As we’ve already seen today, receipt checking at big box stores can get ugly, but there’s no need for violence. Just ask the 100-year-old greeter at a Wisconsin Walmart who ended up in the hospital yesterday.
The greeter, who clicked over into triple digits last August and who works at the store five days a week, says she was attempting to verify that the water in a customer’s cart had been paid for when things got ugly.
“That’s our job,” she said. “That’s what we’re up there in front for, to watch people going and coming.”
According to reports, the customer, a 37-year-old woman, pushed the greeter, who subsequently fell and hit her head. The greeter was taken to the hospital and the customer was arrested.
The 100-year-old, who was released from the hospital after undergoing a CAT scan, said it’s not uncommon for customers to get testy as they exit: “You get a lot of customers who are not out to hurt you, but they always give you a bad time.”
If stores are going to insist on checking receipts, is it wise to use elderly greeters for that purpose?
Woman arrested after pushing 100-year-old Wal-Mart greeter [JSonline.com]