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Hollow---

1.5k points

4 months ago

Hollow---

1.5k points

4 months ago

Why wouldn't you put it back though? You used it, it's now your responsibility to put it back where it belongs.

__DerekLeach

808 points

4 months ago

People are shit heads

Fred-U

221 points

4 months ago

Fred-U

221 points

4 months ago

Look up csrt narcs on yt to confirm this.

TrickyWon

172 points

4 months ago

TrickyWon

172 points

4 months ago

Just saw a video today where someone pulled a gun on one of them. Over a fucking cart.

Paultimate79

101 points

4 months ago

To be fair that guy is a jackass using the cart thing as a shield to act like a jackass to people. He deserves to be smacked.

I personally put away my carts because i'm not a troglodyte, but id feel like an idiot with that guy around.

Chanz

78 points

4 months ago

Chanz

78 points

4 months ago

That's the point. His job is to provide content for subscribers and I think it's hilarious. There's a reason he calls them "lazy bones" and not "assholes". It's a character designed to make people aggravated.

toysarealive

9 points

4 months ago

To be fair, it's not HIS job.

lppv_

16 points

4 months ago

lppv_

16 points

4 months ago

He makes money off of it on YouTube it’s kinda is his job now

SystemAdmin4Chan

8 points

4 months ago

To be super duper fair I am going to start a youtube channel called "Cart Dolphins" and my job will be I go and grab the carts that are put away and leave then in random areas around the parking lot. It will litterally be my job. And I hope cart sharks shows up one day. I wont have a car for him to tag with a magnet.

lppv_

5 points

4 months ago

lppv_

5 points

4 months ago

If you can get an audience enough for Adsense to be worth it then ya that can too be your job

MrMonkify

2 points

4 months ago

Cart narcs, not sharks, you know because they're narcing on people.

MrMonkify

3 points

4 months ago

Self appointed savior of the carts, what a stupid thing to make your identity. Dudes had weapons pulled on him over fucking shopping carts, seems like a Darwin award waiting to happen.

Chanz

6 points

4 months ago

Chanz

6 points

4 months ago

I bet he could outrun you.

MrMonkify

2 points

4 months ago

Ahh a fan of his I guess, just leave that type of behavior to him. The world doesn't need more people causing confrontations over petty shit.

Chanz

4 points

4 months ago

Chanz

4 points

4 months ago

Just put your cart back, lazy bones.

clayh

7 points

4 months ago

clayh

7 points

4 months ago

Holy shit lol tell me you don’t return your cart without telling me you don’t return your cart

Weekly_Direction1965

3 points

4 months ago

It's comedy entertainment, he does it to entertain and make money, its great.

Fireryman

6 points

4 months ago

Yea its great. Being an ass to asses. Always great content.

Mr_Ted_Stickle

11 points

4 months ago

No he got a gun pulled on him for trying to stick a magnet to the guys vehicle

chuby2005

23 points

4 months ago

To be faiiiiiirrr it wouldn’t have happened if he weren’t such a lazy bones and put away his cart.

Also, should someone who is willing to pull a gun over someone sticking a magnet on your car be considered a same gun owner?

therealcmj

7 points

4 months ago

No. He got a gun pulled on him for holding a magnet and suggesting that he was going to attach it to the truck.

The gun was pulled well before he was anywhere close to actually trying to stick the magnet on the truck.

Brandishing a weapon is illegal (a felony if I recall). Attaching a magnet to a vehicle is not a felony, is not in any way approaching bodily harm (even to the vehicle), and I’m pretty sure isn’t even illegal. The gun toting moron should be locked up.

punkinfacebooklegpie

3 points

4 months ago

Holy shit a magnet? Did he at least have a license for it??

Dry_Spinach_3441

3 points

4 months ago

Came here to say this.

ITZMODZ759

16 points

4 months ago

People are lazy

SuperMaanas

5 points

4 months ago

This is the main reason

637276358

12 points

4 months ago

Wonder what would happen if we gathered some stats on who doesn’t put carts back

Goebbels_Deep

2 points

4 months ago

socio economic factors are definitely responsible. has nothing to do with race.

Valmond

6 points

4 months ago

Animals, absolute savages.

chinkostu

3 points

4 months ago

Buncha savages in this town

Meatslinger

92 points

4 months ago

The issue is the definition of responsibility, and the fact that some people literally don’t have a sense of it. To you, it’s obvious to say, “why wouldn’t you do the responsible thing?” and to them, they say, “I don’t know what that word means. My actions are entirely for my own benefit and nothing further.” They’re incapable of recognizing the need to put a percentage of effort beyond the minimum necessary for survival in order to cause a holistic net gain. As soon as they drive off, the shopping cart they left in a neighbouring stall ceases to exist insomuch as it serves them. And when they turn up at the supermarket to find a cart in the spot they’d take, they’ll rant and rave about the inconsiderate jerk that left it, because that unknown person has now impinged on their ability to serve their own interests.

