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Returns start early the day after Christmas

By Staff
RETURNS Kim Busbea of Meridian, left, Karen Boulton of Newton and Carolyn Bielefeld of Meridian return Christmas presents early today at the Wal-Mart SuperCenter. They were helped by Lisa Gressett, customer service desk clerk. Photo by Steve Gillespie/The Meridian Star
By Steve Gillespie/The Meridian Star
Dec. 26, 2001
Lisa Gressett had three people waiting to return Christmas presents when the Wal-Mart SuperCenter opened at 6 this morning.
Gressett, who is a customer service desk clerk, said returns are usually at their heaviest about mid-morning the day after Christmas.
She was busy taking returns and issuing shopping cards for people without receipts. Most items being returned around 7:30 this morning were clothes that were the wrong size.
That's what Kim Busbea was returning. Busbea, a student at the Gooding Institute of Nurse Anesthesia in Panama City, Fla., was in Meridian visiting family for the holidays.
Brad Busbea is overseas with the Mississippi National Guard's 186th Air Refueling Wing. It is the couple's first Christmas apart.
Asked what brought her to Wal-Mart so early, Busbea said she had her niece and nephew with her. They were also in search of after-Christmas bargains.
Steve Gillespie is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. Call him at 693-1551, ext. 3233, or e-mail him at sgillespie@themeridianstar.com.

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