I hate playballs. I really do. I hate selling them, because kids like to grab them and play with them in the store, putting displays at risk as well as customers. (I once saw a kid nearly bowl an old lady over when he threw one and it hit her in the kneecaps.) But these days I bite my tongue when the kids start tossing them around like they’re at the park, because the parents don’t seem to mind and I actually hope they knock something over to teach them a lesson. (Especially since I wouldn’t have to clean it up.)
For fun one time I put up a sign on our playball display that said “We don’t sell drugs in your park, so please don’t play ball in our drug store.” It didn’t help.
But this display at a Walmart? Might as well just put “Jump In For Savings!” I’m sure there will be a lawsuit or two when the kiddies get injured jumping in and hitting their head on the bottom of the pool. Personally I would have filled the pool with water first, but that’s just me.