Soapbox warning!  I have pulled out the soapbox and I am screaming from it’s heights! 

When you are at the grocery store or Costco or Target or any other store that provides carts to make your shopping experience easier, put your cart away when you are finished.  I mean seriously…we all pay good money for our vehicles, and wouldn’t it be nice if they weren’t all dinged up from runaway carts because ignorant people are too lazy to put them away?  I watched this woman this afternoon put her cart in front of her Toyota Sequoia (a pretty pricey SUV) rather than walking the four extra steps it would have taken her to take it to the cart return directly behind her.  It took all that was in me not to walk over and get it and  put it away while she watched.  Then I thought I’d drive around and bump the cart into her truck and see if it upset her at all.  I mean, someone elses car is bound to get hit by it, right?  Then she ends up behind me at a light, and then…the icing on the cake…









HER KID IS WITH HER!  So what have we taught this young man?  Honey, it is too much work to put the cart away.  Just leave it any old place and someone else will clean up after you.  This is why our country is becoming increasingly filled with self-centered, self-serving people.  Because we, as parents, are too lazy to teach our kids that it is important to leave things as we find them and to consider how our actions (or lack thereof) affect others. 

Here ends today’s ‘Take a Second and Make the World a Better Place’ speech…

2 Responses to “PUT YOUR CART AWAY!”

  1. 1 Troy March 26, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Amen Sista!! Melanie will be the first to tell you I rant like this in parking lots as well. I’m amazed at the laziness of some people.

  2. 2 Jen March 27, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Hallelujah!!! Doesn’t that make you crazy! I see people do that at Costco ALL THE TIME! And I feel the same way – I feel like banging the cart into THEIR car! GRRRRRR – just thinking about it makes me steam! Hope you had a good day despite the world’s lazy slugs! =)

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