This fictional story is about a senior citizen who had a very short-lived career at Walmart.
Only two hours into his first shift, the old man got fired. The reason? Well, let’s just say it might make you laugh.
A lot of people think his boss did the right thing, but others think he should have supported his employee.
I’m sure you’ll have an opinion too, but let’s start at the beginning.
The elderly gentleman in this story had recently retired from the military, but he was having a difficult time adjusting to sitting alone in his house all the time and he really liked having contact with people, so he decided to get a part-time job.
In the end, the man landed a job as a greeter at the giant American discount chain Walmart. But he didn’t last long.
Here’s the hilarious way he lost his job (in his own words):
“So after landing my new job as a Walmart greeter, a good find for many retirees, I lasted less than a day…
About two hours into my first day on the job, a very loud, mean-looking woman walked into the store with her two kids, yelling obscenities at them all the way through the entrance.
I said pleasantly, ‘Good morning and welcome to Walmart. Nice children you have there. Are they twins?’
Of course, her children were years apart, and while they shared common features, they certainly didn’t look like each other.
The woman stopped yelling long enough to say, ‘Hell no, they ain’t twins. The oldest one’s nine, and the other one’s seven. Why the hell would you think they’re twins? Are you blind or stupid?’
So I replied, ‘I’m neither blind nor stupid, Ma’am. I just can’t believe someone slept with you twice. Have a good day and thank you for shopping at Walmart.’
My supervisor said I probably wasn’t cut out for this line of work.”
What do you think about what the man did? Please share if you think this guy did the right thing!