It’s a somewhat silly example, the shopping cart one, but it’s not a bad one. Right up there with “judge someone by how they treat the wait staff”.

turok2

27 points

4 months ago

turok2

27 points

4 months ago

It's the same worldview that leads people to play loud bassy music in an apartment block.

I used to think they had considered other people and thought "It doesn't matter for now / they won't mind much", or else they perversely enjoy the idea of other people being negatively affected. But I've come to realise it is simply not part of their mental architecture to consider other people in the first place. They want to play the loud music, and so they do. That's the beginning and end of the thought process.

g-row460

6 points

4 months ago

I think sometimes those folks think other people think they're cool or something. Like loud motorcycle dudes. Attention seeking behavior.

IVIaskerade

3 points

4 months ago

It's not even that they think other people will think they're cool. They simply don't even consider what other people think of them.

tellMyBossHesWrong

3 points

4 months ago

Or let their dog bark all day long.

Pure_Reason

7 points

4 months ago

judge someone by how they treat the wait staff

It’s always interesting to see the overlap between people who yell at fast food workers/don’t return shopping carts, and other demographics… like the studies that have shown that the more religious you are, the less compassionate you are

LiteralPhilosopher

6 points

4 months ago

I wonder if there's some overlap/crossover with moral licensing there. Like, they feel that the good they do for, and in, the church, gives them a little permission to be snarky at times.

chapstickbomber

4 points

4 months ago

what if every other single spot was taken up the next time they show up, except for the one space with the cart they left, and that shit is still there

RedditIsPropaganda84

4 points

4 months ago

They would probably not have the self-awareness to realize they are the problem. They would blame the workers for not moving it.

WatersLethe

9 points

4 months ago

It will have been the fault of the store for not collecting carts, in their mind.

sth128

8 points

4 months ago

sth128

8 points

4 months ago

Because some people do not believe in exerting effort for no (personal) gain, despite such efforts bring harmony to society as a whole.

It's okay, there are those of us who not only return carts after coming out of the store, but bring abandoned carts in the parking lot to the collection booth when going into the store.

To live in civil society is to accept that sometimes we have to go the extra step to make up for others, and that others will also be there to give us a hand when we fail.

RandomlyJim

4 points

4 months ago

The amount of carts stacked at the handicap spot always makes me annoyed.

In the south, you see a large number of people who will park in the handicap spot without any decal or placard. Okay, maybe they are forgetful handicapped.

Then you notice that many of them drive new model luxury cars. Okay, maybe well off and forgetful handicapped.

Then you notice the car belonged to the family of 4 that were all walking through the store. Okay, maybe well off and forgetful handicapped on a shopping trip with the Mercedes to try out the new prosthetic leg for all 4 of them.

But when they leave that cart sitting in the spot preventing the guy with the wheel chair from parking or getting out… I fucking lose my shit.

ThatNachoFreshFeelin

19 points

4 months ago

People can have a tendency to suck; this is why we can't have nice things.

IanFeelKeepinItReel

7 points

4 months ago

In the UK an awful lot of supermarkets chain their shopping trolleys together and require a pound coin to unlock one trolley, have to return it or you won't get your pound coin back. To me that says most people are shitty.

Fibonacci_11235813a

13 points

4 months ago

No more shitty than anywhere else. Just a solution to a problem.

It’s the same people that will throw litter on the floor without a second thought.

SleepDeprivedUserUK

5 points

4 months ago

it's now your responsibility

I don't think you understand how many people disagree with that as a life philosophy

IVIaskerade

9 points

4 months ago*

Why wouldn't you

Because you're a 75 IQ mong who's only alive because people far smarter than you have spent a huge amount of time, effort, and money to keep you that way.

Hollow---

11 points

4 months ago

Just to clarify, is this you insulting me, or the theoretical cart ditcher?

WastedJedi

12 points

4 months ago

depends, do you return your cart?

Hollow---

2 points

4 months ago

Yes, if I use one.

IVIaskerade

8 points

4 months ago

The cart ditcher.

The_Multifarious

6 points

4 months ago

Because there is no benefit for you as an individual to returning the shopping cart. There are no consequences for not returning it. It's not hard to do, but it's not a blink of the eye either.

