The People of Walmart website has drawn attention to some of the less conventional individuals who enter the store. But even without wildly-dressed customers, Walmart is still entertaining on account of the hilarious employee fails that can be spotted throughout the aisles. From signs that make no sense to questionable price tags, these employee fails are too funny not to share.
Aren't Grapeless Grapes Just Air?
This sign is advertising a complete ripoff: $1.48 for grapeless grapes! That's basically a donation. We're sure that it was supposed to read "seedless grapes," but this is so much funnier!
Someone had to type that up, print it out, and hang it in the produce section, all without noticing their error. We would venture to guess that employee didn't proofread their own sign. Apparently, neither did any of their coworkers or the management team.
Climb The Pole To Put Out Fires
It's almost like someone was trying to mess this one up. The sign is for something kind of important (a fire extinguisher), but that didn't stop one Walmart employee from hanging it upside-down.
Now the arrow is pointing up as though you need to climb the building's support beam to grab the fire extinguisher. Because that's a safe thing to do when the walls are being eaten by flames, right? This is more than a fail; it's a fire hazard.
The Fasteners Clearly Don't Work
This sign is terrifically ironic. It reads "Fasteners" and hangs above the section where devices that secure things should be. The funny thing is that the sign itself isn't even secure!
It's dangling on one side as though one of its fasteners is broken. If you give it a close look, you can see that the sign itself is the problem, not what's holding it. Still, it doesn't exactly sell shoppers on Walmart having durable items.
An Easy New Year's Resolution: Shower
We're not sure who Walmart was trying to appeal to when they came up with this advertisement. It says "We're making resolutions easier to keep" above a picture of bathroom products.
The implication is that taking a shower is a good New Year's resolution. If that's the case, then there are a whole lot more issues going on that Walmart won't be able to solve. Deodorant and body wash are a norm for most people, not a goal!
Get It While It's Expensive!
We would imagine that this sign got a few side-glances from people walking by, especially those interested in the product. But that's not because it was such a great deal; it's because it was such a bad one!
The rollback sign says that the item was $168, and now the "sale" price is $498! That's a $330 increase! The image doesn't show what the product is, but it better be something worth well over $500 or it probably won't be bought.
The Ever-Moving Best By Date
If you're someone who relies very heavily on best-by dates, then this image may leave you scarred. It shows a box of donuts from the Walmart bakery. While they look delicious, there's something off-putting about the sale sticker.
Someone noticed that there were three stickers on top of one another, and peeled them back. It turns out the employees kept pushing back the best by date each day it didn't sell! The original best by date was a couple of days prior.
That Price Sure Is Unbeatable
This sign sits above loaves of wheat and white bread and suggests that they're $75 each! That may be the norm in 100 years, but for now, it's still way above average.
The best part is that the top of the sign reads "Unbeatable Prices." Technically, that price is unbeatable, but not because it's cheap. It's because there isn't another loaf of bread out there worth more than $75! Hopefully they didn't see a dip in bread sales that day.
Got A Cold? Put On Sunscreen
Here we have another sign that makes absolutely no sense. It reads "cough & cold solutions," and yet beneath are rows and rows of sunscreen. We'd like to say that all Walmart shoppers would know that sunscreen doesn't help colds, but that may not be the case.
We wouldn't be surprised if at least one customer asked an employee about it just to be sure. Plus, cold season and sunscreen season are at opposite times in the year!
An Aisle For Those Who Aren't Yet Cool
We're not sure what "Pre Cool" is supposed to mean, but it sounds like it's the aisle for those who aren't yet in the popular crowd. Considering that the sign is hanging above toys, we would guess it was supposed to read "Preschool."
Whoever was typing up the sign must have heard the wrong thing. Perhaps they assumed that "Pre Cool" was just another way of referring to a young person, synonymous with "prepubescent."
No Label? No Problem
Somehow, this bottle of Clorox ended up without a label. Perhaps there was an error in the shipment, or maybe the label was damaged and had to be removed. Either way, a concerned employee clearly didn't want it to go to waste.
