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2014-01-24 09:00:11 AM
Kids have to learn about physics sooner or later.  Shopping carts make for excellent center of gravity experiments.
 
2014-01-24 09:00:29 AM
Whatever happened to "whom?"  Doesn't anybody use "whom" anymore?
 
2014-01-24 09:00:46 AM
manilovefilms.com

Look I've got some thoughts on this as well, believe it, but can we please focus here?
 
2014-01-24 09:01:41 AM
Are these legitimate sporting carts, or are these assault carts?
 
2014-01-24 09:05:17 AM

fireclown: Are these legitimate sporting carts, or are these assault carts?



Assault carts got banned in the early 90s.

img.fark.net
 
2014-01-24 09:06:35 AM

jayhawk88: [manilovefilms.com image 400x252]

Look I've got some thoughts on this as well, believe it, but can we please focus here?


came here for this.
 
2014-01-24 09:08:18 AM
The shopping cart's design, incidentally, was created by Sylvan Goldman, owner of the now-defunct Humpty-Dumpty grocery chain.

Do the math, parents.
 
2014-01-24 09:09:42 AM
Lest you think the worst supermarket threat to your kids lurks in the aisle aisle, a new study has found that perhaps the scariest hazard of all is your shopping cart.

Lest you ran out of things to be scared of, we found a new thing for you to be scared of.  You're welcome.
 
2014-01-24 09:12:48 AM
We should definitely ban shopping carts. That would limit people to as much as they could carry in one trip. Probably put Walmart out of business, but is that a bad thing?
 
2014-01-24 09:15:31 AM

Invincible Sky Lizard: Whatever happened to "whom?"  Doesn't anybody use "whom" anymore?


Knock knock: "Who's there?"
"To"
"To who?"
"To whom..."
 
2014-01-24 09:35:59 AM
Can we please have a serious discussion in this country about shopping cart control? Does the average citizen REALLY need to buy so much stuff at one time that they need a big box with wheels to carry it all? What are you compensating for, anyways? I guess that 65 injured kids per day is just the price we have to pay so that your fat ass can get 200 boxes of Hot Pockets from the store to your car. At the very least we need to limit the number of shopping carts available at any one store to 8. We also need to limit the amount of add-ons you can put on a cart. Baby carrier? Fine. Price scanner? Okay. Both? What the hell is your problem, cart-nut? Are you trying to kill us all!??
 
2014-01-24 09:39:44 AM
Tagline:  Shopping carts hurt 66 children a day, 65 of them who just watched reruns of "Jackass"

Or:

Shopping carts hurt 66 children a day, 65 of whom just watched reruns of "Jackass"

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2014-01-24 09:43:17 AM
I have a burning hatred for the dumbass parents who let their kids hang on the side of the shopping cart like it's a firetruck. When I worked at Trader Joe's, not a week went by that I didn't have to grab one of those just as it was about to tip over and splatter a kid on the cement floor.

I had one case of a 5-year old crouched in the cart, her 7-year old sister hanging on the side, and I'm checking them out.  The cart starts to tip while my hands are full of groceries, and I did a 2-finger save by grabbing the wire frame of the cart and yanking it up.  The 7-year-old would have been crushed between the cart and a shelving unit, and her freaked out sister would probably have stepped on her head.  Congrats, parents, you almost broke your kid's neck.  And I appreciate you not thanking me for saving your kid, too.
 
2014-01-24 09:44:57 AM
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2014-01-24 09:53:59 AM

Mister Buttons: fireclown: Are these legitimate sporting carts, or are these assault carts?


Assault carts got banned in the early 90s.

[img.fark.net image 744x384]


**wild applause**

/also, Dat @55.  O-o/m
 
zez
2014-01-24 10:11:37 AM
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2014-01-24 10:12:32 AM
That's news. The real news is that most injuries can be traced to undisciplined kids and inattentive parents. Shopping carts are just a handy dandy tool for them that belongs to suable persons.
 
2014-01-24 10:22:30 AM

jmsvrsn: That's news. The real news is that most injuries can be traced to undisciplined kids and inattentive parents. Shopping carts are just a handy dandy tool for them that belongs to suable persons.


