On October 23, 2006 I regretfully visited my local Walmart (Store # 0417 in Sulphur Springs, TX.) While I was at Walmart I witnessed something I think no other human being should ever have to witness. As I was making my way to the lawn and garden area to find a bingo prize for a local Halloween carnival a very faint voice caught my attention. I heard one of the employees on a walkie-talkie saying "operator, emergency" over and over. I immediately turned to see an elderly woman lying on the floor completely motionless. The first though that went through my head was oh my God I am looking at a dead woman laying right here in the aisle. The following chain of events brought my level of anger to the highest it has ever been as long as I can recall. I immediately went up to the employee and asked her if I could go for help, and she replied someone was already on the way. After about two minutes of watching the woman helplessly lie on the floor (the employee would not allow me to see if she was alright) a man came leisurely walking up to see what was going on. During the time it took the man to get there other employees arrived and did absolutely nothing to help this poor woman. Before I go on, I must say that I completely understand that it is Walmart's policy not to move or touch a victim who has fallen. That is not what outraged me. It is the fact that absolutely no one tried to find out if the woman was okay or even if she was breathing or able to move. They should have at least tried to ask her what happened or if and where she was hurting, I mean come on that is common sense. After pointlessly going and expressing my concern to two different managers about the woman's condition, I returned to find her sitting up and responding to the emloyees. I left about 15 minutes later and in that time no ambulance or paramedics of any kind were called. To my knowledge there was never one called. THIS LADY IS ELDERLY!!! HELLO!!! THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING. I am so glad the lady was okay and just pray to God that I or anyone in my family never gets injured at a Walmart, because I know that would mean absoulutely no sense of urgency would be shown. After witnessing this I have decided that if I ever encounter a situation such as this again I will immediately call 911 since obviously Walmart is not going to do anything about it. If anyone has any additional comments please feel free to email me.
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