The Shopping Cart Theory

Blitty

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Which one of you POS doesn’t put the cart away?

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Boner_18

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Or at the very least one of those guys who puts the front wheels up on the curb?
 

Tron

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Interestingly enough, I was generally an abandoner pre-Covid 19 (the 14 and 15 year olds that Publix hires can only do two tasks, bagging and shopping cart retrieval).

But when C-19 hit I was like “damn these people have to work like crazy during a pandemic I gotta return this fokken cart”.

So now I always return and will continue to do so post C-19. I know the 14-15 year old tasks because I made my oldest son apply for a job at Publix.
 

CASPERWAIT$

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I never use carts. I’m a handbasket guy.

Now my father, he takes two 4 mile walks a day. His route brings him by a supermarket in NJ. He takes ALL the stray carts and brings them back to the cart area...and unleashes the quarters that you need to deposit to get a cart. My dad has done this for years now and has amassed hundreds in quarters.

I’m not even kidding.
 

reno cool

leave well enough alone
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I doubt the shopping cart test is a litmus test for anything :hmm:
however, I will say it's interesting that I will consider not putting it away if I'm in a bad mood. If I see a gathering of carts in the improper place, I might add mine, if the designated spot is far away or there's obstacles/ traffic in the way.
 

Archie

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I always put it back, and I'll take any other scragglers I see nearby as well. I've had at least 3 stray shopping carts get blown by wind into my doors while I was inside shopping. And nothing is more annoying than starting to pull into an empty spot and there is a shopping cart left there or blown by the wind there.

but it gives me way too big of a boost to my self esteem and super ego, every time I do it. It's way out of sync with the actual action.

Like you'd think in my brain, I just rescued a baby and a dog from a burning house. I kind of expect people getting into and out of their cars to stop and applaud me.
 

Matty

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^ I get the same Jesus-like feeling of grandeur when I pick up a trash can that's been blown onto the road.
 

roguejuror

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reno I was using masks and gloves way before the pandemic

that's the metaphor to the roguejuror persona

the fact that you can't go out to buy some toilet paper without being tracked by half a dozen corporations and agencies via plate readers, surveillance cameras, card transactions and phone trackers is what you should rage about
 

Boner_18

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Tried to take a video of myself returning my cart this AM but took pictures instead. There's way to many camera modes. Me no pro.
 

reno cool

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reno I was using masks and gloves way before the pandemic

that's the metaphor to the roguejuror persona

the fact that you can't go out to buy some toilet paper without being tracked by half a dozen corporations and agencies via plate readers, surveillance cameras, card transactions and phone trackers is what you should rage about
Yes I rage about that. That's practically my main complaint. The system setup for a person to be totally dependent on the approval of government/corporations and their exploitation.
 

Vegas Dave

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reno I was using masks and gloves way before the pandemic

that's the metaphor to the roguejuror persona

the fact that you can't go out to buy some toilet paper without being tracked by half a dozen corporations and agencies via plate readers, surveillance cameras, card transactions and phone trackers is what you should rage about
This x1000