I Thought Flinging Carts Into the Cart Corral Was Bad Until I Saw This
A few weeks ago I got lambasted on social media for my open letter to the person who flung their cart across the parking lot into the cart corral and for criticizing those who do not return their carts to the corral. Here are just a few comments out of the hundreds that tore me apart:
"Oh Please.......you sound like an old crank who could wring the joy out of a lollypop! I love to line the cart up from as far away as I dare, let'er rip and make a goal! Shopping cart hockey! I've never missed."
"And you kids get off my lawn! God forbid someone finds a tiny little bit of fun while shopping, gramps. Lol."
"Sorry you had to witness such a horror! Must be very traumatic...I hope the store at least offered post-counseling."
So my take didn't exactly sit well with everyone, but that's okay. I can take criticism pretty well. Let's try another pet peeve of mine that I encountered in the cart corral this week and see how you feel about that one.
As I've written previously, I always return my cart to the cart corral and stack them with the matching carts already there. That's just how I roll because it makes it easier for the hard-working people at the store to retrieve those carts.
This week when I went to stack up my cart with the others in the corral, it wouldn't budge. When I backed the cart out, I saw another cart three deep with a red shopping basket in it, which was preventing any other carts to be stacked.
Now come on. If you disagree that the carts should go back in the corral, you can't tell me you think shopping baskets should be in them, right? I mean who does that?
Turns out one person, who shall remain anonymous, goes a step further and takes the shopping basket home and puts Christmas lights in it.
So let'er rip! Tell me what you think about people who put the grocery basket in the cart corral, and why are they are even taking them out of the store in the first place. I say, if you take it out, bring it back in when you unload it if that's what you're doing.
Oh, and one more thing. Someone is taunting me about my shopping cart rant. I saw these today when I went to wash my hands in the men's room.