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Old 12-01-2010, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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MILWAUKEE, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A 100-year-old Milwaukee Walmart greeter who was shoved by a customer during a dispute said she is bruised and sore but planning to return to work.

Police said Lois Speelman hit her head when a 37-year-old female customer shoved her to the ground Sunday.

'Sore' Walmart greeter, 100, plans return - UPI.com
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:24 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Who on earth would shove a 100 year-old woman?! Makes me wonder what's become of our society...
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:58 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Who on earth would shove a 100 year-old woman?! Makes me wonder what's become of our society...
I think we all know where society is going.
Ya gotta admire someone 100 yrs old still able and willing to go out and confront it.
That Lady probably has more grit in her little finger than the POS that shoved her down has or will ever have in her whole life.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:23 AM
 
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I originally read this story on Consumerist and was appalled at how many people blamed the greeter and/or WalMart, or who went into great detail about how they are not required to show their receipts...somehow violates their rights?!

One person even went on to talk about how she (greeter) has to work in her advanced age because of poor choices she made - partying, hanging around street corners, etc, etc. Okay...I'm sure lots of that was going on in the 1930s!

Takes blaming the victim to a whole new level!
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I guess some people are pretty testy about showing their receipt. If I buy something that can't be bagged I usually just have my receipt in hand, sometimes I'm asked for it, sometimes I'm not. I guess you actually don't have to stop if they ask to see your receipt. They have to have actually seen you shoplift and even then they can't really detain you.

I guess it goes both ways though. Do you need to floor someone who just wants to see your receipt? They're just a friggin Wal-Mart greeter! Do you need to confront someone to the point of making them throttle you? You're just a friggin Wal-Mart greeter!
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Here
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What a way to end up, live a long life and wind up scratching and having to “greet” people at a warehouse store just to try and get by. I give her a LOT of credit. Lois probably has no other choice to put food on the table and pay her bills as it’s not likely she figured on having to work at 100.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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What a way to end up, live a long life and wind up scratching and having to “greet” people at a warehouse store just to try and get by. I give her a LOT of credit. Lois probably has no other choice to put food on the table and pay her bills as it’s not likely she figured on having to work at 100.
Of course we don't know her situation, but many senior citizens voluntary get an "easy job" after retirement to avoid boredom. My late grandfather was a librarian & college dean for 40+ years, before he was forced to retire after a major stroke... he was really bored and missed the library, so went back as a volunteer until it became physically impossible. I genuinely hope this 100 year-old woman doesn't HAVE to work, as that would be truly sad.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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That's why she is still alive . She works and she is 100 years old
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Of course we don't know her situation, but many senior citizens voluntary get an "easy job" after retirement to avoid boredom. My late grandfather was a librarian & college dean for 40+ years, before he was forced to retire after a major stroke... he was really bored and missed the library, so went back as a volunteer until it became physically impossible. I genuinely hope this 100 year-old woman doesn't HAVE to work, as that would be truly sad.
I live in Milwaukee and she told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that she works because she needs the money.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I live in Milwaukee and she told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that she works because she needs the money.
Awww, that really sucks... wish I could help her out somehow!
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