Some employee at Walmart last night tried to sandbag one of the Black Friday deals. Unfortunately, that employee underestimated my father and his willingness to get involved when he sees an injustice.
Our Walmart handled limited item doorbusters by handing out wristbands to the first X number of people in line for that item, with X being the number of that item they had in stock. You did have to stay in line though, so you couldn't get there super early and grab wristbands for all the highly wanted items. Anyway, my parents got in line for one particular item. They got their wristbands, which were numbers 11 and 12 out of 14. Two people got in line behind them and got the last two. So the wait begins. My parents and the people around them proceed to spend the next six hours getting to know each other.
The designated time rolls around and they start handing out the items. My parents get theirs, the woman behind them gets hers, and then they get to the last guy with a wristband. They are short an item. The guy who's getting shafted is not happy. My dad notices and starts questioning the employee and asks for a manager on the guy's behalf. At first the manager took the "too bad, so sad" attitude, and Dad brought up the fact that the little wrist band could be interpreted as a contract, and failing to fulfill their end of said contract could result in legal troubles. I don't know if he was bluffing, as I'm not an expert with Florida law, but it was enough to get the manager worried. As all this is going on, Dad's overhearing pages on the radio the manager is carrying about other lines being short an item or two. This gets the manager into action. He tells the guy to wait while he goes and investigates.
About a half hour later, the manager comes back with the guy's item and a cart full of all the other "missing" items. Turns out that one or more employees had plucked out some of the higher demand items and tried to hide them in the stock room so they could purchase them later. Now, I realize that working at a store like that on a day like this has to stink, but you still have to follow the rules. Unfortunately for those employees, if the management ever finds out who did it, they're going to get fired.