When I finish loading my groceries into my car I put the cart in the nearby rack or walk it back to the store.

On windy days the 4 wheeled contraptions become missiles sailing across parking lots. Chipping paint, stealing parking spaces and denting cars.

The racks came along sometime in the 1980s because there were people in too much of a rush or too lazy to return carts to a location near the front door.  These islands are for convenience and yet it appears a great many people still lack the ambition to push a cart 20 feet when finished with loading.

I find it annoying on a calm day to see an open parking space with a cart in the middle.  On windy days the 4 wheeled contraptions become missiles sailing across parking lots.  Chipping paint, stealing parking spaces and denting cars.  In one of these pictures from Monday a woman was barely able to get into her minivan because of the wind driven carts.

From an employment perspective I wouldn’t hire someone who wouldn’t spend 30 seconds putting a cart in a safe space.  Do you want the lazy and inconsiderate in your shop, office or factory?