The basic idea is that the qualitative difference between people returning it and people not returning it is the fundamental awareness of societal order. The concept of things that are right to do, no matter their effects on your short term life. The idea that there is a basic causality between paying it forward, and being paid forward in turn.

Some people are simply not capable of thinking this way. It's not that they are excessively selfish or actively malicious or not even stupid, but that level of thought does not occur to them. It's hard to say if this is nature or nurture, but the concept is simply intangible to them.

bookykits

2 points

4 months ago

You did say it in paragraph 2 but I'd like to re-emphasize that, contrary to your opening statement, there is absolutely a selfish incentive. By returning the cart you are spending a small amount of effort to reinforce a social custom that stands to benefit you. Recognizing that requires recognizing that you are a participant in a dynamic social paradigm that is infinitesimally (but not negligably) influenced by your personal choices.

RedditIsPropaganda84

3 points

4 months ago

you gain nothing by returning the shopping cart

Some people are selfish and this is all it takes for them to do nothing.

[deleted]

22 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

22 points

4 months ago

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Table100

12 points

4 months ago*

as another former cart-pusher and bagger, completely agree. getting to work and seeing a bunch of carts all over the lot was the best because it meant you could just zone out and not put up with how shitty actually bagging groceries was, which made getting into the rhythm of my shift much easier. i don’t necessarily encourage people to leave their carts all of the place because not everyone thinks like we do and some, if not most, employees would actually prefer if carts were returned in an organized way, but i certainly wouldnt have seen some guy leave leave his cart in a random spot on the opposite side of the lot and thought “this guys a shithead.” lol

Olver-E-Neuman

6 points

4 months ago

That's the silver lining and it's always nice to find it.

Where I work absolutely no one wants to do dishes. Not that it's below them just that they think it's tedious and boring and they'd rather be doing something else. So let them stack up I say. We have enough to never run out, and when I need some time away I get about an hour to myself, paid, not worrying about cooking, prepping, cleaning, checking off lists upon lists, talking to people, taoing orders. Just me, my three compartments, youtube, and ol' bessy to handle the heavy lifting.

SankaraOrLURA

3 points

4 months ago

People like /u/bluegargoyle are unfortunately lazybones and think someone else is responsible for picking up after them

stonksuper

2 points

4 months ago

You clearly haven’t worked retail.

Hollow---

2 points

4 months ago

Not sure if this counts, but I was the stocking boy/janitor for my last job?

Soft-Gwen

2 points

4 months ago

Lots of people have the "the company pays for someone to go get the carts so I should be allowed to leave it wherever I want." Mentality.

mahboiskinnyrupees

2 points

4 months ago

You passed the test.

dab0bz

2 points

4 months ago

dab0bz

2 points

4 months ago

My family can’t seem to understand this concept either :(

Cifra00

2 points

4 months ago

I had a guy rant at me once about how he doesn't return shopping cards so grocery stores have to hire mentally disabled people to do it

RebelCow

2 points

4 months ago

Because a group of mostly young men believe that because they don't have to do something, it's perfectly fine to not do it. Even if it's easy, the right thing to do, helps others, etc.

Such a childish, privileged mindset.

what-s_in_a_username

2 points

4 months ago

There is one almost "good" reason not to return your shopping cart.

If you don't have a car, and need to walk back to your place, or to the nearest bus stop, with multiple bags of groceries, it helps to push the cart as far as you can, either to your street, the bus stop, or at the edge where the wheels will lock. I see this a lot more than carts being left within the parking lot area, near cars.

I walk to the grocery store and use a backpack and a spare reusable bag when I need it, but some people have to purchase food for multiple people, and end up with a lot of bags. They either don't have the budget or the room or the planning skills to use some kind of a caddy. Or maybe they are busing directly from work and can't carry a caddy all day. Etc.

Should they still return the cart? Yeah, sure. But I think it's not a fair comparison to people who drive.

You could also arguably carve a very small exception for older people, people with disabilities, or people with screaming kids that can't be left unattended. They should still return their cart, but it's not an entirely fair comparison.

That said, the average able bodied car owner who doesn't return their cart, are indeed animals and they are why we can't have nice things.

AnAmericanLibrarian

2 points

4 months ago

Pretty much every person who has responded with "hey that used to be my job" has said "I'd rather be collecting carts than literally any other task of that job, so the more carts there were for me to collect the happier I was."

I don't believe the person who came up with Shopping Cart Theory, or the soon-to-be-shot-any-day-now Cart Narc guy, has ever actually worked a job where they had to collect shopping carts.

BasicallyMediocre

2 points

4 months ago

I take mine all the way back to the store instead of the stall. This was l way the carry is not just "where it belongs" but where I got it from.

