So bring the swift reactionary driver that I am, I pulled into another space about 20 feet away. Lo and behold there lay another cart, though this time the cart was kind enough to let me pull in just enough so that my back side wasn’t ‘sticking out.’
And then I noticed the “Return Carts Here” sign just about 10 feet away. I crowned myself citizen-of-the-week after returning the cart to its proper home. I’ll never understand why people can’t walk an extra 10 feet to put their carts up. Instead they choose to leave them in parking spaces.
I believe, though I don’t have any ‘real research’ (just observation from my many trips to supermarkets and other large stores) that Wal Mart regularly ‘leads the league’ in most number of carts found in parking spaces.
I’ll never understand the mindset that says, “Just leave the cart here.” I guess its the same mindset of people who throw trash out their windows.
I’ll stop ranting now because I feel a little self righteous. And I just listened to a sermon yesterday that reminded me how we all fall into that trap. Nevertheless, if elected President, or any office with real power for that matter, I would propose stiff penalties for leaving carts in parking spaces. Nothing like flogging or public hanging, but more like a night in jail or community service or something.