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Waiting-at-the-Walmart-check-out-LINE
when this morning i entered the Walmart-store, i walked past folks in a long line waiting to check their things out, and in the --very -very-very--BACK--of --the LONG-LINE,--their-- was --an --elderly --gentleman,-- with --his --shopping --cart --and --wearing--and--carrying-- PORTABLE--OXYGEN--, he --looked --so --weak,-- frail,-- and ,--pale --as --i --was --passing --him --by, --i --saw --him --fighting --struggling--with --gasping --breathes --each --breath-- and --exhale, --and --he --was --in --exhaustion--and--DISTRESS--and --not----FINE

When i got in the STORE
I didnt care what i needed to get no  MORE

I found a --floor --MANAGER--, and i explained this situation --FULLY--in--DETAIL--to--HIM
i thought this --SUPERVISOR-- would care about a customer that was very frail, and very weak and very pale --breathing --very--labored--and--shallow------------BUT--the--compassion--care--consideration--and--concern--of--the--------supervisor--senior---Walmart---MANAGER---i---SADLY--DID--NOT---WIN

The--HOT--SHOT--MANAGER---he-was-trying-to-explain-to-me-store-policy-and-telling-me-if -he--HELPED---the-sickly--MAN
to-the-front-of-the-line-he-said-to-me-what-would-the-other-people-think-and-they-might-not--agree--and--UNDERSTAND

So-i-didnt-understand-the---INSENSITIVITY---of---this --MANAGER-- for --SURE
and as im remembering this --INCIDENT-- its -bothering -me -that -no -help--care--consideration- -compassion--with--dignity --and --respect --for --this gentleman-- in ---RESPITORY--DISTRESS-- --did---OCCUR

We were in a big rush so had to get in and --OUT
but --at--a---latter--DATE---the --right-- time --and --place-- this --INCIDENT--at--this--store-- --with ----THE--SENIOR--WALMART--MANAGER-----im---gonna----TALK----ABOUT

The--folks--in--the--line--IGNORING--him--ahead
how-would-they-feel--if--this--gentleman--failed--and--dropped--dead

It----WAS---an----ACCIDENT--WAITING--to-HAPPEN
and --to-me-it-just--felt----TERRIBLE---TERRIBLE----that--especially--the--MANAGER--gave--no--CARE--CONCERN---CONSIDERATION--or--COMPASSION----what-so--ever--THAN

From-now-on-im-going-to-be-carrying-a-pen-and--PAPER
and-would-of-had-this-hot-shot-MANAGER--rightly--REPRIMANDED--for--SURE

By john d jungers
27th of july 2017







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