Saturday, September 12, 2009

Let Me Prove It

I get your emails. Some of you write in that I must be making this shit up.

You write that there's no way people can be that stupid. Or crazy. Or whatever.

I'm not going to name any names (hell, I don't even know your real names, anyway). But you guys know who you are.

Therefore, as an exhibit for Dr. Grumpy's defense, I ask you to direct your attention to the remarkable site People of WalMart. After perusing their stunning collection of photos, and the fact that they encompass all corners of the continent, I think you'll come to the correct conclusion that there are more people of this type out there then you realize.

The defense rests.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

OOOOhhhh, one of my fav sites. My fav is the guy in the yellow hot pants and matching go go boots.

Another go site is passiveaggressivenotes.com

LD50 Rat

Helen said...

Once, I made the mistake of going into a Walmart washroom. There was a piece of poo on the floor. On the floor!

rxgirl said...

even if you made this sh*t up, i enjoyed reading it. you should write a book ;-)

but i know there are stupid people out there, i worked retail before.

The D-Bag Daily said...

Hey, you can't really blame them. These stories ARE incredibly bizarre. If I'd read your blog before I went into healthcare, I'd probably call you a big fat liar too!

Helen - blech! I'd hate to be the employee that had to take care of that...

Stephanie D said...

My coworkers and I just discovered this site last week. It's a 100% guarantee of a belly-aching laugh!

peedee said...

oh Helen. ::pukes:: I never ever needed to know that. lol

Jennifer said...

HAHA I actually work for Walmart (pharmacy tech)..and we have talked about that site at work.

Soon-to-be-PharmD said...

There is a reason I have not shopped at Wal-Mart in the past 3 years...

Christine said...

I would also like to bring (The Customer) Is Not Always Right as evidence of stupid people. FAIL Blog is another good source for laughs.

tree said...

Reverse evolution in action baby....

Our society selects for the dumbest people and therefore they thrive

It's really quite fascinating when you look at it that way

The first 10 minutes of the movie Idiocracy will at one point in the future be looked at as a documentary.

CrownedwithVictory said...

LOL'd at the poster that was grossed out by poo on the floor at Walmart. I used to work in Sears and there was more poo OUTSIDE the bathrooms than in. Used artistically in the dressing rooms. Stuffed into bra packages and put back on the shelves. Wiped up with new merchandise and left on the floor for the associates to clean up. I could go on...but what I really want to say is: don't use the changing rooms and make sure you wash before wearing.

Anonymous said...

Anybody who thinks you are making this stuff up is not in healthcare.

Barb said...

I don't like to go to Wal-Mart, but it does make me feel thin, pretty, smart, and like a half-way decent mom whenever I do go!

Anonymous said...

I am a veterinarian and I know you are not making this stuff up. In fact, I think some of your patients are my clients. I often consider using a tinfoil hat to help protect me from their craziness.

The D-Bag Daily said...

Ha! Barb, I never thought of it that way. Going to a Wal-Mart is indeed a wonderful way to give the old ego a little boost! You are too funny.

Theresa said...

I talk to your people at their homes everyday when I'm trying to explain to them it is not their God given right to keep 120 cats in their home. They are probably your upper respiratory and asthma patients.

Flavius said...

Working in a pharmacy for over 3 years, I can attest that these people are out there, and one starts to feel it isn't the minority. These blogs are one of the few tools I have to keep myself sane at times.

Love the work you do, sir, keep it up.

-Flavius

Anonymous said...

and yet we are supposed to be thrilled with the idea of "the people" deciding what kind of health care coverage we all share

Gert said...

I commented once, after shopping at a WalMart Grand Opening, on the types of people that I saw there. My sister replied:

'It's not that we're better, we're just different'.

(Not meaning to be offensive, you'd have to know my sister).

I've been following that site for a couple of weeks...priceless!

Anonymous said...

I have no doubt about the level of intelligence out there. First day of classes every fall in Astronomy we have to tell the class that this is ASTRONOMY and what will be studying. When mentioning that this is not a class in astrology people actually leave the class not to be seen again.
It is sad how clueless people can be even at a University.

