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2013-11-13 12:43:04 AM
some high school kid is making minimum wage to collect those carts. why would you take away his job?
 
2013-11-13 01:11:28 AM
This isn't about the car. It's about the principle.

That is as good as saying, "It is absolutely, unequivocally, about the goddamn car."
 
2013-11-13 01:55:11 AM

the801: some high school kid is making minimum wage to collect those carts. why would you take away his job?



Heh.....I used to be a bag boy back in high school.

/But seriously...
//Put the cart in the damn corral.
 
2013-11-13 07:09:41 AM
I always put my carts in the corral

/smug
 
2013-11-13 07:10:15 AM
Seriously? I just walked nearly 7/8 of a mile in the grocery store, do you really expect me to walk another 15 feet?  Psssh, whatever.
 
2013-11-13 07:13:05 AM
Simple fix:
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-13 07:15:42 AM
I couldn't get past 4 sentences of this crap. This guy is a pretty severe douche.

/but put the cart in the damn corral.
 
2013-11-13 07:16:33 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: This isn't about the car. It's about the principle.

That is as good as saying, "It is absolutely, unequivocally, about the goddamn car."


To me it is.  That goes for you too, door dinging farkers.
 
2013-11-13 07:16:48 AM

the801: some high school kid is making minimum wage to collect those carts. why would you take away his job?


Um, he still has to go out to the corral to collect the carts. Putting them in the corral doesn't magically transport them back into the store.
 
2013-11-13 07:17:34 AM
Oh look, another idiot on the internet biatching about something petty, how original.

"It's not about scratches and minor dents."

I see no scratches or dents in that picture. It is a little small though but there's definitely no dents, it's a plastic cart, at best he got a minor scuff.
 
2013-11-13 07:17:47 AM
I couldn't understand why someone would walk to their car in the parking lot --- big gulp in hand --- then put the cup on the ground, open the car, get in, and drive off. Like their car is a holy temple, and the crap they were eating/drinking wouldn't be allowed inside. Ditto for cigarette butts.
 
2013-11-13 07:17:52 AM
They are there to save the store money, and the DO take jobs away. I like stores that have teenagers present in the lot to whisk away my cart when I'm finished loading the cart, and I'll never use a corral unless it is a very windy day.
 
2013-11-13 07:17:57 AM
First World problems.
 
2013-11-13 07:18:12 AM
FTA: It's not about the car. It's not about scratches and minor dents. I don't care about these things. And that's not because I abhor materialism (although I do abhor materialism)

Suuuure.
 
2013-11-13 07:19:53 AM
99% of the time, I'll wander to the corral and put my cart away like a productive member of society. However, some parking lots seem to have been designed by walking feces and the corrals are exceedingly few and far between. I'm not making another trip back to the door and I'm not walking to the end of the lane and then four lanes over. At that point I just park the cart in the parking space next to me to be purposely annoying in retribution for the poorly designed lot. That's what you get.

Then when the next car thinks that space is empty and tries to pull in only to see a cart taking up the spot their annoyance is a continuation of my annoyance and the annoyance permeates the parking lot for the rest of the day. Well designed parking lots are happy parking lots.
 
2013-11-13 07:19:59 AM
Of course this is where not having a coin in regular common circulation that isn't virtually worthless hurts - in the UK the majority of shopping carts have a £1 coin slot, you put the coin in to release the cart and get it back when you have finished - but to do this you have to plug it back in to another cart, which normally means you have to take it over to the corral to plug into the chain of carts and release the coin (and if you can't be bothered, you have effectively just paid the next person passing by that can be bothered £1 to walk it over)
 
2013-11-13 07:20:10 AM
It's never about the principle. There's no such thing as a principle.
 
2013-11-13 07:22:04 AM
It's a treat to go all Luke skywalker and launch the cart at the corral like is a 2m wide thermal exhaust port.
 
