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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v457/BlackFridayRuler/walmart.jpg (totally SFW, btw)

This image has been marking the rounds on some of the message boards I've been on. It's supposed to be from "some recent" newspaper. Does anyone have any information on it, or if it's even authentic?

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I've seen that several times. I have no idea if it's fake or authentic.

Regardless, of its authenticicy, my DH and I repeat the quote all the time now. [lol]

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Walmart waffles.

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Perpahs its next door to where she lives, meaning she feelins she can pop in in her dressing gown or similar.

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quote:
Originally posted by James G.:
Perpahs its next door to where she lives, meaning she feelins she can pop in in her dressing gown or similar.

My neighbor across the street is a close friend, and barring an emergency, I wouldn't pop into her house in my dressing gown.

Maybe I'm just stodgy. . .

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I see a newspaper clipping with the quote on it but no picture. [Confused]

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sylvanz, I think the newspaper clipping -is- the image

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With this disclaimer?
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(totally SFW, btw)
I get that it's a goofy thing to say. Though, the way I've seen some people dress at Wal-Mart it makes me wonder what she was wearing. [Eek!] I was still under the impression that there was some picture associated with the quote. Oh well wouldn't be the first time something went over my head.

P&LL, Syl'often clueless'vanz

Oh man I just noticed that it was totally safe for work not totally unsafe for work. Yeah, did I say things go over my head sometimes? [Roll Eyes]

P&LL, Syl' [Embarrassed] 'vanz

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Who dresses up for Wal-mart...where is she from [lol]
I'll go in there looking hella bummy...I don't care [Smile]
It made me giggle lol

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I'm guessing it's just from a quasi-rural area where Wal-Mart is the main grocery/department store. If you're way more likely to run into family or co-workers, it's a dressier affair. I personally don't doll myself up, but I always make sure I'm at least brushed out and cleaned up before I go there lest I inevitably run into someone I know.

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This reminds me of the Brady Bunch Movie... "Put on your Sunday best kids! We're going to Sears!"

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Boy, if the way I see folks in WALMARTS (as my MIL calls it) is dressed up, I would HATE to see casual. OMG.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ovalescent:
I'm guessing it's just from a quasi-rural area where Wal-Mart is the main grocery/department store. If you're way more likely to run into family or co-workers, it's a dressier affair. I personally don't doll myself up, but I always make sure I'm at least brushed out and cleaned up before I go there lest I inevitably run into someone I know.

I agree with this. I've been in Oklahoma for a few months now for work and the Wal-Marts I've seen out here are completely different from the ones I saw in Southern California. In the city I'm currently in, Wal-Mart is really the only store around (and that applies to grocery stores as well). There is a Super Wal-Mart on one side of town and a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Grocery Store on the other side of town. Going to Wal-Mart, especially on a weekend, is an activity in which you could very likely run into many people you know. I recently made the mistake of going into a Wal-Mart on a Sunday afternoon. It was completely packed, complete with many families dressed in their church dress clothes. The kicker for me was the table with a few pretty young ladies spraying perfume samples. It's a world of difference from the Wal-Mart experience you get in cities where Wal-Mart is not the *only* store around.
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It must be a very rural place to be that badly printed.
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It might not be badly printed, it might just be artifacting. Do you see the faint "NBC" watermark in the lower right hand corner? I'm guessing this is from one of those Jay Leno segments where he makes fun of odd newspaper articles and ads.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ovalescent:
It might not be badly printed, it might just be artifacting. Do you see the faint "NBC" watermark in the lower right hand corner? I'm guessing this is from one of those Jay Leno segments where he makes fun of odd newspaper articles and ads.

Good find, I'm willing to bet Jay Leno is exactly where it's from.

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From a newstory on towntalk.com, serving the Alexandria-Pineville area of Louisiana...

Debra Jackson said she likes shopping at the Dollar Palace because it is convenient and casual.
"I don't have to get all dressed up like I'm going to Wal-Mart or something," she said.

I found this yesterday but had computer problems and couldn't get the URL to work. Unfortunately, the link in the article to towntalk.com is broken. You can find other info by searching on Dollar Palace, but everything I found had only a paragraph, and you had to buy the rest of the story. Ummm, I don't think so! [lol]

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I wouldn't exactly call Alexandria rural, though it's nowhere near a metropolis.

[slight hijack, but expanding on my point of ruralness]
When I drove between school and home, I always hated hitting Alexandria because you can't see anything of the city from I-49. There was maybe some light industrial buildings to the side, but no residential or commercial areas. And as I would want to stop there for food and/or a bathroom break, it meant I could never find a restaurant to stop at. It felt like that stretch of barren interstate went on for half an hour.

