- Aug 19, 2008
Another good reason not to shop at w m.
We shop at Walmart and we shop at Ruler.If you think this would "clean up the parking lot" I doubt it. It's Walmart. I'm sure they think its a way to not have to hire people to go out into the parking lot and and bring all the carts back in.
In any event, it probably won't work and it will be just an inconvenience for the rest of us.
Just count your self lucky that is all you find in it the way these dimwit animal wackos can't run in for a pack of gum with out their stupid dog. Put your groceries in a cart at the grocery store where a nasty dog's butt was ten minutes ago.Something else about carts that ticks me off. When you go to get a cart to take into the store and half of them have wrappers, old sale papers, assorted misc trash, and/or stuff spilled in them. Seems to me part of the job of taking the carts back to the spot the customers get it from to take it into the store should entail cleaning the trash out of them and pulling ones that have sticky stuff spilled in them for cleaning later.
Now they have a power cart to move them.I will admit to feeling sorry for the 85# girl as she struggles to push half a dozen carts back to the corral. Although even the boys seem to be over matched by the same number of carts. Perhaps the fact that it is such a struggle for today’s kids who have been raised on video games is why they avoid the task.
I don't know about your area, but here there are very few digital parking meters. Most still require change, and people keep some in the car somewhere..."Only takes a quarter" is fine in theory, but in our plastic/cellular currency society, no one has quarters anymore.
I’ve seen those. Probably more related to preventing injury liability than anything else.Now they have a power cart to move them.
Group punishment has been a staple of military punishment since the beginning of organized military. Works very well. Sadly, these days it isn’t acceptable. Heck I’ve heard that after USAF basic the recruits rate their instructors. If the troop isn’t happy they can punish the instructors.but, if i may say, making everyone suffer for a handful of lazy bums.....is called corporal punishment. its a military term for punishing the whole platoon for one dumb privates mistake. the idea is to make the other platoon members teach the bum a lesson on their own, after they all get punished.
all part of the socialist take over plot, to turn people on themselves to help the governing body. (in this case...w m.)
That's supposed to keep theft down. At WM the carts lock up if it's brought passed the yellow parking area boundary lines.I was at one local store and was pushing the cart to the car when it suddenly locked up tight. It seems this particular had radio controlled auto locking devices on the rear wheels that locked the wheels when they went past a certain distance from the doors. I didn't know it and parked further away.
Seems like a good solution.
True - the boss could say don't push more than 10-15 carts at a time but the guy who want to get it over will do 25-50 just to prove he can.I’ve seen those. Probably more related to preventing injury liability than anything else.
Scan your own, then pay and bag for yourself? Oh, the humanity!!!Walmart has already trained us to do our own checkout. This is just one more exercise in marketing today. Next we can get up early to unload trucks Mon, Wed, and Fri mornings! This way all of their employees are free to fill on-line orders for people too lazy to do it themselves. Try stopping one of these employees filling orders for some help? Good luck!
they should charge $20 for the handicap carts and no refund. most people are to fat and lazy to bring a cart backWant ME to shop in your store ?? THEN PROVIDE ME A SHOPPING CART !! Can I bring in a wagon ? Are you gonna charge for the "handicap" carts?
As many of the articles I've posted reported, many European & Canadian stores have been doing it for years. Even here in the USoA, just not as common. Aldi's (a German Co.) is one.A local small chain grocery tried that. Too much hassle for customers and staff. Customers left in droves. Cart theft and damage are just part of doing business.
I have noticed one thing. One chain has three stores in town. Two are in, how should I put this, better neighborhoods the third not so much. The two nicer stores regularly get new carts. And the carts are cleaner and better repair. The third store seems to get hand me downs. I suspect it’s same throughout the chains other stores.
One other major chain has locking wheels activated by a perimeter system. Frequently their cart wheels are locked. Nice store but I don’t want the hassle so I shop elsewhere.