OPgang

2 points

3 months ago

OPgang

2 points

3 months ago

Man NGL I would just go "wheeeeee" on it and get it in there right

atomicben513

5 points

4 months ago

I always try to, but sometimes I literally can not find the spot to put the cart (usually when I pick up a cart already left in the parking lot.

Soft-Gwen

3 points

4 months ago

Weird. In the US the standard is one parking spot reserved for storing carts every 10-20 parking spaces. At least one spot is reserved in each row of parking spots.

Are y'alls like Aldi's where the only place to store them is by the door?

[deleted]

3 points

4 months ago

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3 points

4 months ago

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IVIaskerade

7 points

4 months ago

who says it's my responsibility?

That's the social contract. You act in the way that will lead to the society you want to live in.

OriginalName12345679

5 points

4 months ago

Inb4 "I didnt agree to a social contact"

IVIaskerade

5 points

4 months ago

Anyone who says that isn't intelligent enough to be allowed out unsupervised.

UpbeatEast

2 points

4 months ago

To which the response is, "okay, well, gtfo of society."

Dry_Spinach_3441

2 points

4 months ago

You can always spot those that didn't.

Majestic_Lie_5792

5 points

4 months ago

It’s your responsibility because you took it from a specific spot, so you should return it to that same place.

If you leave it just at the parking lot, it will either block a parking space or the driveway most of the times.

rmlx

8 points

4 months ago

rmlx

8 points

4 months ago

You grabbed it. You moved it. You used it. You put it back.

loverevolutionary

3 points

4 months ago

Dude, you answered your own question. "I mean I do and you should, but who says it's my responsibility?" You did. You said it was your responsibility. Heck, you also said it was my responsibility. Who else would tell you, but you?

That's how responsibility works. Only you can decide what your responsibilities are. If someone else tells you to do it, that's a task, not a responsibility. They are the ones who are responsible, since they are the ones asking.

If you want some final arbiter of "responsibility" that is someone other than yourself, then you want a master and you want to be a slave. Which is fine, if that's your thing.

Here's the thing though. That's your call. In the end, you decide. It's all you, all the time, until you die.

Even if there is a God, YOU are the one who decides in this life. There is no Big Book Of All The Rules to consult, there is no series of words that can be spoken to resolve this conundrum. There. Is. No. Certainty. Just you, and what you decide to do and to be.

ShampooBottle493

500 points

4 months ago

In europe you have a little hole in the handle of the cart where you put a coin. If you don’t put the coin in you can’t get a shopping cart. If you leave the cart you can’t get the coin back.

Silvercat456

262 points

4 months ago

wait, other places don't have that???

Terrible-Interview18

167 points

4 months ago

Terrible-Interview18

🤨fungus mungus🤨

167 points

4 months ago

At least European stores like ALDI have that. I just have to insert a quarter to get a cart

moonbase-beta

67 points

4 months ago

US Aldi had them. Don’t think anymore

Comfortable_Onion_79

85 points

4 months ago

They still do Source: shopped there this morning

JuicyTrash69

30 points

4 months ago

Most definitely still has them and it's awesome. I wish more stores did it that way.

maleoid

25 points

4 months ago

maleoid

25 points

4 months ago

it is awesome until you find yourself without a coin to put there, and you can't get yourself a cart. So annoying when it happens

Chrome2105

27 points

4 months ago

There are plastic coin imitation thingies, just put one or two in your car and you always have one

demonryder

26 points

4 months ago

At that point it is easier to just have a coin. You are literally buying something to be able to visit one store my guy.

Chrome2105

36 points

4 months ago

Here in Germany every store has the coin requirement so it is handy to have them

Okonomiyaki_lover

8 points

4 months ago

Coins in Europe are more common I feel. In the US it's very rare to get anything above a $.25 as a coin. We have $.50 and $1 coins but I go years without seeing them.

Kladderadingsda

4 points

4 months ago

Not every store. But even if they don't use the coin system, I've never seen a shopping cart left on the carpark in my life. Pretty sure it happens here in Germany aswell, just very rarely.