God I hate that line.  Jesus you can only be so attentive, if you are looking one way and something happens behind you go ahead and blame that on being unattentive if that makes you feel better.  I'm not saying some parents aren't the kind you want to slap silly but sometimes accidents do happen.  I was at the dentist office a few weeks ago and this couple had this about 3-4 year old that was roaming all around.  I wouldn't care so much if he wasn't roaming around with a bottle of pepsi and then tossed it infront of the door you go back, so what do these great parents do?  They look at the bottle on the ground then keep on talking with each other.  The nurse/hygenists (whatever) comes out and almost trips over it and they kind of act suprised when she's like "is this yours?".

My kids learned the hard way about center of gravity when they all jumped on one side of the cart when it was empty.  Needless to say they won't be doing that again, caught it half way down but they tumbled.  Was getting the other one out of the car at the time so I guess you can say I was unattentive.
 
2014-01-24 10:23:07 AM
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2014-01-24 10:26:41 AM
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Ant
2014-01-24 10:43:59 AM

FrancoFile: I have a burning hatred for the dumbass parents who let their kids hang on the side of the shopping cart like it's a firetruck. When I worked at Trader Joe's, not a week went by that I didn't have to grab one of those just as it was about to tip over and splatter a kid on the cement floor.

I had one case of a 5-year old crouched in the cart, her 7-year old sister hanging on the side, and I'm checking them out.  The cart starts to tip while my hands are full of groceries, and I did a 2-finger save by grabbing the wire frame of the cart and yanking it up.  The 7-year-old would have been crushed between the cart and a shelving unit, and her freaked out sister would probably have stepped on her head.  Congrats, parents, you almost broke your kid's neck.  And I appreciate you not thanking me for saving your kid, too.


GET AWAY FROM MY CHILDREN!!!!!!
 
2014-01-24 10:44:38 AM

fireclown: Mister Buttons: fireclown: Are these legitimate sporting carts, or are these assault carts?


Assault carts got banned in the early 90s.

[img.fark.net image 744x384]

**wild applause**

/also, Dat @55.  O-o/m


That is some kind of divide by zero obscure.  

markfara: The shopping cart's design, incidentally, was created by Sylvan Goldman, owner of the now-defunct Humpty-Dumpty grocery chain.

Do the math, parents.


www.cybergorillas.com

/Mister Buttons comes out of the gate strong with a relevant nearly obscure Married with Children image, but  Monoski comes from behind for a tie with the animal house rape of a minor scene.
 
Ant
2014-01-24 10:47:53 AM
I was almost severely injured by a shopping cart when I was a kid. I was standing on the playground of my school, when one of the bigger kids shoved me out of the way. A split second later, a shopping cart violently crashed into the brick wall near the spot where I was standing. We never found out who did it.

/CSB
 
2014-01-24 11:05:11 AM

Ant: FrancoFile: I have a burning hatred for the dumbass parents who let their kids hang on the side of the shopping cart like it's a firetruck. When I worked at Trader Joe's, not a week went by that I didn't have to grab one of those just as it was about to tip over and splatter a kid on the cement floor.

I had one case of a 5-year old crouched in the cart, her 7-year old sister hanging on the side, and I'm checking them out.  The cart starts to tip while my hands are full of groceries, and I did a 2-finger save by grabbing the wire frame of the cart and yanking it up.  The 7-year-old would have been crushed between the cart and a shelving unit, and her freaked out sister would probably have stepped on her head.  Congrats, parents, you almost broke your kid's neck.  And I appreciate you not thanking me for saving your kid, too.

GET AWAY FROM MY CHILDREN!!!!!!


I say "LET THEM CRASH."

/really, you have to make mistakes to learn, the more it hurts the better you remember.
 
2014-01-24 11:07:27 AM

Ant: I was almost severely injured by a shopping cart when I was a kid. I was standing on the playground of my school, when one of the bigger kids shoved me out of the way. A split second later, a shopping cart violently crashed into the brick wall near the spot where I was standing. We never found out who did it.

/CSB


I used to drive up behind shopping carts left out in parking lots.  Get them going 60 miles an hour or so and then stop and watch them crash into the wall.  I almost hit a kid once, never found out who he was.

/joking about the kid part.
 
2014-01-24 11:15:31 AM

FrancoFile: I have a burning hatred for the dumbass parents who let their kids hang on the side of the shopping cart like it's a firetruck. When I worked at Trader Joe's, not a week went by that I didn't have to grab one of those just as it was about to tip over and splatter a kid on the cement floor.

