Shopping Carts, Rules Of Use
by SiouxFan - Posted Tue March 27, 2007 @ 7:22 PM
I despise being the cart attendant. I feel like it's the lowest rung on the retail ladder, at least at my store. They are expected to do carry-outs, clean up spills, and clean bathrooms all along with bringing in carts. This job alone is bad enough, but then you add in the customers. Enter in the worst part of the equation.
Now I've only done cart attending about 3 times out of my whole 4.5 years and I know enough to hate it. My main problems with cart attending:
1) The carts are not garbage cans.
-I don't care if you have to walk back up the the front of the store to throw away your garbage, that's what it is there for. I especially hate dirty diapers. Do you realize that you JUST used your cart to hold food and that your cart did roll fresh off the assembly line!? And if you are going to leave a diaper in a cart, at least make an attempt to close it. If I have to pick up a dirty diaper and it falls open, you will have about 10 billion cart dings on your vehicle. That darn wind.
2) Don't get in front of moving carts EVER.
-These things are not easy to stop once you get them moving. I don't care if you're the fastest person on Earth, if you fall, you will have about 500 wheels run over you. And if you are in your car, don't try to outrun the carts. It won't work, it never does, and yet it's still the cart attendants fault.
3) Put the carts in the corral. The way they are supposed to be.
-It's not that hard. It's not too far away. If you are going somewhere else leave your cart with our store. If you can't carry it all, buy a car. And when you do put the cart in the corral, put it in the correct way. It's a pain in the ass to have to take time to take out upside-down carts because someone thought it would be funny. It isn't.
One way to combat this is to use automatic locking carts past a certain distance AND by using quarters to use the carts and to get them back by returning them inside or to a corral.
I'm sure there are MANY more, so feel free to add your own.