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34. Shopping Carts Everywhere
Look at those damn shopping carts, Joe thought.
of them were parked on his front lawn.
more were parked behind his car in the
. His neighborhood had gone to hell. He lived
a mile from Foodco, a supermarket chain. Nobody
take a shopping cart half a mile from
supermarket. And no one with any respect for
should leave a shopping cart in a stranger's
Shoppers should push the cart out to their
, and then leave it there. If they don't
a car, they should buy their own personal
to transport their groceries home.
He called Foodco
tell them that four carts were on his
. They said they would be over as soon
they could. That meant about a week. Throughout
neighborhood, carts were scattered in various places, including
streets themselves. As if kids, pets, and potholes
't enough, drivers now had to dodge shopping carts.
wondered how there could be any left in
supermarket. Foodco paid over $100 for each cart,
he thought they'd guard them better. Instead, they
nothing to secure the carts. They simply paid
to drive around the neighborhood once or twice
week to pick up stranded carts.
yellow pages of his phone book. He was
to hire a contractor to build a fence
his lawn and a locking gate for his
. Enough was enough.