Saturday, August 22, 2009

Warning Shopping at Menards Could be Hazardous for Your Health!

You read that right! Seriously! I hate drama! Unfortunately, it arrived quite literally at our footsteps when we least expected it!

Yesterday our family was leisurely walking into our local Menards hardware store. We noticed a Menards employee outside against the building, but didn't think anything of it. We just figured he was on break.

Next we noticed the cashier looking outside the door. Again, we didn't think anything of it because they seemed rather, well, empty.

Next thing we knew, a 200+ pound man comes racing out the door and pounces onto another man standing outside the store. He identified himself as store security, as he restrained this man and patted him down for the authorities.

As I stated, we were strolling into the store, oblivious to this 200+ man barrelling into our path. He came about half an inch from knocking into our 8 year old daughter.

It makes me shudder to think what could have happened if he would have knocked her down onto the concrete at his size and speed. It could have meant life threatening injuries or even death! Morgan, my other daughter was directly behind Shayla. Again, the same possibilities from the domino effect.

Praise God the security guard did not hurt either girl, but I have to wonder what $5, $10, or even $20 item could have been that important? Would a lawsuit from hurting someone be worth it?

I was so angry I told the manager. He was not a part of this situation, instead, he seemed to be avoiding it altogether. We didn't even get an apology!

Upon getting our merchandise and checking out, the cashier that witnessed the whole thing gave a pathetic explanation. She said, "I was going to kind of warn you guys, but I didn't want the suspect to figure it out."

Ok...let's just let someone get hurt. Is it more sensable to watch someone get hurt than to allow a shoplifter to get away with a little bit of nothing? It's kind of like the police having a high speed chase and killing a whole family while trying to catch someone with a bag of dope or something.

Why is common sense not something taught in our classrooms anymore?

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