon from someone who didn't read your sage advise.

    You have done the world a service (note to self, "Self, wear pants next time you go to Walmart").

    Thanks!

    Thomas

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    dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

    I avoid Walmart at all cost, but when I do go I like to get in then get out as quickly as possible. I usually wait until 1 or 2 in the morning, which seems to help. Thank you for this hub, I enjoyed it.

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    lisa.bom 5 years ago

    Ha Ha! I've seen it all.

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    Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

    Hilarious, and all too true! My biggest pet peeve is the people who shout out their private conversations on a cell phone. A few days ago there was a Walmart employee with a headset having a private conversation with someone. She was talking so loud that I couldn't concentrate on my shopping! I moved away and could hear her at least 6 isles away! Love your sensible, but very witty rules of etiquette! Voted up and shared!

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    Marissa 5 years ago from United States

    Walmart seems to be the breeding ground for all human behavior that is not acceptable anywhere else. I avoid it like the plague, even though I know there are some great deals there....

    This hub is hilarious, even though it rings true for every Walmart in existence! I thought maybe, just maybe, when they opened a new Walmart around here, it wouldn't attract the people who haven't been schooled in acceptable human behavior, but sure enough, they came in droves. Sigh.

    Voted up and sharing! :)

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    Marc Woodard 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

    For all the reasons you mentioned... This is why I have a stigma with shopping. It's not that I don't want to shop, it's a pain getting all around the congestion, drama and noise. It's unfortunate, consideration for others will never be a mainstream etiquette during the shopping experience because of the selfish trait.

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    Alissa Roberts 5 years ago from Normandy, TN

    So funny and true! These are exactly the reasons I quit shopping at Walmart (well those and they only ever have like 2 lanes open at a time at our store which was always so annoying!) Thank you for teaching the world about Walmart etiquette - voted up, useful, and funny! And sharing via twitter :)

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    THEHuG5 5 years ago

    Hahaha this is good. Thank you so much for telling people to watch their kids! That is probably the #1 thing I can't stand at walmart. I personally don't think theres anything wrong with wearing pj bottoms (probably because I'm in college and everyone does it) to walmart. I've never done it but now I've learned to appreciate the pj bottoms at walmart since some people don't think they have to wear clothes at all when they go there. Ugh. Voting up up up!

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    Sunnie Day 5 years ago

    Oh this was great! Thank you..Sure made me laught but at the same time..so true!

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    parentsreview 5 years ago from Lansdowne, PA

    This is awesome! I couldn't agree more.

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    oldandwise 5 years ago

    Excellent advice for shoppers. But I think not going there in the past 20 plus years was the right decision for me.

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    VancouverGal 5 years ago from Canada

    So funny and so true! Thanks so much for brightening my day with this much-needed hub!

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I can't believe how many people are really enjoying this hub. I guess someone really did need to write about Walmart etiquette. Thanks to everyone for the comments! This has really helped cheer me up on an otherwise bleak Monday!

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    Liz Elias 5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    You got it! I hate shopping there, for many of the reasons in your article. Sadly, this kind of behavior is not limited to Wally-World. I've seen plenty of folks in the grocery store in slippers, and people in general these days seem to be oblivious to others. It is as if they think they inhabit their own private world, and have no realization whatsoever (nor do they care) that they are blocking an entire aisle.

    Your points are well made; unfortunately, they are very true, and indicative of an increasingly ill-mannered society whose citizens are becoming massively stupid, so I cannot agree with the commenters who thought it was funny--I don't find stupidity amusing; only alarming.

    (P.S.--as for 'the lowest' food prices: NOT! We shop at WinCo Foods, and they are pretty consistently lower than Wally-World by quite a bit! We don't buy food at Wal-Mart.)

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    Dallas W Thompson 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

    I was reading this on my Kindle in Walmart when I saw Bertha. I had to stop and say hello. When I bent over to get my favorite can of pork and beans I hear some fancy dressed city-slicker sneer and mutter, "crack kills."

    It reminded me to buy another pair of boxers. I had used my last one last month to kill bees in the chicken coop.

