I was impressed by something I saw the other night when it was freezing outside. There was a guy in the grocery store parking lot whose shopping cart was pushed by the wind and about to crash into a parked car. This guy had the decency to run at full speed to try to catch up to it and at the very last second he saved the car from getting a dent in it. This might not seem like much, but to me it’s what all of us should be doing. Show some damn concern for others, not only during the holidays but all the time. If there’s one thing that makes me want to scream it’s the thought of a friggin’ shopping cart crashing into my car at full speed because some asshole didn’t care to put it back in the shopping cart hangar. Doesn’t it piss you off when you see someone unload their goods into their trunk, leave the cart where it is, then pull out and drive away?
These kids who get paid 8 bucks an hour trying to herd carts together like they’re cattle have to do it in freezing temperatures but what’s their motivation? There’s rarely a sense of accomplishment because there’s people messing your shit up all day. Let’s be more considerate people, at least for the shopping cart kids who have dreams too. I’ve never heard any kindergarten student tell their teacher that they want to be a shopping cart gatherer when they grow up.