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Better Off at K-Mart

John Page, 41, was shopping for potted plants at a Walmart store in Rockledge, Fla., when he was bitten by a rattlesnake. Page says Walmart should do more to protect customers from such freak occurrences: his attorney found seven cases of snake bites at Walmarts nationwide over the past 20 years. “What I would like is to have Walmart acknowledge this is an ongoing travesty,” he said at a news conference called by his attorney. “When the floor is wet, they put up a cone [saying] that it’s slippery and to use caution,” he said. “But there are no signs trying to prevent this from happening again.” (Orlando Sentinel) ...They tried that, but the darned snakes just ignored the signs.

Publication Date: 25 March 2007

This story is in True's book collection, Volume 13.