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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
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.
Unless you are in an emergency or serious rush, if you don’t return your shopping cart to the cart return you’re a bad person— Abracadaniel (@DanCallery) November 12, 2020
for a date you need to take them to a restaurant and do the waiter test & then later go to the store with them & do the shopping cart test.— vixen (@vixtoriah) November 11, 2020
The only way to truly know a persons character, is to secretly follow them to the grocery store and watch what they do with the cart when they’re done— Tracey Ferguson (@trASAPferg) November 16, 2020
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!