LilMsHppyPillz said...

We have a pirate that comes into our pharmacy. He walks around for about an hour, never buys anything, never talks to anyone then leaves. I hope he asks me for advice one day, just to hear if he's truly dedicated to the pirate lifestyle, or just a poser. Arrrr!

Allie said...

Another good site that I read daily.

http://www.customerssuck.com

You can see it from all across the jobs of stupidity.

Anonymous said...

yes, I admit it. I shop at WallyWorld. however, in my defense. I do dress normally. Jeans, a (long) shirt that covers up the girthy area. and of course crocs. I never go there looking like a redneck or worse. No matter where you go, appearance is everything. Just your normal hygiene, daily. clean clothes, hair, etc. I very much try not to use any bathroom facilities or dressing rooms. after reading some of the posts here, I am not surprised by some of the morons out there. but beware of the : SHOPPING CARTS. yuk

signed mm

The Lonely Midwife said...

Oh yeah, they are out there! Really, people don't think they are?

8pm on a Saturday night can barely hear her over crowd--uhmm, yeah I just had a positive pregnancy test today and now I am at dinner and the waiter is at the table--I need you to tell me how to order my steak.

Anonymous said...

As someone mentioned above, if they think this stuff is made up, they have not worked with the public in a healthcare setting :) Another hilarious site I read:
http://emailsfromcrazypeople.com/. Yep, folks...there are some batshit crazy people out there :)
Pharmagirl

Anonymous said...

I won't shop there. Evil corporation trying to shut down all other competition by undercutting them.

And when Walmart is the only one left- then they will raise prices to the roof because there will be no where else to shop.

I've watched them malignantly target one locally-owned established business after another. I refuse to give them one penny.

jadedj said...

Yes indeedy. I thought I was the only person in America who had noticed this downward elvolution. Definitely love this blog.

ER's Mom said...

Should I feel guilty that I own Walmart stock and therefore am making money off of these folks?

Nah.

John Woolman said...

Dare I state the obvious? 50% of people are below average on whatever yardstick one chooses to measure them against.... Most of the people who read this blog will be at the other end of the spectrum!

Bella said...

Dr. Grumpy, your site is fabulously funny, it is just unbelievable to me that somebody would send you an email, that's just brazen and uncalled for!

Frantic Pharmacist said...

Oh My God, what a great website!
And don't worry, anyone in the health care biz would NEVER for a minute think you were making anything up! In fact, you probably have trouble deciding which ones to write about!

Lipstick said...

sorry if this is a duplicate...I goofed and clicked on one of the sponsored links


Thanks for the link. As for the ppl who think that you make up your material...obviously they have never worked with the public and seen the stupidity that is lurking everywhere.

kristen77 said...

Thank you for making my year! I love your blog, keep it up please.

I never laughed so hard! I had to
read it cut into fourths, due to the
fact I had to recover from the asthma attacks the intense laughter
brought!

BTW: Old dude with boobs with boots and seems to haunt Wallmart -- He needs a shave!

Thanks Donna

Anonymous said...

Oh, I never doubted that your tales were true! I see these morons out there all the time and I still can't believe what I am seeing as I'm seeing it!

knitalot3 said...

I almost wish you were making these people up. I'm sure you are not. ;-P

oldwarhorseunitclerk said...

Just joined up.We all know and love Dr Grumpy.He's not making anything up.I recognize the patients in the hospital he talks about as some were on our floor.
As long as I've worked in the hospital I am still amazed at what I see.The Blog about " Hangin' out in the ICU". Unbelievably true. I'm still shaking my head.....

Fiz said...

Walmart have bought out ADSA over here, and guess where I won't shop? I've heard plenty about Wally Mart from US email pals and I really don't want to add to their profits.

Square Peg Guy said...

Two things:

1. The made up stuff isn't half as crazy as reality.

2. Thank you for the link to the People of Wal-Mart site. Now I can see if they have a picture of me or any of my relatives. ;)

 
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