    Wally-World is my favorite place to shop. I found a good set of "chompers" in shopping cart where you eat... I suppose they did not want them anymore... seeing how Wally-World's food don't require good teeth to eat.

    The main thing I learned about Wally-World is to fill your cart full of toilet paper. Wally-World's toilet paper is kinda like what I learned: don't take crap from nobody... That way, I can cash my "salary" the first of each month and use my cart to collect beer cans while I wait for my next salary check...

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    DzyMsLizzy - WinCo Foods! I've never even heard of that store. However, if there was a WinCo Foods near me I would certainly shop there if the prices are lower than Walmart. That place sounds awesome!

    dallas93444 - Wow, you are really making the most out of your Walmart shopping experience when you can even find some teeth in the cart. Good for you! Now, once you get that pair of boxers, you are in business.

    Thank you both for stopping by! :-)

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    ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

    Jeannie and DzyMsLizzy...

    WinCo is cheaper...WinCo would need an etiquette guide as well. i know...I do the shopping thing there.

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    Liz Elias 5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    @ ThoughtSandwiches--you are right--the same etiquette guide applies at WinCo.

    @ Jeannie--WinCo is located in these states: California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Bummer! WinCo sounds like a west coast store. We don't have them in Maryland. They sound awesome though. I think I will have to leave the WinCo Shopping Etiquette hub up to you, ThoughtSandwiches or DzyMsLizzy. I am sure it will be awesome! :-)

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    oldandwise 5 years ago

    Save a lot stores are ranked the lowest and best service by consumer reports. Second is Publix for the same reasons. Walmart is ranked in the 53rd slot. Sam's CLub is ranked even worse.

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    time2rite 5 years ago from Navarre, Fl, USA

    Great hub! I think it should be posted and hung for all who enter any Walmart to see, lol! I'm glad someone finally addressed all the annoying, albeit amusing at times, antics that occur at Walmart. I never cease to be amazed at people and etiquette is so very often lacking, especially in these times. Thank you for the laughs along with the gentle reminder to "be on our best behavior" while shopping; we mostly are adults after all ;-)

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    oldandwise - I don't know if I've been to a Save a Lot. I have been to Big Lots though, and it is probably about the same as Walmart. Thanks for dropping by!

    time2rite - I have seen some really crazy stuff at Walmart. I have, in all honesty, seen some pretty weird behavior at the mall and Target, too. I am glad you enjoyed the hub. Thanks for the comment!

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    SanXuary 5 years ago

    I like Walmart but I like Target to, but my parents will not let me go there because they hate the French, but one day I am going to go there but not tell them and maybe you can go there to. I Like Walmart but I also Burger King hamburgers and McDonald fries so sometimes I just go to Burger King for the Burger and McDonald's for the fries. But I like Walmart, I like K mart to because they brought back the blue light special, but I like Walmart, sometimes I go to the dressing room and scream for toilet paper, or stand in the close rack and scream pick me, but I really like Walmart, they say there going to give me a job because I am really good at putting relish on my hot dog.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I take it you really like Walmart. Burger King used to have good fries, but they ruined them. Did you know they now use a special coating to keep them from getting cold? That scares me. So to McDonald's I go now.

    P.S. I do like the blue light special at Kmart.

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    SanXuary 5 years ago

    No but I like talking hours about it. The one we got here is like a mental hospital made up of the most dysfunctional people. When I am depressed and hate myself I go there to feel better to build my self esteem. I usually wear jungle wear and pretend I am visiting a third World Country. Honestly, they need some serious help, I could turn that place around tomorrow and its basic stuff in retail.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    That sounds like an interesting outfit you've got there. You seem like a very unique person with some great ideas!

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    mandymoreno81 5 years ago

    I haven't really seen a lot of out of the ordinary things at Walmart except for people not being dressed appropriately or kids running amok. You'll find the trashiest people to college kids shopping there.

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    American View 5 years ago from Plano, Texas

    Great hub, let me add one.

