High Priced Shopping Carts
I’m in the parking lot of Sam’s Club today loading the trunk of my car with some stuff I had bought. I’m walking my shopping cart over to the metal whatever you call it that sits in a spot to collect carts. I’m reading the sign which says “Help keep your costs low by putting your carts here”. What I want to know is why exactly does the placement of my shopping cart affects the prices of what I buy? I mean the minimum wage flunkie who collects the carts from the yard will get the same minimum wage whether my cart is in the metal bin for the carts, or in the back end of the entire parking lot. I mean really – is the price of my can of peas going to be affected because my shopping cart is 5 spaces away from the assigned spot? Another example of dumb ass labeling.
And while I’m at it, what’s with people who can’t line up their carts in the assigned areas? 95% of the time, I go to put my cart there, and the thing has about 6 carts actually in the metal collector, while another 25 or so are all lined up on the outside of the thing starting to block lanes of traffic in the parking lot. It really cheeses me off that people are so afraid to actually push the carts into each other where they belong. I mean if people did that, the 6,000 shopping carts they have on the outside would all line up and fit inside the collection area nicely. No, these housewives who don’t want to push a shopping cart anyway, feel it’s OK to block my car and my way because they don’t want to exert any effort into lining up a shopping cart properly. Take the three seconds and actually push the shopping cart into the one in front of you please so you don’t have 50,000 shopping carts all over the parking lot.
Oh and one last thing – to the people who work at Wal-Mart. It is NOT OK to get on the PA of the store and scream at the top of your lungs for all the employees to go out on a Buggy roundup. First off, they’re not friggin buggies, they’re shopping carts. Second, you don’t need to scream into the friggin PA system. Third, stop hanging up the phone while the PA is still open. All of us shoppers don’t need to hear the fact that you have no ability to properly use a PA system by slamming down the phone before disconnecting the line, instead of the other way around like you should be doing. Stupid Wal-Mart employees. My wife works at Borders and in their training on how to run the store, they’re told “Now don’t use the PA system like Wal-Mart does – disconnect the line before hanging up, we don’t want to look stupid”. Heh.