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Old 07-16-2020, 02:55 AM
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I saw this on Facebook and it gave me a chuckle first thing in the morning .


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I have a question
Old 07-16-2020, 03:14 AM
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Why are all the spaces to return the carts close to the entrance but none in the far reaches of very large parking lots? It seems that should be reversed.
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Old 07-16-2020, 03:26 AM
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Yes, I always return my cart! When my oldest ds was about 2 and in the stage of always wanting to "help", I realized it was also beneficial to get a parking spot near the cart return. It's not much fun to walking a toddler and cart slowly across a parking lot and back while all your groceries melt in the hot car.
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Old 07-16-2020, 03:58 AM
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Yes, I think some people can be exempt. This theory applies to people without little kids .
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Old 07-16-2020, 04:08 AM
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Pre -covid and curbside pickup, I always had my parking spot near a shopping cart return. At each store I frequented, I had my "assigned" spot.


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Old 07-16-2020, 04:14 AM
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Love the metaphor. People who are not self-governing have convinced themselves that they are free spirits or even just free. Nobody can take away their godgiven right to immaturity, selfishness, and self-satisfying ignorance.
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Old 07-16-2020, 04:18 AM
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I return carts probably 90% of the time.
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Old 07-16-2020, 04:18 AM
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Yes, I pass that test! Nothing is more infuriating that the shopping cart that either is sitting in an empty parking space or one rolling around in the lot heading toward unsuspecting vehicles.
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Old 07-16-2020, 04:26 AM
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I return shopping carts every time I use them.
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I usually do
Old 07-16-2020, 04:28 AM
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Any way to get more exercise if i can i do.


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Old 07-16-2020, 05:39 AM
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I wonder if teachers return shopping carts more than the overall population? We tend to be rule followers and since we must model self-control and good behavior all the time (even when what we'd rather do is throw something out the window) I would guess we have a higher-than-average cart return rate.
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Old 07-16-2020, 05:40 AM
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Finally a test I pass. I always return the cart. Honestly, itís such a little thing, Iíd never consider not doing it, even when my kids were small (and now you make me glad I was a good example for my kids). For me itís like turning off the lights when leaving the house: I do it without thinking.

You didnít ask why, but I return the cart because I donít want it bumping into other peopleís cars.
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Old 07-16-2020, 06:21 AM
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I wasn't always a shopping cart parker. My parking started after slowly seeing the mess in lots where I was parking as a young mom. At one time there were people hired to bring bags to the car for you and gather carts. They are not around much now .
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Old 07-16-2020, 06:22 AM
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I always put my cart up. Iím a big rule follower. Before COVID I would bring in a loose cart if I passed one on my way in.

Have you seen Cart Narcs? You can google it. Itís a guy that harasses people that leave their carts out.
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Old 07-16-2020, 06:29 AM
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I always return my cart. The only exception is if it's pouring (heavily) rain.

My local grocer doesn't have the places out in the parking lot, so you have to take it back up to the front of the store. I STILL return it. I don't mind the walk, and it keeps from taking up a parking space for someone. Plus, those suckers roll! I'd hate for one to roll into my car just because someone can't take the added minute to put it away.
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Old 07-16-2020, 06:32 AM
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Yes, always! I do think ahead though and always try to purposefully park near a cart holder so itís not a long walk. This is mostly a habit that started when my kids were young, and Iíd load them in the car seats, but didnít want to walk far away and leave them alone to return the carts. Now I just do it automatically.
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Old 07-16-2020, 06:35 AM
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Yes I always return my cart. Pet peeve is those that donít.
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Old 07-16-2020, 07:43 AM
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I try to grab a "loose" one on the in and clean it up, then make sure it goes to a return corral. I silently shame those who leave them out in parking spaces or perched in landscaping.
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Old 07-16-2020, 09:10 AM
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I always return my cart and when I am at Aldi's I also try to do my good deed for the day by giving the already paid for cart to someone else.

(If you don't have an Aldi's, the carts are all locked together and it takes a quarter to unlock each cart. Not much of a 'good deed', but it always makes me feel better if I donate my cart to the next person.)
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Old 07-16-2020, 11:09 AM
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I always return carts. Itís such a simple thing to do that makes life easier for everyone.
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Old 07-16-2020, 12:11 PM
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I always return. Occasionally, I get caught up and "fix" the carts because people don't bother to push them all the way into the corral. It's a pet peeve of mine for people to not put them away. They roll, scratch, and possibly dent cars. I rarely park near the corral because some people just push their carts towards them and they end up hitting the car.

Can you tell this is a hot button issue for me?
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Old 07-16-2020, 01:46 PM
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I've always thought carts are gross, so I don't usually use them. Except at the Costco. It's not possible to avoid a cart there.
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Old 07-16-2020, 06:18 PM
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I always return mine now - but didn't when I had little kids. I have total sympathy for moms shopping with babies and toddlers!
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Old 07-16-2020, 06:29 PM
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I 100% return my cart. Absolutely could not imagine not returning it. I am a rule-follower for sure.

When I was a teen I came out of a store and there was a shopping cart on the hood of my car. It must have gained momentum rolling down a small incline. It dented my car and chipped the paint. I was so mad. 30+ years later I still think of that whenever I see an abandoned shopping cart.
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