*This article was written by our good friend Andrew Lazarz
Don‚Äôt you hate going to the store and finding out that you picked the worst shopping cart in the store? It always seems to be the case every time I go shopping at the local Kroger or Wal-Mart. So here I am writing about it, venting my frustrations about every time I need to go shopping.
Every time I get these stupid carts, I feel like I‚Äôm competing in a demolition derby; instead of people running into everyone, I‚Äôm fighting to keep my cart from running into them. I find it nerve-racking rolling down the spaghetti sauce aisle knowing that the cart could take a sharp left or right, possibly running into the shelf knocking down the many bottles of Ragu spaghetti sauce all over the aisle.
Is it too much of a chore for the employees to spray WD-40 on the wheels so they would actually work? I guess getting paid minimum wage results in minimal work. I‚Äôm probably going to be asked, “why don‚Äôt you pick another cart?” Well, these stores I shop at, a majority of them have bad wheels; I just pick the one that isn‚Äôt as bad, but still, it‚Äôs bad enough. Luckily, Whole Foods and Trader Joe‚Äôs have the best shopping carts. I can‚Äôt recall getting a bad wheel when I shop there, but since the prices of the food are so high there, I‚Äôm resulted to shop at my local Kroger or Wal-Mart.
Luckily, I‚Äôve been fortunate and haven‚Äôt done too much damage when I go shopping. The biggest problem I face are those people blocking the aisle and those annoying kids running around the store and popping up around the corner resulting in me fighting to keep the cart from running into them or the shelves. To those people that do this: ONE: move your cart to one side of the aisle, it‚Äôs common courtesy, and TWO: keep your kids from running around the store like wild banshees. Enough said. I made my point and I hope this helps. Maybe next time I‚Äôll remember to write a comment note to Kroger and Wal-Mart and tell them to fix their stupid wheels on their shopping carts.