Thursday, November 20, 2014

Parking lot pet peeve

Christmas will be here before you know it and you will be shopping and going in and out of many parking lots.  Beware—because there is danger there.  No, relax I don’t mean someone is out get you. (Although you might be careful there too) I’m talking about your car.  I’m referring to the lazy people who wheel the shopping carts out and then leave them…anywhere. 

I know you’ve seen it.  You enter a parking lot at a strip mall or discount department store and there are carts littered all over the place, left by those who couldn’t be bothered to return it to the store.  Just this morning, I counted 7 carts left on medians, sidewalks and even parking spaces in just one lot.  They are calling for wind today so that is a recipe for automobile disaster. 

Have you ever wondered why stores put up signs that they will not be responsible for any damage incurred in their lots?  It’s not due to graffiti artists or car accidents; the reason is due to errant carts wheeling around without a driver like bumper cars.

The best solution to this lazy problem is what a store like Aldi grocery store does to combat this problem. You place a quarter in a slot for your cart and then when it is returned, you get the quarter back.  If you don’t return it then you’ve paid a quarter for your laziness. You never see any carts sitting around their lots.

So be a doll and protect the cars in the lot, return your carts this season…the car you save may be your own. 


Anonymous said...

such wonderful advice, we have just one grocery store here that is like your Aldi, you put a quarter in the slot on the cart and then when locked back when finished the quarter is returned, more should do this. We see shopping carts all over town here, its so sad, people walk home with them then don't return them, the city actually hired people to retrieve them! the carts , not the people, lol,,

Christine said...

great advice!

Linda said...

I agree with you 100%

Linda said...

I agree with you 100 percent. If we all did our part by moving just one. It would be a better place.
Thank you for you comment. Hope to hear from you again.

Magic Love Crow said...

I agree with you 100%! I was actually hit by one of these carts a few years ago and I was so pissed!! People have to go to excersize places to work out, well, take back your cart, it will give you some excersize ;o) xoxox

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