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Shopping carts ... again

I know I’ve talked about this before, but I feel the need to mention it again because I can’t see any improvement in a human behavior that simply makes me crazy.
Why do shoppers believe it is acceptable to leave their carts in the middle of parking lots, and not return them to the store … or a nearby cart corral? Do they somehow believe they are doing someone a favor by leaving that cart where the next shopper can grab it before entering the store?
Bulletin: shopping carts have wheels and Kansas has a lot of wind. Assuming insurance deductible rates, a cart-to-the-quarter panel could cost your fellow shopper between 250 and 500 dollars.
If you are ill or injured, why not ask the bagger to help you take your groceries to your car?
Then too, those few extra steps returning the cart might improve your health.
Beyond that, you’ll realize the satisfaction of consideration of other people’s property and simple personal responsibility.
Our thought for today is from Joan Didion:
“Character – the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life – is the source from which self respect springs.”

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03/23/2012 1:14AM
Shopping carts ... again
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