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Do you put the shopping carts back in the corral?

Started by The Walrus, November 03, 2017, 08:59:45 AM

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Anguyen92

I didn't think this would ever happen to me, but when I was near a 99 cents store, I saw shopping carts all over the place and they blocked three parking spots that I wanted to park at and this parking lot is pretty busy filled with lots of restaurants and stores.

You think people would have the decency to consider other people parking in a very busy lot and understand how hard it is to get a spot.

Stadler

Quote from: TAC on August 28, 2018, 02:24:32 PM
Quote from: Cool Chris on August 28, 2018, 02:19:01 PM
If all the carts were properly returned, would a store even need someone on that duty?

BINGO!!!!!

The entire reason they're there.

And make no mistake, we pay for those people.  It's not a courtesy eaten by the store.

Stadler

Quote from: Zook on August 28, 2018, 01:57:17 PM
Quote from: Kattelox on August 24, 2018, 01:38:53 PM

No! It's not because the store tells you to, but because it's common decency! You should do it out of respect for those around you and their vehicles and not leaving the store's property all over the got dang place!


What is your opinion on courtesy flushing? I personally don't do it, and I'll explain why. You see, I have no intentions of stinking up the bathroom, but such is life. I also don't want to give the person who may be waiting the wrong idea. "The toilet flushed! They're coming out!" The last thing I want is someone getting impatient because the toilet flushed and they start banging on the door. I mean, if I have the shits, and I've courtesy flushed right when someone is in earshot, I can't exactly say "just a minute", and I definitely don't want to say, "I have the shits, I'll be in here a while!"

I always courtesy flush. it is, after all, a courtesy.  If there's a line, I'm pushing it out as fast as I can anyway (though, like Kattleox, I'm probably not shitting in a full room to start with).  If there's no line, or an open stall, it's a moot point.  But I have the philosophy of "minimizing my social footprinttm, and included in that is not leaving a toxic cloud where I lay my cable.

cramx3

What's more awkward, explaining to someone waiting to shit that your flush was a courtesy and you need more time or having the person waiting in your stink but avoid the convo?  :lol

mikeyd23

Quote from: cramx3 on August 29, 2018, 04:20:53 AM
What's more awkward, explaining to someone waiting to shit that your flush was a courtesy and you need more time or having the person waiting in your stink but avoid the convo?  :lol

So true, lose, lose  :lol

Additionally, most public toilets that I use nowadays (primarily the ones at my office) are those auto - flush ones, so the courtesy flush now requires me to awkwardly half-stand up to try to get it to flush. Usually not worth the effort.

The Walrus

Quote from: mikeyd23 on August 29, 2018, 09:58:29 AM
Quote from: cramx3 on August 29, 2018, 04:20:53 AM
What's more awkward, explaining to someone waiting to shit that your flush was a courtesy and you need more time or having the person waiting in your stink but avoid the convo?  :lol

So true, lose, lose  :lol

Additionally, most public toilets that I use nowadays (primarily the ones at my office) are those auto - flush ones, so the courtesy flush now requires me to awkwardly half-stand up to try to get it to flush. Usually not worth the effort.

I hate those things.

Adami

Speaking of public restrooms....on an unrelated note...but can we PLEASE put music in there? It's so god damn awkward to either be in there with someone taking a dump, or be the guy taking a dump while another person's there....in complete dead silence. Ugh.

mikeyd23

Quote from: Adami on August 29, 2018, 10:04:02 AM
Speaking of public restrooms....on an unrelated note...but can we PLEASE put music in there? It's so god damn awkward to either be in there with someone taking a dump, or be the guy taking a dump while another person's there....in complete dead silence. Ugh.

My company moved into a new office building about 2 years ago and this building plays the same music from the lobby in all the restrooms. It's awesome. Totally adds that background level of sound to drown out some unpleasant noises.

cramx3

Quote from: Adami on August 29, 2018, 10:04:02 AM
Speaking of public restrooms....on an unrelated note...but can we PLEASE put music in there? It's so god damn awkward to either be in there with someone taking a dump, or be the guy taking a dump while another person's there....in complete dead silence. Ugh.

Would you rather someone be on the phone?  That's even more annoying.  If someone is in the stall next to me on the phone, i make sure I courtesy flush (even if not necessary) so who ever is on the other end knows he is in the bathroom while talking to you.