Which is why I would usually elect to drive down US-167 instead of I-49. From 167 you would hit Pineville and a nice strip or restaurants and gas stations. During a stop at a gas station there, I overheard someone ask where the beer was, and found out that Pineville is (was?) a dry town.[/hijack]

I never stopped at a Wal-mart there, so no idea if people dressed in their best to go.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ovalescent:
It might not be badly printed, it might just be artifacting. Do you see the faint "NBC" watermark in the lower right hand corner? I'm guessing this is from one of those Jay Leno segments where he makes fun of odd newspaper articles and ads.

THat is exactly where it's from. I'm 99% sure I saw this same picture here, though I can't say exactly where it is there.

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Had a LOL moment last night at Meijers after reading this thread...

Lady in the video department on a cell phone call (ya know that ones that can be heard for 4 aisles)...

"Tell Momma we're headin' for the beer aisle, then over to Walmart, we'll meet ya there..."

Not sure how she was dressed, too busy stiffling laughter to look [Big Grin]

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Most of the time in texas or anywhere else in the south, getting "dressed up" means that you're chanigng into something socially acceptable

other than, say, pajamas

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quote:
Originally posted by Brownie Boy:
Most of the time in texas or anywhere else in the south, getting "dressed up" means that you're chanigng into something socially acceptable

other than, say, pajamas

I've gone to Wal-mart in my pajamas before. I was on vacation with my friends. The power went out one night and we didn't know where the flashlights were (if there were any) in the house we were renting so I ran into Wal-mart in my pj pants and t-shirt.

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Yeah, that's definitely a Jay Leno "headlines" deal.

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WingedBear, my cousin lives in Effie, LA. Another settled in Alexandria when he retired. Small world.

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quote:
Originally posted by snapdragonfly:
Boy, if the way I see folks in WALMARTS (as my MIL calls it) is dressed up, I would HATE to see casual. OMG.

I'll see your WALMARTS and raise you a WALMARK. That's what my MIL calls it. Of course, she also says when you're sick to your stomach you "vomik". And, English is her first language.

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Last night at Wal-Mart I saw a woman in a huge stained mumu with her hair tied up in a literal rag (looked as if it'd been used for cleaning in the past) and she had a small child with her whose hair was not brushed and he (she?) was not wearing a shirt.
I thought of this thread immediately.

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quote:
Originally posted by snapdragonfly:
Boy, if the way I see folks in WALMARTS (as my MIL calls it) is dressed up, I would HATE to see casual. OMG.

Interesting....I thought that was a 'northern' thing - people adding an S - Kmarts, Walmarts, etc. I'm originally from the south, but don't remember hearing that down there.
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We got to calling it 'Walmarts' as a private joke mocking all the damn yankees who've moved down here. Unfortunately, it went too far and now we say 'Walmarts' all the time.
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quote:
Originally posted by tlynch:
We got to calling it 'Walmarts' as a private joke mocking all the damn yankees who've moved down here. Unfortunately, it went too far and now we say 'Walmarts' all the time.

I haven't ever heard it called "Walmarts" by anybody. And I am a "damn yankee."

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Another damn yakee here and I've actually heard 2 different people say "Walmarts" and they were both from the south.

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My mom prefers Wally World. It makes it seem like a fun shopping experience.

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DW and I refer to it as Marto Del Wal, but I admit we're a little strange. I'm stationed in a small Nevada city, and the (shiny new) Super Wal-Mart is a place where you will eventually see everyone in town. Those who care about what the neighbors think in such a town may do well to put on acceptable clothing before going to the Wal Mart

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There is a chance this person was elderly. I know my great great aunt would often dress "to the nines" to go to Walmart or the grocery. It's part of old southern culture.

Of course, back in the day when I was a semi-reconizable radio person, I never went to Walmart or Kroger without makeup and semi-decent clothes for fear of "Hey! Aren't you on the radio?"

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Originally posted by Rendalyn:
There is a chance this person was elderly. I know my great great aunt would often dress "to the nines" to go to Walmart or the grocery. It's part of old southern culture.

Not just old. My cousin, who excels at being a Southern Lady, refuses to even go to the 7-11 without full make-up, hair, jewelry, and color coordination. My mom and her sister aren't as bad, but they also take great care with their appearance before going out in public.

I came as a great dissapointment.

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I don't recall hearing the added S before I moved to the south. I'd guess that it comes from stores like "Hecht's" or "Macy's" that add a possessive to the founder's name, first got extended to stores like "JC Penney" and "Nordstrom," then to stores that aren't the founder's name, like K-Mart and Wal-Mart.

And yes, I know what the K in K-Mart and the Wal in Wal-Mart stand for. [Smile]

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