Viral TikTok footage shows a Walmart employee buying a bunch of baseball cards before the store opens, angering one customer.
The customer can hear the phrase “the employee buys all the cards before the store opens” as he walks up to face the employee.
Footage posted by user @segasportscards, an account dedicated to “ALL SPORTS” with about 12,800 followers. The TikTok video has received about 3.4 million views and 9,000 comments as of Thursday.
The man recorded video that showed bags of baseball cards purchased by Walmart employees, accusing him of “backdoor fucking act”. The employee told the man he “needed” the card for his son.
In response, the man said, “Because you need it? You’re going to lose your job with Walmart now. I hope your family isn’t starving for the card, man. Where’s your manager? They allow this. this? “
The man’s outrage and confrontation with the employee sparked a debate among TikTok viewers, with some saying the man overreacted and others accusing him of being a scalding man.
“Mature men cry over baby cards, good times,” commented user @blackngold03.
“People with scalds are going crazy with scalds lol,” said user @ldsnipeshow91.
“He was upset because he couldn’t resell those cards. hate resellers,” wrote user @zach_akarri.
Other viewers suggested that the Walmart employee was taking advantage of the perks of his job, explaining that Walmart allows its employees to shop before the store opens to the public.
User @mvyaz02 commented, “It’s a perk of a friend at work… walmart is always hiring, put on your app, and you can too.”
“He will not be fired. He could have been working the night shift at morning bought his card using his discount,” guessed user @azzero666.
User @alessio0 said, “Everybody takes this hobby (too) seriously.”
But Sega Sports Cards disagreed, replying, “I think when the card is worth millions… it should be taken seriously!”
TikTok user @segasportscards did not respond to Daily Dot’s request for comment. The Daily Dot has also reached out to Walmart.
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*First published: January 6, 2022, 5:14 p.m. CST
Cecilia Lenzen is a journalism student at the University of Texas at Arlington and a freelance reporter for the Daily Dot.
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