What I really can't stand are those damn timed lights in bathrooms, specifically at work.  I get paid by the hour, you think I'm rushing to shit?  Those lights turning off on me means I need to either get up mid shit and move the door so the lights come back on, or risk having someone come in on me shitting in the dark.  I'm yet to have someone walk in on me trying to turn the lights on with my pants around my ankles though, that will be a rough day but I sense it is coming.

The Walrus

I think I've mentioned it before but at my job we have the one restroom. No stall, just a small room with the essentials, y'know. Sometimes we throw firecrackers under the door to literally scare the shit out of coworkers, or blast an airgun in there. Much more fun than all those fancy auto-lights and auto-flushers :lol

cramx3


Stadler

Quote from: Adami on August 29, 2018, 10:04:02 AM
Speaking of public restrooms....on an unrelated note...but can we PLEASE put music in there? It's so god damn awkward to either be in there with someone taking a dump, or be the guy taking a dump while another person's there....in complete dead silence. Ugh.

A good part of the reason I only use public when I absolutely have to.   The whole experience is... Bear Grylls laughs at me. 

lonestar

This thread just reminded me of something. I knew a dude in AA that used to make his sponsees go to stores and randomly put all the loose shopping carts back in the corral, and just leave. It was one of his ways to teach them to be useful and introduce a little humility.

Podaar

You should send him the address of bosk1's Costco. A target rich environment.

pg1067

Quote from: kingshmegland on August 28, 2018, 02:16:23 PM
:lol

Oh and this past Sunday,




ARRRRGGHHHHH!!!!!

I assume the issue with this photo is the silver minivan that's parked over the line.  Right?

bosk1

Quote from: Podaar on August 29, 2018, 10:51:27 AM
You should send him the address of bosk1's Costco. A target rich environment.

Or pretty much ANY Costco in Northern California, from what I've seen. 

Podaar

Quote from: bosk1 on August 29, 2018, 11:09:14 AM
Quote from: Podaar on August 29, 2018, 10:51:27 AM
You should send him the address of bosk1's Costco. A target rich environment.

Or pretty much ANY Costco in Northern California, from what I've seen.

Right. My bad. I should have said bosk1's area code or zip code not Costco.  :)

bosk1

???  What does that have to do with what I just said?

Podaar


Stadler

Quote from: pg1067 on August 29, 2018, 11:07:42 AM
Quote from: kingshmegland on August 28, 2018, 02:16:23 PM
:lol

Oh and this past Sunday,




ARRRRGGHHHHH!!!!!

I assume the issue with this photo is the silver minivan that's parked over the line.  Right?

Since you mention it... 

MrBoom_shack-a-lack

Quote from: Stadler on August 29, 2018, 10:45:16 AM
Quote from: Adami on August 29, 2018, 10:04:02 AM
Speaking of public restrooms....on an unrelated note...but can we PLEASE put music in there? It's so god damn awkward to either be in there with someone taking a dump, or be the guy taking a dump while another person's there....in complete dead silence. Ugh.

A good part of the reason I only use public when I absolutely have to.   The whole experience is... Bear Grylls laughs at me.
Naw, I try to always be proud of my dumps.

Implode

Quote from: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on August 29, 2018, 11:24:50 AM
Quote from: Stadler on August 29, 2018, 10:45:16 AM
Quote from: Adami on August 29, 2018, 10:04:02 AM
Speaking of public restrooms....on an unrelated note...but can we PLEASE put music in there? It's so god damn awkward to either be in there with someone taking a dump, or be the guy taking a dump while another person's there....in complete dead silence. Ugh.

A good part of the reason I only use public when I absolutely have to.   The whole experience is... Bear Grylls laughs at me.
Naw, I try to always be proud of my dumps.

What happens in the bathrooms is a sin and we shouldn't even acknowledge any of the those shameful acts. If there are other people in the bathrooms, they don't exist. Human interaction doesn't exist. Time doesn't exist. Get it, take care of business, get out. Anything that makes the experience more forgettable is an improvement.

