When you think of shopping at Walmart you probably think of long lines, broken down self-service cash registers, greeters whose eyes are constantly checking the clock.
You might also think of customers who try to use snuggies as clothing as they shop for Dr. Thunder and off-brand Oreos.
You're not going to Walmart by choice, you're just going there because it's open and probably the cheapest option in your area. You're not expecting Walmart to be forward thinking, or necessarily warm or inviting inside. You go in, you spend your bottom dollar, you wait online, and then you get the heck out of there as soon as possible.
It's a no-nonsense store, and a no-nonsense store isn't expected to have a great social media account game, either. Just run-of-the-mill customer service query handling and announcements.
Well, one Twitter user, @Murk361, thought he could take advantage of Walmart's apparent "lameness" when it came to the world of social media marketing.
It all began when Murk sent out this innocent tweet.
Walmart's social media team took the bait, probably hoping to have a nice exchange with one of their valued customers.
It's the small things, Murk! What's your favorite thing to do in our stores? 😊— Walmart (@Walmart) June 20, 2018
Murk had Walmart right where he wanted them and decided to let the joke go.
Normally it would've just ended there. I mean what kind of response could Walmart have? "Oh no we hope you're joking, Murk!" They couldn't take it too seriously because then they would look really lame.
They had to pick their response and how they'd reply very carefully. Surprisingly, they decided to go the route of absolute savagery.
Well played Murk. After further review of our store's video feed we've decided to let you keep the rash cream. Next time tho... pay in full. 😉— Walmart (@Walmart) June 21, 2018
That's right, they went there.
And people just couldn't believe it.
😂😭😂😂 LMFAO at least they have a sense of humor. Gotta love Walmart 💁🏻♀️— 🌹🤪 (@pvtrisiv) June 21, 2018
I mean, Walmart, of all retailers? Really?
They even started drawing comparisons to the undisputed queen of social media.
People even started asking Wendy's to chime in on Walmart's response.
They've yet to respond, but that hasn't stopped people from rolling on the floor with laughter.
People just still can't believe Twitter is free.
I really want to know what Wendy's has to say about this now.
I grew up in a marginally superstitious family who brought some beliefs and hocus-pocus superstitions from the old country. I couldn't make too much noise late at night for fear of attracting a "jinn." I couldn't point at cemeteries or stare into a mirror for too long or my face would become deformed, and heaven help me if I was ever mean to or disobeyed my parents or grandparents, because then I'd be looking at a cursed life that would ruin me until the day that I died.
But the idea of "back luck" or stepping on cracks, walking under ladders, or stealing a black cat's macchiato isn't something that my family really bought into. Sure, we believed in supernatural stuff and the idea that karma gets back around to mess with you or your kids, but "bad luck"?
No honey, it isn't luck that's ruining your life, it's an unseen species of metaphysical monsters that exist in a different plane we know little about—but they are mentioned in the Quran, so be careful!
There are phenomena so unfortunate that simply looking at images of them will cause the same bad luck to befall you. So on this Friday the 13th, gaze upon these pictures with extreme caution.