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      12-01-2011, 04:59 AM   #23
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Sorry to hear that bro... I'm not looking forward to going back to the States because of $hit like this. In Germany, people put their carts back and are always very careful when opening their doors.
You're right... LAZY people!
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      12-01-2011, 05:07 AM   #24
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I'll admit it i left a cart once but circumstances were different lol. I park so far away that right before i got to the car the wheels locked up(stupid security lock) and i literally almost flipped over the cart. I couldn't even roll it so i left it there grabbed my shit and left.
i have heard of these carts that stop themselves, but wasn't sure if they really exist!
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      12-01-2011, 09:10 AM   #25
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i have heard of these carts that stop themselves, but wasn't sure if they really exist!
haha same here. I thought it was a stupid sticker they put there to scare you until it stopped so suddenly. the guy had to come with this box and unlock it.
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haha same here. I thought it was a stupid sticker they put there to scare you until it stopped so suddenly. the guy had to come with this box and unlock it.
They have this system at our local supermarket, and since I park further away than most, it engaged when I was about 10 feet from my car. Consequently, I pro formed the Heimlich maneuver on myself when I ran into the cart while attempting to push it.
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      12-01-2011, 09:39 AM   #27
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They have this system at our local supermarket, and since I park further away than most, it engaged when I was about 10 feet from my car. Consequently, I pro formed the Heimlich maneuver on myself when I ran into the cart while attempting to push it.
Haha, that would have been funny to see!
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      12-01-2011, 09:43 AM   #28
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They have this system at our local supermarket, and since I park further away than most, it engaged when I was about 10 feet from my car. Consequently, I pro formed the Heimlich maneuver on myself when I ran into the cart while attempting to push it.
exactly what happened to me. it sucks.
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Not surprised that ALDI has that smart, car protective setup. Its a German Based Company "Albrecht Discount." They are also the parent company to Trader Joe's.
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      12-01-2011, 09:46 AM   #30
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Why are people so lazy that they can't walk a few feet to return the shopping kart to its proper location?

I parked so far away from idiot shoppers on purpose only to find an abandoned kart sitting right in from of my car. I pull into the garage and noticed several scratches, smudges and a faint dent on the front portion of my bumper. People are so lazy and so careless. I barely drive my car. It's like an inside joke or something.
I always park far away in the shopping centres. If I can I park besides fairly new cars. I hate those carts as well should there be one near by I always de=dispose of them before I go into the stores.

In Alberta (where I lived for quite a while) the system was to deposit a dollar before you could take a cart and on return you would get your dollar back. This system should be implemented everywhere.
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      12-01-2011, 09:53 AM   #31
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It's amazing this herding instinct that people have. I parked in Tescos the other night. Miles from anyone. Must have been at least 500 spaces to choose from. I come back to find some idiot parked next to me. Really close. It must have been really hard for the dick head to get out of their car. WTF is up with people?
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      12-01-2011, 09:39 PM   #32
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I always park far away in the shopping centres. If I can I park besides fairly new cars. I hate those carts as well should there be one near by I always de=dispose of them before I go into the stores.

In Alberta (where I lived for quite a while) the system was to deposit a dollar before you could take a cart and on return you would get your dollar back. This system should be implemented everywhere.
I was at the gym which is in the same location of a strip-mall. Believe me, I parked far away from everyone, but like always, idiots are attracted to shiny new things.
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      12-01-2011, 10:26 PM   #33
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Oh yes, I can't stand this! Believe it or not, the best place I've found is next to minivans with sliding doors...provided there is some room for the kids to get in. Parking too far away makes you a prime target for a keying.
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      12-01-2011, 10:52 PM   #34
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      12-01-2011, 11:06 PM   #35
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my Suburban goes to the grocery store, and not my M!
Same for me, my ///Ms will NEVER see a grocery store parking lot.
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      12-02-2011, 05:39 AM   #36
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They have this system at our local supermarket, and since I park further away than most, it engaged when I was about 10 feet from my car. Consequently, I pro formed the Heimlich maneuver on myself when I ran into the cart while attempting to push it.
Sounds like these supermarkets don't calibrate their systems properly and don't anticipate anyone would actually park so far away!
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