I had NO idea that Walmart had done this.
Went to the Rochester (N.H.) Walmart Auto Center yesterday to try & get the a/c on our Nissan Quest topped up. It was CLOSED. Bunch of associates lounging around taking great glee in telling me they are closed.
How does that make sense?
Car repair was deemed ‘essential’ from the start. Other places are open.
I did some thinking. Yes, to be on the safe side they would need to disinfect the insides of the cars before they get in them. I can see that. But, other places do, & Walmart, more so than others, should be capable of taking that step in their stride.
I am disappointed — but Walmart disappoints I often.
I know that a lot of people rely on Walmart for their car care because they tend to be affordable.
No big deal for us. I will take it to another local shop.
Just wanted to make sure you knew about this.
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This was my first ever encounter with a robot at Walmart. I was not expecting to see one today. Appears, per my 13-year old daughter who spends way too much time online, that ‘Rosie’ (as she is called and even has a genuine Walmart name tag proclaiming that) is well know. She had never seen it in person, but claims to have seen plenty of videos online.
I heard ‘Rosie’ way before I saw her. She was making a lot of very objectionable and distracting electronic noises. At that stage I had no idea where all that noise was coming from.
Then I encountered her head on — as you can see from the above photos.
She would NOT get out of my way, though I was pushing a fairly heavily loaded shopping cart. We got very close to each other. We had an eye-to-TV confrontation. But, I knew that I was being recorded and possibly even watched in real time. In my old-age I am too savvy to do anything stupid and be accused of damaging Walmart property. So, I made way.
I talk to a young Walmart associate who was stocking shelves nearby. She was happy to give me the low-down.
Rosie, checks to see if the shelves are properly stocked. It automatically squawks — at the associates — if it spots anything t does not like — and I was told that it is prone to make mistakes. Appears she is not popular. I can understand that.
So, you have now been warned.
Oh, this was at Walmart in Rochester, New Hampshire — the nearest to us.
This New ‘Linq’ People Locator — That Works Without Cell Service — Has Tremendous Potential; I Might Have To Get Some.
Very interesting & exciting product. Real DUMB marketing. Calling it a ‘People Compass‘ is totally & bloody misleading.
It is a PEOPLE LOCATOR that works without cell connectivity, phones, APPs or FEES.
That is HUGE for I.
I am usually walking/hiking in areas without cell service. If something happens to I, I am screwed. This is a very real concern.
This this they could find me if I am not back in x-hours.
Plus, when my daughter and I go hiking we invariably lose each other and spend hours looking for each other. This will eliminate that problem.
We even get lost at Walmart.
Basically an electronic leash for folks like I that wander off.
Tad expensive BUT I think it is worth it. Great safety feature as far as I am concerned. Small enough that I can always have it on me.
I am going to check it out.
It is being shown at CES 2020 — which is how I heard about it.
Still can’t believe that they call it a ‘People Compass’. That is so STUPID. They should let me do their marketing. SMILE.
No. No. Don’t get all excited and jump to the incorrect conclusion that I was browsing ‘Walmart’ for titillation. Nope, NOT I.
My wife stumbled across these and sent me the link along with this message:
Appears that she and my 19-year old daughter were shocked and think it is inappropriate. My wife thought I should do a post — so, I am.
As I pointed out to her I am sure you can find ‘worse’ on Amazon given that I know that they advertise and sell sex toys online. I have never bothered to go looking but I am sure that Amazon, as ever, will have Walmart beat — hands down. [Smile]
My wife is far from a prude. It would be near impossible to be a prude and be married to I. But, this bothered her.
Crotchless panties have always amused and confounded I. Do NOT see the point. Why bother?
Anywho …. I have done what was expected. I have brought it to your attention. Appears that ‘Rue21.com’, that caters to teens/young adults, also has similar — if not ‘more’. But, the link she sent me doesn’t work. Says ‘access denied’.
This stuff works, BUT, WOW, it is strong stuff.
95% isopropyl alcohol and you can smell and feel it. Given the juxtaposition of your ears and eyes it is pretty easy to have some drip into your eyes. NOT funny. No, it doesn’t make you go blind but it stings like crazy. It stings for 24-hours. Yes, I got some in my eyes yesterday. All you have to do is rinse it off, but the stinging and irritation persists.
I had some junk in my year and I am prone to get water in my ears when I shower. Didn’t know this product existed. Found it when looking at the shelves at Walmart to see what they offered.
I was surprised how cheap it was. Now I know. Basically straight isopropyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol is cheap. I am surprised folks haven’t drunk this, though being isopropyl alcohol it will kill you. So, that is a good thing that people are not using it as a way to get a hit.
Just thought I will share my experience. Works, BUT be careful. Don’t panic if it goes in your eyes, BUT try to avoid it. Stings like crazy. DO NOT, DO NOT drink it. It will kill you (I think).