2013-11-13 07:23:20 AM
Jesus christ man. There are signs around the corral that say 'the store is not responsible for dings and blah blah blah if you park here'.

Raging against someone not showing your stuff or the store's carts enough respect is pissing in the wind.

You knew what you were getting into when you parked there. Now man up, Nancy.
 
2013-11-13 07:24:48 AM

Infinity370: Simple fix:
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]


I went to an Aldi and they had those. It was only 25 cents though. Still had never seen it before then.
 
2013-11-13 07:25:02 AM
This is why I not only corral my own cart, but round up any loose ones in my area of the lot and corral them as well. Everyone biatches about them but no one actually does anything about it.
 
2013-11-13 07:25:09 AM
I kind of actually agree with the guy. You non cart returning assholes are the worst farking people in America.
 
2013-11-13 07:25:14 AM

thecpt: It's a treat to go all Luke skywalker and launch the cart at the corral like is a 2m wide thermal exhaust port.


You're a bad maladjusted person, but I think I love you.
 
2013-11-13 07:28:02 AM

J. Frank Parnell: FTA: It's not about the car. It's not about scratches and minor dents. I don't care about these things. And that's not because I abhor materialism (although I do abhor materialism)

Suuuure.


And that's why we must listen to him - he is our moral and ethical superior.
 
2013-11-13 07:33:05 AM

xria: Of course this is where not having a coin in regular common circulation that isn't virtually worthless hurts - in the UK the majority of shopping carts have a £1 coin slot, you put the coin in to release the cart and get it back when you have finished - but to do this you have to plug it back in to another cart, which normally means you have to take it over to the corral to plug into the chain of carts and release the coin (and if you can't be bothered, you have effectively just paid the next person passing by that can be bothered £1 to walk it over)




In the US, the only common coin that would work is a quarter....25 cent piece. Given you can't even buy a pack of gum around here at $0.75, that's not much of an encouragement for an individual to get the cart back to the store, parked 40 spaces down and/or on a crappy weather day.

Airports that use the pay corral method for baggage carts use an automated kiosk that you have to feed dollar bills into, and woe is you if the machine breaks. No cart or no money back for you.
 
2013-11-13 07:33:08 AM
That was quite a rant.
 
2013-11-13 07:34:34 AM

thecpt: It's a treat to go all Luke skywalker and launch the cart at the corral like is a 2m wide thermal exhaust port.


It has been my favorite thing to do after shopping since I was 5 years old.

/I'm 32
 
2013-11-13 07:39:38 AM
I hate it when someone leaves a cart behind my car. It's like they're saying "Here, you put my cart away. I'm too lazy to do it."
 
2013-11-13 07:39:45 AM
It wasn't 15 years ago I remember my local spartan store had a conveyor they sent the goods down to a kid standing outside, who then would load your car when you pulled up. Never had to get out of my car to load, and kept douche's from being douche's.
 
2013-11-13 07:40:09 AM
If you leave your cart in a parking space instead of returning it to the store or to a corral I understand, because your mother was clearly so addled by the festering swamp of venereal diseases she acquired by going to the docks EVERY day and renting out her orifices to the most brutal, rhinocerous-penised unwashed merchant sailors for a tragically small amount of low-grade heroin, a few grains of couscous or, more often, just for the sheer love of being made airtight by a quarter-mile long line of men who looked at your mother like they looked at a goat, but a goat with moderately less risk of hoof burn when violating her every private place. When you were left alone in the windowless hovel all day atop the pile of animal feces that was your bed, school and only friend you must have grunted pre-verbal paeans of heartbreaking sorrow at how you were, are, and forever shall be denied access to the fruits of humanity, and you would one day personally detonate the social contract the way your mother's ravaged anus was detonated by those harsh crewmen she swam out to meet.  Those of us who are part of loving families will return your cart for you so you may return to your tarp beneath the interstate to cuddle your needle sores and die alone, unloved and unmourned.
 
