Monday, April 5, 2010


I had a, um, rural experience here in Tennessee the other day.

I was in a Wal-Mart, trying to exchange my conditioner (bought a color treated one when I meant to buy a curls conditioner.)

I checked my old one in with the people greeter up front, and asked where I should exchange it at.

She pointed down to the other end of the store and said, and I quote,

"It's above the bank."

I, surprised that a WM had a second floor, asked how to get upstairs.

She, became flustered and said,

"No, it's there, above the bank."


So I asked again where the stairs were and she replied with a

"No, sweetheart, it's there, above the bank and above the hair salon."

I craned my neck around and saw the Customer Service sign BEYOND the bank.

I think that people greeter needed to go back to 2nd grade and get a little lesson in prepostions, ha! Beyond, past, next to, all would have been appropriate.


It made me chuckle and reminded me where I was!


Brittany said...

HOW funny! I would have been thinking the same thing. lmao!

Lauren said...

That's just fabulous...poor, poor Wal-mart people greeter!

LeAnna said...

LOL! I love how you described this as a "rural" experience. Some people you have to wonder about, bless their hearts!

Kristin said...

Seriously?! LOL Oh the joys of going to WalMart.

Kelley said...

above, about, after, against, along, among, around, as, at

that's what i remember about prepositions....and that i use them way too often.

It is quite hysterical that she kept saying above....oh the misspeakers of the world!

Callie said...

Oh, that would be confusing!

Jessica said...

LOL! I think I can honestly say that I have never heard the word "above" used that way before! I would have been super confused too