Not Putting Your Shopping Cart Away? Inside Edition Wants To Have a Word With You

More often than not, they say it’s the little things that can make your life better. Of course, the opposite is true, too: sometimes, it’s the little things that can irritate the living whey out of us and cause more difficulty in our society. Just like people who cut you off in traffic just because they are trying to get to their destination earlier can potentially cause a traffic jam or an accident, these little gestures often mean more than we think. Personal responsibility goes a long way in keeping our communities as safe as possible. We all have to share this space, so let’s be considerate.

To that end, Inside Edition has begun taking up a mission that at first glance might seem somewhat minor: they are now confronting people who leave their shopping carts in the middle of the parking lot of large stores such as Wal-Mart or Home Depot. These Inside Edition investigations actually found out some things that were very surprising, to say the least.

Of course, there are several different reasons why someone would leave their shopping cart in the middle of the parking lot instead of putting it in their proper place. It could be they have a colicky baby and they just want to get home. It could be they are a busy professional and just got in a hurry and forgot. In many cases, it also could be that they were simply being lazy and didn’t want to bother with it.

Although these are most common reasons for this shopping habit, Inside Edition find another surprising reason why some people do this.

Some individuals actually do this on purpose. Yes, you read that right. On purpose.

The reason? They say they are helping out people with medical conditions and other ailments who might have a difficult time getting to the shopping corrals.

However, if you’ve ever scratched up your car by running into one of these carts, you realize that it’s not altruistic at all. It actually causes a lot of problems for drivers in the parking lot, so indeed the best thing to do would be to put the shopping cart in its proper place.

Do you have this habit of haphazardly leaving your shopping cart just anywhere in the parking lot? Does this article make you reconsider that habit? You should give it some thought, for sure.

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