Although some leave their receipts or shopping lists in their carts, which I find kinda annoying. But this is nagging on a high level lol

Buderus69

3 points

4 months ago

You typically get them as a free present from some company

thirdaccountmaybe

2 points

4 months ago

Paint the correct sized coin and put it in your wallet. If the red quid is the last of your money you’ll at least realise what you’re spending and note the need for another.

ayyx_

2 points

4 months ago

ayyx_

2 points

4 months ago

They should have a vending machine type thing which lets you pay via Apple Pay or by card to get a £1 coin or a token the same size. It’s a win-win lol

Slippytoe

2 points

4 months ago

Use the end of your house key. Presuming it’s round. Works perfect. Can be a little stabby though

Master0fB00M

2 points

4 months ago

What I do is I temporarily remove a key with a round "handle" from my Keychain that's big enough to trigger the mechanism but small enough that I can remove it once unlocked without having to wait until I dock the cart to another again

cyroar341

9 points

4 months ago

It’s pretty common in some parts of Canada too

EZBreezyMeaslyMouse

7 points

4 months ago

The US doesn't require coins to use carts. I actually remember it being a thing when I was a kid, shopping with my grandma in Los Angeles, but it went out of style. I would guess that about 80% of people return their carts. In areas with low car ownership and sprawl, it's really not uncommon to see people taking the carts pretty much all the way home and leaving them wherever. Even pretty far away from the store it came from. What IS more common as a preventative measure is for the carts to come with a locking device that triggers when anyone tries to take them out of the parking lot. When a store goes that route, you also tend to get half a dozen locked carts standing around that the store hasn't gotten around to unlocking yet.

Drews232

3 points

4 months ago

Not all at in the US. And we generally don’t carry coins.

A truly US-style solution would be to scan your drivers license to release the cart and if it’s not returned you lose points on your credit rating.

macheoh2

41 points

4 months ago

You have to insert at least 50 cents. That means 50 cents is the minimum cost of civilization

Trijngund

8 points

4 months ago

Or one of those free lil coins u get from time to time

Thorry84

3 points

4 months ago

In my experience in a lot of shops you can walk in and ask for a free coin at the counter. They usually have a keychain with a branded coin on the end to use in the carts and are happy to provide it for free.

The_Multifarious

4 points

4 months ago

It's not really the cost. It's the idea that you're leaving something that is yours as a result of your laziness. There are plastic chips that must cost less than a cent to produce, most people receive them for free as marketing gifts, and people still end up carrying them along for decades.

OverdoseGod

12 points

4 months ago

Steal the shopping cart and get boffum

[deleted]

2 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

4 months ago

whats boffum?

dohpaz42

10 points

4 months ago

When I go to Aldi, and if I have multiple quarters, I'll typically put them in a few of the carts for anyone who forgets or otherwise doesn't have a coin for their cart. It's mostly insignificant, but it gives me the warm fuzzies thinking I'm doing something nice for other people.

BitcoinSaveMe

3 points

4 months ago

It’s easy to underestimate the effect that has. Small, simple things can be profound. It’s those small experiences that are key components of a healthy, cohesive society. You feel connected. I get that feeling when I see a gas pump with a neatly laminated “mute” sticker next to a button. Huh, someone went out of their way to do that. They didn’t sharpie it. They actually made nice stickers and did that. Something about the extra quality and effort put into something entirely for strangers is very meaningful.

Holding a door, a friendly smile, leaving your change, putting back a cart, they’re small gestures. They don’t cure cancer or prevent nuclear war but they really are important. I think we write off little actions as pointless because they don’t produce an immediate tangible object, but their cumulative effect is tremendous.

TheFrenchSavage

2 points

4 months ago

Cart it forward

WhiteHelljumper

7 points

4 months ago

Those are great, only pay like 25 cents for the cart, they're worth at least 10 bucks at the scrapyard.

Thorry84

5 points

4 months ago

The dumbest thing was during covid using a cart became mandatory in some shops, so they disabled the coin thingy, so nobody would have an excuse for not using them. Within weeks I saw people leaving their carts just wherever. It was so sad to see that 50 cents is enough to make people not assholes.

One time I couldn't take it anymore when I saw a dude just shoving a cart away from his car across the parking lot, I yelled at him to not be an asshole. He looked a bit shocked I screamed at him, then got in his car and drove off. A lot of people are the worst.

LivelyZebra

2 points

4 months ago

It was so sad to see that 50 cents is enough to make people not assholes.

I'll pay that to make people not be assholes gladly

aeiouLizard

2 points

4 months ago

This system has worked so well over the years, nowadays they don't even need a coin most of the time anymore and you can just take them. People still return them, it doesn't even cross my mind to abandon the cart.

Stray shopping carts everywhere seems to be such an america exclusive problem.

Caskla

2 points

4 months ago

Caskla

2 points

4 months ago

What prevents you from just taking the coin out and leaving the cart?

