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Do you put the shopping carts back in the corral?

Started by The Walrus, November 03, 2017, 07:59:45 AM

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The Walrus

Now see, that's the perfect excuse to get jacked like The Rock. Hang around the lots and yell at the jackwagons who don't put 'em back. Who's gonna intimidate who at that point?  :lol

bosk1

I think I'd probably call the cops on him and report to the store manager that there was some clown outside harassing and threatening the store's customers, and that I wouldn't shop there again until they did something about it.

King Postwhore

I believe this is a morning radio bit that they filmed.
"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.

cramx3

Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 08:15:23 AM
I think I'd probably call the cops on him and report to the store manager that there was some clown outside harassing and threatening the store's customers, and that I wouldn't shop there again until they did something about it.

Id imagine that's exactly what happened, then the guy could move onto the next town and start over. 

Podaar

Quote from: Kattelox on December 18, 2019, 08:08:39 AM
Now see, that's the perfect excuse to get jacked like The Rock. Hang around the lots and yell at the jackwagons who don't put 'em back. Who's gonna intimidate who at that point?  :lol

Protip: When your new nickname is Kox, it's usually best to avoid phrases like "get jacked", "hang around", and "jackwagon". Just, sayin'

Dublagent66

Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 08:15:23 AM
I think I'd probably call the cops on him and report to the store manager that there was some clown outside harassing and threatening the store's customers, and that I wouldn't shop there again until they did something about it.

LOL, I think "threatening" is a far cry from reminding people that the corrals are there for a reason.  If I was the store manager, I'd be out there harassing them myself.  :lol


Quote from: cramx3 on December 18, 2019, 08:21:05 AM
Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 08:15:23 AM
I think I'd probably call the cops on him and report to the store manager that there was some clown outside harassing and threatening the store's customers, and that I wouldn't shop there again until they did something about it.

Id imagine that's exactly what happened, then the guy could move onto the next town and start over. 

I doubt it.  He didn't do anything remotely serious enough to call the police.  If I was the manager and someone came in to complain about some guy like that in the parking lot, I'd tell them to put their cart in the goddamn corral. :lol

cramx3

Well the lady threatened exactly that.  At the end of the day, I don't think there's any legal issue, it's just not really threatening but I can see why store managers wouldn't want this and why the cops would also tell the guy to beat it. 

pg1067

Quote from: Kattelox on December 18, 2019, 07:46:12 AM
I prefer the radio station nickname. 105.9 K-LOX in the morning *wacky morning radio sounds* :neverusethis:

"You're listening to Kox and The Beaver on 105.9 KLOX!  Up next is 'Big Ten Inch' by Aerosmith."

TAC

Quote from: Dublagent66 on December 18, 2019, 08:53:36 AM
Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 08:15:23 AM
I think I'd probably call the cops on him and report to the store manager that there was some clown outside harassing and threatening the store's customers, and that I wouldn't shop there again until they did something about it.

LOL, I think "threatening" is a far cry from reminding people that the corrals are there for a reason.  If I was the store manager, I'd be out there harassing them myself.  :lol


Quote from: cramx3 on December 18, 2019, 08:21:05 AM
Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 08:15:23 AM
I think I'd probably call the cops on him and report to the store manager that there was some clown outside harassing and threatening the store's customers, and that I wouldn't shop there again until they did something about it.

Id imagine that's exactly what happened, then the guy could move onto the next town and start over. 

I doubt it.  He didn't do anything remotely serious enough to call the police.  If I was the manager and someone came in to complain about some guy like that in the parking lot, I'd tell them to put their cart in the goddamn corral. :lol

Sure he did. He is harassing people for no reason.
Quote from: wkiml on June 08, 2012, 09:06:35 AMwould have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Quote from: Buddyhunter1 on April 22, 2023, 05:54:45 PMTAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

bosk1

Quote from: Dublagent66 on December 18, 2019, 08:53:36 AMIf I was the manager and someone came in to complain about some guy like that in the parking lot, I'd tell them to put their cart in the goddamn corral. :lol

And that's all well and good, but most store managers would not do that, for several reasons.  And as has already been mentioned in the thread (and keeps getting ignored), most store managers don't care whether or not customers put carts in the corral and don't see it as an issue.  Most of them do see it as a problem if their customers (rightly or wrongly) feel threatened by rude people and talk about taking their business elsewhere.

And the bottom line is, there's just no good reason to be rude to people.

pg1067

Quote from: TAC on December 18, 2019, 09:04:57 AM
Quote from: Dublagent66 on December 18, 2019, 08:53:36 AM
Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 08:15:23 AM
I think I'd probably call the cops on him and report to the store manager that there was some clown outside harassing and threatening the store's customers, and that I wouldn't shop there again until they did something about it.

