Sunday, April 26, 2009
I created a bit of a controversy a few years ago when I blogged about this topic. Apparently it ranks right up there with politics and religion as a topic to be ignored when in the company of friends. However, I feel it is something about which it is worth risking a few ruffled feathers. It's something I'm very passionate about. I feel it is one of the greatest inventions of all time and not enough people are aware of what they are missing out on. And it's completely FREE!
This, my friends, is a cart return bin. Or a cart corral. I've also heard of it referred to as a buggy return. Whatever its name in your part of the world, if you are not using it, you are missing out on one of the greatest conveniences you will ever have the honor of utilizing. Nearly every store I shop in has many of these in their parking lot. The store is saying to us, "You can ignore what your parents taught you at a tender young age. You do NOT have to put things away where you found them. We will do it FOR YOU. All we ask is that you walk 30 feet (or less) from your car to this area and place your cart in it."
I feel with a little encouragement those who are currently using the bumper or fender of a neighboring car, a pebble under the wheel, or my favorite, strategic positioning within the imaginary force-field in the center of a neighboring parking space, to keep their cart from rolling across the parking lot and smashing into another car, might choose to give this a try. And they'll get to walk away, smiling, knowing they've brought joy to the lives of those who work hard for the money they invest in their cars. Everybody wins and you can't ask for more than that. : )