WM employee - "I'm sorry, are you sure the name is correct? Could it be under the name, Bryan J?"
Me - "No, it's under my name and I ordered it on Saturday so it would be ready for pick up tonight!"
WM employee - "What other name could you have given?"
Me - "Just mine."
WM employee - "I'll call the manager1"
If the manager knew where my sandwich was located, I would be happy to talk to him, if not, why bother?
WM manager - "So, you ordered a sandwich?"
Me - "Yes."
WM manager - "When do you need it?"
Me - "Twenty minutes ago!"
WM manager, yelling back to the woman frantically working in the back, "How soon could you have this lady's sandwich?"
WM employee - "I can't fix it until after 6:00, I'm already working on an order that will be picked up at 6!"
Me - "That's too late! The party starts in 5 minutes!"
WM manager - "What if we give it to you for free?"
At this point, I didn't know of any other options. I could walk away and have nothing to take to the dinner and my poor children and grandchildren would starve on just watermelon, salad, chips, grapes, soup and birthday cake! Or, I could hang out at Wally World for another 15 minutes and get a free 6 foot sandwich! I agreed to wait. (heavy on the greed)
After waiting another 40 minutes, the sandwich was ready. The already frantic WM employee had thrown in another 3 foot sandwich!
I thanked her, ran out the door, and got to the party an hour late. The sandwich was good, I appreciated the generosity of the WalMart manager, and we had lots of left-overs!
On the way home I had to stop at Wal-Mart again, only this time it was to pick up some photos I had sent in for the classroom. I asked the WM employee behind the photo booth if she had my pictures. I gave her my name and the approximate time I had sent in the order. She looked through the drawer filled with photos, but didn't find it. She looked again and said, "Are you sure of the name? Could it be under a different one?"
I walked away empty handed this time.
I can taste a giveaway coming up!