2013-11-13 07:48:55 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: If you leave your cart in a parking space instead of returning it to the store or to a corral I understand, because your mother was clearly so addled by the festering swamp of venereal diseases she acquired by going to the docks EVERY day and renting out her orifices to the most brutal, rhinocerous-penised unwashed merchant sailors for a tragically small amount of low-grade heroin, a few grains of couscous or, more often, just for the sheer love of being made airtight by a quarter-mile long line of men who looked at your mother like they looked at a goat, but a goat with moderately less risk of hoof burn when violating her every private place. When you were left alone in the windowless hovel all day atop the pile of animal feces that was your bed, school and only friend you must have grunted pre-verbal paeans of heartbreaking sorrow at how you were, are, and forever shall be denied access to the fruits of humanity, and you would one day personally detonate the social contract the way your mother's ravaged anus was detonated by those harsh crewmen she swam out to meet.  Those of us who are part of loving families will return your cart for you so you may return to your tarp beneath the interstate to cuddle your needle sores and die alone, unloved and unmourned.


Wow, that's spectacular.
 
2013-11-13 07:50:38 AM
In two words: FARKING LAZY!

It reminds me of the people who all fight for the parking spots next to the front door of the local gym because parking in the back would mean walking 300 more feet. These are the same people you see on the treadmills walking 5 miles. Defies logic!
 
2013-11-13 07:52:13 AM
DO NOT WANT Poster Girl:

In the US, the only common coin that would work is a quarter....25 cent piece. Given you can't even buy a pack of gum around here at $0.75, that's not much of an encouragement for an individual to get the cart back to the store, parked 40 spaces down and/or on a crappy weather day.

Another reason to hope that dollar coins actually take off some day.
 
2013-11-13 07:53:29 AM
CSB:

I had an accident on a bicycle that left me w/a torn meniscus in my knee. Had outpatient knee surgery and a week out tried my Boobies surgical grocery shopping trip. I was in a lot of pain by the time I made it back to the car, and given the corral was 2 rows over, I left the shopping cart parked down at the front of my car, in nobody's way. Guy parked next to me came out as I was parking the cart and started yelling at me about not corralling the cart. I asked him to give me a break as I just had surgery. He called me a liar. Took the opportunity to pull up my skirt and show off my scar as I politely told him to fark off. FFS, this was the only time in my life anyone gave me shiat about a shopping cart.

If its not a long ways away, I usually corral the carts anyway. But geez, wtf cares about shopping cart parking enough to rant on a website or give a fellow shopper shiat about it? Shop somewhere else.
 
2013-11-13 07:58:10 AM

Spaced Lion: This is why I not only corral my own cart, but round up any loose ones in my area of the lot and corral them as well. Everyone biatches about them but no one actually does anything about it.


This!

Me, too.
 
2013-11-13 08:02:55 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: If you leave your cart in a parking space instead of returning it to the store or to a corral I understand, because your mother was clearly so addled by the festering swamp of venereal diseases she acquired by going to the docks EVERY day and renting out her orifices to the most brutal, rhinocerous-penised unwashed merchant sailors for a tragically small amount of low-grade heroin, a few grains of couscous or, more often, just for the sheer love of being made airtight by a quarter-mile long line of men who looked at your mother like they looked at a goat, but a goat with moderately less risk of hoof burn when violating her every private place. When you were left alone in the windowless hovel all day atop the pile of animal feces that was your bed, school and only friend you must have grunted pre-verbal paeans of heartbreaking sorrow at how you were, are, and forever shall be denied access to the fruits of humanity, and you would one day personally detonate the social contract the way your mother's ravaged anus was detonated by those harsh crewmen she swam out to meet.  Those of us who are part of loving families will return your cart for you so you may return to your tarp beneath the interstate to cuddle your needle sores and die alone, unloved and unmourned.


Your newsletter, etc.
 
