5 Reasons Grocery Carts are Evil

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by Ryan

Who invented grocery carts and why did they make them so darn big? Not only that, why did the inventor create one of the most evil inventions ever and set it free? I don’t mean to exaggerate, but this invention might rival the A-bomb in how much damage it has caused the world. Not in deaths, but in poor diet habits, lack of exercise, and automobile damage!

I bet most people don’t stop and think about the modern day grocery cart, but if you head over to smaller countries around the world the concept of a metal box on wheels, simply for your food, that can fit a small family in seems unheard of.

Every time I go to the grocery store I try as hard as possible to avoid the grocery cart, they make me do things that I don’t want to, like fill them up. With that said…

Here are 5 Reasons Grocery Carts are Evil

1. Carts Make You Buy More – Carts make you buy more food. Using a cart is like buying a huge house and not filling it with furniture. Do you ever see people with only two or three things in their cart? It’s very rare because huge carts promote huge spending.

2. Carts Make You Fat – You can lounge on carts, lean over then, and take a breather. Honestly, when you’re walking around a store do you need something to lean on to? Grab a basket and give yourself a bit of an upper body workout as you walk around the store. If you get tired doing this it will give you incentive to also leave the store, which is a good thing.

3. Carts Make You Avoid Fresh Foods – Since Carts promote buying in bulk you’re most likely not buying as much fresh food as you should be. My current diet which consists mostly of fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats requires that I’m at the store at least once a week. Since I’m there about once a week I don’t need to use a cart, funny how that works…

4. Carts Hurt People! Ya ever get hit in the back of your ankle with a cart? It’s probably one of the most annoying things in the world.

5. Carts Promote Anarchy and Destruction – Have you seen the movie “Jackass?” Kids these days are crazy about shopping carts, creating anarchy and chaos! Not only that Carts lay victim to millions of bumps, scratches, and dents on unsuspecting cars every year. Stop the madness!

So next time you go grocery shopping remind yourself that grocery carts are evil and baskets are angels. Baskets will force you to buy only the things you need, which are most likely fresh foods that require you to visit the store at least once a week. You’ll also be able to burn a few extra calories carrying around all your food. It may not be the most convenient option, but your wallet and belly will thank you, trust me on this one.

When you go grocery shopping do you use a cart or a basket?

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Walter December 30, 2009 at 3:48 am

I’d definitely go for the basket. It’s much easier to navigate and I will not be tempted to buy more than I need. :-)

Investing Newbie December 30, 2009 at 5:24 am

I use a cart! I do love to lean over the cart, it is so relaxing as I choose to decide which bag of potato chips to purchase. I’m kidding. But truth be told, my cart is usually filled with lots of veggies, fruits and meats. Plus, the top part of the cart is perfect for keeping your eggs/kiwis, so they don’t get destroyed in the bottom part of the cart. Lastly, I don’t have time to go shopping once a week. As I type this out, I do feel like I am making excuses…

Derek December 30, 2009 at 10:33 am

But how will the crazy shopping bag lady get around?

Ryan December 30, 2009 at 12:55 pm

@ Derek – I have no idea… maybe I’ll give her a piggy back ride around the store? This post was simply for fun and hopefully to encourage people to eat better. I hope I don’t get any hate mail from the cart manufacturers of America for this one!

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