At the dusk of their lives, senior citizens usually spend their remaining time locked inside the walls of their home. Their fragile body can’t really cope with too much tedious or laborious work, but some of them still strive to live a normal working life as possible. One of them is this old man who still seeks a job in spite of his old age.
This old man is a former war veteran, Apparently, he was always alone in his house. The lack of company made him somber, so he decided to find work to busy himself. Luckily, a local Walmart hired him as a greeter.
He’s supposed to stand near the doors and politely greet every customer who walks in. Sounds pretty easy, right? But this was not the case. Within two hours in his new job, he was immediately fired!
In this short but amusing anecdote, the old man recalled how he received a job at Walmart, and how he lost it on the same day.
“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.”
The old man’s witty and satisfying come back to the rude woman might have cost him his work, but he definitely gained a lot of admirers on social media. People commended his will to stand up against the mother verbally abusing her children. On the other hand, some people stated that the Walmart management’s decision to fire the old man was inconsiderate, saying that he deserved a second chance.
Check out some of their reactions below.
Our research department at TNP discovered that this story has circulated the web for quite some time. We’ve found a Reddit thread dedicated to this story and another post from peopleofwalmart.com. We have yet to confirm the validity of these stories.
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SOURCE: Newsner | Elite Readers