Tales of a Misguided Mommy

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It is about fucking time Walmart

For the last year I've been mad at Walmart.  Look, I know they are in the business to make money, and I understand their whole bigger is better, bulk, giant, buy more, spend money woohoo outlook.  But what really really REALLY gets on my nerves is is their super monster fucking shopping carts.  First of all, when I'm doing a normal shopping trip I somehow find myself feeling like I have to fill it up.  The time I have an actual problem is when I just need to run in for a few things.  I obviously can't carry it all, but getting a giant brontosaurus sized shopping cart is just too much.  WHY can't they just have a normal little hand basket like the rest of the stores.

That is all I'm asking for.  Is that really too much.  I guess I've become spoiled with my Smiths now because not only do they have hand baskets but they have these glorious little mini carts for when I need only a few things but maybe they are heaving things (thing laundry detergent, fabric softer, and meat etc).

Is that not the most beautiful little thing you've ever seen?  You can fill it up but not enough to get carried away, still have the ease of a shopping cart with out having to steer a boat around the store to carry 5 items.

Last night I was walking into Walmart, I had to buy 5 things,  I was already annoyed before walking into the store knowing I couldn't possibly carry it all (a large laundry soap, fabric softener, two things of ice cream for my husband, a chapstick and some glow stars for the boys ceiling).  About 20' feet from the door I started composing an angry blog in my head about their apparent lack of concern for my needs, and their giant greedy shopping carts on a mission to steal my money.  I swear I would have come home with two more things of ice cream, some Windex, a pair of jeans, and a small ottoman for the living room.  As I walked into the door my eye was immediately deterred by the giant pile of bright blue hand baskets.  I froze in my steps.  Had those always been there?  Was I crazy?  I was just there one day before and I KNOW I didn't not see those. Obviously those don't just pop up over night.  Do they?

I apprehensively grabbed one incase it was all a sick joke and hugged it to my chest making sure no one was thinking of stealing my little piece of bright blue gold.  Of course being the dumb ass I am I said out loud, "have they always had these?"  And suddenly a lady turned to me and said NO they just got them aren't they great?  I was thrilled.  I was even more happy that I wasn't the only one who noticed them.  I went tra la la la laing through the store with my basket, filling it with the five items I needed and nothing more.  I walked right up to the self check, stuck my little basket up there, checked out and ran, before I woke up and realized it was all just a dream.

Now I find myself wondering, just how many people how to complain for them to finally pony up the cash for something as small as that.  Eitherway, I left the store happy as a pig in mud last night all over a little shopping basket.  

It's about fucking time you joined the rest of the world Walmart!

 

(I will note though, that these were by far the largest shopping bags I've ever seen....obviously. 


Love, Misguided Mommy

posted on Feb. 16, 2010

Comments

Feb. 16 2010
nycgirl0501 said…
While I am so glad Walmart has these baskets for you and others who love them. I can't stand those baskets for the fact that you have to carry it yourself. I'd rather just push even the smallest item along in a huge cart just as long as I don't have to carry it. I must say I've learned to control my impulse buying because of the no credit card thingy. In fact I rolled up my huge walmart cart to the register with my tiny purchase of a calculator & a folder the last time I was at Walmart. The huge cart was needed because my sister was going to buy some big stuff but they didn't have it. Still rather push it than carry it! lol
Feb. 16 2010
Just Jiff said…
My Walmart has always had those baskets, so not sure why yours is behind the times. :) I am a Target junkie. I don't go to WM very often so I don't spend as much money there. Although my last trip, I spent a LOT.
Feb. 16 2010
DORA GATLIN said…
I have to say that I do my best to stay OUT of Walmart. I detest that store. I am a dedicated Target girl and do my best to never venture into any other discount stores. That being said sometimes you just have to go to Walmart. This last time is was for my son's girlfriends birthday. She was getting a new apartment and her gift was getting to pick out fun stuff. She picked Walmart as she had some other items to get and is on a very tight budget. (I'll have to tell her about the research on that one). Anyway, after a wonderful and relaxing dinner we (Bday Girl, Daughter and Myself) ventured into the store. Of course the baskets were huge and nasty as usual and the place was overrun with people as usual but there was something we were ALL surprised and incredibly pleased about. The center of the aisles were EMPTY!!! That's right. You heard me correctly. Large aisles we went down was just empty and bright and open and serioulsy we were nearly giddy with excitement. Sad huh? Hope it wasn't just a random thing but a new policy. I'm pretty sure "Olive Oyl" said WOW it's about time Walmart got the message!
Feb. 16 2010
Sarah Lynn said…
Lucky! My walmarts only have a small amount of hand carry baskets and you're lucky if you even get one- usually everyone has taken them!
Dec. 11 2014
Chris said…
I've been working for Walmart for 8 years and the small ones we call "Shin busters" just you wait til you hit a patch of snow and do a flip and smash your leg on the lower bar. They are one of the most dangerous carts ever made. If you push something top heavy what's it gonna do? Fall over. I've seen people from the age of 20 - 80 tumble with them. And if your not careful you will flip. I've been working with buggies in Sault Ste Marie from 2006 -and still Lead Store Standards and also making the buggies are pretty costly and with people taking them off property is really a pain even when people ask for them. And with the big buggies there is really no need to grab tones of items an learn how to use it there pretty easy. And working in a big company like Walmart and your coming in to shop BRING YOUR OWN don't just walk by and look around like you lost your dog and ask. "Were are the buggies" or when it rains ask "Why are the buggies wet".... common sense people! That's all it is! It's not hard!

 

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