Monday, February 21, 2011

Basket Story

this sight greeted me in the back 40 of the Walmart Parking Lot, about 500 baskets posed on their toes. Can you guess what they were doing?

WHEN my wife arrived at the check-out counter of the supermarket her shopping cart was a little fuller than usual. As the register chattered to a stop, displaying a three-figure total, her face paled. The clerk, noticing her shocked expression, said, "Oh, I'm sorry, honey. Is this your first hundred-dollar basket?"
 
Now can you guess what they are doing? replacing all the wheels. Way Cool

The wheel of my grocery cart was making a horrible scraping sound as I rolled it through the supermarket. Nevertheless, when I finished my shopping and saw a cartless woman, I offered it up, explaining, "It makes an awful noise, but it works." the woman said "I'll take it, I have a husband at home that does the same thing"

19 comments:

DawnTreader said...

An unusual sight for sure. Oh I hate it when the wheels don't work properly and I can't steer! I almost never use one of those big ones though (unless I have help) because since I don't have a car I can't shop more than I can carry.

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

I was guessing cleaning them with one of those big hoses they use. I ALWAYS get the one with the crooked wheel. It never fails!

Snapper II said...

Ahhh..wooooo, Shame on you Madsnapper. But, a great blog, great subject. I've never encountered any thing like this. I just thought they let them make noise till some mad customer took them out and left them some where to rust in shopping cart limbo. he he he

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I've never seen a sight like this.

Remington said...

You certainly come up with the best blogs, my friend!

From the Kitchen said...

My guess would have been praying but wheel replacement is a good thing. I have to admit that I never shop at Walmart! I'm not a fan.

Best,
Bonnie

S. Etole said...

Now that's a real basket case!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandra, They need to do that more often... I am constantly getting a 'bad' cart/buggy.... It either rattles or won't steer right--or something.... Grrrrrrr...

Glad Walmart was fixing their shopping carts --or buggies (which is what this ole Virginia gal calls them).... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Tipper said...

Hilarious!! I always get the squeaky buggy no matter what!

Ginny said...

What a cool sight! Something probably not many people have seen! I didn't even know they replaced the wheels!! The first picture, I did think they were happy carts and were perhaps making an attempt at ballet, maybe Swan Lake, while no one was looking. I always get a cart with a bad wheel or one that thumps or bangs every time it hits a funny spot. Even worse is now getting a handicapped cart with a bad wheel, and I don't think they replace those.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Those are a lot of carts! I was going to guess maybe some kind of touch up or maintenance? Ya, seems we're all getting creaky!

LC said...

I'm with Lucy. I thought they were cleaning them. And I was happy to note that there are still some of us southerners that refer to those little wheeled monsters as "buggies"! Loved the patterns of those "buggies" in your photos!

srp said...

I thought they might be washing them. Didn't know they EVER changed the wheels! Mine always shimmy and shake and give my arms a workout just getting it from the hair products to produce. Perhaps they will had a little "skeeter pee"... WD40. That was what my ex always called WD40.

srp said...

Well, I cannot spell.... "had" should be "add". Sorry.

Ann said...

I thought they were power washing them. They do that with ours once a year. Cool shot

George said...

It's nice to see that some shopping carts are getting new wheels. I always seem to pick out the ones with the bad wheel.

SquirrelQueen said...

My first guess would have been they were getting a bath. In all my years working for a manufacturer in grocery stores I have never heard of the wheels being replaced. I know a few stores, including our local WM, where the carts could use some new wheels.

Stacey Dawn said...

Funny....and woweeee - that's a lot of carts!

Chatty Crone said...

To be honeset I'm shocked they actually replace the wheels. And that lady at the end - priceless. sandie