Tonight at Walmart
First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Unhappy Customer

Powell, TN

#1 Dec 23, 2013
As I was walking out of the Powell Walmart this evening as a guy and his girlfriend walked into the store carrying what looked to be about a 10-12 week old pit bull puppy. They headed right past the deli and disappeared into the produce section. The person carrying the dog was a big 'ole "bubba" looking character with a rather large frame. I went up to the greeter and asked since when did Walmart allow dogs into their stores - especially into the grocery section. He told me that when he asked the guy if the puppy was a "service" dog, the guy said yes. I asked him in disbelief -- "and you believed him?!?" He told me he was forbidden to question anyone bringing an animal in the store who represented it as a service animal. I went to the customer service desk and the store manager told me the same thing - it was Walmart's policy! How stupid can a corporation possibly be? Now you know. If you want to take a flea-ridden animal into Walmart and shop for/handle produce, meat, whatever, just call whatever you bring with you a "service" dog - and you're free to peruse the store at your leisure - even a pit bull puppy who could not POSSIBLY be in any sort of service dog program. And if said dog needs to relieve himself in the aisle, no problem. The insane are running the asylum.
Grimy Phoxx

Oak Ridge, TN

#2 Dec 24, 2013
its a baby dog, do you want it to stay in the cold car, your flea wont get on the dog,
Unhappy Customer

Powell, TN

#3 Dec 24, 2013
Grimy Phoxx wrote:
its a baby dog, do you want it to stay in the cold car, your flea wont get on the dog,
Leave the d@m# dog at home. Are you an idiot?
Mountaineer

Charleston, WV

#5 Dec 24, 2013
Unhappy Customer wrote:
<quoted text>
Leave the d@m# dog at home. Are you an idiot?
We're completely surrounded...just sayin'
The Seymourian

AOL

#6 Dec 24, 2013
The dog was just a puppy and it was freezing outside. It was a baby, just past weaning away from its mother. The couple were a "big ole Bubba looking character with a large frame" and his "girlfirend." Would you have even posted if the "chartacter" had been a tall, slim, dapper, middle income looking model-type who showed you his marriage certificate? What's your problem?
The guy probably worked hard all day and didn't want his puppy to freeze...and bet'cha he held the puppy the whole time while his "girlfriend"got a few things they needed for Christmas dinner. Get a life!
Mountaineer

Charleston, WV

#7 Dec 25, 2013
The Seymourian wrote:
The dog was just a puppy and it was freezing outside. It was a baby, just past weaning away from its mother. The couple were a "big ole Bubba looking character with a large frame" and his "girlfirend." Would you have even posted if the "chartacter" had been a tall, slim, dapper, middle income looking model-type who showed you his marriage certificate? What's your problem?
The guy probably worked hard all day and didn't want his puppy to freeze...and bet'cha he held the puppy the whole time while his "girlfriend"got a few things they needed for Christmas dinner. Get a life!
You've completely missed the key points that "unhappy customer" made in his/her complaint against Walmart. First, the description of "big 'ole Bubba and his girlfriend" should lead you to believe that this was a younger, rather stupid couple because they brought a dog into a grocery store. Second, Walmart's policy is downright idiotic. As word spreads of this policy, how many dumba$$ "'ole Bubbas" will be bringing their dogs into the store and just lie and say it's a service dog? Do you honestly want to have animals roaming the store that you buy your groceries at?

As for your own assumptions about the customer having worked hard all day and didn't want his puppy to freeze, he had two options that I can think of real fast. Leave the pup at home, or stay in the car with it.
Lastly, you belong in the subset of idiots along with 'ole Bubba and his girlfriend.
Phallic Pete

Oak Ridge, TN

#8 Dec 25, 2013
Mountaineer wrote:
<quoted text>
You've completely missed the key points that "unhappy customer" made in his/her complaint against Walmart. First, the description of "big 'ole Bubba and his girlfriend" should lead you to believe that this was a younger, rather stupid couple because they brought a dog into a grocery store. Second, Walmart's policy is downright idiotic. As word spreads of this policy, how many dumba$$ "'ole Bubbas" will be bringing their dogs into the store and just lie and say it's a service dog? Do you honestly want to have animals roaming the store that you buy your groceries at?
As for your own assumptions about the customer having worked hard all day and didn't want his puppy to freeze, he had two options that I can think of real fast. Leave the pup at home, or stay in the car with it.
Lastly, you belong in the subset of idiots along with 'ole Bubba and his girlfriend.
yike"s ya one cold fish arnt ya ? o"va
Orange

Knoxville, TN

#9 Dec 25, 2013
Unhappy Customer wrote:
As I was walking out of the Powell Walmart this evening as a guy and his girlfriend walked into the store carrying what looked to be about a 10-12 week old pit bull puppy. They headed right past the deli and disappeared into the produce section. The person carrying the dog was a big 'ole "bubba" looking character with a rather large frame. I went up to the greeter and asked since when did Walmart allow dogs into their stores - especially into the grocery section. He told me that when he asked the guy if the puppy was a "service" dog, the guy said yes. I asked him in disbelief -- "and you believed him?!?" He told me he was forbidden to question anyone bringing an animal in the store who represented it as a service animal. I went to the customer service desk and the store manager told me the same thing - it was Walmart's policy! How stupid can a corporation possibly be? Now you know. If you want to take a flea-ridden animal into Walmart and shop for/handle produce, meat, whatever, just call whatever you bring with you a "service" dog - and you're free to peruse the store at your leisure - even a pit bull puppy who could not POSSIBLY be in any sort of service dog program. And if said dog needs to relieve himself in the aisle, no problem. The insane are running the asylum.
My pit bull is a service dog too.
But he only services female dogs. That might be illegal now. Someone better call Homoland Security.
Jimmy

