Why I Hate Walmart
I'd really like to hate Walmart for some socio-political reason bigger than myself. Something like destroying small downtowns across the midwest, or the institutionalization of not promoting women, or using government welfare programs to subsidize their payroll, or any of another 1000 things that we hate empire-size companies for. And I guess, deep down I do hate Walmart for those things too, but I hate them for something else more.
I hate Walmart because of the empty shopping carts that litter their parking lots.
This may seem petty, but it really is a universal truism across all Walmarts in the Indianapolis area. No matter what time a day you go to one, the parking lot will be filled with shopping carts. What irks me most are the abandoned carts that are within a car's length of a cart corral. The energy required to not put these carts away just seems so much higher than the slight amount of energy required to put them in their proper place.
I've got some ideas about why carts are always left out at Walmart:
- Walmart is under staffed and simply cannot keep up
- There is some corporate policy in place that dictates leaving the carts out to create a sense of "business" around their stores
- People that shop at Walmart hate to put carts away
- Shopping at Walmart causes people to not want to put their carts away
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