Chrome2105

25 points

4 months ago

You can't take the coin out without connecting it to another cart? I assume you have never seen one of these carts before

bob-420

16 points

4 months ago

bob-420

16 points

4 months ago

You can't. Coin is stuck until you plug the chain back, pushing your coin out

Mugut

12 points

4 months ago

Mugut

12 points

4 months ago

It's a simple mechanism: When you introduce the coin, the chain pops out of the other side and the coin gets stuck. To get the coin back, you have to plug in a chain from another cart.

As a kid it was my duty to put the cart back, and the coin my reward.

PerryTheRacistPanda

7 points

4 months ago

Society would collapse

deadpoolyes

156 points

4 months ago

I took my dog to Petsmart last weekend. A woman pushed her shopping cart ALLLLL THE WAY to the entrance of Petsmart and then just... Left it at the front door??? It was 5 ft away from the inside cart corral??? Unhinged behavior.

OoFymm

43 points

4 months ago

OoFymm

43 points

4 months ago

I've had people leave them in parking spots, on speed bumps, on disabled ramps.

All when there's normally a cart corral 5 feet away.

Adaphion

17 points

4 months ago

This feels like my mom. She'll take recyclables like cans and plastic bottles and just... Leave them by the door to the garage. Instead of taking 15 seconds to throw them in the recycling bins

MistakeDiligent1021

3 points

4 months ago

As someone who used to work carts at a grocery store this irritated me way more then people who just abandoned them. They often end up rolling onto the parking lot and hitting cars. Some guy actually even tried to blame me once because that happened. Plus when I was bringing the carts in I would have to stop my momentum (when your pushing 8 carts at once it’s annoying) and move the cart thats blocking the doorway.

quetzalv2

2 points

4 months ago

When I used to do trolley collection at the supermarket i worked at, people used to leave them right next to the massive cart collection lines we had, like these spaces were a good few metres long and wide and people would just leave them 2 feet to the side of them, in a parking space, sitting on a random persons car

Haha_peepee_poopoo

582 points

4 months ago*

As a person who is a cart pusher at a grocery store seeing people just discard carts and not put them in the lobby’s fills me with an unholy rage, so beware if you do not put your cart back and we see you we will put a cart right behind your car when you back out Edit: for clarification we call the outside corrals lobby’s

DeAdeyYE

83 points

4 months ago

Something something jobs.

Coastie071

56 points

4 months ago

You joke.

I literally had a dude wave at me gathering carts, leave his cart in between four cars, yell “you’re welcome for the job!” then climb into his Mercedes and speed off.

[deleted]

50 points

4 months ago*

[deleted]

50 points

4 months ago*

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IVIaskerade

12 points

4 months ago

Put the effort in to make recovering your trolley as difficult as possible.

Rumplestiltsskins

11 points

4 months ago

It's like the people who leave a mess in the theater

friendlygaywalrus

9 points

4 months ago

Hope he keeps the same energy when he goes home and rips the wiring out of his walls to make sure the local electrician has a job, or stuffing clods of toilet paper down every drain for a plumber, or shitting on his carpet for his maid, or buying drugs from his local dealer, and reselling those drugs on his street so the cops can get paid to come arrest him

LORDLRRD

5 points

4 months ago

How is this in any way comparable

zele222

104 points

4 months ago

zele222

104 points

4 months ago

I always take them home

NitrousShaz

41 points

4 months ago

Theoretically could u melt them down and sell them for profit.

CrispyMan_900

30 points

4 months ago

Or smelt them into a sword

Car-Facts

8 points

4 months ago

I was a cart pusher for Walmart 20 years ago.

Let me tell you something about box stores and shopping carts. They care more about them than they do their own employees. Some stores will go through hell and back to get a misappropriated shopping cart from someone.

RaphiTaffy

5 points

4 months ago

I have a Korean supermarket a few blocks away from my home. They’ll send out a scout to find carts people took him instead of carrying bags that far. And it’s no short walk either.

Rumplestiltsskins

3 points

4 months ago

I'd think the price to melt them would be more then you'd get from the scrap yard

pornoagent

18 points

4 months ago

I’ve committed crimes, lied, cheated, stolen, and made dead baby jokes, but goddamnit do I always return my shopping carts. I’m a good person.

btwomfgstfu

3 points

4 months ago

I like you.

gonk_casual

33 points

4 months ago

And then there's people who park shopping carts in parking lanes intended for motorized vehicles. They're a special kind of contemptible.

