Sunday, July 10, 2005

Grocery Cart Security

I went grocery shopping at a new Shoppers in Laurel today. One of the great things about shopping at a new store is that all of the carts still function properly. But I noticed a sign inside my cart as I was leaving. It said "This cart locks up outside the boundaries of the parking lot." I looked at the wheels and, sure enough, the front right wheel was different from the others. It must have some kind of breaking mechanism inside it that's trigger when it crosses the boundary, much like those dog collars that shock the dog when he tries to leave the yard. It's rather sad that this security feature is necessary, but perhaps too many drunks were tempted to use them as modes of transportation.

4 Comments:

Blogger Christiana said...

Well, I don't know about your neighborhood, but when I was in school, carts used to end up piled outside the dorms from carless students using them to get their groceries home.

7/10/2005 10:08 PM  
Blogger Kitsune said...

That can't stop you from surfing it down the fruit isle! Stick it to the man!

7/10/2005 10:20 PM  
Blogger Thason Jweatt said...

Hey Robin, did I ever tell you the story about the grocery shopping cart that ended up in my dorm room?

(I've told everyone that story multiple times, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to put that hook out there...)

7/11/2005 8:42 PM  
Blogger SpakKadi said...

Thason, that's exactly the story I thought of when I saw that sign on the cart.

7/11/2005 11:51 PM  

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