WalMart coming into your home to put groceries away
On Friday, Wal-Mart executives announced a new service called in home delivery. It’s simple. You order your groceries from Wal-Mart, and a specially trained Wal-Mart associate wearing a body camera will not only bring the groceries to your house, they will come inside your house and put your groceries away in your refrigerator or pantry. Well, I figured you guys would have thoughts on Facebook, and you certainly did. There were a lot of outright “No’s”.
Janna said, “Not in a million years.”
Mary said, “No way!
Amy said, “Ummmm, no.”
Kimberly said, Absolutely not!”
Michelle had a different take. She said, “Sure with everything I have to do they can bring it all in, I will put them away, this will be perfect for the elderly or handicapped, but I would only allow this when I’m home, nobody is coming in without me being there!!
Angela sees the value. She says, “I actually think I would. I travel a lot and eat fresh foods, so l always have to go the grocery store as soon as I come home from a trip. It would be nice to come home to a stocked refrigerator. Plus, my home is protected with a Nest system with internal and external cameras and programmable door locks, so I can see what people are doing in my house, I know when the door are opened and closed, etc.”
But Bonnie says, “No, when you allow someone in your home, even when you are present, you are allowing them to see the layout of your home, and note valuables that they would not normally see from the outside. I have read comments of this being a great service for the handicapped or elderly. I see it as an opportunity to allow them to be preyed upon. You are only as safe as the weakest link in the employees that Walmart would hire. Some would be great and some would be predators.
Lindsey flipped it around, and said, “I'm worried about the employees. How unsafe this could be for them.
My 3 cents? The only way I would go for this is if my wife or one of my children was working for Wal Mart, and THEY were the ones delivering the groceries. And even then, I would want to see it on camera. I totally get the convenience of this, but it just seems too rife with potential for harm to the customer or the delivery person for it to be a good idea.
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