2013-11-13 08:10:52 AM

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: CSB:

I had an accident on a bicycle that left me w/a torn meniscus in my knee. Had outpatient knee surgery and a week out tried my Boobies surgical grocery shopping trip. I was in a lot of pain by the time I made it back to the car, and given the corral was 2 rows over, I left the shopping cart parked down at the front of my car, in nobody's way. Guy parked next to me came out as I was parking the cart and started yelling at me about not corralling the cart. I asked him to give me a break as I just had surgery. He called me a liar. Took the opportunity to pull up my skirt and show off my scar as I politely told him to fark off. FFS, this was the only time in my life anyone gave me shiat about a shopping cart.

If its not a long ways away, I usually corral the carts anyway. But geez, wtf cares about shopping cart parking enough to rant on a website or give a fellow shopper shiat about it? Shop somewhere else.


Sorry for your experience, and this guy may have been an ass, but a shopping cart left in nobody's way won't *stay* in nobody's way. Those things have wheels, you know.

And anyway, web sites/blogs are the accepted modern way to complain about things without confronting people about them in the real world. Think of it as non-directed awareness-raising.

Finally, "shop somewhere else" isn't useful advice if the behavior is global.
 
2013-11-13 08:42:51 AM

J. Frank Parnell: FTA: It's not about the car. It's not about scratches and minor dents. I don't care about these things. And that's not because I abhor materialism (although I do abhor materialism)

Suuuure.


It's funny because I clicked some of his other posts and they have headlines like "Not everyone deserves a living wage" and "EBT recipients stole food this weekend (and every weekend)" which advance the idea that taxation is theft and that some people just deserve to die freezing and hungry.
 
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2013-11-13 08:47:28 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: If you leave your cart in a parking space instead of returning it to the store or to a corral I understand, because your mother was clearly so addled by the festering swamp of venereal diseases she acquired by going to the docks EVERY day and renting out her orifices to the most brutal, rhinocerous-penised unwashed merchant sailors for a tragically small amount of low-grade heroin, a few grains of couscous or, more often, just for the sheer love of being made airtight by a quarter-mile long line of men who looked at your mother like they looked at a goat, but a goat with moderately less risk of hoof burn when violating her every private place. When you were left alone in the windowless hovel all day atop the pile of animal feces that was your bed, school and only friend you must have grunted pre-verbal paeans of heartbreaking sorrow at how you were, are, and forever shall be denied access to the fruits of humanity, and you would one day personally detonate the social contract the way your mother's ravaged anus was detonated by those harsh crewmen she swam out to meet.  Those of us who are part of loving families will return your cart for you so you may return to your tarp beneath the interstate to cuddle your needle sores and die alone, unloved and unmourned.

Wow.
 
2013-11-13 08:48:54 AM
$700 door damage on Fathers Day @ homecheapo parking lot.

Laid off the month before.

Put the damn thing in the corral.
 
2013-11-13 09:13:41 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: If you leave your cart in a parking space instead of returning it to the store or to a corral I understand, because your mother was clearly so addled by the festering swamp of venereal diseases she acquired by going to the docks EVERY day and renting out her orifices to the most brutal, rhinocerous-penised unwashed merchant sailors for a tragically small amount of low-grade heroin, a few grains of couscous or, more often, just for the sheer love of being made airtight by a quarter-mile long line of men who looked at your mother like they looked at a goat, but a goat with moderately less risk of hoof burn when violating her every private place. When you were left alone in the windowless hovel all day atop the pile of animal feces that was your bed, school and only friend you must have grunted pre-verbal paeans of heartbreaking sorrow at how you were, are, and forever shall be denied access to the fruits of humanity, and you would one day personally detonate the social contract the way your mother's ravaged anus was detonated by those harsh crewmen she swam out to meet.  Those of us who are part of loving families will return your cart for you so you may return to your tarp beneath the interstate to cuddle your needle sores and die alone, unloved and unmourned.



This is....spectacular in so many ways.  So very many ways.
 
