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?
How much effort is it really to return your shopping cart to the nearest corral the supermarkets provide in their parking lots? Not much, if we’re honest, even if it’s two weeks before Christmas, we’re sick of the pandemic, and the rain is coming down.
Yet there are people who evidently can’t be bothered. They’re not thinking of fellow customers, who have to drive around obstacles like these. As though densely packed lots aren’t tricky enough.
They have no regard for the hapless young “associates” employed to round up carts and return them to the store. Do we think it’s fun for them to chase all over the lot after strays like these?
Suppose it’s windy and a gust blows up. No problem when the empty carts are fenced in. But here, they could be blown this way and that, putting a dent in somebody’s body work before they’re though. There goes a thousand bucks for a new car door.
What we’re seeing, then, is what you get when people have no sense of what’s right and what a decent person would do. It may seem like a little thing, sure. But if you’re thoughtless and lazy here, chances are you’re the same way in everything else.
So next time, before you get in your car and leave, put the damn cart were it belongs. (hh)