    Due to health issues, I cannot walk as far as I once could. So I use one of those electric store carts. OK first many of you may not know this, but there are no breaks. So do not walk in front of the moving cart. For if you do, you will go airborne, unless that is what you want to happen then go ahead and walk in front of me, I will gladly accommodate you.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I never realized those carts had no brakes. This is good information. Thanks for sharing it. Maybe Walmart needs to add a big sign or something to those carts so everyone knows that.

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    Liz Elias 5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    I have had occasion to use those electric carts, when my bad knee is giving me an especially bad day.

    While they do not have a pedal or button labeld "brake," they do stop darned fast as soon as you let go of the throttle. There is not much forward momentum left, (because they don't go all that fast to start with), and if you let go really suddenly, you'll get a pretty good jarring for yourself. It operates automatically, and has to do with the motor, not the wheels directly...too complex to explain here.

    Suffice it to say, if you are riding a cart that keeps rolling more than a very few inches after you let go of the throttle, you need to turn it in to the management for repair.

    (And despite the lack of a manually operated brake, many of them do have a horn button for those stupid or inconsiderate enough to walk across your path...or, you can momentarily hit the reverse throttle, which causes the familiar "beep-beep-beep--backing up, here" warning.)

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Wow, the electric carts sound very complex! I can barely figure out how to ride a bike, so I can't imagine I'd be able to operate one. Although I must admit, the idea of a horn being on the cart is really interesting to me. I would probably ride all around Walmart beeping the horn. That would be an interesting hub... "How Long You Can Beep the Horn on a Motorized Cart Before Walmart Kicks You Out"... hmmmm...

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    David 5 years ago from Northern California

    Very funny piece, I elect to not shop at Wal-Mart for personal reasons but I know plenty of people that do shop there. The stories you mentioned are right on par with what I have seen and heard from them.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I actually really like Walmart, but it can be frustrating at times. Most of the time, I just consider everything I see a form of entertainment - free entertainment at that! I suppose I am easily amused. Thanks for reading my hub!

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    Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

    Hey Jeannie, I am about to publish a hub on 50 things to do when you are bored at Walmart. Would you mind if we linked our hubs to each other? By the way, great article! I loved the section on not using your cart as a weapon, and the picture of little kids running around throwing things also, priceless. LOL Great job, voted up and more!

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I am happy you liked the hub. Sure, you can add a link and I will add your hub's link to this hub. Great idea for a hub by the way. I will check it out when I am using my computer tomorrow. Copying and pasting links are practically impossible right now while using my Kindle Fire. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the vote up!

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    Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

    You are welcome Jeannie, I hear you about the kindle. I have the same problem when trying to hub on my Iphone LOL Take care and Happy 4th to ya! :)

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Happy 4th to you, too!

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    Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

    This was a fun read. It is so entertaining to go to Walmart. We have a huge new Walmart, and the parking is terrible, though. You have to walk "a country mile" with groceries, etc. I don't think I could exist without Walmart.

    I do love to look at the people in Walmart.

    I voted this UP, and will share here and on FB.

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    Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

    This truly is too funny, totally entertaining and sadly so true about the many who do frequent Walmart. I do sometimes shop at Walmart and have seen some bizarre things there. Thanks for sharing. I am also sharing and voting up.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    mary615 - I absolutely love Walmart, but you are right about the parking at the Super Walmarts. I always feel like I am at an amusement park or something. To some degree, it really is an amusement park. The people watching is really great. Thanks for the votes and thanks for sharing!

    Janine Huldie - Walmart is always the best place to go to see some really bizarre people and watching weird activities. It is highly entertaining! Thanks so much for the vote up and for sharing!

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    Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

    Jeannie, I had to link your page with my weird items at walmart in china hub. I hope you don't mind. :)

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    Green Art 5 years ago

    I'm a Walmart shopper too, and have to say I've seen almost everything mentioned in this hub from the fuzzy slippers to being run into by a shopping cart. I might start wearing a helmet and pads since bumper carts is the norm. Maybe wearing PJ's at Walmart is a trend and I just missed that issue of Vogue. Seriously I just go there to by food.

    Voted Up!

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    TToombs08 - Thanks so much for linking my page to your page. I will check it out tonight. Weird items found in a China Walmart does not sound familiar to me, so somehow I have missed that hub!

