Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Abused Shopping Carts

I guess I find humor in things that I shouldn't but when I read this sign then drove around the block and saw these buggies I couldn't help but laugh. There is a lady in Canada who has a blog about shopping carts. I like that she's calling attention to a problem that some of probably never think about.


12 comments:

Jean said...

What a hoot!
Shopping carts get no respect. Maybe they should get a lawyer and sue the abusers.:)

AVCr8teur said...

It's sad when I see these abused. If I find one with a name of a store on it, I usually call the store to have them pick it up. I also see some people rolling these home with their groceries. They are not there to be taken home!!! If they need a cart, why don't they bring their own?!

Judy said...

I don't see that problem here living in Southwest Wisconsin...But I sure did see that in Illinois.

lailani said...

Funny! I would have laughed too! I might have been tempted to stop and take it the store with only 4 :)

dangerouswriter said...

Same thing happens in Spain, but it's real hard to steal them. Not that I do it, but I know what people do with them: two of them are in the block of flats where I live, at the underground parking, beside the elevators. What for? The neighbours fill them with their shopping bags to take them home and then return the shopping carts to the place where they were (the underground parking, not the supermarket, it is...) :)

Leni

Paulie said...

Here, one store made them lock up if you took them out of the parking lot. Another store hires people to retrieve their carts for a price for each one brought back. Another store allows you to take them home with your groceries and bring it back the same day. I did that many years ago ONCE. We had no bus then in another state. Here, I haul my things on the bus and have my own luggage cart if I need one -- usually, I forget it at home and end up hauling 4-6 bags of groceries on bus and walking home three and half blocks.

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Dick said...

Wow, I can imagine they put the sign there.

Vagabonde said...

You know the discount grocery store Aldi here has their shopping carts outside, near the door. To get one you have to place a quarter in a slot. When you are finished, when you place the cart back in the row of carts you get your quarter back. Some countries in Europe do that too, so the carts are not all over the place or broken because people want their coins back.

dangerouswriter said...

Today I saw that one of the 2 shopping carts in my block of flats had disappeared! :(

On Cloud 7 said...

Too funny!

Snapper II said...

Here in Midway Georgia, we're looking forward to your next post.

Deborah Wilson said...

lol

There's one across the street from my house, parked kind of in the woods. There's no name on it so I don't know which store that it belongs to.

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