I had one case of a 5-year old crouched in the cart, her 7-year old sister hanging on the side, and I'm checking them out.  The cart starts to tip while my hands are full of groceries, and I did a 2-finger save by grabbing the wire frame of the cart and yanking it up.  The 7-year-old would have been crushed between the cart and a shelving unit, and her freaked out sister would probably have stepped on her head.  Congrats, parents, you almost broke your kid's neck.  And I appreciate you not thanking me for saving your kid, too.


What's worse are the morons that actually let their kids ride on the bottom shelf of the cart.  Unless they're just regretting parenthood, I don't get it.
 
2014-01-24 11:46:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJLnijp3RRU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubc70k5L6qY

oh hell, there's a ton of compilations too, but these two girl faceplants should get you started if you haven't seen them yet..
 
2014-01-24 12:25:58 PM

strutin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJLnijp3RRU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubc70k5L6qY

oh hell, there's a ton of compilations too, but these two girl faceplants should get you started if you haven't seen them yet..


First girl: I plant her face somewhere, if you know what I mean.
 
Ant
2014-01-24 01:09:02 PM

TheGogmagog: Ant: I was almost severely injured by a shopping cart when I was a kid. I was standing on the playground of my school, when one of the bigger kids shoved me out of the way. A split second later, a shopping cart violently crashed into the brick wall near the spot where I was standing. We never found out who did it.

/CSB

I used to drive up behind shopping carts left out in parking lots.  Get them going 60 miles an hour or so and then stop and watch them crash into the wall.  I almost hit a kid once, never found out who he was.

/joking about the kid part.


It seemed to have been going pretty fast. I wonder if that's what happened.
 
2014-01-24 01:17:27 PM
Considering the number of shopping carts, the number of idiot kids and the number of idiot parents 66 a day sound kinda low.
 
2014-01-24 02:25:52 PM
Or...
Every day there are 66 parent/child combos that are not smarter than a shopping cart.
 
2014-01-24 03:41:08 PM
I think if we try, if we really focus, we can get this up to an even hundred per day.
It's a dream, but working together, it's one I think we can achieve!
 
2014-01-24 03:42:03 PM

TNel: jmsvrsn: That's news. The real news is that most injuries can be traced to undisciplined kids and inattentive parents. Shopping carts are just a handy dandy tool for them that belongs to suable persons.

God I hate that line.  Jesus you can only be so attentive, if you are looking one way and something happens behind you go ahead and blame that on being unattentive if that makes you feel better.  I'm not saying some parents aren't the kind you want to slap silly but sometimes accidents do happen.  I was at the dentist office a few weeks ago and this couple had this about 3-4 year old that was roaming all around.  I wouldn't care so much if he wasn't roaming around with a bottle of pepsi and then tossed it infront of the door you go back, so what do these great parents do?  They look at the bottle on the ground then keep on talking with each other.  The nurse/hygenists (whatever) comes out and almost trips over it and they kind of act suprised when she's like "is this yours?".

My kids learned the hard way about center of gravity when they all jumped on one side of the cart when it was empty.  Needless to say they won't be doing that again, caught it half way down but they tumbled.  Was getting the other one out of the car at the time so I guess you can say I was unattentive.


I have no idea where you are going here.  You say how you hate that line because "shiat happens" then go on to describe the type of real inattentiveness that causes accidents.

If you have ever been at a grocery store on regular basis and paid any attention you would know that people with kids should have to sign a release to get a cart because they seem to think it is  a babysitter/jungle gym combo.  I commonly see a 8-9 year old pushing around their younger sibling standing up in the basket around the store behind their mom.
 
2014-01-24 04:11:08 PM

IRQ12: TNel: jmsvrsn: That's news. The real news is that most injuries can be traced to undisciplined kids and inattentive parents. Shopping carts are just a handy dandy tool for them that belongs to suable persons.

God I hate that line.  Jesus you can only be so attentive, if you are looking one way and something happens behind you go ahead and blame that on being unattentive if that makes you feel better.  I'm not saying some parents aren't the kind you want to slap silly but sometimes accidents do happen.  I was at the dentist office a few weeks ago and this couple had this about 3-4 year old that was roaming all around.  I wouldn't care so much if he wasn't roaming around with a bottle of pepsi and then tossed it infront of the door you go back, so what do these great parents do?  They look at the bottle on the ground then keep on talking with each other.  The nurse/hygenists (whatever) comes out and almost trips over it and they kind of act suprised when she's like "is this yours?".

