• ¡ can't fucking stop thinking about the
shopping cart theory
shopping cart
litmus test for whether a person is
There is no dire emergency. capable of self-governing.
shopping cart
easy, convenient task and one
which we all recognize as the
correct, appropriate thing to do.
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Do you accept your duty to return the cart
even though you gain nothing? 116 MB PNG
emergencies in which a person is not able to
return their cart. Simultaneously, it is not illegal to
abandon your shopping cart. Therefore the
shopping cart presents itself as the apex example
of whether a person will do what is right without
being forced to do it. No one will punish you for
not returning the shopping cart, no one will fine
you or kill you for not returning the shopping cart, you gain nothing by returning the shopping cart. You must return the shopping cart out of the
= goodness of your own heart. You must return the
shopping cart because it is the right thing to do.
Because it is correct.
A person who is unable to do this is no better than
an animal, an absolute savage who can only be
made to do what is right by threatening them with
a law and the force that stands behind it.
The Shopping Cart is what determines whether a
person is a good or bad member of society.
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    • I used to return it before COVID happened but now I just take them home so I don't infect anyone.
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    • People who don't put their carts away at grocery stores 100% do not take their trays to the trash bins at fast food restaurants
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    • "bUt I'M cReATiNg jObS bY nOT rEtUrNiNG tHe ShOPpInG cARt"
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    • This was a very intriguing article or theory! Good read!
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    • Anybody else grab other shopping carts that people leaft and return them as you return yours?
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    • I do it because I don’t want my car hit or another persons to be hit. Also, to the people who have never held a retail job in their lives, you’re delusional if you think that people who push carts have only that sole responsibility.
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    • As a person who pushes carts back to the lobbies I’d love it if you just put the fucking cart in the cart bay instead of leaving it in the parking lot
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    • Reject degeneracy, return the carts
      Ricchan 15 jul
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    • The people who don't return the shopping cart are why communism doesn't work
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    • I have literally never left my cart in the lot. I remember once as a kid my mother just left it and so i took it and brought it inside and out it back. She was pissed off so she left without me (i was like 13). I live in a small town so it was a 10 min walk home
      Jungler 15 jul
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    • The time it took you to write this theory you could've put the cart back.
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    • If you dont return the cart you're a fucking cunt
      YoureNext 15 jul
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    • i work at a grocery store as the people who pull in carts and it is ALWAYS.....ALWAYS middle aged white women who toss their carts anywhere in the lot and we fucking HATE it
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    • I gain satisfaction from returning the carts, my family gets mad at me sometimes but they could fuck off because it's usually like only 10 to 15 feet away
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    • Why not make somebody else's life easier with such little effort?
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    • The only time I have ever found it acceptable not to return a shopping cart, is when I took the cart all the way home. (Yes I stole that the shopping cart) I didn't have my car with me and my apartment was 3 blocks away, Soo...
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    • I just do it out of habit
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    • I return it to a neighboring store’s corral. I makes me giggle thinking of some tired kid pushing carts all day has to walk way over to the next store to return it
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    • Cart pusher gang rise up
      Lyfestyle 15 jul
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    • Thanks for making me feel like a good person for returning other people's carts as well. Can't wait to run over some babies later, being a good person sure is great :)
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    • As a person who used to work in a grocery store. PLEASE return the carts.
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    • Good people wear the face masks to protect others from infection when needed even though it may cause some dicomfort.
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    • I always return my shopping cart to the corral, except for the one time someone i hated was parked next to me so i left the cart behind their car before leaving
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    • I used to work at Home Depot, outside Garden, and i ended up making feiends with the lot techs (they're the ones usually helping people load their items) and i remember one summer it was particularly hot and a lot take ended up passing out from heat stroke because he was out collecting carts.
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    • THANK YOU! Close to the corral isn't good enough. Close to the STORE isn't good enough. Finish. The. Mission.
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    • People who don't return the cart are the ones who refuse to wear masks.
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    • that's why it's a good idea to have to put a coin in so you have an incentive to put it back, so you can get your coin back
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    • I don't usually return my cart. Instead, I take my groceries out and give it straight to someone entering the store as I am leaving it.
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    • I always return my carts. I simple think "what if I was the cart worker." Knowing I wouldn't want to go out of my way to get carts that some jackass couldn't return.
      hue45 15 jul
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    • I like to introduce a little chaos to the equation so I flip a coin- heads I return the shopping cart, tails I push it as hard as I can in the direction of the nearest toddler. Chaos people, it’s all we truly own
      BSArtist 15 jul
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    • Found a Walmart shopping cart in my apartment complex 10miles away from the newest Walmart
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    • Nothing on the entirety of brings me as much joy as knowing that some of the most compelling philosophical quandaries of our time were created by random nameless shit posters on the internet
      alcor 15 jul
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    • Worked at a grocery store in high school grabbing carts. 90% of the time it was women over the age of 50. Sometimes they were very old, sometimes fat. But it was almost always a woman over 50. And it’s fucking ANNOYING. Be a decent human being please. Thank you.