Spartanburg, SC

#10 Dec 25, 2013
Mary christmes ant happi newed yeer!
The Seymourian

AOL

#11 Dec 25, 2013
Mountaineer, missing key points? Ha! Your statement is exactly the kind of bigoted, idiotic attitude I was addressing. That 10-week old puppy and his owner aren't the problem. YOU are.
Mountaineer

Charleston, WV

#12 Dec 25, 2013
The Seymourian wrote:
Mountaineer, missing key points? Ha! Your statement is exactly the kind of bigoted, idiotic attitude I was addressing. That 10-week old puppy and his owner aren't the problem. YOU are.
Sounds like you've already graduated from the common core curriculum.
The Seymourian

AOL

#13 Dec 25, 2013
Nothing could be further from the truth. However, unlike you, I am smart enough to know the difference between a 10 week old puppy being held vs adult dogs running the aisles of Walmart.
Shut up

Knoxville, TN

#14 Dec 25, 2013
Mountaineer wrote:
<quoted text>
You've completely missed the key points that "unhappy customer" made in his/her complaint against Walmart. First, the description of "big 'ole Bubba and his girlfriend" should lead you to believe that this was a younger, rather stupid couple because they brought a dog into a grocery store. Second, Walmart's policy is downright idiotic. As word spreads of this policy, how many dumba$$ "'ole Bubbas" will be bringing their dogs into the store and just lie and say it's a service dog? Do you honestly want to have animals roaming the store that you buy your groceries at?
As for your own assumptions about the customer having worked hard all day and didn't want his puppy to freeze, he had two options that I can think of real fast. Leave the pup at home, or stay in the car with it.
Lastly, you belong in the subset of idiots along with 'ole Bubba and his girlfriend.
i'd rather be in WalMart with a bunch of puppies and those who take good care of them than a bunch of nosy a-holes with nothing better to do than get in somebody else's business. You have too much time on your hands.
Jethtrow

Oak Ridge, TN

#15 Dec 26, 2013
my puppie is fixen to open her eyes, i just love her so, gots to pic name for her soon.
Mountaineer

Charleston, WV

#16 Dec 26, 2013
The Seymourian wrote:
Nothing could be further from the truth. However, unlike you, I am smart enough to know the difference between a 10 week old puppy being held vs adult dogs running the aisles of Walmart.
Again, you have missed the key point of unhappy customer's complaint. Go back, and read it again. The complaint is not about Bubba and his girlfriend, nor is it about the pup. The complaint is about Walmart's incredibly stupid policy of not being able to tell people they cannot bring an animal into their stores when it is clearly evident that the animal is not a service dog. If this policy continues, you just may see adult dogs running in the aisles of your local Walmart. Again, this is what the original complaint is about. The description of the customers and the pup was used to accentuate Walmart's idiotic policy. Lastly, I'm smart enough to realize that I cannot have a reasonable dialogue with someone who lacks simple understanding.
Dog Gone

Knoxville, TN

#17 Dec 26, 2013
Knock it in the head while it is small
Grimy Phoxx

Oak Ridge, TN

#18 Dec 26, 2013
The Seymourian wrote:
Nothing could be further from the truth. However, unlike you, I am smart enough to know the difference between a 10 week old puppy being held vs adult dogs running the aisles of Walmart.
see im not the only one, its a baby o the baby dogs gona get you. you cold fish.
parkridgepunk

Knoxville, TN

#19 Dec 26, 2013
Service dog doesnt only mean seeing eye dog. Some peoe have them for anxiety (as nuts as that sounds)

And if they were planning on training the dog when it grows up, best start young!

That said, walmart is just protecting itself from tons of lawsuits
The Seymourian

AOL

#20 Dec 26, 2013
LOL!! Mountaineer, I think I see your point. This store, that welcomes people in their pajamas, people with their butt-cracks showing, people with fleas, ticks and mites, those who apparently have never had a shower nor washed their multicolored hair; should never let in a 10-week old puppy being held by some big ole Bubba lookin' guy. Yeah....ahem....of course.....something's gotta be done....
Grimy Phoxx

Oak Ridge, TN

#21 Dec 26, 2013
The Seymourian wrote:
LOL!! Mountaineer, I think I see your point. This store, that welcomes people in their pajamas, people with their butt-cracks showing, people with fleas, ticks and mites, those who apparently have never had a shower nor washed their multicolored hair; should never let in a 10-week old puppy being held by some big ole Bubba lookin' guy. Yeah....ahem....of course.....something's gotta be done....
and i love wallmart too

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Knoxville Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Debate: Gay Marriage - Knoxville, TN (Jul '10) 5 hr JustinElliotfrmLe... 165
tyler bright??? -cant open last discussion. 6 hr envy 1
How Did You Invoke Your "White Privilege" Today? 6 hr Fydor 18
John Kelly 8 hr Tommy 1
School Bus Driver Texting Hooker 10 hr Tom 6
needing new pain management dr...any suggestions 13 hr tncrazy77 1
Horrible Nail Salon--LA Nails, Executive Park D... (Jan '13) Mon Tiffany 19
More from around the web

Knoxville People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Knoxville Mortgages