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2/15/2013 9:58:00 PM
Letter: Put shopping carts back in their racks

EDITOR:

Why do people find it so difficult to return their shopping carts to the racks designed to hold them? In between cars is not the place to put them. Why should I have to park my car farther out or disrupt the cars around me just because you are too lazy to return your cart to the proper place? If it is raining out and you don't want to get wet, don't shop! It's very simple, people. Let's get with it.

Lance Williams

Prescott


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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013
Article comment by: @Majoring on the minors .

Really? we are talking about rude people that are too lazy to return a shopping cart sometimes within a few feet. I know the rest of the world has issues but when you come up with a solution for it, let us know.

Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: Majoring on the minors

What a tiny problem to complain about. Consider the situation of people in countries like North Korea, where they would give up anything for the chance to have access to enough food to avoid starvation, let alone an entire store with hundreds of options! I'd hate for them to witness such a petty concern.

Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: ? ?

@hmm people
If it was so horrendous you should have quit at that time. It does not matter what the subject is in the paper, everyone has a complaint...it is ridiculous! I must admit you see the same fools posting there nonsense but come on....stop whining, get out from behind your pc and go make a difference.


Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: Hmm People

@ ??
Have you worked at a job that required you to push carts back inside the store from the corral and all over the parking lot? Most ppl who never had to push carts back inside a store, don't know how hard it is. I have and I've done it in snow and in 105 degree weather and its not FUN!!!! I have every right to gripe about ppl leaving their carts in the parking lot because I used to do that for a living!!!!



Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: The Rev

We cannot independently wipe out hunger or poverty but we can be courteous in our daily lives. There is no celebrity ribbon wearing campaign for simple gestures yet they matter. Though their profits are slim in economical and on egocentric terms one is all the richer from such labour.

Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: TO JACK MAY

"There was a study done on people who leave shopping carts in the parking lot instead of pushing them back to the corral. It turns out that 97.8% of these people also watch American Idol, and CNN news. "

Don't you mean FOX news?


Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: CorycartsC Saz

@michael in Prescott I like it, it works in airports to get people to return luggage carts.

Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: @ Cordes Coyote

That made my day!

Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: ? ?

WOW. People in this town will complain and be so upset about such trivial things as a shopping cart out of place. WOW

Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: Just Sayin'

I drove round and round in the parking lot one day locally, and the only open space had a cart sitting in the middle. I had watched the person leave it there and get into their car next to it. Needless to say, that fired me up, since they inconsiderately blocked the only open space in the entire lot by not putting their cart away(50 feet away in the aisle). Immediately I stopped my car right behind hers, in the driving lane, got out, gave her a "look at this" look, walked her empty cart to the aisle, walked back, gave her another "see what you should do, if you weren't so selfish????)look, backed up so I could park my own car in the empty spot. People are so completely self-absorbed that they don't even realize other people exist. These were likely people who were raised to contribute nothing to society, and think that everyone else owes them. They are probably the same kind of people who actually stop walking in the crosswalk to text, while a line of cars wait for them to get on with their life.

Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: Joe Scott

STEALING CARTS - How about the people who actually steal the smaller carts from Albertson's???? The smaller carts are so much easier for us "older' customers yet the selfish, inconsiderate people who live close to the grocery store just push them to their houses and never return them. Why doesn't the store have them arressted? Because of their selfish and inconsiderate act - the rest of us end up paying for it in higher prices. Thanks a lot to those people who think only of themselves and actually steal the carts.

Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: common seriously

If I start putting my cart back there will be a lot of courtesy clerks out of jobs. Job security my friends. Just helpin out. Your welcome.

Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Article comment by: Peter Smith

Better yet are the fools that use the carts to bring their food back to their homes and then leave the carts on the side of the road. There is a law, fine the people that do that and charge them with stealing.

Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Article comment by: Hey Jim Shoes

Does the dumbing down of America include those people who cannot spell aisle?

Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Article comment by: Jack May

There was a study done on people who leave shopping carts in the parking lot instead of pushing them back to the corral. It turns out that 97.8% of these people also watch American Idol, and CNN news. Who knew ??

Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Article comment by: @ Really? Huh?

Shopping carts can damage vehicles and while that might not be of importance to you, it is for some of us. Perhaps your vehicle looks like a bad of knees and it wouldn't matter if it got hit? I think your remark about an "all about me" society is not relevant to this letter.

Thanks for participating.


Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Article comment by: Selfish Individuals Are We

yes, we are a selfish and self-centered, lazy generation. No manners, morals, or values and don't care what anyone thinks. This concludes our new and modern attitude of today.

Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Article comment by: Lots of free time

To: "Really? Huh? (duh!)", so, let me get this straight. You're taking time and energy to write a comment about someone that you think is wasting time and energy writing a letter to the editor about issues that you think are irrelevant? Sad, but true, I suppose. Talk about someone needing to "get over" themselves.

Anyway, I hope you encounter many shopping carts in your path, lots of high-beam lights in your face, nobody opening a door for you etc. I'm sure when you do, you'll just tell yourself to "get over it"...and remember that "it's not all about me".

Thanks for joining the discussion today.


Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Article comment by: Tongue-in-Cheek .

Some things OTHER PEOPLE do/or don't do simply bugs the hell out of a certain slice of our liberal society. My guess is the complainers were probably beaten severely as children for not picking up their dirty laundry. Personally, I focus on the full cart racks and conclude that a majority of people DO put their cart in the rack. Alas, some people even throw their trash on the ground when there is a trash container 10 feet away. I guess as a society we better clamp down on these lazy renegades maybe even ticket them with a fine.

Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Article comment by: SPEAKING OF GOLF CARTS

Prescott taxpayers should give till it hurts .

Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Article comment by: Cordes Coyote

It's not well known, but so-called "shopping carts" are actually the first silicon-based life form to successfully colonize this planet. When you look at them, they try to appear innocuous and like they are rolling at random, but they are actually grazing the parking lot in search of polychlorides which fuel their digestion, and will bolt if spooked. Stores hire teams of dauntless youths to roam far and wide through every kind of weather, hunting down strays, braving stampedes, and driving them into the waiting corrals of supermarkets, where their wills are broken and they become beasts of burden.

Hats off to these young men and women.


Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Article comment by: Michael in Prescott

Let's see if we can solve the problem and creat a job at the same time.

Have the stores that supply shopping carts charge a $5.00 rental fee for carts taken outside of the store.

Hire someone and put them in a kiosk outside the store. Carts returned to the kiosk are refunded their $5.00, for each cart left in the lot and collected by the kiosk employee, they receive $4.00.

Should sove the problem:-)


Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Article comment by: Jim Shoes

Why don't you add the clueless people who stop in the middle of an isle with their shopping cart to look at something on the shelf while the isle is blocked by their cart. The country has been dumbed down for so many years it seems like the majority just can't think or use common sense any longer.
Really? Huh? hit the nail on the head, ME ME ME!


Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Article comment by: real america

I usually grab a cart on my way INTO the store, and save the cart person at least one cart to haul in. Hey, I'm going into the store anyway and I need a cart, so why not wheel one in!

Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Article comment by: The liberal or the conservative perspective

We call it, the first Wednesday of the month syndrome. A couple of years ago when it was first discovered, it was a party everyone could have fun at, today, it's last call without any place left to go.
Would think part of being lazy, is expecting someone else to make you feel happy.



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