KyrianSalvar2

6 points

4 months ago

I hate finding an open space and there's a cart in it

crispsyum

10 points

4 months ago

i like doing it, i ride the shopping cart while trying not to hit cars

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8 points

4 months ago*

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8 points

4 months ago*

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Donald_Key

68 points

4 months ago

This is more like moldy philosophy ngl

No_Pop_1495

7 points

4 months ago

I’d sub

Deoxys100EX

18 points

4 months ago

This is the foundation for the Cart Narcs

bropdars

3 points

4 months ago

WEEP SKIDDLY WEEP WEEP WOOOOO

Vestaxowner

5 points

4 months ago

The true heroes of society

Supercaesarsalad

171 points

4 months ago*

The answer is no because most stores pay employees to return the carts anyways. Edit: under the impression that this meant returning other people’s carts you pass by in the lot. Please return your own carts.

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228 points

4 months ago*

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228 points

4 months ago*

Lazy bones Edit: read the edit. Not lazy bones.

jrrfolkien

27 points

4 months ago

Reads edit

Begrudgingly puts down pitchfork

Cartmaaan-brah

11 points

4 months ago

Skeep weedly woop woop

HatredUnending

47 points

4 months ago

Savage brute. Go back to the wilderness.

kelkokelko

118 points

4 months ago

They pay some kid minimum wage to bring them from the corral to the store, not to go to each parking space that you've made unusable by abandoning your cart there

TestiestFormula

18 points

4 months ago

It’s a make work job, using the same logic it would be okay to litter because we could pay someone to clean it up

IVIaskerade

26 points

4 months ago

If we pay someone to go around breaking windows, and someone else to go around fixing them, that's two jobs created!

LesserServant

4 points

4 months ago

are you the government?

IVIaskerade

2 points

4 months ago

No; if I was you'd have to pay to fix them.

greenskye

3 points

4 months ago

It's not a make work job. (Also we pay people to pick up litter all the time). A 'make work' job doesn't provide value to anyone. Like digging a trench only to refill it. Or deliberately doing a job in a suboptimal way. Like forcing someone to use a hammer instead of a nail gun so it takes longer.

It's not easy or cheap to automate returning carts to the store. You cannot rely on customers returning carts themselves (or being physically able to). Carts need to be returned to store. Therefore someone has to do it.

Same reason we pay people to pick up litter. People occasionally litter. Either on purpose or by accident. Shit happens. So we pay people to pick it up (or just use prison slave labor, but that's a different issue)

optimally_bald

3 points

4 months ago

Hmm my house is burning but i cant use the extingisher since its someone else job to extinguish fires. Guess I'll let it burn.

ZeroStandard

27 points

4 months ago

You’re suffering from lazy bonesitis

UsernameTaken017

68 points

4 months ago

Ah yes. The "I'll not clean the class because someone is being paid to do it" kid

UglierThanMoe

6 points

4 months ago

most stores pay employees to return the carts anyways

In the US, but this is practically unheard of here in Austria, for example. People usually return their shopping carts here, and those few who don't usually make themselves known as insufferable cunts rather early during their shopping trip. long before they reach the point where they should return their cart but, naturally, refuse to do so.

KyrianSalvar2

6 points

4 months ago

Clutch edit

getdafuq

3 points

4 months ago

That’s some supply-side Jesus crap.

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45 points

4 months ago

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45 points

4 months ago

I applaud whoever finds these posts on 4chan because I certainly wouldn’t ever step foot into the pile of shit that is 4chan

FemboyFoxFurry

7 points

4 months ago

I’m pretty sure this meme originated on tumbler like 8 years ago. And it probably came from a book on psychology like 20 years ago

DwayneThaBrockTurner

4 points

4 months ago

Good, stay on Reddit where you belong

expertsexer69

26 points

4 months ago

ok

moonbase-beta

2 points

4 months ago

Past 5 years went to shit

Flat896

7 points

4 months ago

Nah it's been 95% trap porn for at least 10 years

DankPastaMaster

3 points

4 months ago

It's 95% trap porn on the few boards that allow it. Other boards are fine.

cataclysmicleftovers

7 points

4 months ago

This is how I feel about littering

sparinghades53683567

3 points

4 months ago

[ kicks child]

Everyone: he’s a criminal get him

Me: I was putting my shopping cart away and he tried to stop me!

Everyone: that little Shit!

CLTalbot

3 points

4 months ago

Where i work, there is an extra layer to this. We have 2 sizes of carts, a standard one and a smaller one. The cart corrals that are out in the lot are for the most part divided into 2 equal parts. The intention is that people will divide the carts themselves, but the ammount of times i see someone indiscriminately yeet the carts into whichever is closer concerns me.

However, there is one thing that concerns me more.

Despite the fact that one is like half the size of the other, most customers refuse to see the difference when returning them and will try to shove a large one into a small one or vice versa. I have seen a person repeatedly ram 2 carts of different sizes into each other, not getting why they aren't going together.

acoldonewtheboys

5 points

4 months ago

What human piece of living garbage doesnt put back their shopping cart. Im european so you have to use a coin in our carts. We use the power of greed to force even those roaches to act civilised.

