Skit shows military veterans as Wal-Mart greeters


Late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien had some fun with Wal-Mart’s recently announced plan to hire 100,000 veterans by highlighting what it might be like if your former drill instructor was the first person to welcome shoppers into the store.

A skit on TBS’s “Conan” shows a former Army drill sergeant wearing a blue smock “welcoming” shoppers as they walk in. But it seems the newly hired veteran forgot that working at a Wal-Mart was a little different than welcoming the newest crop of boots to recruit training.


“Wal-Mart! Save money! Live better!” he yells in the face of one alarmed customer, citing the store’s slogan. Another gets a “hooah” and a salute on her way out the door.

Just imagine how this guy might try to square away some of the shoppers who show up on that “people of Wal-Mart” website.

What do you think? Maybe DIs could go through a transition period greeting shoppers at the Marine Corps exchange before diving straight into Wal-Mart.


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