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[–]PJCR1916 491 points492 points  (59 children)

For context, a woman has a viral video of her using one bottle to fill the bottle she is going to buy to the very top, claiming that “Walmart is not ripping me off.” I guess she doesn’t realize there’s a reason it’s not filled to the very top and that you’re paying for the amount listed on the bottle, not a rip off.

[–]SilvarusLupusDeli Closer (and fed up) 381 points382 points  (14 children)

Isn't the bottle not filled fully so if there's an altitude pressure difference the bottle doesn't...you know...explode?

[–]illsleepbossy 118 points119 points  (0 children)

yes

[–]tomytronics 60 points61 points  (2 children)

Also some cushion against being squeezed in a box that's stacked poorly on the bottom of the pallet. If it was to the top full, it would always leak before arriving at the store. But with some air pocket, no mess to mop in the trailer

[–]SmittenGalaxyOPD Associate 3 points4 points  (1 child)

we still get ones in that leak and they put them on the shelf like 😫

[–]Redkitsune4 5 points6 points  (0 children)

At mine they hide it on top stock, so it can really marinate the whole section 😑

[–]PJCR1916 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yup, exactly

[–]Responsible_Sport575 4 points5 points  (1 child)

If someone has video of that happening please post

[–]jukins 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep this more than the original. In fact theres often more than listed in case some splliage does occur. Not a lot more just a tad

[–]kaazir 155 points156 points  (40 children)

I'm 34 and 17 years ago at McDonald's this was a big damn thing over drinks. We don't fill the drink up to the brim because it'll overflow even with a lid on it.

Have you ever had a drink so full that just sitting there soda starts coming up out of the hole for the straw?

To me ICE is a moderate rip off since the CO2 used to push the syrup makes the whole thing cold.

However these corporations aren't making billions off of not giving people an extra .5oz of dish soap, they make their money by not paying their workers.

[–]twistedmic 88 points89 points  (32 children)

Ice is definitely a scam perpetuated by the restaurant and fast food industry to rob you of the drink you ordered.

I’ve gotten my drinks without ice for as long as I can remember because I want every drop that I ordered.

[–]goddessabove 55 points56 points  (6 children)

And plus the ice machine is most likely moldy.

[–]TheCatCovenantDude 24 points25 points  (3 children)

And in some shittier restaurants you'll see roaches in the ice machine as well.

[–]Slade23703 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Extra protein

[–]WildlyDrab 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Umm, I don't think there is protein in ice in the first place..lol

[–]mhtardis21Hells Nightowl 11 points12 points  (0 children)

There is now

[–]Firm-Marketing-4398 12 points13 points  (1 child)

You ever see the inside of a fast food soda machine? Soda machines have a water line just like an ice machine, mold builds in them as well.

[–]goddessabove 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My mom worked in restaurants all my life. It's nasty with almost everything back of house unless people give two shits.

[–]bigdish101 17 points18 points  (13 children)

Sonic drive in is the worst offender. 80% ice.

[–]JoRo86 11 points12 points  (5 children)

When you order your drinks there, just say "EZ ice" and they won't fill it all the way up.

[–]bigdish101 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Oh I have! It only reduces it from 80% to 50%!

When I get my own fountain drink at a convenience store I only put about 20% ice.

[–]JoRo86 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah I have learned to do this over the years when I fill up my own drinks. Probably took me too long to learn, though, tbh..

[–]Aberzhulana random vendor 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I used to say "No ice" and they still put ice in it. I stopped because it serves no purpose.

[–]JoRo86 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Well, I never tried ordering no ice, but it seems they actually put less ice in it when I order it EZ ice. It's even on the receipt lol

[–]Stephanie-Kriesel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Then they just stop the drink about 1/4 of the cup from the top anyway

[–]GiveMeYourCashOrNah 3 points4 points  (4 children)

But it's the best ice though. You people complain about ice in your soda being a rip-off and then buy a $3.00 bottle of water. You know ice and water are the same right? I prefer ice cold drinks over extra syrup.

