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What You Do With Your Shopping Cart When You're Done With It Says A Lot About You

Do you return or abandon it?


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Are you a good person? There’s an easy way to tell, according to the internet at least, and it’s based on what you do with a shopping cart when you are done with it. If you put it in the designated shopping cart collection area in the parking lot, you’re good. If you leave it to drift off into parking spots, you’re bad.

The test (or theory, if you will) has been discussed on Reddit and Twitter. On Reddit, a user laid out a very detailed description of the theory that essentially claims “the shopping cart is what determines whether a person is a good or bad member of society.” Objectively, the correct action to take is to put the shopping cart where it’s supposed to go. It’s not illegal to abandon the cart, though, so you can do that without consequence.

Many people on Twitter agree that you are a bad person if you don’t put your shopping cart in its designated location. One Twitter user admitted they used to be guilty of abandoning their cart because “someone has a job to do that.” Now, they return it and think that excuse is “pretty lame.”

Personally, I find this to be true in self-check out situations too. Do you leave your basket for the employee or the next person in line to deal with or do you put it back yourself? IMO, it’s common courtesy to put it away yourself. But to each their own!

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This post originally appeared on Delish and was published November 19, 2020. This article is republished here with permission.

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