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2014-01-15 10:17:13 AM
Shopping hand baskets were unavailable for comment.
 
2014-01-15 10:19:55 AM
The picture of the kitty is cute.
 
2014-01-15 10:40:43 AM
Hey look, free shopping carts. I wonder what I can get for those if I break them down and scrap them?
 
2014-01-15 10:50:20 AM
Neat and tidy for a grocery store parking lot.
 
2014-01-15 11:03:17 AM

Needlessly Complicated: The picture of the kitty is cute.


I now want to go home and try that on my cats.  I know two of them won't go for it at all, but the third one.....it just may work on him.


evil cat mommy, yes I know.
 
2014-01-15 11:38:24 AM

JohnAnnArbor: Neat and tidy for a grocery store parking lot.


It's Germany.  Tidy people.  That's an Edeka grocery store.
 
2014-01-15 11:40:03 AM

Radak: JohnAnnArbor: Neat and tidy for a grocery store parking lot.

It's Germany.  Tidy people.  That's an Edeka grocery store.


FTFA:

Parking can be hard to come by and expensive in Japan, so shop owners who are lucky enough to have a parking lot take their "customers only" policy pretty seriously, but having a car towed can be time-consuming and problematic. One shop in Okayama Prefecture came up with a very creative way to punish rule breakers.
 
2014-01-15 11:43:50 AM

Mikey1969: FTFA:

Parking can be hard to come by and expensive in Japan


Article is wrong.  It's an Edeka store in Germany.
 
2014-01-15 11:46:07 AM

Mikey1969: Radak: JohnAnnArbor: Neat and tidy for a grocery store parking lot.

It's Germany.  Tidy people.  That's an Edeka grocery store.

FTFA:

Parking can be hard to come by and expensive in Japan, so shop owners who are lucky enough to have a parking lot take their "customers only" policy pretty seriously, but having a car towed can be time-consuming and problematic. One shop in Okayama Prefecture came up with a very creative way to punish rule breakers.


FTFA:

Update: Although both the original Twitter user and Naver Matome reported this photo to have been taken in Japan's Okayama Prefecture, it appears that the image in fact originated in Europe. Whoever took it, we congratulate you on your ingenuity!
 
2014-01-15 11:58:34 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Mikey1969: Radak: JohnAnnArbor: Neat and tidy for a grocery store parking lot.

It's Germany.  Tidy people.  That's an Edeka grocery store.

FTFA:

Parking can be hard to come by and expensive in Japan, so shop owners who are lucky enough to have a parking lot take their "customers only" policy pretty seriously, but having a car towed can be time-consuming and problematic. One shop in Okayama Prefecture came up with a very creative way to punish rule breakers.

FTFA:

Update: Although both the original Twitter user and Naver Matome reported this photo to have been taken in Japan's Okayama Prefecture, it appears that the image in fact originated in Europe. Whoever took it, we congratulate you on your ingenuity!


Didn't see that at first. Wish they'd correct shiat in the ACTUAL article. Wouldn't it be nice?

Radak: Mikey1969: FTFA:

Parking can be hard to come by and expensive in Japan

Article is wrong.  It's an Edeka store in Germany.


Yeah, saw the correction.
 
2014-01-15 12:05:30 PM

Mikey1969: Wish they'd correct shiat in the ACTUAL article. Wouldn't it be nice?


But, but... Effort!
 
2014-01-15 12:25:04 PM

Radak: JohnAnnArbor: Neat and tidy for a grocery store parking lot.

It's Germany.  Tidy people.  That's an Edeka grocery store.


Just curious, do they make you deposit a coin to unhook one cart from the next like Aldi? That's about the only way I could see making this circle hold.
 
2014-01-15 12:37:34 PM
Mikey1969:

Didn't see that at first. Wish they'd correct shiat in the ACTUAL article. Wouldn't it be nice?


It really would be.  Or at least put the correction at the TOP of the farking thing, not buried at the bottom.
 
2014-01-15 12:49:13 PM
Sure, with a friend's help, the driver might manage to get their car out

Why did they weld them together? Otherwise it should be easy enough.
 
2014-01-15 12:53:47 PM
If I owned a grocery store, it would cost you a dollar to take a cart out of the store. But I'd pay you $1.10 when you bring it back. The money I paid out would still be less than paying some high school kid to sweep through the lot every 15 minutes. And customers would love shopping there, since the lot wouldn't be full of carts. Some customers would still leave their carts, but those would be scooped up by another customer (or homeless person) looking to cash in.
 
2014-01-15 01:05:03 PM

ChrisDe: If I owned a grocery store, it would cost you a dollar to take a cart out of the store. But I'd pay you $1.10 when you bring it back. The money I paid out would still be less than paying some high school kid to sweep through the lot every 15 minutes. And customers would love shopping there, since the lot wouldn't be full of carts. Some customers would still leave their carts, but those would be scooped up by another customer (or homeless person) looking to cash in.