To save the bottle, they just wrote a makeshift label right on it! Someone with below-average handwriting wrote "Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner + Bleach" in sharpie right on there. Maybe they drew a barcode on the back, too.
A "W" Is Not An Upsidedown "M"
Whoever put up this Walmart sign underestimated the difference between an "M" and a "W." They must have seen the "M" upside-down and mistook it for the "W."
By the time they got to the "M" in "Walmart," they probably thought that the upsidedown "W" would suffice. While it is still legible, it does stand out compared to other Walmart signs and has probably gotten some notice. It makes the building look like a knockoff version of the store.
Calling It Like It Is
Clothing tags often have descriptions of the item above the barcode. This Walmart tag wasn't flattering about the item's name, which is "Ugly Sweater." It would be one thing if this was one of those classic Christmas ugly sweaters, but it's not.
Though we can't see the entire sweater, the part that is visible doesn't look like it's holiday-related at all. It's simply a double extra-large sweater with tan and white stripes. It must not look great on.
Sometimes Sounding It Out Doesn't Work
Depending on how you pronounce Halloween, it may or may not be possible to sound out the spelling. Some pronounce the first syllable with a soft "o" sound, and others do a soft "a" sound.
The Walmart employee who wrote this sign must have fallen into the former category, because they wrote, "Holloween Candy 50% Off." Still, the word "hall" is spelled with an "a," so there's really no excuse for this silly spelling error.
Edible Potpourri! Now Chocolate Scented
Someone looking for potpourri at this Walmart would be surprised to find a plethora of candy instead. Stores rearrange their departments all of the time, so it's entirely possible that this was the potpourri aisle at one point.
But as soon as the employees made the switch, they should have swapped out the sign. The thing is dangling from hooks, so it's not like it would be very challenging to change. Perhaps they just wanted to mess with customers.
In Case Shoppers Needed Help Counting
You know you're at a Walmart when the express checkout lane has instructions underneath for how to count. The sign says, "express 15 item limit." It then reads, "15 is THIS many:" and shows three hands.
We want to believe that the design is condescendingly written as a joke, but perhaps it was meant to be taken seriously. We can only imagine how many people misused the express lane for this sign to become necessary.
Cart For Sale
The nice thing about carts is that they're available at any store you may need them in. But in case someone wants to own a cart, they can buy one from this Walmart!
Best of all, it only costs 50 cents! The sign on the cart is so plain that it doesn't even seem legitimate. How would they even ring it up? And for a price that low, is it really worth trying to collect?
Teaching Kids How To Spell
This Walmart proudly participates in a community outreach program geared toward educating youth. It's just too bad that they called it "Kids Ferst" on their sign.
The irony of misspelling a sign about education is palpable. And it's not like the print was tiny and easy to miss. It's a plain, white piece of paper with the words spelled in all capital letters. We don't just blame the person who made the sign, but all the employees who didn't notice!
You Can't Beat This Discount
This sale sign isn't quite as outrageous as the one that increased the price by a few hundred dollars, but it's still hilarious. Where the other one was clearly a typo, this one might not be due to an error.
It technically does showcase a price drop, but only by one measly penny! Below the price of $58.96, the sign reads, "Was: $58.97," as though that's such as amazing price drop. It's especially humorous considering the "Unbeatable Prices" line written at the top.
So Many Grammar Errors!
This Walmart sign may seem perfectly normal at first glance, but a closer look reveals it's full of grammar errors. In the middle of the sign, they meant to write, "Associate will call you when they're ready."
Instead, they wrote, "Associate will you call when their ready." In the last line, they wrote, "insure" instead of "ensure," and "they" instead of "their." It may seem nitpicky, but these sorts of mistakes suggest a lack of care.
It Was The Same Price As It Is Now
This price tag is just a waste of paper and ink. An employee crossed out the original price of $3.88 and placed a new tag underneath that reads $3.88! That's right; the "Was" and the "Now" price are exactly the same.
We have to wonder if this mistake was actually made intentionally. It would be a genius, albeit sneaky, way to trick someone into thinking that they were getting a sale price without actually dropping the cost.
