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shopping carts.....the lazy S.O.B. factor                                          Saturday, June 09, 2007

Current mood: I'd like to teach the world to stack in perfect harmony….

This is a topic I've wanted to hammer out a blog on for some time now. I am sure we have all been ticked off once or twice by the shopping cart pushed up against our car when we returned to it with our groceries, haven't we? Then add to that the fact that the cart corral is only two spaces away. We notice the corral and think what a lazy S.O.B. that must have been to leave that cart there. If you are one of those lazy S.O.B.'s then wise up and get a clue. If you expect an apology from me, forget it. You deserve the slam and if it takes a 2 x 4 in the head type of comment like calling you a lazy S.O.B to make you wake up and smell the coffee, so be it! OK, let me take this a step further too. You now put your groceries in the car and take your cart to the corral but only move the previous lazy S.O.B's cart far enough away from your car so that you can get out easily. Guess what, you too have qualified for the title of lazy S.O.B. Would it have killed you to push one cart inside the other and take them both to the corral? Ok, I am not done yet, I am going to hammer this thing out further and see if I can make a real difference in America tonight, one that will matter and serve the masses more than any bullshit Paris Hilton news you are caught up in for no good reason at all. Now you are at the corral with your cart, maybe both carts if passed the first S.O.B. test. You see the corral is completely empty and you push your cart (maybe two carts) just barely into the corral.

Guess what? Yep, you are a lazy S.O.B. Congratulations Einstein! Did it ever occur to you that if you do not push your cart all the way in the odds are much greater that the next person won't bother? That's right, you are a leader. You are in control of more things in this world that you realize. OK, let's keep it going. You do know that there are far more lazy S.O.B.'s out there than we want to admit but if you look at the corral on a busy day you will understand just how many must be there. Now you are at the corral with your cart (maybe two carts) and the corral is a mess. It appears full but you know if those lazy S.O.B's would have stacked their carts first you would have fit yours in no problem but nearly none of them are stacked into each other. The thing would only be half full at best if they were. What do you do? Do you take 60 seconds and stack the carts so that you can push your cart (maybe two) into the corral and out of the path of traffic? Hell, that would even make room for 10 more carts too easily. Judging from what I've seen, most people would just leave their cart (maybe two) outside and add to the mess. Yep, lazy S.O.B. award, you win again! Am I the only person in the world who organizes the corral and stacks the carts just because it makes sense, it is logical, and hell, it is courteous to others? Do you have kids? Do they ever shop with you? What message do you give them when you CHOOSE to be a lazy S.O.B? What message will they hear when you tell them to clean their room, the one you verbalize, or the one you live? If you talk the talk, you had better walk the walk…………

Ok, I think next I will bang something out on the gym……you know, people hanging out at machines and bullshitting rather than using them……getting cranky when you take the close parking space on your bike and they wanted it……of course they could do themselves more good if they parked ½ a mile away and walked because when you do see them inside, they are only sitting on the machine….not movement going on. Well, I am sure I can dig up a few comments on that…..them maybe I will bang one out on some of these young drivers that seem to have taken their driving test on an xBox 360. You know the kind, they nearly run you off the road with their sleek maneuvers and "If I crash and burn I still get three more cars and lives" mentality – hey bozo, I have one life and if you f@#$ with it and live, I am coming to get you! There, now I have committed myself to more blogs……damn, I put my foot in my mouth again…..perhaps I can even do a poem on shopping cart corrals and the space savers at the gym…..and the video game drivers too……

That's enough. I had a long day. My glass of wine is almost empty…..and I have rambled and rambled and rambled on……

Good night my friends….