All that isn't really necessary.....
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welcome to Aldi's.
 
2014-01-15 01:24:42 PM
Looks like a downtown area.

1) Walk to the hardware store and buy bolt cutters.
2) Cut chain in multiple places and cut handles off of as many carts as you can be bothered with.
3) Come back for car in morning and ask why car is surrounded by damaged carts.
 
2014-01-15 02:05:07 PM

SpectroBoy: Looks like a downtown area.

1) Walk to the hardware store and buy bolt cutters.
2) Cut chain in multiple places and cut handles off of as many carts as you can be bothered with.
3) Come back for car in morning and ask why car is surrounded by damaged carts.

4) Be charged with vandalism and destruction of private property.
 
2014-01-15 02:34:34 PM

suburbanguy: 4) Be charged with vandalism and destruction of private property.


Assuming the place doesn't have good parking lot cams good luck with proving it.  He did say come back in the AM to get the car, just deny it was you because if it was you that did it why leave the car.
 
2014-01-15 02:49:13 PM

TNel: suburbanguy: 4) Be charged with vandalism and destruction of private property.

Assuming the place doesn't have good parking lot cams good luck with proving it.  He did say come back in the AM to get the car, just deny it was you because if it was you that did it why leave the car.


You don't think the store would note his plate when they surrounded it? Or even snapped a pic of it, just for this reason?
 
2014-01-15 02:55:04 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Hey look, free shopping carts. I wonder what I can get for those if I break them down and scrap them?


That's not how you do it.  You want to sell them back to the store, as used carts, to replace the ones that somehow keep getting stolen.


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2014-01-15 03:01:14 PM

suburbanguy: TNel: suburbanguy: 4) Be charged with vandalism and destruction of private property.

Assuming the place doesn't have good parking lot cams good luck with proving it.  He did say come back in the AM to get the car, just deny it was you because if it was you that did it why leave the car.

You don't think the store would note his plate when they surrounded it? Or even snapped a pic of it, just for this reason?


I think you are missing the step of leaving the car there.
 
2014-01-15 03:15:27 PM
Dafuk?

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So I'm going to presume there is a Japanese guy smokin a joint pushing carts or something?
 
2014-01-15 03:23:17 PM
If you want to get cars out of your park space then why would you boot them or do something stupid like this?
 
2014-01-15 03:30:28 PM

suburbanguy: TNel: suburbanguy: 4) Be charged with vandalism and destruction of private property.

Assuming the place doesn't have good parking lot cams good luck with proving it.  He did say come back in the AM to get the car, just deny it was you because if it was you that did it why leave the car.

You don't think the store would note his plate when they surrounded it? Or even snapped a pic of it, just for this reason?


When I came back in the morning my car was surrounded by broken shopping carts and a cut up chain officer. These store guys are WEIRD.

(hint: They have to PROVE you did it, nit assume you did it)

No cameras, no proof.
 
2014-01-15 03:48:19 PM
According to the article the store owner does not have enough spaces. To solve this problem he he blocks up at least 3 other spaces with shopping carts to "punish" this one guy...
 
2014-01-15 03:59:53 PM

logieal: Dafuk?

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How's your organization doing with all the news sites reporting on Colorado? I mean, like, ALL the news sites.

I really wish old, clueless people would get out of the way and let non-idiots run things for awhile. I'd be happy to let them keep their salaries to do nothing. Just to get them to stop farking things up for the rest of us.
 
2014-01-15 05:50:43 PM

wildcardjack: Just curious, do they make you deposit a coin to unhook one cart from the next like Aldi? That's about the only way I could see making this circle hold.


Yeah it's a 1€ coin or the store-provided keychain to release the cart.
 
2014-01-15 06:00:23 PM

SpectroBoy: suburbanguy: TNel: suburbanguy: 4) Be charged with vandalism and destruction of private property.

Assuming the place doesn't have good parking lot cams good luck with proving it.  He did say come back in the AM to get the car, just deny it was you because if it was you that did it why leave the car.

You don't think the store would note his plate when they surrounded it? Or even snapped a pic of it, just for this reason?

When I came back in the morning my car was surrounded by broken shopping carts and a cut up chain officer. These store guys are WEIRD.

(hint: They have to PROVE you did it, nit assume you did it)

No cameras, no proof.


Sure. Good luck with that.
 
2014-01-15 06:14:35 PM

SpectroBoy: Looks like a downtown area.

1) Walk to the hardware store and buy bolt cutters.
2) Cut chain in multiple places and cut handles off of as many carts as you can be bothered with.
3) Come back for car in morning and ask why car is surrounded by damaged carts.


Or spend a euro, move the carts someplace (maybe somewhere...interesting), lock them back together, take your euro, and drive home.
 
2014-01-15 06:14:56 PM
I see they're taking a play out of the Charlie Kelly playbook on 'How to get cars to move'.