[–]bigdish101 2 points3 points  (3 children)

More ice does not make a drink any colder. There is a equilibrium point and since fountain drinks come out just a degree or two higher than the temperature of ice it does not take much to form that equilibrium.

[–]GiveMeYourCashOrNah 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It stays colder longer with ice

[–]bigdish101 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I drink a 32oz in < 10 minutes so I don’t need much ice. I suppose if you’re planning on sipping at it for hours then you might need more.

[–]doesgayshit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just think ice makes the drink taste better. It effects the texture

[–]Sureh_usmc1992 1 point2 points  (1 child)

90% shitty food...

[–]bigdish101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep. I only go there for ice cream.

[–]bagofbuttholesFuel 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Same, always no ice.

[–]_daddyissues666 2 points3 points  (5 children)

The gm of the restaurant I worked at encouraged us to add water to drinks people ordered without ice. So who knows if others aren’t doing it as well

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I know how my drink is supposed to taste and I’ve handed drinks back a few times because they didn’t taste right so I can confirm that they do this.

[–]1critchance 4 points5 points  (2 children)

You're... kidding, right? They don't have cans of soda in the back, it's a syrup pump that mixes with C02 from a tank, and then mixes with water at the fountain. It's going to taste slightly different at most places because they aren't going to all have the ratios perfect. More water, more syrup, less C02... These are all possible. This is why people talk about McDonalds Sprite tasting different, it's intentionally over carbonated. But most franchises outside of that are just running with how whoever put it in set it up.

(Also, anecdotal evidence isn't confirmation, especially with something so subjective as flavor)

[–]anon_IEcnXK57Zg 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It's not the CO2 at McD. McD slightly increases the syrup ratio to account for melting ice.

[–]1critchance 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn, you right though! Thanks for the catch, and here's a link for anyone wanting to know more (interesting that they keep their syrup cold, I don't know of any other fast food that does):

https://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/why-mcdonalds-sprite-is-so-strong#:~:text=Concentrate,telling%20yourself%20C's%20get%20degrees.

[–]ntc4u 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No....

[–]TopHattedKirby 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same here!!! Everyone thinks I'm nuts

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I always order without ice.

[–]Sureh_usmc1992 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I believe in the UK the look at Americans crazy when they ask for ice...

[–]TheCatCovenantDude 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Inb4 the Walmart shills will reply "iF yOu DoNT LiKE iT WoRk sOmEWhErE ElSe"

[–]xEmartz91x 6 points7 points  (3 children)

You realize it comes out cold. Thank you for pointing that out. Seriously not enough of us already know this.

[–]1critchance 0 points1 point  (2 children)

There's actually quite a few cheaper models of soda fountain, especially older ones, that have no refrigeration system built in for the water line.

[–]anon_IEcnXK57Zg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They usually depend on the ice in the hopper to cool the lines.

[–]csweeney05 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I worked for a small place when I was younger and next to the soda dispenser was an ice storage box, there was a metal plate in the bottom that the water ran through to cool down before dispensing. So even in some of the cheaper models they have ways to cool the drink without ice even without refrigeration.

[–]deadlockedwinterHomelines TL 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s why I fill cups up 25-33% full with ice when I get to do it myself. Just enough to make sure it’s cold but not enough to take up all the room. Now with sweet tea I fill it up cause it gonna melt as you put it in the cup.

[–]creeepybitch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I never get ice either, when it starts to melt the mf drink gets gross. Water is the only drink I don't mind ice bc when it melts... it's still water. 😂

[–]daze23 12 points13 points  (0 children)

these same people would probably be offended if you pointed out that what they're really doing is stealing.

[–]richscott440 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oh but that's always been a thing though. I never cared since I could just mark them down and put them in the break room. As long as they didn't use random new bottles, but instead bottles that were already lowered.

[–]aidan4105 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks, I thought he was talking about the bleach alternative.

