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Old 09-11-2014, 03:20 PM
Location: Down the rabbit hole
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Originally Posted by Scooby Snacks View Post
The fact of the matter is, it is NOT my job to put my cart away, IMO, just as it isn't my job to check out my own groceries. That is why people are hired to round up carts. Costco, HEB, and Albertson's has the cart people rounding them up all the time so this isn't a problem. If the store doesn't have the employees do it often enough, that's on the store, not me. However, I won't be rude by allowing my cart to run into anyone's car and damage them, which is why I put them on a curb. Over time, I have noticed many businesses offering less service and charging the same or more for their products. And customers just suck it up and take it. I don't want to check myself out or go to the bank or restaurant and talk to a kiosk. I like the idea of employing human beings and talking to people, rather than machines.
I'm all with you on the second part of the post so we'll just have to disagree on the first part. I still say it's a courtesy issue for your fellow shoppers. That's why the stores have hundred's of carts, so somebody can be there to ring you out and bag your groceries instead of chasing shopping carts all day. Unlike your other instances, it's not a matter of decreased services, carriage return areas have been around as long as shopping carts have. That's what the carriage jockeys are for, to gather them from the return areas, not from a million scattered places all over the lot.
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Old 09-12-2014, 11:56 AM
Location: Philaburbia
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Originally Posted by Scooby Snacks View Post
The only time I don't return carts to the cart return is if I went to a store where I receive poor to no service; ie Walmart or Kroger. I don't like having to return carts at stores where I feel like they don't care about me as a customer.
I'm feeling a disconnect in logic here ...
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:37 PM
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Anyone that leaves a cart blocking a parking space instead of putting it away is an asshat, worse is when they leave trash behind in it.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:16 AM
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Originally Posted by woxyroxme View Post
Anyone that leaves a cart blocking a parking space instead of putting it away is an asshat, worse is when they leave trash behind in it.
Yes, especially dirty diapers.
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Old 09-17-2014, 01:05 AM
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Originally Posted by Catdancer View Post
How could one take offense when you posted nothing of substance? I can only take that to mean that you are one the offending parties and feel too justified in your actions to bother explaining them here.

I meant no offense to you for posting a post that does not even make sense,
And I stated that as my explanation for not responding in a constructive manner.
Take it any way you want, lol. I think your rant is whacked.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:46 AM
Location: 60630
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I also hate it when people are being lazy and refuse to walk a few feet to return a shopping cart. Sure, you are not obligated to do it. It is not your job as a customer. However, it's the polite thing to do. But Im not surprised. We seems to lack much of politeness in today's world. People just don't give a **** anymore.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:25 AM
Location: North Texas
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Originally Posted by swagger View Post
Careful with the judging there. You don't know what's going on inside someone's body. For instance, my girlfriend looks "younger" and like she "could actually use the extra walk," but her back is broken from an accident she had at 18. She can't usually be on her feet for more than about 10-15 minutes before the pain starts to get really bad.

I'm not making excuses for thoughtless people. I'm just pointing out that you shouldn't make assumptions about somebody's health. The fact that they're walking doesn't mean that they're healthy.
Then she should ask for help out to the car so whoever helps her can put the cart where it goes. Or she should at least put it somewhere that it won't roll around the parking lot hitting other cars.

Most people are capable of putting the cart in the cart corral or wheeling it back to the store so let's not just assume people are handicapped and not lazy. They're almost always the latter.
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:55 AM
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Local grocery store... Has 2 cart racks on each aisle spaced alternating from the other aisles... came out to my car and found a cart against the driver door of my car... Space next to me empty and right next to it a cart return.... NOW how F**king lazy or an asshat do you have to be to not even return the cart to a spot RIGHT NEXT to your car....

I have also come out and found carts left BEHIND my car.....
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Old 11-03-2014, 11:38 AM
Location: South Florida
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I went to the grocery store this weekend, came out and the employee who is supposed to gather all the carts and bring them up to the store is standing directly behind my car with his stack of carts talking on his cell phone. He saw me and moved out of the way and after loading my groceries I notice there is a cart right next to my driver's door. I had to move it to get into my car.

I am used to people leaving carts anywhere and everywhere here in Florida but it kind of irked me that this kid was too busy talking on his phone to go and get the carts that were between the cars. I like the system at Aldi's where you put in a quarter to "rent" a cart and then get it back when you return the cart. It's annoying to have to pass by empty parking spots because someone left their cart there. That happens every time I go shopping.
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Old 11-03-2014, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Catdancer View Post
-Rant Warning-

Today I went to the new shopping center down the street from me. There is a beautiful grocery store in there and the parking lot is spacious yet not enormously deep. The store has two entrances and exits so access from anywhere in this lot is a very short walk. There is a carriage return area strategically place in the middle of every other row so between lot not being very deep and the plethora of carriage return areas, you hardly have to walk more than 20 feet to the front of the store or a carriage return.

Yet what do I see when I return outside after shopping tonight? A carriage sitting up against my driver's door! WTF is it with people that they can't manage to walk even 20 feet to put a damn carriage away? I'd like to hear from those people here.......the ones that just leave their carts where ever they unload them. Why do you do it? It's anonymous here, so go ahead and confess. Give us peek into the mind of somebody totally inconsiderate of others and let us know what runs through your tiny little mind........Please?

The funny part about these people is that they aren't the ones you'd usually suspect like the old or infirmed. They're usually younger and look as though they could actually use the extra walk. While were at it, let me mention that this new store has 2 spots in the front for electric cars with free (I assume) recharge meters for said cars. As I'm pushing the cart away from my car, back to the front of the store, I see a vehicle parked in one of the designated spots for the electric cars......and what is parked there? It's a freaking giant Yukon Denali and a woman with a teenage kid is climbing into it and driving away. A million other spaces open (but not as close to the entrance) and she has to park in one of 2 spots set aside for somebody who cares for the environment as opposed to her gas guzzling giant.

What the hell has happened to common courtesy now days?

Thank You - Rant Over-
The last person I saw who did that was in my way ALL THROUGH the store. She acted like she owned the place, stood right in the of the aisle and didn't move over if someone wanted to get by her and just generally acted like she was more important than anyone else all through the store. Seems like I met her in every aisle and I was already disgusted with her before I left the store. She was checking out the same time as me, in a different lane. So I go out and walk to my car and put my groceries in, am taking the cart back in the store (I take it back in instead of putting in the cart corral) and I see her Lexus parked in a HANDICAPPED parking spot right next to the door (no handicapped tag or placard). She unloads her groceries and props her cart on the curb and gets in her car and drives off. She was in her 30s or early 40s, in fine physical shape. Idiot.
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