Wednesday, January 04, 2006

99 words about grocery carts

Why don't we put our grocery carts away?

We shouldn't:
"Cart collecting gives somebody a job."
Maybe true, definitely condescending - and there is other work.
Besides that's really an excuse after the fact, not a reason before.

We should:
"Returning carts would keep prices down."
Yeah right!
"Loose carts are a safety hazard."
A minor one, but still not really why we should corral them.

Why then? - The Golden Rule.
The way we treat other people's things, we're saying, is how ours (and we) should be treated.
Corralling carts, running yellow lights, torturing prisoners.

It really is that simple.

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