September 7, 2011

Dumbing down project finally concluded

Walmart Checkout Sign

12 comments:

  1. Ha ha ha ha..Ya gotta shake ya head...

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  2. Anonymous10:53 PM

    Now that's what I call Tasmanian - makes one proud.

    j

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  3. Anonymous10:58 PM

    That's fifteen toes not ten, Justin! Aren't Tasmanians like yourself ten toed? lol

    Kath

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  4. geoffff10:51 AM

    No Kath! How insensitive of you. Justin has every reason to complain. He's Tasmanian for chrissake. He expects you to shake both heads.

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  5. geoffff11:33 AM

    In fairness it's probably a proven effective if bossy way of reducing incidents between shoppers at the checkouts that could well escalate especially in these depressed times in the US and in any event are not a good look. Given Walmart sells ammo and guns including I guess concealed weapons where it can I can understand their concern.

    I knew that is an American store even before I read the sign in the background about the gift cards.

    That sign is poignant not because it mocks the dumb. Look again. You are looking at the face of depression in America. Just another sign of it.

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  6. geofffff11:59 AM

    Uh oh. Thinking about it I'm probably wrong. That store could be anywhere. Just implementing head office (made in the US) signing policy is all.

    Sorry Caz. Probably you took the picture in Melbourne.

    Still. Same point though. You are looking at the face of depression in America brought to your local suburban shopping centre courtesy of Walmart.

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  7. geoffff12:18 PM

    Actually thinking about it more I was probably right the first time. I don't think they trade as "Walmart" in Australia.

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  8. Anonymous12:55 PM

    Lol, Geoffffffffffff!

    Kath

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  9. Geoffff - that's a little deeper than I was aiming (yes, I cling to superficial thought, whenever I can get away with it) ... I thought it was aimed more at all the people who can't count sequentially, or add without a calculator, which, these days, is nearly everyone under 51 (the last of the boomers cut off).

    But sure, everyone under 51 in America might be so depressed they can't count either, or forget to count before joining a checkout queue, or, as might be considered possible - are carrying a concealed weapon, therefore don't take much notice of which queue they join - any queue is the their queue (if so, the sign is redundant).

    Definitely an American sign, allegedly Walmart, of which we don't have any here ... yet.

    Justin - would be suitable for Tasmania if the checkout was 12 items or fewer, with picture of two hands plus two fingers. wonder if the Walmart fast checkout limitation was premised on how they could depict the number pictorially, without offending anyone ... well, anyone other than three-handed people.

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  10. Anonymous7:40 PM

    You guys don't know half of it. I have an uncle who is known as polydickamus, he's a lonely prick(s) because we haven't been able to find him a matching mate. If you happpen to know a shelagh with...then polydickamus would like an introdiction.


    j

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  11. geoffff11:18 AM

    Come to think of it I think I can recall seeing those signs in a Walmart in the states over ten years ago.

    Oh well. There goes the depression theory.

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  12. If so, then the web has peaked ... now slower than a postal service (damn!).

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