PittGirl likes Walmart and Sam’s Club. Shoot me. I don’t shop there that often, but do occasionally and have never jumped on the “Walmart is evil” bandwagon.

Until freaking now that is!

Holy shit! If this story is true I am going to assume that WalMart/Sam’s has a tracking device on my car, a chip implanted in my hand, and cameras on me a la The PittGirl Show.

He was at the Sam’s Club in Monroeville with his eight-month pregnant wife with a shopping cart full of baby stuff.

That’’s when Sam’s security people grabbed him, took his membership card and told him to leave.

He wondered if they had the wrong guy and they did.

“You’ve been identified by our scanning system. You’re not going to be allowed to purchase these items and you must leave and never come back. Otherwise, you will be prosecuted,”” that’’s what Harcsar says he was told.

Sam’’s Club officials even confiscated his club card from the cashier.

Harcsar says the general manager and security personnel told him they had him on tape, from their surveillance cameras, shopping at a Tarentum store and a Greensburg store.

They also said they had his truck on tape and they knew his eating habits.

But no one explained anything about what he supposedly did wrong.

They have his truck on tape? They know his eating habits? What is the “scanning system”? Who the hell did they think this guy was? It couldn’t have been they thought he was a shoplifter because they would have just called the cops and hauled his ass away. What does a person do that makes Sam’s Club tell them they aren’t allowed to spend money there anymore?

I’m so confused. And more than a little paranoid at the WalMart people now. They’re probably all scientologists. Calling people scientologists is basically my answer for everything I don’t understand.

For instance…

  • How does Don Cannon have a job? The scientologists.
  • Why is it raining? The scientologists.
  • Why did Randle-El leave us? The damn scientologists.
  • Why haven’t I met David Conrad yet?!?! THE. DAMN. SCIENTOLOGISTS.

Watch your backs out there. WalMart is watching!


  1. Anonymous
    March 29, 2006 10:44 am

    George Orwell, “1984”
    ?Is the spy eye in my computer?


  2. blee1
    March 29, 2006 2:17 pm

    There is now 3D face recognition software that works in less than a second.

    The last time I heard of it was for the Superbowl a few years ago (they made 30 arrests because of it).

    I’m guess Walmart has that.

    Also, the eating habits is easy. If you use a stores card for discounts with each purchase you are providing them with a UUID/GUID (Universal/Global unique ID) that they then relates all of your purchases to.

    I wrote software for Symbol that used the info for targeted marking in grocery stores.

    Anyway, it’s completely within Walmarts rights to take the card without reason. Just look at the Terms of Service (ToS).

    Still very 1984ish though.

  3. pittgirl
    March 29, 2006 2:27 pm

    Or … They’re scientologists.


    The whole “you can’t shop here anymore” thing with no explanation is what makes me the most curious. Just weird.

  4. Anonymous
    March 29, 2006 9:57 pm

    It’s a vast right-wing conspiracy!!