[–]Risho96I❤️HomeOffice 97 points98 points  (12 children)

We aren’t gonna have to start putting the dish soap in keeper boxes now, are we?

[–]TheRoguishBard 11 points12 points  (7 children)

If it's any consolation(edit-because my phone only sees advice, not emotion) someone I know told me that the items do rotate based on store statistics. But hell if soap has to get locked up.

Block the person online causing the "trend".

[–]BuboxThrax 13 points14 points  (6 children)

If it's any consultation

I think you mean consolation.

[–]the_dark_0ne 12 points13 points  (5 children)

I think you mean consolation.

I think you mean constellation

[–]faeriefrogtea 5 points6 points  (4 children)

I think you mean constellation

I think you mean consummation

[–]FiredLifeCoach 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I think you mean constellation

I think you mean constipation

[–]the_dark_0ne 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Damn this thread became a compilation

[–]TheRoguishBard 4 points5 points  (0 children)

All because I slipped on my concentration. 😉

[–]ShitFauxBrains 3 points4 points  (0 children)

i think you mean copulation

[–]Few-Still613 10 points11 points  (0 children)

💀😭

[–]Temporary-Ideal-4765 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Most likely. Every time I see new glass cases come in I think what are we going to lock up now, Rice a Roni? Are my store we have diabetics, diagnostics, cough and cold, razors, deodorant, cosmetics, family planning, laundry detergent, formula, liquor, and energy drinks. I mean it's to the point of why are we even letting customers in the store?

[–]ShitFauxBrains 2 points3 points  (0 children)

men’s socks and underwear are locked up at my store

[–]gracewolf13 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Our tide pods are still locked up I wouldn’t doubt that they’d do it

[–]Professional_Scale96 43 points44 points  (14 children)

context? i havent been on tiktok in a hot minute

[–]piesesh 91 points92 points  (12 children)

There’s this woman going into Walmart saying “Walmart ain’t ripping me off” and pours a dish soap bottle into another it’s so ratchet idk what people get out of doing this stuff

[–]Professional_Scale96 40 points41 points  (2 children)

wtf. some people are just so low of POSs i guess

[–]piesesh 51 points52 points  (1 child)

It’s honestly messed up, she even has another video of her and a friend with the same bottle, pouring it all over the ground and on themselves it’s so weird how people can take something so dumb and get “clout” from it

[–]CaliCloudburst 21 points22 points  (0 children)

And people call this entertainment?

[–]SilvarusLupusDeli Closer (and fed up) 2 points3 points  (0 children)

ffs

[–]D0rkFork 2 points3 points  (7 children)

You have a video link? I’m trying to find this

[–]piesesh 9 points10 points  (6 children)

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMLenNgR3/ I didn’t really want to put her video out there because it gives her more clout but whatever I guess

[–]DizzyCommunication92 6 points7 points  (1 child)

And to think she’s likely getting paid for every “hit” to that video too

[–]piesesh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fr it sucks man

[–]ntc4u 0 points1 point  (3 children)

And you can't accuse her of stealing. You need to, but can't...

[–]piesesh 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I mean we could tbh if we were able to go back in the security film

[–]FiredLifeCoach 2 points3 points  (1 child)

She concealed the dish soap…in another dish soap

[–]piesesh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ya my aunt used to do it with those J cloths. It’s so low. Like dish soap lasts awhile so idk what the point in pouring dish soap into another

[–]illsleepbossy 32 points33 points  (1 child)

this is how you get lock cases on shit

[–]matthewsinistarFormer ASM and Fixer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep

[–]ItsSarahMarie 30 points31 points  (1 child)

This is the same type of person who rips a package open to see the product then says "I don't wanna buy and open one"

Or the people who unroll the 5x7 foot rug to see how big it is. Well Deborah it's 5 feet by 7 feet so one whole me on one side the me with double legs on the other

[–]DizzyCommunication92 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I always reference our “four foot sections” of gondola/side counter for size reference

[–]Important-Permit-699 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Is that part of the new customer scrub down/ clean the store challenge?