My kids learned the hard way about center of gravity when they all jumped on one side of the cart when it was empty.  Needless to say they won't be doing that again, caught it half way down but they tumbled.  Was getting the other one out of the car at the time so I guess you can say I was unattentive.

I have no idea where you are going here.  You say how you hate that line because "shiat happens" then go on to describe the type of real inattentiveness that causes accidents.

If you have ever been at a grocery store on regular basis and paid any attention you would know that people with kids should have to sign a release to get a cart because they seem to think it is  a babysitter/jungle gym combo.  I commonly see a 8-9 year old pushing around their younger sibling standing up in the basket around the store behind their mom.


Yeah.

Tell your kids "No hanging on the side. You will get hurt and it's against the rules.  Because the grocery store people said so, and because I said so."  If they then hang on the side for as much as a second, punishment when they get home.

Granted, if you've farked up their judgement and values system by making all the cool stuff forbidden, and all the forbidden stuff cool, then this won't work.  But in that case, you have bigger problems than shopping carts coming down the pike.
 
2014-01-24 06:29:11 PM

TNel: jmsvrsn: That's news. The real news is that most injuries can be traced to undisciplined kids and inattentive parents. Shopping carts are just a handy dandy tool for them that belongs to suable persons.

God I hate that line.  Jesus you can only be so attentive, if you are looking one way and something happens behind you go ahead and blame that on being unattentive if that makes you feel better.  I'm not saying some parents aren't the kind you want to slap silly but sometimes accidents do happen.  I was at the dentist office a few weeks ago and this couple had this about 3-4 year old that was roaming all around.  I wouldn't care so much if he wasn't roaming around with a bottle of pepsi and then tossed it infront of the door you go back, so what do these great parents do?  They look at the bottle on the ground then keep on talking with each other.  The nurse/hygenists (whatever) comes out and almost trips over it and they kind of act suprised when she's like "is this yours?".

My kids learned the hard way about center of gravity when they all jumped on one side of the cart when it was empty.  Needless to say they won't be doing that again, caught it half way down but they tumbled.  Was getting the other one out of the car at the time so I guess you can say I was unattentive.


No, it's called bad priorities.  When out with your kids, the kids are the first to get your attention.  Everything else can wait if needs be.

ex. Mom looking at coupons and shopping list.  Jimmy jumps on the side of the cart.  Mom immediately attends to his poor choice before he gets hurt, then she returns to coupons.

There is nothing hard about it.  Although, I'm not a self indulgent douche that has to shop in a huge hurry to get to the gym.
 
2014-01-25 04:19:25 PM

lack of warmth: TNel: jmsvrsn: That's news. The real news is that most injuries can be traced to undisciplined kids and inattentive parents. Shopping carts are just a handy dandy tool for them that belongs to suable persons.

God I hate that line.  Jesus you can only be so attentive, if you are looking one way and something happens behind you go ahead and blame that on being unattentive if that makes you feel better.  I'm not saying some parents aren't the kind you want to slap silly but sometimes accidents do happen.  I was at the dentist office a few weeks ago and this couple had this about 3-4 year old that was roaming all around.  I wouldn't care so much if he wasn't roaming around with a bottle of pepsi and then tossed it infront of the door you go back, so what do these great parents do?  They look at the bottle on the ground then keep on talking with each other.  The nurse/hygenists (whatever) comes out and almost trips over it and they kind of act suprised when she's like "is this yours?".

My kids learned the hard way about center of gravity when they all jumped on one side of the cart when it was empty.  Needless to say they won't be doing that again, caught it half way down but they tumbled.  Was getting the other one out of the car at the time so I guess you can say I was unattentive.

No, it's called bad priorities.  When out with your kids, the kids are the first to get your attention.  Everything else can wait if needs be.

ex. Mom looking at coupons and shopping list.  Jimmy jumps on the side of the cart.  Mom immediately attends to his poor choice before he gets hurt, then she returns to coupons.

There is nothing hard about it.  Although, I'm not a self indulgent douche that has to shop in a huge hurry to get to the gym.


Seriously.  I find "be good and you can pick out a cookie" to work when they are small, followed by "sit on your bottom NOW" if necessary, and if they start to stand in the seat, I grab them and plop them back down.  If they're big enough to be walking instead of in the cart, then the threat of lost privileges (accompanied by a history of actually following through) is all it takes.  I find the bigger threat to be carts that are not in good working order.  I've had to skip over using quite a few because the plastic flap on the seat is cracked and waiting to cut or pinch kid thighs.
 
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