A now viral TikTok shows a Walmart employee waiting outside for a customer who had a no-show to pick up an order on the street. Viewers say this is common, and many suggest he may be due to one common mix-up.
A text overlay on TikTok posted by @walmart.3179 reads, “When a driver checks in but isn’t here.”
The video shows a Walmart employee standing alone outside with no customers to pick up the items they brought outside.
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Viewers have speculated what happened based on their experience with curbside pickup, suggesting that the customer may have accidentally ordered the item at a different Walmart location.
“We had a customer waiting to order, but they told us they weren’t in our system (wrong store),” wrote one user.
“Are you really at the right Walmart when you ask them three times?” Angrily, you look at their phone. .
Other viewers suggested that customers may have expected to wait longer for employees to come out of the store with their orders.
“I always have to wait 30 minutes for my order so I have to check in,” one commenter wrote.
The Daily Dot reached out to @walmart.3179 via a TikTok comment and Walmart via email.
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*First published: January 2, 2023 at 10:52 AM CST
Jack Alban is a freelance journalist for the Daily Dot covering trending human interest/social media stories and how real people react to them. He’s always trying to incorporate evidence-based research, current events, and facts related to these stories to create not-so-average viral posts.