Tuesday, May 22, 2007

“I Will Most Likely Not Be Your Friend If…”

You refuse to respect the Cart Corral.

I was trying to think of a more difficult, more intelligent, if you will, way to say this, but I can’t. If you aren't able to return your free and provided shopping cart to its designated area, we can't run with the same crowd.
Did the bush in the middle of the parking lot provide you with a cart? Alright, then don’t put it back there. The height of laziness exists in the lack of an ability to walk ten feet and return a shopping cart to its clearly marked home. The signs do not read “Please Don’t Return Your Cart. Our Employees Will Take Time Out of Their Real Jobs to Clean Up After You Lethargic, Self-Obsessed Shoppers Who Have Nothing Better to Do Than Ignore Easy to Follow Rules.”

This is what you're teaching your kids: Their energy is far more important than giving respect to other people’s property, and it’s totally fine to unashamedly ignore a business’s attempt at keeping its’ property maintained and easily accessible. Also, it’s no problem if you want to leave a cart in a parking spot, it’s not like law-abiding citizens use those for anything. Ever.


Ashleigh said...

Case in point:

I was at the store over my lunch break and someone I am NOT friends with pushed a shopping cart up against the back of the Cart Corral and left it there.

I believe this to be an even worse offense than totally disregarding the Corral.

We're breeding a nation of half-assers and nobody can convince me otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Amen! I couldnt agree more. Seriously, people, it's not that hard!!!