LOL, I think "threatening" is a far cry from reminding people that the corrals are there for a reason.  If I was the store manager, I'd be out there harassing them myself.  :lol


Quote from: cramx3 on December 18, 2019, 08:21:05 AM
Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 08:15:23 AM
I think I'd probably call the cops on him and report to the store manager that there was some clown outside harassing and threatening the store's customers, and that I wouldn't shop there again until they did something about it.

Id imagine that's exactly what happened, then the guy could move onto the next town and start over. 

I doubt it.  He didn't do anything remotely serious enough to call the police.  If I was the manager and someone came in to complain about some guy like that in the parking lot, I'd tell them to put their cart in the goddamn corral. :lol

Sure he did. He is harassing people for no reason.

To say nothing of trespassing.

cramx3

Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 09:06:16 AM
And the bottom line is, there's just no good reason to be rude to people.

Agreed, and that starts with returning the cart  :biggrin:

hefdaddy42

Quote from: cramx3 on December 18, 2019, 09:09:18 AM
Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 09:06:16 AM
And the bottom line is, there's just no good reason to be rude to people.

Agreed, and that starts with returning the cart  :biggrin:
And, scene.
Quote from: BlobVanDam on December 11, 2014, 08:19:46 PMHef is right on all things. Except for when I disagree with him. In which case he's probably still right.

The Walrus

Quote from: Podaar on December 18, 2019, 08:29:34 AM
Quote from: Kattelox on December 18, 2019, 08:08:39 AM
Now see, that's the perfect excuse to get jacked like The Rock. Hang around the lots and yell at the jackwagons who don't put 'em back. Who's gonna intimidate who at that point?  :lol

Protip: When your new nickname is Kox, it's usually best to avoid phrases like "get jacked", "hang around", and "jackwagon". Just, sayin'

I hate you guys  :rollin

bosk1

Quote from: cramx3 on December 18, 2019, 09:09:18 AM
Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 09:06:16 AM
And the bottom line is, there's just no good reason to be rude to people.

Agreed, and that starts with returning the cart  :biggrin:

Well, no.  Just because you may, for some reason, subjectively feel that carts should be put in a corral, you don't get to make up rules for others about social norms. 

But more importantly, even if it somehow affected anyone else in a way that somehow could be considered rude, that doesn't excuse someone else subsequently being rude by harassing strangers in a parking lot.  Two wrongs (assuming we stretch and agree to pretend the first action is somehow a "wrong") don't make a right. 

pg1067

Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 09:18:04 AM
Quote from: cramx3 on December 18, 2019, 09:09:18 AM
Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 09:06:16 AM
And the bottom line is, there's just no good reason to be rude to people.

Agreed, and that starts with returning the cart  :biggrin:

Well, no.  Just because you may, for some reason, subjectively feel that carts should be put in a corral, you don't get to make up rules for others about social norms. 

But more importantly, even if it somehow affected anyone else in a way that somehow could be considered rude, that doesn't excuse someone else subsequently being rude by harassing strangers in a parking lot.  Two wrongs (assuming we stretch and agree to pretend the first action is somehow a "wrong") don't make a right.



The Walrus

Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 09:18:04 AM
Quote from: cramx3 on December 18, 2019, 09:09:18 AM
Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 09:06:16 AM
And the bottom line is, there's just no good reason to be rude to people.

Agreed, and that starts with returning the cart  :biggrin:

Well, no.  Just because you may, for some reason, subjectively feel that carts should be put in a corral, you don't get to make up rules for others about social norms. 

But more importantly, even if it somehow affected anyone else in a way that somehow could be considered rude, that doesn't excuse someone else subsequently being rude by harassing strangers in a parking lot.  Two wrongs (assuming we stretch and agree to pretend the first action is somehow a "wrong") don't make a right.

But even more importantly, you could just put it in a place where it won't even potentially damage any cars or inconvenience anyone else, and you get the added benefit of not having to look over your shoulder, and you burn a couple calories for taking twenty more steps. :neverusethis:

Maybe we should make prostitution legal. Free BJ with every cart returned!

Stadler

Quote from: pg1067 on December 18, 2019, 09:04:05 AM
Quote from: Kattelox on December 18, 2019, 07:46:12 AM
I prefer the radio station nickname. 105.9 K-LOX in the morning *wacky morning radio sounds* :neverusethis:

"You're listening to Kox and The Beaver on 105.9 KLOX!  Up next is 'Big Ten Inch' by Aerosmith."

Sad days when I read that and it seemed real. In fact, here in CT, it WOULD have been 105.9, WHCN out of Hartford (now called "The River"). 

bosk1

Quote from: Kattelox on December 18, 2019, 09:23:27 AMBut even more importantly, you could just put it in a place where it won't even potentially damage any cars or inconvenience anyone else, and you get the added benefit of not having to look over your shoulder, and you burn a couple calories for taking twenty more steps.