      Coldpaw 15 jul
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    • I take every shopping cart I use home
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    • Ok. But the whole reason to "return" them is so the store doesnt have to hire 5 workers full time grabbing carts from customers in the parking lot... so yes I gain a possible decrease in prices. Not a big gain, but a gain any worthwhile person would realize. Same theory on stealing froma grocery
      edgemania 15 jul
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    • I've never not put a cart back, I also always put things back in their original place in the groceries store, even if i have to walk all the way to the other side of the store to put it back in its rightful place
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    • You could substitute cart for mask and the lesson is the same
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    • The fact that one's measurement of morality is based on social construct is disheartening at first glance, yet without the purview of society, morality cannot exist.
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    • This test was written by a shopping cart attendant.
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    • I always return cart and go out of my way to grab abandoned carts.
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    • I always return the cart, I’m not lazy. It doesn’t matter if it’s raining, just put the cart in the cart alley. It goes in the cart alley. Just put it there. It will only take a little while, so just do it. Put it away. PUT THE CART IN THE DAMN CART ALLEY WHY THE F WOULD YOU PUT IT IN A PARKING SPOT
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    • So you’re saying poor people can’t govern themselves
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    • This is why communism will never work
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    • Same for the people that do or don’t clean their messes at restaurants
      Eikah 15 jul
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    • Imagine not being altruistic
      xxxnaruto 15 jul
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    • I was raised to put it away
      chopstew 15 jul
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    • Guys....
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    • People who don't return their carts are prissy, entitled little Karens or boomer bitches who think the world revolves around them and the simple things like these are like working in a concentration camp. I've had my car dinged 3 times because alot of people have no decency to put away their carts.
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    • Put the shopping carts back, you heathens
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    • When I'm finished in the store by the car and I'm waiting for someone to finish up I go around the lot and collect the carts. Sometimes the Walmart workers look at me weird, I wonder if they get territorial or suspicious.
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    • i dont give a fuck how much of a hurry your in if you dont return the cart your an asshole
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    • If I worked in a big company as a manager and I was hiring or promoting 1 of 2 equally qualified candidates, I would go grocery shopping with them and see if they do this and make my choice based on this. Hopefully they both don't do the same thing
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    • I do it because I worked retail and we use to rather be stocking shelves or unloading trucks than go into the hot sun, rain or snow to go retrieve carts, carts that if left in the parking lot will become a garbage dumpster
      Nfruits 15 jul
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    • when i return my shopping cart i put all the carts together so the worker doesn’t have to :)
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    • I'd like to print this theory out, wait around til I see someone abandon a shopping cart, sprint over and hand this to them without saying anything.
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    • Worked at walmart as a cart attendant a while back. I gave old people a pass because I understand it can be difficult for them to return the carts. 90 percent of carts were left by teens who dont care, followed by middle aged people. Without question...(1/2)
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    • So my car got a flat tire while I came out of Walmart so I drove far away from people but still in the Walmart parking lot, I changed my cars tire and as I was leaving I saw some asshole put his car behind a bush so before leaving I got out and put the cart back. I was having a shitty day but
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    • Yeah who ever made that just got mad someone left a shopping cart in the parking spot they wanted granted people who don’t put shopping carts away are the same people who don’t wear mask and that’s a fact
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    • I always do it. It's literally ususally 5 feet away and not hard to do. The cart return is where the workers pick up the carts, not wherever you leave them assholes
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    • I always love pushing the shopping cart as hard as I can into the other ones, so I do have something to gain
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    • At Aldi, you get your quarter back for returning it lol
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    • I think the mfs who leave their trash on fast food dining tables are the real pieces of work. Like wtf. There’s literally trash cans by the door!
      CheveIIe 15 jul
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    • i do return it bc my parents taught me thats what you should always do and i later developed a sense that this was the right thing to do, but im sure there are other examples of something like this that i dont do bc it doesnt seem wrong not to, and i wouldnt even know im doing the wrong thing bc the
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    • People who leave carts in the middle of the parking lot are assholes. Had one see me carrying some bags to the trunk of my car and he left it right in front of my trunk. Like cmon, I’ve never met you in my life. No need to be an asshole for zero reason
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    • Mainly selfish people dont return it.
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    • I do it because it looks better for me. It makes me look like a better person to the outside world.
