Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Shopping Cart Dilemma
One of my pet peeves is when people leave their shopping carts all over the parking lot. Can't they walk their lazy bum a few more yards and put it in the correct place?
A few weeks ago I had a moment of shopping cart dilemma as I was leaving the store. Keep in mind that I'm a weakling and it's hard to carry the baby in his car seat for too long. I already started the car to cool it down and strapped the baby in. How do I get the cart back in the corral? Do I leave the baby and rush the cart back or do I become like all those other people and leave the cart by my car? After contemplating for a few seconds, I looked over at a guy parked next to me. He pushed a cart to his car, unloaded the case of beer, jumped in his car and drove away (with probably not a second thought as to the cart he just left in the WRONG place). I felt like reprimanding a total stranger so I finally made a decision. Pushing as fast as I could, I left my car running and the baby in the car. The cart was returned to the CORRECT place.
I would like to say that I've come up with a plan to prevent future shopping cart dilemmas but I'm still unsure as how to do it the right way. Do I leave the baby in the car unattended or leave the cart in the parking lot? Maybe, I just need to start working out so I can carry the heavy car seat from the shopping cart corral to the car. OR even better...maybe I won't go grocery shopping anymore.