    Green Art - Yes, the fuzzy slippers are all too familiar at every Walmart. I don't even bother with makeup when I go to Walmart anymore. I know the fact that I even have pants on makes me overdressed. :-) Thanks so much for the comment and the vote up!

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    Sueswan 5 years ago

    Hi Jeannie

    I think they should post your etiquette tips in the entrance way of all Walmart stores.

    Voted up across the board.

    Take care :)

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    Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

    Get on the ball, Jeannie! Sheesh! I thought you loved me! :)

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Sueswan - I still have a feeling the rules of etiquette won't be followed at Walmart though. I just look at it as one big adventure. :-) Thanks for the votes up!

    TToombs08 - Don't worry! I've visited your page now. Great hub! :-)

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    Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

    Ok, I forgive you now. :) And I agree with Sueswan! :)

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    Excellent Writer 5 years ago

    Would love to see a hub on etiquette for Black Friday.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    TToombs08 - That is cool! :-)

    Excellent Writer - That is a really good idea. I might just have to take you up on that and write a Black Friday hub closer to the holidays.

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    Sherry Hewins 5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

    I think all of these rules apply equally outside of Walmart. I see this kind of behavior everywhere I go. But you're right, there is a larger concentration of it at Walmart. Voted up, funny and shared.

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    Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

    to be fair, i don't think most shoppers of Walmart know what the word "etiquette" means ;-)... which is why I don't shop there. too stressful

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Sherry Hewins - This is true. I've actually seen more bunny slippers at the mall than Walmart, but some of these activities seem to be most popular in Walmart. Thanks for the votes up and sharing!

    PDXKaraokeGuy - Too stressful! But what about canned food for only 50 cents or t-shirts for 3 bucks a piece? :-) I like low prices, so I keep going back. Thanks for the comment!

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    Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 5 years ago from Mississauga, ON

    I hardly go to Walmart and my wife is not a Walmart shopper as well. But one thing is sure - we hate people shopping in pajamas and even in sweatpants / trackpants and this applies to anywhere. And if you are coming from a workout in the summer, please put a deodorant, perfume or cologne on.

    Awesome hub that must be read by everyone - Walmart fan or not.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    We are on the same page about pajamas. I am so tired of seeing people going everywhere in pajamas. However, I have to admit even though there was a time I would not wear sweatpants in public, I do wear them occasionally now if they are really cute sweatpants. Sweatpants with paint stains and bleach spots stay in my closet though. Thanks for checking out my hub and thanks for the comment!

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    Lovelovemeloveme 5 years ago from Cindee's Land

    lol Good article. oh walmart, how i love you lol

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Oh yes, I am in love with Walmart, too. Thanks for the comment!

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    Green Art 4 years ago

    I have to ask Jennieinabottle does your Walmart have birds flying around in the store to add to the ambiance? Mine does. They swoop down from the rafters and land where ever they want. I seriously need to shop for my food somewhere else.

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Why no, my Walmart does not have flying birds. How... ummm... fun. My mall occasionally does have birds in it though. I've even been known to feed them a time or two even though mall management frowns upon it. I mean, seriously, the fake palm trees are simply exciting for the little birds. :-) Thanks for the comment!

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    jenbeach21 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Love this. Voted up and shared!

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much! I am happy you liked it.

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    rachr 4 years ago

    Love this! Please..please add 2 more annoying incidences that happen every time I visit Walmart. The first is people with carts shooting out of aisles while in the main aisle! I am shocked that I don't see any collisions..just a lot of personal close calls! Its like they need traffic lights! I feel sorry for babies and or young children in these carts if this were to ever happen to them! Not to mention the elderly!! I always have to pray every time I pass an aisle that I don't get hit! The second is every time I exit the Walmart there is always someone meeting me head-on coming in instead of using the proper entrance! Today it happened with a lady with a buggy coming at me head-on fast and no hesitation to stop! Not even an excuse me! What kills me is when this happens the entrance is empty! I just must be invisible!

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much for your comment and for adding these to the list. Seems like there is a lot of people at Walmart not minding their manners... and it is everywhere!

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