2013-11-13 09:20:55 AM
Not CSB:

I just purchased my first new car in 15 years Sept 28. (yes, it's so new I remember the day I bought it).  Went grocery shopping the next weekend, came out to a door ding.  :(

It's not bad, and no, I don't ever expect my vehicles to stay shiny bright and new forever, but jeez, could I have gotten two weeks?

Put the farking shopping cart in the corral?  Always, mutherfarkers, always.

I always park next to a cart corral, no matter how far from the store. Because I tend to be a lazy slob, and if it's RIGHT THERE I have no excuse to not do it.  But I never don't do it anyway.
 
2013-11-13 10:25:28 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: This isn't about the car. It's about the principle.

That is as good as saying, "It is absolutely, unequivocally, about the goddamn car."


In my case, it absolutely is about the car. My car is not an appliance, but even if it were, I'd still be pissed. What if I came into your (Mr. Leave My Cart in the Parking Lot Guy) with a 12oz ball peen hammer and just started putting light dents and scratches in your fridge door? I guess you'd just shrug it off, huh? "B-b-b-but, you trespassed in my house!" Fine, how about I just go at your car in the driveway with that hammer? Still going to shrug it off? Of course not, I have damaged your property. "B-b-b-but you did it intentionally!" Yes, and you intentionally left the cart to roll across the parking lot and damage my property. I'd say we're even.
 
M-G
2013-11-13 11:08:19 AM
And for those who do return the carts, push the damn things in.  They're built to nest, you know.
 
2013-11-13 11:45:37 AM

Cold_Sassy: Benevolent Misanthrope: This isn't about the car. It's about the principle.

That is as good as saying, "It is absolutely, unequivocally, about the goddamn car."

To me it is.  That goes for you too, door dinging farkers.


Gecko Gingrich: Benevolent Misanthrope: This isn't about the car. It's about the principle.

That is as good as saying, "It is absolutely, unequivocally, about the goddamn car."

In my case, it absolutely is about the car. My car is not an appliance, but even if it were, I'd still be pissed. What if I came into your (Mr. Leave My Cart in the Parking Lot Guy) with a 12oz ball peen hammer and just started putting light dents and scratches in your fridge door? I guess you'd just shrug it off, huh? "B-b-b-but, you trespassed in my house!" Fine, how about I just go at your car in the driveway with that hammer? Still going to shrug it off? Of course not, I have damaged your property. "B-b-b-but you did it intentionally!" Yes, and you intentionally left the cart to roll across the parking lot and damage my property. I'd say we're even.


Me, too.  It's about Don't Leave Things Where They Will Damage Other People's Things, AND ESPECIALLY MY CAR, ASSHOLES.  But I don't pretend that it's  about the principle of the thing.
 
2013-11-13 11:49:09 AM
I once had a homeless man thank me and shake my hand after I returned my shopping cart to the corral, so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.
 
2013-11-13 12:07:37 PM

M-G: And for those who do return the carts, push the damn things in.  They're built to nest, you know.


This. My pet peeve is seeing a corral that appears to be full, with only 4 or 5 carts in it, haphazardly shoved in and blocking access to any more. I will take the few extra moments to straighten them out and shove them all forward, if possible. And there are usually a slew of them abandoned right next to the barely full corral, too. Lazy!
 
2013-11-13 12:08:30 PM
. And that's not because I abhor materialism (although I do abhor materialism...


Stopped reading.
 
2013-11-13 12:33:16 PM
I just leave the cart in the store, and carry the bags out to my car.  I can do that, because the bags are PLASTIC, and I like it that way.
 
2013-11-13 12:55:36 PM

Warbirds: In two words: FARKING LAZY!

It reminds me of the people who all fight for the parking spots next to the front door of the local gym because parking in the back would mean walking 300 more feet. These are the same people you see on the treadmills walking 5 miles. Defies logic!


I always thought the EXACT same thing.  I ordinarily park sort of far out because there is way less traffic and way fewer door dings.
 
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