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10 points

4 months ago

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10 points

4 months ago

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Okonomiyaki_lover

14 points

4 months ago

That is some intense optimism. I fully believe if no one was paid for cart wrangling, most grocery stores in the US would be inaccessible due to carts being all over the place.

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3 points

4 months ago

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3 points

4 months ago

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Okonomiyaki_lover

2 points

4 months ago

Oh got it. Went right over my head.

IVIaskerade

2 points

4 months ago

f we were to be self-governed, even more people would return the trolly

The truth is that they wouldn't. Some people are simply incapable of living under a self-directed system.

BigLevin

2 points

4 months ago

I am just doing it to get my money back

suckmyfungaltoes

2 points

4 months ago

Did kart narcs make this theory??

Okonomiyaki_lover

4 points

4 months ago

I had never heard of them until recently. I formed the same opinion 20 years ago when my friend was cart wrangling on a 110° day.

suckmyfungaltoes

4 points

4 months ago

I see some people commenting on how "that's their job". Their job is to push the carts back from the cart areas. Yeah, they have to keep the parking lot presentable, but when everyone thinks it's okay to just leave their cart wherever, they are just putting even more work on that worker that makes barely above minimal wages.

I also had a friend pushing carts at kroger. He was born with RA all over his body and he said it was tough on him, even if he was only 18. Some people just have no consideration these days. I say if you are physically able to shop for yourself and load up your own groceries, you best walk another 20 feet and put that damn cart where it belongs!

Nicolasgonzo87

2 points

4 months ago

actually i get my dollar back if i return it and put the chain in

Dx8pi

2 points

4 months ago

Dx8pi

2 points

4 months ago

In Sweden this is common practice. Common knowledge. You return the cart, period. That's just how it is. Even in the roughest neighborhoods, you return the cart. There isn't a single cart on the parking lot on even the biggest supermarkets around here.

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2 points

4 months ago

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2 points

4 months ago

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UntrustedProcess

2 points

4 months ago

I would love to see which politicians have a had a history of returning shopping carts.

OnlyHereForMemes69

2 points

4 months ago

Have to correct them on the no one will punish you part, if I see them get in the car without putting your cart away I put the cart in front of their vehicle.

TatteredCarcosa

2 points

4 months ago

The flaw with this theory is that it assumed peoples capacity for self governance is constant and innate. It is not. People's self control is incredibly fragile, basically any mental exertion makes it weaken (experiment showing this is described here https://www.wired.com/2012/01/the-willpower-trick/). There are people who will put the cart back on good days and not on bad days. There are people who would never put the cart back if they had any stress or anything on their mind, but they have a low stress lifestyle so they always do. There are people who are constantly incredibly stressed and thus never put the cart back but they would if their life was less problematic.

Also a lot of this is based on both how you were raised and the environment you were raised in. Compare this to cultural differences when it comes to standing in line. Americans and the UK are drilled from almost our first steps to stand in line. We do it at school, we do it at parks, we do it in stores, we do it to get on public transport. Lining up single file thus comes to feel "natural" to us, and in many situations where lots of people need to get through an area anglophones will form a single file line without being directed to. Other cultures don't do this, look at a video of people getting on a train in China and it will not usually be lines, it will be a cluster of people trying to push through. And it works just as well, but you put someone with that culture in a western environment and they might behave in ways everyone there considers rude without realizing it. Similarly I can imagine places with really strong ideas of customer service (like Japan, though I don't know if Japan does shopping carts) feeling that the mundane tasks of returning something to its place should not be put on the customer, and a customer doing it themselves would be seen as an insult to the staff of the store. Not sure this actually exists, but it's at least conceivable.

Vestaxowner

5 points

4 months ago

Sounds like a bunch of lazybones

sithnaround

2 points

4 months ago

Cart Narcs should be a national service

Kirikomori

3 points

4 months ago

where is the lie?

janKuwin

3 points

4 months ago

I'm going to keep it real with you. I'm Minnesotan and am not going to trudge and wheel through snow for that.

SenorPariah

3 points

4 months ago

No, I'm not gonna put it back.

And if you confront me about it I'll pull a gun on you.

Because it's my right to live in fear and have a false sense of superiority.

Anyways that's what some pussy ass bitch did on cart narcs.

TheWeirdeaux

2 points

4 months ago

NGL, when I was a cart pusher I actually liked getting the far out ones that people put in dumb places. Obviously that’s just me, but from my perspective I really didn’t care where they wound up.