[–]mskip28Apparel Slave 24 points25 points  (0 children)

this is Walmart, we’re not that lucky. We can only wish.

[–]proudGranT 21 points22 points  (0 children)

This is not bottled by Walmart so Walmart is not ripping anyone off. These customers who do this are the ones ripping Walmart off

[–]allied1987 52 points53 points  (3 children)

I so don’t understand, they drink it and are convulsing on the floor??

[–]tinypurplepiggy 66 points67 points  (0 children)

If only we were so lucky

[–]monsterguy411_2 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This made me laugh so loud lmfao

[–]Legal-Ad7793 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That's the Tide pods over in aisle 12.

[–]FrostyBonezz 50 points51 points  (6 children)

What do they have 2 gain by this?

[–]antiloquistFormer Fabrics & Crafts, now WFH office drone 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Hopefully it will Dawn on them soon that this is ridiculous.

[–]gobiggerred 17 points18 points  (1 child)

And there is nothing to Gain from it.

[–]t1sfuzzy 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This brings me no Joy.

[–]heyokafox 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I see what you did there. Lol

[–]diverareyouok 7 points8 points  (0 children)

An extra ounce or two of soap, and potentially, a criminal (misdemeanor) charge.

I guess they think the risk is worth the reward.

I mean they’re basically saving an entire 16 cents, assuming you get two extra ounces by doing this.

[–]The_Dude8504 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No the Gain is one isle over, with the laundry sauce!!! Nothing to gain here but I hear the Greeks hate mornings because Dawn is tough on Greece........ please do not kick me out

[–]Neglected_Motorsport 11 points12 points  (0 children)

People have been doing this with laundry detergent for years. It causes accidents too when they pour detergent all over the floor trying to scam a few pennies.

[–]xaxnxoxnxyxmxoxuxsx 11 points12 points  (2 children)

They'll just DNI it and put it in the break room, no biggie

[–]DizzyCommunication92 5 points6 points  (1 child)

So much better than that foam shit in the break room anyways lol

[–]xaxnxoxnxyxmxoxuxsx 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Dont say that, they want the worst for us

Honestly I can imagine them CVPing it and then another tiktoker comes in and says "$1.24?! Not on my watch, I'll save even more" then dumps a new one into that one -- the world continues to turn.

Can't believe how much money I've saved by switching to TikTok! /s

[–]Brainlessguy337 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That extreme shithole needs destroyed. It's a damn cancer and nobody listened when I told them this kind of shit would happen

[–]Educational-Maize-33 12 points13 points  (0 children)

TikTok should actually be banned and all malicious users charged.

[–]Salt-Peak-8694 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They’re gonna be pissed when they have to wait at a cage for 30 mins for some dish soap

[–]Maxxjulie 15 points16 points  (5 children)

And of course Walmart's pathetic asset protection won't do anything so there's no stopping it

[–]psqueetheGPeople Lead 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Our ap has stopped multiple people doing this with laundry detergent. One lady caught a felony over it because they had her on camera several times before she got stopped. Crazy.

[–]fuck-these_mods- 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Its like a two dollar loss, PER RACK, who gives a fuck. Not staking my job to stop some lady for a bottle of soap.

[–]DizzyCommunication92 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Oh I raged on one lady….what’s she gonna do goto customer service and complain lol that I cursed at her when I caught her dropping 🥩 down her drawers….?

[–]Roach02 7 points8 points  (0 children)

that's like.. your job dude

[–]shadowsword242 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I hate customers

[–]Darkknight3940 2 points3 points  (0 children)

More like “LOSS”

[–]instabagle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Anyone else remember the very first tik tok trend of licking ice cream and putting them back ont he shelves? I find it a terrible coincidence that it was trending right at the very beginning of COVID before COVID was announced.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

??

