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    There's bound to be a better way to shop....................

    you'd think McGyver could figure it out eh?


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    mycatsmom

    LOL.I love those small carts, b/c they're more easily maneuverable. I cram everything that I used to put in a big cart into those small carts.

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    THAT is THIS MacGyver?????


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    Really?

    mycatsmom

    My hero
    ROMOS

    My nemesis!

    LOL...Do you have shopping on the brain honey? BTW, Roy told me the thing he dreads the most is going grocery shopping with ME and I don't know why. :) Maybe MacGyver has something in his grocery cart to ease your troubled mind Roy.  I think I see a 6 pack and it ain't Mac.


     

    nomdeplume

    Agree totally. I used to feel sorry for old geezers dragging around supermarkets with their wives, but now I have become one. I can't send my dear wife shopping on her own as she doesn't drive, so I have to accompany her as a beast of burden.

    What’s the big deal, Roy? These carts are quite common here. I don’t like them, to low to control and don’t hold as much. I like the big baskets with handles tall enough to lean on……..


           

    ROMOS

    My point was really about MacGyver finding a better way to shop, I think he needs to lose a few pounds though.

    What a cute little cart. That would hold even my most excessive grocery purchases. I have thermal and canvas totes for the food, so I would look pretty chic in Mac's place (and about the same size). My grocer is so close I walk; if I can't manage all the bags, I just "borrow " a cart. As of today, I need to return 4 of them. 

    ROMOS

    Hope you stashed them neat & tidy P?
    Bob/PKB

    Of course. But I'll be returning them soon. I know better, really I do.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Thief!! What if ten other people are doing the same thing? Forty missing carts? Shame on you.
    Bob/PKB

    BORROWER. Dieszal and I have been helping get the carts from the parking lot and putting them in the cart stall at night!
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Now, sneaking around at night too?! :(
    Bob/PKB

    The dog barks and attacks the wheels. No way this can be called sneaking.

    Unfortunately,  all of those small carts ( 32 of them )  were stolen from my local chain grocery store, mainly from  the low income high rise across the street.  The manager says they use them for walkers, for laundry carts, to tote their stuff up and down the halls,for their kids to play with , and for a myriad of other uses. So, I have to go to the adjoining suburb store to use their carts  :-(


     

    Ducky

    Moderator
    If he knows where they are, why doesn't he pay somebody $20.00 to go and round them up? Carts from grocery stores and Walmart, are scattered all over our city. They simply go around with a truck and get them. BTW, it isn't just those "low income" people who take them.
    ROMOS

    Our local council collect them and charge the supermarkets etc a fee to bring them back or else they melt them down as scrap,you see the occasional one or two around the streets but they're not there for long, seems to be a good policy, one of the joys of living in Scotland now, I won't start to tell you about our new neighbours though, give me a few weeks of diary entries before I start.
    jhharlan

    My complex is on the “other side of the tracks” from my store and residents have been bring home the carts. I called the store to tell them and they said not to worry, they have someone who goes from complex to complex to gather the carts. NOT HERE THEY DON’T. IT’S TWO MILES OUT OF THE WAY BY CAR. I tried to explain this to them and they didn’t have the time to talk to me…….
    mycatsmom

    Ducky, b/c people hide them in their apartment. So, someone from the store can't go in there like gang busters. And the people in the apt would deny that they have a cart anyhow.
    pythonlover

    Moderator
    In Australia if you prefer the smaller shopping trolley to do your grocery shopping in there is a charge of a $2.00 coin that you put in a slot on the handle of the trolley that then releases a chain from the adjoining trolley/s.When your finished shopping you return it to the trolley bay and insert a key on a chain that is attached to the previous trolley in the bay, once you insert the key your $2.00 pops out.Just another way of deterring theft or abandonment.Some shops have the hand held shopping baskets fitted with a disc that is attached to the handle and if you leave the store with one an alarm will sound.
    jhharlan

    Pyth! What a grand idea! I will suggest it to my HEB store manager. Then he can claim it as his own idea and get a big raise!
    pythonlover

    Moderator
    I hope my explanation of the procedure was easy to follow.Lol
    Ducky

    Moderator
    We had the carts with the coin slots about ten years ago and the stores got rid of them due to so many customers complaints. They actually started going to grocery stores that did not use that system. Apparently, we hated them. :)


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