Samsara

Quote from: Cool Chris on August 28, 2018, 02:19:01 PM
Quote from: Samsara on August 24, 2018, 02:25:25 PM
If you've ever worked parking lot duty in retail, you know the huge sigh you make when you see all the dumbasses with the carts backwards, sideways, etc., in the f'in corral. Bunch of degenerates.  :lol

What is "Parking lot duty?" Wouldn't retrieving carts not returned to the corral or arranging them properly while in the corral be part of the job and thus not worthy of a huge sigh? If all the carts were properly returned, would a store even need someone on that duty? I get that it makes it a little harder, but it's not like being a hotel housekeeper or pool cleaner and having Keith Moon stay at your establishment.

That's a damn good point.  :lol

All I can say is...collecting those carts is a bitch, particularly in the snow. I worked at a now bankrupt department store chain called Caldor (almost exactly like Target, same colors and everything) in the mid-90s, for a couple of years while in college. I still have nightmares collecting those m'fing carts in the snow.

TAC


King Postwhore

My mom would go shopping and I'd stay in Caldor watching TV until it was time to leave.  Lol.

I saw Police Squad for the first time there. :lol
"I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'." - Bon Newhart.

Samsara

Quote from: kingshmegland on August 29, 2018, 03:46:09 PM
My mom would go shopping and I'd stay in Caldor watching TV until it was time to leave.  Lol.

I saw Police Squad for the first time there. :lol

I worked the second shift in Sight and Sound. I used to crank Queensryche, Dream Theater, and some other bands after the boss went home at 5. (I worked 2-10). It was pretty cool.

Stadler

Quote from: TAC on August 29, 2018, 02:57:03 PM
I remember Caldor!

I used to go to Caldor with my grandma; they sometimes had good records. 

TAC

I discovered Lucifer's Friend in the bargain bin at Woolworth.

bosk1

Quote from: TAC on August 29, 2018, 03:59:29 PM
I discovered Lucifer's Friend in the bargain bin at Woolworth.

Pretty harsh referring to King that way.  And I didn't even know he hung out at Woolworth, but I guess it kinda makes sense.

King Postwhore

Quote from: TAC on August 29, 2018, 03:59:29 PM
I discovered Lucifer's Friend in the bargain bin at Woolworth.

I discovered grilled cheese and dots on a paper there. :lol
"I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'." - Bon Newhart.

TAC

Quote from: bosk1 on August 29, 2018, 04:04:25 PM
Quote from: TAC on August 29, 2018, 03:59:29 PM
I discovered Lucifer's Friend in the bargain bin at Woolworth.

Pretty harsh referring to King that way.  And I didn't even know he hung out at Woolworth, but I guess it kinda makes sense.

Well, they had a lunch counter, so I figured it was as good of place as any to start.




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Quote from: kingshmegland on August 29, 2018, 04:05:11 PM
I discovered grilled cheese and dots on a paper there. :lol

See Bosk? See? :lol

bosk1


King Postwhore

"I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'." - Bon Newhart.

bosk1

#453
That actually sounds a lot like a store we used to have out here called Gemco.  In fact, the one I had near me was actually replaced by a Target in that same location after Gemco went under.  I don't think anybody had yet heard of Target, so that was interesting.  And, yeah, Gemco had music too.  I remember seeing Y&T cassettes there, but can't remember if I actually bought any.  I got most or all of them from The Wherehouse.

Stadler

Quote from: TAC on August 29, 2018, 04:06:02 PM
Quote from: bosk1 on August 29, 2018, 04:04:25 PM
Quote from: TAC on August 29, 2018, 03:59:29 PM
I discovered Lucifer's Friend in the bargain bin at Woolworth.

Pretty harsh referring to King that way.  And I didn't even know he hung out at Woolworth, but I guess it kinda makes sense.

Well, they had a lunch counter, so I figured it was as good of place as any to start.




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Quote from: kingshmegland on August 29, 2018, 04:05:11 PM
I discovered grilled cheese and dots on a paper there. :lol

See Bosk? See? :lol

YES!   My grandma took me there too; she'd sit at the lunch counter, drinking coffee, and I'd go to the record bin there - you could get cassettes for like a $1.00; I got the first four Sabbath tapes there, and a Yes tape (Fragile I think).  Then I'd go to Karl Graf's (a local record store) by 12" singles then come back and join Gram and have a hot dog.   Good times.

I miss my grandma a lot, to this day, and it's been 25 years.