This cashier is going somewhere that rhymes with bell!
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Are You Kidding Me?
“I was a single parent when my son was ten years old. We had no family around except for my aunt, and no friends as we had only recently moved to the area.
It was Mother’s Day, and my son wanted to buy me a Mother’s Day gift. I was really proud of him, as he wanted to do it all by himself with his own money. I had not put him up to this. It was a spur-of-the-moment idea from him and he wanted to do then and there. He wanted me to take him to Walmart and drop him off there so he could buy the gift in secret. I was to wait at my aunt’s house which was less than half a mile away, and he would call me to come to pick him up when he was done shopping (I gave him my cell phone so he could call my aunt’s house). So according to plan I dropped him off and watched him enter the store with his jar full of change he had saved up.
After a little while, I got the call to pick him up. I drove right over and picked him up. He was fighting tears because he wasn’t able to buy the gift. This was very upsetting for me, as my son has Asperger Syndrome and is normally very stoic in demeanor. He almost never gets teary unless he is extremely upset.
His shopping went fine and he had found what he wanted. The issue was the cashier wouldn’t take his money because it was in change. She told him he had to go take it to a bank and come back. Obviously, that wasn’t going to happen as it was a Sunday and Mother’s Day. And he was just a kid and she was expecting him to just head out and find a bank.
That was so stupid and mean-spirited of the cashier at Walmart, to turn away a kid who had the money to buy his Mom a Mother’s Day gift, just because his currency was in coins. I guarantee the founder of Walmart, Sam Walton, did not have that kind of business profile in mind when he created the company that was supposed to be family-oriented.
To this day, I have a hard time getting myself to shop at Walmart anymore due to the cruelty of that cashier, and that was eighteen years ago. That cashier broke my son’s heart. I have only seen him cry two other times in those eighteen years, so you can see how harsh her response to the young boy with a jar of coins on Mother’s Day was.
My son has the biggest heart, and as an adult and is the first to help anyone in need.”