Also, congratulations. You wasted an additional 5 parking spaces shaming the idiot who left their car in one.
 
2014-01-15 07:01:24 PM

logieal: Dafuk?

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So I'm going to presume there is a Japanese guy smokin a joint pushing carts or something?


DAFUQ?  You're blocked because of a possible reference to marijuana?

What's it like working in a monastery?
 
2014-01-15 08:31:51 PM
If the shopping carts have those auto wheel locks then that person had to wait until the store was done punishing them.
 
2014-01-15 08:42:59 PM
Isn't that picture, like, several years old?
 
2014-01-16 03:49:17 AM

hitmanric: logieal: Dafuk?

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So I'm going to presume there is a Japanese guy smokin a joint pushing carts or something?

DAFUQ?  You're blocked because of a possible reference to marijuana?

What's it like working in a monastery?


I don't think marijauna is a concern working in a monastery, but i do think it would be a concern working for the federal government, or a police force.
 
2014-01-16 06:12:18 AM

ChrisDe: If I owned a grocery store, it would cost you a dollar to take a cart out of the store. But I'd pay you $1.10 when you bring it back. The money I paid out would still be less than paying some high school kid to sweep through the lot every 15 minutes. And customers would love shopping there, since the lot wouldn't be full of carts. Some customers would still leave their carts, but those would be scooped up by another customer (or homeless person) looking to cash in.


So instead of paying some high school kid to gather up the carts, you're going to pay one to stand at the door and make all these transactions as people come and go with them? Seeing as most grocery stores have at least two entrances, that means you will need to have two people doing this. As it stands now, the person who wrangles the carts is kept busy stocking shelves or cleaning when he's not getting carts, but you'll need to hire a third person to do that now. Real genius plan you have there.
 
2014-01-16 11:02:04 AM

ReapTheChaos: ChrisDe: If I owned a grocery store, it would cost you a dollar to take a cart out of the store. But I'd pay you $1.10 when you bring it back. The money I paid out would still be less than paying some high school kid to sweep through the lot every 15 minutes. And customers would love shopping there, since the lot wouldn't be full of carts. Some customers would still leave their carts, but those would be scooped up by another customer (or homeless person) looking to cash in.

So instead of paying some high school kid to gather up the carts, you're going to pay one to stand at the door and make all these transactions as people come and go with them? Seeing as most grocery stores have at least two entrances, that means you will need to have two people doing this. As it stands now, the person who wrangles the carts is kept busy stocking shelves or cleaning when he's not getting carts, but you'll need to hire a third person to do that now. Real genius plan you have there.


Or there will be an automated cart collector and dispenser, much as you see at many airports which already give a similar reward upon return.
 
2014-01-16 12:47:24 PM

WelldeadLink: ReapTheChaos: ChrisDe: If I owned a grocery store, it would cost you a dollar to take a cart out of the store. But I'd pay you $1.10 when you bring it back. The money I paid out would still be less than paying some high school kid to sweep through the lot every 15 minutes. And customers would love shopping there, since the lot wouldn't be full of carts. Some customers would still leave their carts, but those would be scooped up by another customer (or homeless person) looking to cash in.

So instead of paying some high school kid to gather up the carts, you're going to pay one to stand at the door and make all these transactions as people come and go with them? Seeing as most grocery stores have at least two entrances, that means you will need to have two people doing this. As it stands now, the person who wrangles the carts is kept busy stocking shelves or cleaning when he's not getting carts, but you'll need to hire a third person to do that now. Real genius plan you have there.

Or there will be an automated cart collector and dispenser, much as you see at many airports which already give a similar reward upon return.


Just what I want to do every time I go to the grocery store, stand there fumbling through my pockets for change so I can get a kart. Thanks, but I think I'll shop elsewhere.

Any more bright ideas people?
 
2014-01-16 01:25:40 PM

WelldeadLink: ReapTheChaos: ChrisDe: If I owned a grocery store, it would cost you a dollar to take a cart out of the store. But I'd pay you $1.10 when you bring it back. The money I paid out would still be less than paying some high school kid to sweep through the lot every 15 minutes. And customers would love shopping there, since the lot wouldn't be full of carts. Some customers would still leave their carts, but those would be scooped up by another customer (or homeless person) looking to cash in.

So instead of paying some high school kid to gather up the carts, you're going to pay one to stand at the door and make all these transactions as people come and go with them? Seeing as most grocery stores have at least two entrances, that means you will need to have two people doing this. As it stands now, the person who wrangles the carts is kept busy stocking shelves or cleaning when he's not getting carts, but you'll need to hire a third person to do that now. Real genius plan you have there.

Or there will be an automated cart collector and dispenser, much as you see at many airports which already give a similar reward upon return.


Yeah, what he said. One swipe of your card and you're on your way. Or drop in some change. You've got to have one or the other, otherwise you've got no business being in a grocery store.
 
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