All That Because of One Person

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@Marcyaz (35669)
United States
December 18, 2015 11:38am CST
I just read something about benches being removed from some Walmart and it reminded me when I went into the T-Mobile store about my cell phone and I was in there for some time. I am not able to stand for a long period of time and so I asked if they had a place I could sit down, they said NO. When I asked why they said none of their stores would have seats any longer as a customer had fallen and sued the store so all their stores had seats removed. All that because of one person. Well as you can probaby tell I won't be going there very often.
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@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
18 Dec 15
Now that doesn't make sense???..How does one fall from their seat?..I would think they fell waiting by standing up. I too can't stand very long and remember waiting in the DMV line to renew my license..no seats and the line was long..such a shame one person falling can change things for everyone..
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
18 Dec 15
Isn't it a shame to not have any seats for people to sit in when they go in a store.I know that best buy is in the same area and they have seats to sit on so it really doesn't make much sense to me@Rosekitty
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@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
18 Dec 15
@Marcyaz some places just take the easy way out..the no caring attitude..
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
18 Dec 15
@Rosekitty that is very true seems like someone with that company doesn't care about their customers comfort.
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@Susan2015 (20604)
• United States
18 Dec 15
That is just silly as many of us like to sit down if we have to wait a while.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
18 Dec 15
I am wondering if the person was just waiting to sue someone but why when you have older people come in make them stand like that. I left because I about fell over now I have someone go along with me if I need to go there @Susan2015
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@Susan2015 (20604)
• United States
18 Dec 15
@Marcyaz There is still no reason to make others stand just because of that one person.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
19 Dec 15
@Susan2015 I completely agree just because of one person but I can understand that the company may have had to pay out a huge sum of money in that lawsuit.
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@rosekiss (30272)
• Eugene, Oregon
18 Dec 15
We have seats at the t-mobile store in my area, but they are against the wall and windows. People can't fall off them, but they don't help when I am up at the customer service desk. I noticed that too, about the seats, as I used to sit on them all the time, and now I have to stand, and like you, I can't stand for to long a time either. I hope that someday, they put the stools back up to the customre service counter.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
18 Dec 15
The T-Mobile stores I have gone in have no seats at all anymore. I sure hope they put the stools back at the customer service counter to @rosekiss
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@rosekiss (30272)
• Eugene, Oregon
18 Dec 15
@Marcyaz When I went in there when the new iPhone came out in September, I had to stand, and it bothered me some, but I was okay. The thing of it is, it takes way to long to get things done, and I stand there waht seems like for an hour, and then I hurt after awhile.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
19 Dec 15
@rosekiss If they are busy when you go in you could wait around way too long which i am unable to do for long at all so I had to leave but luckily my son was with me so he went in and did what I needed to have done.
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@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Dec 15
I wondered why the ones at my location had been taken out. Now I know. I ride around the store on one of their little rider things. Not sure what they are called. I go to Walmart because the have all my needs and so I don't have to put out my transportation any further than I do already. I will continue to go there but now I know something they may be sorry for in the future.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
18 Dec 15
Interesting isn't it when something like this happens and you go wonder why they took out the seats and then find out it was because of one person @celticeagle
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
18 Dec 15
This is ridiculous, just because someone falls from a seat the store removed all the seats. What if someone fall on the floor?
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
18 Dec 15
Then I guess they will have another law suit on their hands@LadyDuck
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
19 Dec 15
They should remove the floor... and create a simulation of space where everyone would stay afloat
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
19 Dec 15
@thesids cute idea sids.
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18 Dec 15
wow, it does seem like 1 person can really ruin everything, huh.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
18 Dec 15
Yep one person can really ruin everything for the rest of us.
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@amadeo (66035)
• United States
18 Dec 15
there is a lot of them like that.It is people who ruined this situation.If they slip or fall then you know the rest. Now that I see this.I went to Verizon and they do not have any place to sit.Most places do not
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
18 Dec 15
Well @amadeo I guess it is becoming the thing now not to have any seating for customers.
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@amnabas (10298)
• Karachi, Pakistan
18 Dec 15
Well its a rare incident I am amazed.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
18 Dec 15
You would think but maybe it has happened more than one time, I don't know@amnabas
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
18 Dec 15
That is the irony. Just for the sake of one or few millions suffer. I am wondering what if someone aged or with a problem now sues them for the lack of seating facilities.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
18 Dec 15
Well that is definitely a thought now because of a lack of seating someone topples over and sues them then i wonder what they would do.@thesids
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
19 Dec 15
@ChesneyM Do you know anyone of them who is hiring... I think I can join them (and get paid). I think, I have more ridiculous ideas
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
19 Dec 15
@ChesneyM I have heard of those also and have wondered how they make any money or is it more then the normal 30% other law firms take from people.