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    • Whoever doesn’t return their shopping carts are undeserving little gremlins that don’t deserve anything nice in life and should grow up to be the homeless guy who lives under a bridge and asks for money by the entrance of the local Walmart
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    • Don't listen to this propaganda made by lazy bagboys who rarely get tipped for working their assess off in the sweltering sun and freezing blizzards and now braving Covid19. SMH
      Dabbler 15 jul
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    • There is however a sort of social stigma (as there should be) about being a bad person and doing inconsiderate things, but not a lot of other negative consequences other than that. I always wonder about different people and whether we only do things out of guilt or we truly don’t want to 1/2
      Roserises 15 jul
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    • I have murdered people for not returning carts so this isn’t fully valid
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    • There were tines when I had both of my kids with me and returning the cart would have meant leaving them alone in the car. I was newly divorced and left them once to return a cart. Ex found out and tried to use that to prove me an unfit father. After that I didn't leave them to return a cart.
      VanFett 15 jul
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    • Of course, it’s fun to scooter it across the parking lot into the cart thing
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    • One asshole didn't put the cart up and it ran into the side of my car, I left out Walmart to find a fucking cart against my car with a scratch mark on my car, and i was across a cart rack. it honestly pisses me off to know someone is that fucking lazy to rather let it hit someone's care then put the
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    • Some people loved to put the carts in the most hard to get out places. And when one person sees a cart they all start chaining it. Rather than putting it where it should go.
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    • I feel like the same thing applies to holding the door open for people, or any other cultural folkway. We’re not legally bound to be kind, but it is a measure of character
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    • Only a spoonful
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    • I'm a combo at Ralphs and when I have to do carts, they're all over the place and it takes me around half an hour to get them all. When its busy asf (especially since covid started) it would literally have us a man down cus the cart need to be in the right place disinfected)I have respect fortheones
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    • My customers can't even put up the mops, brooms, trashcans, garden tools, etc that they look at. Wtf why are they so terrible?? This is everyyy day. 😭
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    • I'll return carts I didnt wven use because I get pissed off about people leaving. Had some lady once just leave her cart next to my car door and tried to leave. It was furth for her to do that than turn around and put it away.
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    • I don’t care as much when people leave them next to the corral or in the front of the lot next to the handicap spaces. What really annoys me is the people that leave them across the parking lot. You went to Safeway, bitch. Why’d you park 2 stores down?
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    • Its 96 degrees and my ice cream is melting!
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    • watched someone walk out of the store and let go of their cart right in front of the door and they didn’t even stop walking the other day and was so fucking mad
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    • My dad always would say if you wanna know the difference between a good person and dick you see if they put their shopping cart up
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    • Despite returning only 13% of shopping carts...
      Beerlush 15 jul
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    • I do it because I like pushing it real fast then hopping on and steering it imagining I'm in gta or mario cart
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    • I took my mom to the grocery store today, I stayed in the car, she's mostly capable, she just doesn't have a license right now. She came out and put her groceries in the car and got in my car. I said "Are you going to put your cart up?", "No my backs hurting, let's go." so I get out and put it up.
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    • The ultimate sinners are the ones who don’t even bother to move the cart out of the way (on the grass, past the curb, etc.) and decide to leave it in an empty parking spot
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    • Returning your cart removes tasks from staff. I used to look forward to getting a break from the store and gathering carts. We used to compete for the job in the staff room, no customers, no shelves. Fresh air, walking around the car park listening to my music. People who return carts are assholes.
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    • Then we have the other kind of people that neither put it back or just leave it there BUT take it! 🙃
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    • this was made by a mad walmart employee
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    • I leave the cart behind cars because I want to watch the world burn
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    • On the flip side. Ive been on cart return in store car parks and people have waved at me and left their carts in convenient places, not in the road or spaces. I feel thats a third option as i was thankful for something to do. Plus they recognised that i looked like i needed something to do
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    • by that logic you could tell true evil as the people who put them in empty parking spots and block them off
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    • On a recent trip to the store, I saw that some assholes had parked about 5 carts around a light post. Not a cart corral, a light post that sat between a few parking spots. Now this was a shitty sight, and employees are already working hard enough, so (c)
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    • I've always returned shopping carts even when I was a kid. Now I've had retail experience and I've been in charge of gathering shopping carts. People will leave garbage in them (spilt drinks and such) and leave them on the literal highway rather than put them back.
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    • Bruh I bring the cart all the way back up to the store sometimes. Idk just feels right.
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    • I return my own cart ALWAYS because I’m not a fucking douche bag and I even return carts I see so they don’t hit anyone’s car because I’m a good person at no cost
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    • I bet the person that wrote this returns carts at Walmart foe a job
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    • There are apparently a lot of bad black members of Society
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