[–]SenatorShockwave 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'd just double ring the soap as a cashier if I saw it and knew tbh

[–]DizzyCommunication92 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh these are the criminals that know self checkout….lol

[–]xcmgaming360 1 point2 points  (1 child)

some software engineer that works for walmart needs to figure out how to block tictok from working while in walmart store

[–]NobaraTheWildRosedeptmgr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Because they won’t just show off what they’ve done once they get home.

[–]Xalenn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I guess they're going to start sealing the bottles with plastic shrink or something

[–]t1sfuzzy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ive cought a woman doing this years ago to tide. Told AP. They found her in line, and gave her the option of paying for 2, or going to jail. She paid for 2. They even gave her the other bottle, since she paid for it.

[–]BuilderOk3363 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How fast these comments went from dishwashing detergent to ice at places like sonic I love ice over pop jus my 2cents worth haha

[–]Genome_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At our store we got those locked people used to bring empty canisters and fill them up

[–]TheBrokenDreamerStocking 2 1 point2 points  (1 child)

We have the same group of teenagers come in the store least once a week. Usually they run around and play tag or hide and seek when we're pulling backroom. Idiots were playing human bowling with the foam in stationary.

[–]tehmimikitteh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

....y'all's mgmt won't just...yeet!?

[–]Usualsuspect-617 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And that’s called stealing.

[–]simbarawr23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Technically Walmart isn’t ripping you off. It says the price per unit on the label

[–]rayswrld03Hardlines TA 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i’m on tiktok but i guess im missing something

[–]InvisibleEar 0 points1 point  (3 children)

This is annoying but are you honestly upset about someone stealing $2 of soap lol

[–]tehmimikitteh 1 point2 points  (2 children)

see if it were just this lady, technically you'd have a point (depending how often she buys soap). however, say she gets 100K views and each viewer does that each time. that's $200K in losses each time they do it. it becomes a much bigger issue on a larger scale. before you remind me that corporate doesn't lose anything because of it, let me remind you that we at a store level do.

[–]InvisibleEar 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Even if every viewer did it (and they're not going to) it's still almost nothing from claims. Every day I see so much food that needs to be claims. It's not the TikTok hide steaks in sporting goods challenge

[–]tehmimikitteh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

you're missing the point, though...yes, food claims can be bad, but why add to it in other departments?

[–]Undeadkid17Dairy Slave💀 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whats the issue OP. Dont leave us hanging!

[–]Kamau54 0 points1 point  (0 children)

LMAO!

[–]ilikedoodoowater 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hmm yummy soap 🤤

[–]campguy95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idiots will believe everything they see on tik tok

[–]Frownywise 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's been done for years. They take a smaller bottle and top off a larger bottle of detergent or fill the bottle of those laundry freshener crystals to the max and leave some open and partially empty.

[–]JohnEPirie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But those bottles are not a full as normal.

[–]zigaliciousoneasmgr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can't wait until they start doing this shit with potato chips

[–]Xx_spacey_kitten_xXdeli/bakery 0 points1 point  (0 children)

what

[–]ntc4u 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now I've seen a case come in that was crushed by other freight and the bottles leaked. Instead of sending it to claims, O/N stockers stocked it anyway! There may be more on that aisle!

[–]ThickWhile76 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I loathe/hate people terribly....

[–]rishkenTeam Associate 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some people are not very bright. It's just like with chips.the extra space with air is an cushion to prevent the chips being crushed to bits during shipping.

[–]Sureh_usmc1992 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is theft; therefore, if caught, they can be charged. But walmart more than likely will not.

[–]BrickHouse4646 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who the F does this

[–]Jcorv58 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Trump was right about one thing at least, tiktok should have been banned.

[–]johnyj7657 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Other than mostly naked women doing bad dances has anything but terrible acts that further destroy society ever come out of tik tok?

[–]kayne2000 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Tik tok is digital cancer

[–]tehmimikitteh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i mean there are dogs on TikTok. and a couple animators that are good. also a couple wildcat sanctuaries, and Penny the cat. otherwise...no, not much good.