23 August 2007

Walmart Shopping Carts

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Picture from my local JC Walmart!

Having to go to Walmart three nights running, I began a weird personal conversation with myself about Walmart carts. I am incredibly picky about my Walmart cart. If I push it off the carpet and a wheel wobbles, I abandon it and go get another. I will accept a cart that has a pleasant sound on the tile but if a wheel is off and it is a noticeably loud sound, yep, that's right, I abandon it. Last night I had to abandon three carts before I found one that "sounded" right.

I also am starting to carry some antibacterial wipes to wipe off the handle. I got grossed out the other day when I watched a baby and a mom .... need not go there today. The greeter will wipe off my cart if he sees me come in. He gives me this strange little look... I think he knows I am the Cart Deserter.

So now if you see an abandoned cart at Walmart, maybe there is some other crazed woman out there who has decided that she needs a little place to demand perfection in her life.

4 comments :

  1. You crack me up Terri!

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  2. LOL! you are too funny!

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  3. Terri,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day...you're shopping cart desertions sound like something I might do...I seem to manage to always get the cart w/the squeakest wheel...or the one that can only turn right at every other aisle...you know something odd like that...it usually doesn't happen right away either, it usually happens once I have the basket too full to endure re-loading a new one...and too far away from the front to "grab" another...I have seen some "near" empty carts around me...on many of these troublesome occassions ...I have even looked around to see if any one was looking...seriously considering...ditching the 2 to 3 items in the lonely cart...and taking off w/it around the corner to load it up w/my goodies...but I always re-think this (code for Chicken Out) b/c I just know they have the store camera honed in on me...and I would be approached by men in uniforms at some junction and be forced to confess my indiscretion, promising NEVER EVER to come back and use any of their carts...of course I wouldn't be completely banned from coming in the store...just banned from using carts...leaving me to rely only on the little red baskets...and you know...you can't go to Wal-Mart, Target or K-Mart and shop soley w/ a little red basket...so I just try to ignore the noise...and just smile at EVERYONE who stares at me b/c MY cart is LOUD or UNRULY...wow...shopping is HARD!!

    By the way...your daughter is beautiful...and congrats to her on winning the $$$ and the contest...you have to be so proud!!

    Blessings...
    "T"

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  4. Oh Terri, we are so much alike in this respect!! And I cannot stand touching cart handles! Although I am a bit curious as to what a baby AND a mom would do! A baby I can understand, but a mom?? Good to know I am not alone with the cart situation, lol!

    Amy

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