So … why are they messing with it??
For months now, they have been changing the aisles that things were in, which is disturbing to the shopping equilibrium, but that's something you can get used to, or at least bear with. Plus, it seems to be almost over. How do I know this? Because for no reason all the shopping carts have changed.
Now, I don't want to give the impression that I am emotionally attached to the old shopping carts. They were good, solid, shopping carts. Heck, they were better than most shopping carts you find. They didn't wobble, they had a good solid feel, they weren't all chipped or rusty, but they're were just ordinary shopping carts.
And yet, they were all replaced sometime in the last couple of days, by shopping carts that were basically the same, yet slightly different. They had a wider grip and were maybe a bit lighter, but functionally, and in general shape, they were the same — so it wasn't like they had built in check out computers or DVD players for the kids or anything. I noticed mostly because the one we had wobbled, and that used to be quite rare.
It first got me thinking, why did they replace them? There was nothing wrong with them, etc. etc., (see above).
The next thought though, was, what the heck did they do with all the other shopping carts? Did they get cascaded down to No-Frills? Do they go to landfill? Do they get recycled into children's playground equipment? They only thing I'm left to go on here is Trailer Park Boys, where I am led to believe they are tossed into swamps for Bubbles to recover and recycle.
Hmm. There IS a ravine nearby … maybe I should check it out - second career!