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Seriously, guys. It's not that hard to put your cart back where you found it.
Seriously, guys. It's not that hard to put your cart back where you found it.

Go on, be pushy

I know who you are.

You are the lazy, rude, selfish person who left your shopping cart by your vehicle in the parking lot after you unloaded. You happened to be parked next to me and now your vacant shopping cart has migrated onto my bumper.

Or onto my side door. Or somewhere else in a vicinity all too near my car and not where an empty cart should be.

Would it really have taken THAT much more effort to walk a few yards to the shopping cart corral in the parking lot or better yet, to saunter all 50 yards back to the entrance of the store where fervent holiday shoppers await your cart to then reload with their goodies?

Tell me, please – what made you skip that one last step of your shopping trip, to forgo that minute or two more to push the cart back to a proper area?

Because now (as four-wheeled-metal-baskets-sans-brakes tend to roll if not suitably sequestered) YOUR cart that YOU were too lazy to return has left a permanent mark on my vehicle! Plus, since I do not want the same thing to happen to someone else, or have your cart take up a parking spot meant for a car, or just due to my personal problem with objects out place – now, I have to wheel your cart back myself.

Shopping carts were forged to be pushed: around the store, to your car and then back in as a common courtesy to other shoppers and the store's lot.

If you are too lazy to push it for a return trip, don't shove it out, I say.

Lug your bags in hand and leave the cart at the front of the store if you can't take the minute moments to return it to a proper receptacle.

This holiday season, give the stores you patronize and your fellow shoppers the gift that doesn't cost a penny – return your cart to the correct vessel or offer it to another retail patron as a gesture of good faith that they, too, will be pushy in a good way.

Talkbacks

melkiper | Dec. 4, 2012 at 4:22 p.m. (report)

I'll tell you why...people are lazy fat a**es. This same thing drives me nuts. I used to live in Milwaukee and now live in FL where you would think the extra time enjoying 72 at 7:30 at night would be enjoyable. No, stretch pants wearing, 64 oz Coke drinking lazy doofs shove their cart away from their trunk and plop into their rolls into their all too small cars so they can go home and watch The Housewives of (insert inane city here).

I'm glad I am so perfect but jesus christ, take 1 extra minute and put the cart back. For the love of God (or god depending on your faith - I don't judge, clearly.) Great blog today.

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