Wal-Mart - Kinda Conflicted Here!
The good and the not so good about today's trip.
ALGONQUIN, ILLINOIS -- Baby Clutzy needed a new dresser for her big girl room. I wasn't going to shell out a boatload of cash for something she'll likely wreck in a few years, so I went online and found a dresser in my price range at Walmart. Given the choice between paying an extra $20 to have it delivered to my door or sent to my local store for free in about the same amount of time, I opted for the store.
Today it arrived! Good news, it was on time. So, I went to the store after my doctor's appointment, grabbed a couple of things I needed and then made my way to the STS pickup desk, which was inconveniently located at the back of the store (not so good, but understandable). The CSR back there greeted me politely and promptly went back to get my dresser. She returned a short time later saying that they were getting a cart to wheel it out to me (it was over 50 lbs, so I can understand why they wouldn't just drag it out themselves). A young man came out pushing the dresser on his cart, the CSR checked my ID (good, would hate for someone else to get this POS, LOL). I asked if I could just check out my cereal and hot dogs there, but she informed me no because they don't carry cash back there outside of the layway season (stupid IMO, especially since I was planning on paying with my debit card, but whatever). Then, rather than dumping the dresser into my shopping cart, she had the young man push it out of the store. Poor guy had to wait for a bit so I could pay for my other two items and there were only 2 checkouts open (really bad because the lines were long and slow as usual). My two items were checked out and then the cashier asked if I wanted to apply for a credit card (for 2 items totaling less than $10? Really?). I left and the young man followed me to my car with the dresser. He loaded it into my trunk and I thanked him and he wished me a good day (wow, politeness at Walmart, how novel). I drove home mostly happy, which is probably as good as it gets after a Walmart run, wouldn't you agree?