HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

What this says about some among us

Written December 11th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

What are we looking at here? A legacy of lazy shoppers? A symptom of impatience brought on by Covid-19? Or a sign that the collapse of civilization is closer than we thought?


On Periwinkle Creek, somebody cleaned up!

Written March 18th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Wish I knew who got the shopping carts out of a section of Periwinkle Creek in the last few weeks. I don’t. All I know is that the debris I noticed there a couple of months ago has been removed.


Albany cart law looks like a flop

Written January 19th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

In 2008, the Albany City Council passed a law intended to help return stolen shopping carts to the stores that own them. Almost 11 years later, we can see it hasn’t worked well, if at all.


Unsolved: Shopping cart mess

Written October 12th, 2013 by

If you want to buy a shopping cart, you can find one online for about $150. They are not, in other words, free or even cheap. You would think that stores are concerned about the theft of an item that costs $150 or thereabouts to replace. But so far they haven’t managed to prevent this […]


 
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