Walmart greeter Phyllis A.K.A. Grams dies at 72!

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    Mar 30, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    So sad icon_cry.gif I know nothing about her and the cause of death hasn't been reported. But she was my favorite, so cute in her smock, so friendly. So...dead. I was just handed a cart by her last week and all my times in Walmart only once did she check my bags and receipt on my way out, but it's kinda set me back a little bit. Gonna miss her!
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    Mar 30, 2012 6:30 PM GMT
    R.I.P.
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    Mar 30, 2012 7:35 PM GMT
    Lots of people die at Walmart every day.

    Why is Phyllis so special?

    Just because she was a Front-Of-The-Store greeter?? The way you are putting her on a pedestal just because of her glamorous position is just wrong!!!

    What about all the Walmart employees who died in the stock room yesterday? Or the ones in that corner of the sporting goods department where they sell lanterns and fishing tackle??? They may not be as visible or as iconic as Phyllis but they gave just as much of their hearts and souls to the great American discount retail dream.

    I realize it is sad whenever a part-time employee trying to supplement their Social Security income dies but let's try to keep some perspective -- OK???
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    Mar 30, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    Phyllis deserves the recognition. She was the friendly face of our local Walmart! She wasn't just some lowlife electronics associate that was out back smoking when you needed someone to remove that security stop thing so you could get your printer cartridge off the peg.
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    Mar 30, 2012 8:03 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidPhyllis deserves the recognition. She was the friendly face of our local Walmart! She wasn't just some lowlife electronics associate that was out back smoking when you needed someone to remove that security stop thing so you could get your printer cartridge off the peg.


    Phyllis was just lucky.

    The beehive. The wedgies. The stretchy slacks (purchased with a liberal employee discount I am sure). She was able to rock a look that everyone wanted to copy. But what did she REALLY do???

    I doubt she ever re-folded any novelty sweaters during the Holiday rush. Or cleaned out a fitting room. Or even knew where they KEPT the Gillette Fusion razors. But she was still treated like a celebrity. How many people repeatedly walked through those Walmart doors, not because they wanted good prices on quality merchandise that they really needed, but because they wanted to get some sort of chirpy acknowledgement from Phyllis???

    I get we all need people to look up to -- I just wish we wouldn't forget the people working forklifts in the back to make Phyllis look so damn good.
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    Mar 30, 2012 8:06 PM GMT
    This sounds like an Onion article.

    RIP Phyllis
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    Mar 31, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    One day I went into Walmart and Phyllis said "Welcome to Walmart". I felt an immediate bond. We continued to explore each other's souls as I asked where to find those sticks that you put in essential oils. I'll never forget the way she pointed with such grace with her stubby arm and said "It's in with the cayndles. Der's a say-le 2 fer 1!"

    *weeps until composure returns*

    I'll never forget you, Phyllis. You truly showed me the way. Rest now.
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    Mar 31, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    I hope to be missed, but by those closest to me... are you okay Ice? Did you know this Phyllis outside of Walmart?
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    Mar 31, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

    Ahhhhhh I needed that icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 31, 2012 3:08 AM GMT
    Uberr_Bizzaro_O saidI hope to be missed, but by those closest to me... are you okay Ice? Did you know this Phyllis outside of Walmart?



    No, but I saw her at the bus stop one day when i was driving by.
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    Mar 31, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
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    Uberr_Bizzaro_O saidI hope to be missed, but by those closest to me... are you okay Ice? Did you know this Phyllis outside of Walmart?



    No, but I saw her at the bus stop one day when i was driving by.
    Are you the super kind passive type. I'd imagine, someone who mourns the death of a well known stranger to be a bit of a passivist and endeavors to better community around him?
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    Mar 31, 2012 4:13 AM GMT
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    Uberr_Bizzaro_O saidI hope to be missed, but by those closest to me... are you okay Ice? Did you know this Phyllis outside of Walmart?



    No, but I saw her at the bus stop one day when i was driving by.


