The other day, I am pulling into the Kroger parking lot to make a quick milk (and ice cream even though it was not on the list) run for my wife. In my search for that up close spot that is 5 feet away from that spot that is just too far away, I go down my favorite isle to find a parking spot right towards the front! It’s my lucky day! I don’t have to exert the extra energy that it takes to walk 20 feet thanks to this incredibly close white line, rectangle home for my truck. I turn the corner and what do I find? A grocery cart sitting in the middle of the parking spot.
You have to be freaking kidding me? What is it about people that make them believe that this kind of behavior in a modern society is acceptable? Why do they think that they are so incredibly awesome that the rules of normal grocery cart usage does not apply to them? Do they really think it is ok to leave their empty grocery cart in a parking spot and drive away when the kind people at Kroger have made a metal enclosure built for grocery cart containment just 15 feet away from your parking spot? To make matters worse…the grocery store has made MULTIPLE stations that their sole purpose is to contain these roll-able, car denting, space taking carts so that you do not have to make your lazy ass walk too far away from your motor vehicle.
Remember the days when there wasn’t a metal containment area and you had to walk the cart all the way back into the store? I swear that we have more rogue carts now than we did then and this is all on the heals of trying to make cart return an easier process. I really have a hard time believing that the general population is still that selfish. What goes through the head of a typical consumer as they leave their empty cart in a parking spot. Are they just too lazy to walk? Do they think they are above the rules? Or do they just not care?
I hope that karma steps in and every time they leave a grocery cart in a parking lot their next trip to the grocery store is going to include a rogue cart leaving a huge scratch and dent on their car. Sooner or later…they would have to get annoyed enough and put 2 and 2 together. We could change the behavior of one selfish ass one dent at a time until their beautiful BMW looks like a beater.