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@rebelann (41451)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Dec 15
That reminds me of the woman who sued McD's for the coffee bein too hot, I've heard they no longer serve hot coffee cuz of that 1 person. Boy, what some people do to cauze shuch trouble.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
19 Dec 15
I can tell you it is still hot so they really didn't stop. Every so often I will stop for a coffee and always ask for a small cup of ice and then I pour some of the coffee out and add the ice cubes so it doesn't burn my tongue and throat.@rebelann
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@rebelann (41451)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Dec 15
I don't buy anything from McD's so I didn't know that @Marcyaz I guess enough people complained about the luke warm coffee.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
19 Dec 15
@rebelann I guess that must be the reason they went back to serving the coffee so hot if they ever stopped.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
18 Dec 15
That type of response by the company holds no logic. People have sued stores because they have had accidents with trolleys, but the stores have never removed them all.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
18 Dec 15
Well I guess the Company had to pay a lot of money out and someone decided they would have no more seating for customers@Asylum
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
18 Dec 15
@Marcyaz The idea is very risky because it could them far more in lost business.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
19 Dec 15
@Asylum So far it doesn't seem to have stopped people from going to the store.
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@softbabe44 (5902)
• Vancouver, Washington
19 Dec 15
Shame on them you deserve a seat.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
19 Dec 15
I had to leave because I could not stand any longer and yes shame on them as I am an old lady as they could see. @softbabe44
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• Vancouver, Washington
21 Dec 15
@Marcyaz I would have left to.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
21 Dec 15
@softbabe44 They can't expect older people to just stand around and have no place to sit.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
19 Dec 15
We are a sue happy society. Crazyness.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
19 Dec 15
It is crazyness and people will sue over the darnest things, I have never sued anyone in my life.@fishtiger58
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
19 Dec 15
@Marcyaz I haven't either.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
20 Dec 15
@fishtiger58 .. We do seem to be in the minority on the issue of a law suit.
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@sueznewz2 (9999)
• Alicante, Spain
18 Dec 15
That's ridiculous, and a bit short sighted as far as customer care is concerned....
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
19 Dec 15
yes it is rediculous but as far as customer service is concerned they don't like it any better than their customers@sueznewz2.
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@sueznewz2 (9999)
• Alicante, Spain
19 Dec 15
@Marcyaz well that's good.... perhaps the decision will be reversed if the customers serve dept keep giving them negative feedback about the decision to remove seating... you never know....
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
20 Dec 15
@sueznewz2 It would be good if the upper management ever heard about what is being said so who knows if they hear or not.
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Dec 15
thats as nutty as the wo man who put her container of boiling hot coffee between her legs on the seat of her car, then got burned when t upset suing Bu rger King because the coffee was so hot? crazy people.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
26 Dec 15
Yes, it is crazy when people go around suing for any reason and sometimes it is their own fault. @Hatley
• United States
21 Dec 15
The benches are removed from our Walmart store nearby here and it is sad really.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
21 Dec 15
How do they expect people to relax if they get so worn out they can no longer stand. I would think they would lose business that way.
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@vandana7 (65093)
• India
19 Dec 15
America is the most litigant nation in the world. All they needed to do is Put a board...the seat can fall and you might have to go to the hospital...if you still choose to use those seats ...Walmart is not liable.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
20 Dec 15
If it happens in their store they are responsible or they should have taken the seat out.
• United States
19 Dec 15
Our Walmart has benches by the pharmacy...sometimes I wait for my husband there because he walks so slow!
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
19 Dec 15
I have seen a bench by the pharmacy section also when I go there for hair care products.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
19 Dec 15
I have severe spinal injuries and for me to stand more than 5 minutes is excruciating @Marcyaz . I wouldn't be going in there either.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
19 Dec 15
It would be terrible if neither one of us could sit, I will only call if I have a problem or send someone there in place of myself.@nanette64
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@jaboUK (53989)
• United Kingdom
19 Dec 15
It's got ridiculous - the slightest thing goes wrong and someone's got to sue!
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
19 Dec 15
A lot of people are just plain sue happy @jaboUK
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