    But ya didn't stop and offer her a ride now didja. Poor bus-riding Phyllis. You probably would have made her day, but now she's dead.icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 31, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
    The Phyllis I knew was an independant sort of gal. She would never have accepted a ride from a stranger. Unless, of course, Olde English was involved...icon_cool.gif
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    Mar 31, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
    I read that the stress of having to commute to work everyday and the hassle of public transportation were partially responsible for her sudden passing.

    Too bad there was no one to offer her a ride...OH, wait...

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    Mar 31, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    I can only hope she is greeting angels in Wal-Mart heaven icon_sad.gif (puts down flowers)
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    Mar 31, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
    Cash saidI read that the stress of having to commute to work everyday and the hassle of public transportation were partially responsible for her sudden passing.

    Too bad there was no one to offer her a ride...OH, wait...

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    It's not like she was standing at the bus stop. She was sitting on a power wheel chair. That might have scratched my car trying to get it in the trunk and I was on my way to Target and didn't have time.
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    Mar 31, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidWhat!?? No Pics?

    Oh well ... this one's for you Phyllis A.K.A. Grams

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    Is that the ridge of his penor I see?
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    Mar 31, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    Fuck her, you only care about her because of the authority she wielded.

    You wouldn't feel bad if a person without a blue vest with a smiley face on it died.
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    Mar 31, 2012 4:50 AM GMT
    adam228 saidFuck her, you only care about her because of the authority she wielded.

    You wouldn't feel bad if a person without a blue vest with a smiley face on it died.



    Just because people don't hear about the loss of a retail employee doesn't mean they don't care. If people knew Katharine, the knitting instructor at Michaels, had recently passed away I am sure they would have been upset.
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    Mar 31, 2012 4:52 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk said
    turbobilly said
    AMoonHawk saidWhat!?? No Pics?

    Oh well ... this one's for you Phyllis A.K.A. Grams



    Is that the ridge of his penor I see?


    Maybe .. Let's take a closer look

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    Stop talking about the penis of Phyllis' grandson. That's inappropriate at this time of grieving.
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    Mar 31, 2012 4:58 AM GMT
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    adam228 saidFuck her, you only care about her because of the authority she wielded.

    You wouldn't feel bad if a person without a blue vest with a smiley face on it died.



    Just because people don't hear about the loss of a retail employee doesn't mean they don't care. If people knew Katharine, the knitting instructor at Michaels, had recently passed away I am sure they would have been upset.


    That's entirely different.

    Katherine knew she was playing with fire when she made the decision to go into that line of work. I'm sorry - but was ANYone really surprised??!?!?!

    Sure - she was just supplying fantasy knitwear to a demanding market and her students were more than willing, and yes she was a consenting adult ( I am NOT trying to judge her) but SERIOUSLY...sharing knitting needles and indulging in multiple crochet partners FOR A LIVING is just asking for it.

    She always had that dead look in her eyes toward the end. Oh sure, her sweaters were fabulous but still...

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    Mar 31, 2012 5:02 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidOne day I went into Walmart and Phyllis said "Welcome to Walmart". I felt an immediate bond. We continued to explore each other's souls as I asked where to find those sticks that you put in essential oils. I'll never forget the way she pointed with such grace with her stubby arm and said "It's in with the cayndles. Der's a say-le 2 fer 1!"

    *weeps until composure returns*

    I'll never forget you, Phyllis. You truly showed me the way. Rest now.


    I was like, what part of the south are you from - you have Phyllis' accent down so well. At least you're from Southern Ontario!
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    Mar 31, 2012 10:30 AM GMT
    CuandoLloranLasPalomas saidI used to know a Phyllis back in 1990.

    She's probably dead already too.


    Good point.

    Nobody thinks of all the other people in the world named Phyllis that may or may not be alive.
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    Mar 31, 2012 1:03 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidEvery fucking thread the last couple of days sounds like they came from the Onion. What the hell is going on around here?

    RJ is turning into one of those neighborhoods you don't want to go into alone at night.


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    Mar 31, 2012 1:20 PM GMT
    Perhaps we are following this new course of action rather than facing
    reruns....

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