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Thursday, September 8, 2011

THIS many...

A friend sent me this photo, apparently taken at Wal-Mart. (Update: A reader noted a Best Buy sign in the background, so it's not a Wal-Mart.)


Has it come to this?

18 comments:

  1. Really does make you wonder: Photoshopped, needed for non-English speaking customers, or has Public Education fallen that low?

    Borrowing and sharing...

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  2. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

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  3. Very funny, but not a Walmart. There is a Best Buy sign in the background.

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  4. Problem is, if they are not able to count to 15 without the 3 hands, chances are they also can't read the sign anyways to know it has a limit...

    This is modern American Edukatun for ya

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  5. In response to the update, I think it's still Walmart. The font is the same as in stores and I think the sign is for Walmart's gift card selection. The sign also says "save on gas."

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    1. I agree. Best buy doesn't have express lanes, at least none i've ever been to. I think it's a gift card add. I know walmart has gotten into that business like Giant Eagle.

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  6. O... M... G...

    I could understand if this was, say, a Toys R Us store. But a Best Buy? Should people that need that type of assistance be purchasing consumer electronics? Should they even be driving?

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  7. Is this a math test?

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  8. That is not a Best Buy sign in the background. If you open the larger picture, you can see it's a yellow bag with black writing on it - something like a pet food bag or something.

    But it doesn't really matter, does it? The point is still valid, especially since it does not appear to be photo shopped...but I'm no expert. :)

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  9. I think they're maximizing snark for the people who know darn well that they have too many items but try to use the express lane anyway...

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  10. I agree with Crustyrusty's analysis. Very snarky.

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  11. Shared it on my facebook page and a friend found the source: http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_119_instructional-diagrams-people-who-suck-at-everyday-life_p18/#3

    Remember, for something to be funny it has to have some truth...

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  12. *sigh* This makes me want to cry...

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  13. As Bill Engal would say "heres your sign."

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  14. p.s. it's a safeway

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  15. It is definitely Safeway.
    While it seems like it is meant for stupid people, it is the result of poor design of the checkout lanes. They have two more express lanes on the other side of the two in the picture that are obviously express, they're short, too narrow for a cart, and don't have a conveyor belt. When you see those little express lanes you think that's it for express and don't expect there to more, but then they have the two express lanes in the picture that look exactly like a standard lane and they posted the express sign way too high to see at first glance, and the sign is often obscured my promo signs and stupid shit like those balloons, so it was easy to mistake them for a standard lane.
    Instead of making more professional changes to correct the problem they put up those stupid hands that are an insult to the customer.

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  16. Actually, I think the hands are a brilliant way to catch the eye and hold it there long enough for the looker to read the sign. It's a fact that most people do not read signs, and it takes a hook like that to get them to do the thing they don't usually do. Probably: a)gets a lot of laughs, and b)saves the cashier from having lots of unpleasant conversations where customers are potentially offended.

    And it's just so darn funny.

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