Tuesday, September 19, 2006

An Update of Sorts

After suffering constant harrassment from you all, I called Wal-Mart to find out the rest of the story. And you'll never guess what they told me....

Absolutely nothing.

"I'm sorry, ma'am, but we can't release that information to the public."

What's weird to me is that a store that carries a stock as random as goldfish, motor oil and guns feels entitled to take the moral highground when concerning the saftey of a CHILD. Since when do they have a policy about anything other than making sure their diverse employees portray the image of quality that has made Wal-Mart famous? I don't get it.

I realize that there may be a police case involved and all that, but it wasn't like I was asking for the parent's social security number and address so that I could send them hate mail. I just wanted to be sure that the baby was okay. But you can't get answers like that from Wal-Mart. Oh no. They're too busy holding a seminar on how-to-talk-to-customers-when-most-of-you're-teeth-are-missing for their employees. They've got better things to do.


tharker said...


Have you checked the local news websites, or the paper? Good luck. I can't believe someone would leave their baby even if only for a minute! It would be so nice if we were wrong for assuming the worst, but unfortuately I don't think so. tharker

GS said...

All you ladies in the Walmart area, the next time you are in the store, find a grandmotherly looking employee (it shouldn't be too hard) and casually say "So what ever happened with that baby that was left alone the other day". She won't be able to resist unless HR has issued a directive telling them not to talk about it.