You Done It
Walmart should probably start giving their prospective employees a basic grammar and spelling test, because these errors are plentiful! Here's another Walmart item that doesn't make any sense.
The cake reads, "Congration. You Done It." Of course, the part that should read "congratulations" is missing quite a few letters, and "done" should be "did." Customers should probably write down exactly what they want on the cake so the person doing the frosting can just copy the note.
Is It Player Number 13 or 12?
This children's shirt looks perfectly fine if you don't think about it too hard. It has a jersey-like design with the word "Thirteen" written at the top like a team number.
The confusing part is that the large number underneath is "12," not "13." That might make sense if it was referring to a date, but why would the year 1312 have any appeal to a kid? Our best guess is that the manufacturer sewed on the wrong number.
No Fishes And No Proper Spelling Either
This sign is so weak that we have a hard time believing it was even put up by an employee. At least the other signs were made with actual sign material, and not a small piece of notebook paper ripped out of a spiral notebook.
They didn't even bother taking off the fringe on the side! The "sign" reads, "Not fiches to dey," which we believe translates to, "No fishes today." And yet, there's a fish swimming in the background.
Better Get Four Of Them!
Grammar and spelling aren't the only things that some Walmart employees struggle with. Apparently, math is also a challenge. This sign reads "4 for $12," which isn't a bad price for 12-packs of soda.
The head-scratching part is that the top corner reads "Was $3," right next to "Save even more." Just in case it wasn't immediately obvious, 3 times 4 is 12, meaning the price hasn't changed, and there's no need to buy more than one to get the deal.
Call The Grammar Police
This sign isn't meant for Walmart shoppers but the employees. Though management put together this beauty, it isn't without spelling and grammar flaws galore. One part reads, "You do not have to tuck in, your shirt, however..."
The first comma is completely unnecessary, and the second one should be a period. Further on is written "og" instead of "of," "stillwear" with no space, "safty" instead of "safety," and "followin" instead of "following." Why take the rules seriously when management doesn't?
They're Going To Eat It Anyways
This isn't the worst cake fail in the world, but it's still pretty bad. All the shopper wanted was a cake that reads, "Happy Birthday," which is probably the most common thing written on cakes.
Still, the baker missed a "p" so that it reads "Hapy Birthday" instead. It's a minor mistake but is also impossible to miss. The baker could have at least attempted to fix it, but they must have figured it would be eaten anyways.
That's Not The Rock Band!
One Walmart employee couldn't resist the urge to express their opinion about Justin Bieber's music. Instead of putting his Never Say Never CD under the divider that reads "Bieber," they put it under the one that says "Garbage."
Of course, that wouldn't be fun for a "Belieber" fan to see, but it would also disappoint someone looking for a CD by the rock band Garbage! It's a lose-lose situation all so one worker could make themself laugh.
You Can't Beat Free!
We could see a shopper having a ton of fun with this sign, which features a sales price with all zeroes. At last, the "Unbeatable Prices" catchphrase is accurate! You really can't beat free.
Maybe a shopper tried to get a free item out of this sign. We can imagine them ranting about the false advertising in an attempt to save a few bucks. Hopefully, the area beneath the sign was empty or at least wasn't expensive.
"I" Before "E" Except After "Y"
Walmart must be cursed because even the people who paved the parking lot had trouble with spelling. On the ground next to a stop sign reads, "Yeild" in all capital letters.
To help remember if the "e" or the "i" comes first, there's a jingle many of us learned as children. It goes, "'i' before 'e' except after 'c'." While the rule isn't always accurate, it is when it comes to the word yield.
Save Even More With This Price Increase
Here is another Walmart sign that showcases a price increase as though it were a price cut. According to the sign, the original price was $1.50. The new price written in large numbers is $2.08.
While the extra 58 cents isn't too much of a difference, it certainly isn't a savings. The best part is that the top of the sign reads, "Save even more." The old price makes it seem like the sign is telling the shopper to go elsewhere.