I haven’t ranted in a while, so here we go. Today on my way home from work, I stopped by our local Kroger to get some groceries. I pull into the parking lot, and I see a space near the front ready for me to park, as I begin to pull in what do I see? That’s right, a 3 foot grocery cart in the middle of full-size parking spot. So, I pull around and see another spot, and what do I see? Two 3-foot grocery carts in the middle of the parking spot. Finally, I pull into another spot, but I am already fuming from the laziness of people. Seriously, how hard is it to walk 10 to 30 feet to put up your cart.
Oh, I forgot after you walk that far, you have to walk back to your car, I guess that makes it alright for you to think that your life is more important than anybody else’s, therefore it is alright for you to lazily leave your carts wherever you see fit. Or maybe you just think that you are actually doing the Kroger employees a favor because if they did not have to go throughout the parking lot picking up carts, they might not have enough work for all their employees. That is garbage and you know.
I know that it is slightly inconvenientto walk the carts back, but it is also, um. I don’t know common decencyto return the carts to the numerous cart returns stations throughout the parking lot. It’s not like you have to walk back to the inside of the store, but just a few spots over. So, get over it and take the small walk and return your grocery cart. Now, here are the occasions that it is ok not to return the cart. 1. If you get a call on your cell phone, and you have to go straight to the hospital. 2. If the cart-picker up guy tells you it is ok to leave the cart there because he will get it. 3. If you have a physical liability where every step is difficult.
That’s it. So, don’t be lazy and return your cart. It is not that hard.