I have a favorite parking space at Walmart. I search for this space when I pull into the parking lot. And, no, it’s not the spot closest to the front door. The ones closest to the door are not my favorite because the chances of actually snagging one of these prime spots without having to make several time eating loops around the parking lot are very slim.
I have never been a fan of circling the lot in hopes of getting a closer spot. It just seems weird to spend time circling when you could have just parked and been inside the store checking things off the shopping list. However, I do feel like I hit the parking space lottery when I see this spot. This here is the jackpot spot!
I don’t know about you but, when I am done shopping, I always have an anxiety filled choice to make. Do I return my buggy to the “Shopping Carts Go Here” designated section or do I just push my little cart up to the top of my parking space and leave it there between the cars? I am always relieved when I see other carts already sitting in these undesignated areas. I then can rationalize my decision in my head. Well, Mr. Cart Retriever Man is gonna have to come over and get that one…I might as well make his trip over here worth it.
When my son was an infant, I also felt I had a good excuse for being a cart litterer. After taking my precious little boy out of the cart and putting him in the backseat of the car I couldn’t very well leave him there all by himself. What kind of mommy would I be if I did that? Sorry Mr. Cart Retriever Man… but think of the children!
Now that my son is seven, I don’t have a good excuse for being a lazy cart handler. Lately, I’ve been challenging myself to always return my cart to where it belongs.But, I still take it just one Walmart trip at a time. However, when I am fortunate enough to come across one of the jackpot spots, I cash in my ticket, and rejoice!
So, I am curious. Does anyone else struggle with this choice?