Statewide — Walmart’s across the nation are famous for their friendly staff, but it seems like no matter where you go, there are never enough check-outs open.
Well, not anymore. In response to a spontaneous and overwhelming increase in gun sales, Maine Walmarts are adding as many as two extra cashiers per store.
Some stores will keep the cigarette aisle open so you can grab a pack of smokes on your way out without having to ask the cashier to walk over and get you one.
Is this a miracle? Nope. Just good, old-fashioned customer service.
“Walmart wants our customers to know they come first,” a statement from the company said.
“Which is why we’re prioritizing making the check out experience that much better for our customers, whether they’re buying groceries, household goods, electronics, or a pink Realtree Mossy Oak pump action shotgun.”
One customer was happy to see Walmart opening up extra registers, but wishes the company would go further.
“The self checkout line is always a disaster. Maybe they could add a couple of cashiers there, too? Or at least more than one person to come over and manually enter the code for bananas.”
Walmart expects things to simmer down, at least for a little while.
“This happens every time politicians start talking about banning one type of gun or another,” one customer said.
“It’s kind of like how the defense industry runs out and buys a bunch of politicians every time it looks like one of their subsidized factories or shipyards might close down.”