And I understand that you feel that way.  But that sidesteps and fails to address both of the points I raised.

pg1067

Quote from: Kattelox on December 18, 2019, 09:23:27 AM
But even more importantly, you could just put it in a place where it won't even potentially damage any cars or inconvenience anyone else

I don't think any of us "anti-corral" folks have ever disagreed with this.  What we do disagree with is that corrals are the only places that meet this criteria.


Quote from: Kattelox on December 18, 2019, 09:23:27 AM
Maybe we should make prostitution legal. Free BJ with every cart returned!

Now you're talking!

The Walrus

Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 09:29:22 AM
Quote from: Kattelox on December 18, 2019, 09:23:27 AMBut even more importantly, you could just put it in a place where it won't even potentially damage any cars or inconvenience anyone else, and you get the added benefit of not having to look over your shoulder, and you burn a couple calories for taking twenty more steps.

And I understand that you feel that way.  But that sidesteps and fails to address both of the points I raised.

I wasn't trying to  :lol Only thing I have to say to your kind is to return the f$^&ing cart please and thank you, that's it, I got nothing more  :lol

Quote from: Stadler on December 18, 2019, 09:28:41 AM
Quote from: pg1067 on December 18, 2019, 09:04:05 AM
Quote from: Kattelox on December 18, 2019, 07:46:12 AM
I prefer the radio station nickname. 105.9 K-LOX in the morning *wacky morning radio sounds* :neverusethis:

"You're listening to Kox and The Beaver on 105.9 KLOX!  Up next is 'Big Ten Inch' by Aerosmith."

Sad days when I read that and it seemed real. In fact, here in CT, it WOULD have been 105.9, WHCN out of Hartford (now called "The River"). 

You two are killing me  :lol

bosk1

Quote from: pg1067 on December 18, 2019, 09:30:47 AM
Quote from: Kattelox on December 18, 2019, 09:23:27 AM
But even more importantly, you could just put it in a place where it won't even potentially damage any cars or inconvenience anyone else

I don't think any of us "anti-corral" folks have ever disagreed with this.  What we do disagree with is that corrals are the only places that meet this criteria.

I would hardly classify myself as "anti-corral," but, yes, you summed it up perfectly.  (except for TAC, who I believe actually is staunchly "anti-corral," if I'm not mistaken) 

Samsara

Quote from: Kattelox on December 18, 2019, 09:16:03 AM
Quote from: Podaar on December 18, 2019, 08:29:34 AM
Quote from: Kattelox on December 18, 2019, 08:08:39 AM
Now see, that's the perfect excuse to get jacked like The Rock. Hang around the lots and yell at the jackwagons who don't put 'em back. Who's gonna intimidate who at that point?  :lol

Protip: When your new nickname is Kox, it's usually best to avoid phrases like "get jacked", "hang around", and "jackwagon". Just, sayin'

:-*

I hate you guys  :rollin

bosk1

Quote from: Kattelox on December 18, 2019, 09:33:12 AMOnly thing I have to say to your kind is to return the f$^&ing cart please and thank you, that's it, I got nothing more  :lol

Which, no offense, makes literally ZERO sense to me.  There is no issue of "returning" anything.  Nobody in this thread, including yourself, puts the cart back inside the store where you got it from in the first place, so it isn't an issue of "returning" it at all.  So that's either careless wording or not being entirely honest in framing the issue.  But either way, it makes no sense.

The Walrus

Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 09:37:45 AM
Quote from: Kattelox on December 18, 2019, 09:33:12 AMOnly thing I have to say to your kind is to return the f$^&ing cart please and thank you, that's it, I got nothing more  :lol

Which, no offense, makes literally ZERO sense to me.  There is no issue of "returning" anything.  Nobody in this thread, including yourself, puts the cart back inside the store where you got it from in the first place, so it isn't an issue of "returning" it at all.  So that's either careless wording or not being entirely honest in framing the issue.  But either way, it makes no sense.

Bruh why are you trying to continue an argument that you'll inevitably get pissy about and then blame me for like always. You can have the last word but I'm not talking with you about this anymore 'cause you always get mad and take it personal while the rest of us are cracking jokes having fun :lol chill

bosk1

I'm "chilled," don't worry.  I'll only get "pissy" if it devolves into namecalling.  I'd like to think that you are I are past that, so it's not an issue.  Just calling out what I see as a fallacy in the discourse, which is always fair game.

As for having to have the last word, I'll just say this:  As a species, humans in 2019 as a whole are too stupid to not frequently fall into the trap of feeling like we have to have the last word on every silly little Internet debate that we get sucked into, myself included.  So, yeah, guilty as charged.  :lol  But I'll try to be aware of that.

But in so saying, I got the last word in so far.  Haha!

The Walrus


hefdaddy42

Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 09:37:45 AM
There is no issue of "returning" anything.  Nobody in this thread, including yourself, puts the cart back inside the store where you got it from in the first place, so it isn't an issue of "returning" it at all. 
I have actually occasionally done this, but I don't make a practice of it.
Quote from: BlobVanDam on December 11, 2014, 08:19:46 PMHef is right on all things. Except for when I disagree with him. In which case he's probably still right.

Podaar

Quote from: hefdaddy42 on December 18, 2019, 10:00:54 AM
Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 09:37:45 AM
There is no issue of "returning" anything.  Nobody in this thread, including yourself, puts the cart back inside the store where you got it from in the first place, so it isn't an issue of "returning" it at all. 
I have actually occasionally done this, but I don't make a practice of it.

I literally did this last week in...California! The cart corral was farther from the rental car than to the store front.

bosk1

Well, sure.  I have as well.  But I don't think anybody truly "makes a practice of it."  That's my point. 

Samsara

Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 09:37:45 AM
Quote from: Kattelox on December 18, 2019, 09:33:12 AMOnly thing I have to say to your kind is to return the f$^&ing cart please and thank you, that's it, I got nothing more  :lol

Which, no offense, makes literally ZERO sense to me.  There is no issue of "returning" anything.  Nobody in this thread, including yourself, puts the cart back inside the store where you got it from in the first place, so it isn't an issue of "returning" it at all.  So that's either careless wording or not being entirely honest in framing the issue.  But either way, it makes no sense.

Actually, if I am near a corral and see a cart, and I need one, I take it from there. So in that case, you are "returning" the cart to the corral.  :biggrin:


cramx3

Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 09:18:04 AM
Quote from: cramx3 on December 18, 2019, 09:09:18 AM
Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 09:06:16 AM
And the bottom line is, there's just no good reason to be rude to people.

Agreed, and that starts with returning the cart  :biggrin:

Well, no.  Just because you may, for some reason, subjectively feel that carts should be put in a corral, you don't get to make up rules for others about social norms. 

But more importantly, even if it somehow affected anyone else in a way that somehow could be considered rude, that doesn't excuse someone else subsequently being rude by harassing strangers in a parking lot.  Two wrongs (assuming we stretch and agree to pretend the first action is somehow a "wrong") don't make a right.

I agree on the second part.  As much as I find what that guy did entertaining and support it, it's certainly not "right" nor does it make the situation better in any way. 

As for the first, well thats the crux of this whole thread so no point in going through it all again.

But what if the store put up a sign saying to return the carts?  Does that take away from the rules for social norms since it would then be a written rule of the lot?

pg1067

Quote from: bosk1 on December 18, 2019, 09:34:57 AM
Quote from: pg1067 on December 18, 2019, 09:30:47 AM
Quote from: Kattelox on December 18, 2019, 09:23:27 AM
But even more importantly, you could just put it in a place where it won't even potentially damage any cars or inconvenience anyone else

I don't think any of us "anti-corral" folks have ever disagreed with this.  What we do disagree with is that corrals are the only places that meet this criteria.

I would hardly classify myself as "anti-corral," but, yes, you summed it up perfectly.  (except for TAC, who I believe actually is staunchly "anti-corral," if I'm not mistaken)

I couldn't think of a better term, so I went with it even though it's not entirely accurate.

jingle.boy

Man, I missed an entertaining page.  Bosky, I'm not sure what evidence you've gathered that validates store owners are not bothered by carst strewn about the parking lot.  In fact, I know in windy weather they most certainly are - Costco up here puts signs up asking for people to return carts to a coral or the front of the store.  As for some of your other posts, I just can't fathom quoting and re-hashing them.  Plus, you're a poopy-head.

Quote from: Samsara on December 18, 2019, 10:17:19 AM
Actually, if I am near a corral and see a cart, and I need one, I take it from there. So in that case, you are "returning" the cart to the corral.  :biggrin:

^ This - virtually everytime.  I specifically park near corrals whenever I can so that I don't have a long trip to return it, and so that I can grab one from there before entering the store (most of the time).  I can't tell you how many times I've gotten to the entrance at Costco on a weekend, and there are NO carts at the front - they're all out in the corrals (except for the few from the fine people that just left them strewn about the parking lot - but that rarely happens in civilized nations like Canada   ;D
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Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 05:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

cramx3

I'll pull a cart from the corral on my way in too if it's on my way. Can't recall an instance of not having carts up front though to make it a habbit.