STFU Parents: Parent Parking Drama On Facebook
3. Ye OldeÂ Cart Corral Debate
“Do everything as if you were working for theÂ Lord” isn’t MY personal motto inÂ life, but other than that I really like what Layla says here. Putting away shopping carts has long been a debate among parents, and the debate can be chalked up to this: Some parents think it’s a really good idea, both as a member of a community and as the person their kids look up to, to put away shopping carts, and others just don’t bother. I’m not saying we haven’t all *thought* about not putting away a shopping cart, or that there aren’tÂ special instancesÂ in which parents need to hightail it home, but as a general rule, it’s helpful and polite to put them away. If you’re not the type of person who sees that as an imperative and a necessary task at the end of a shopping trip, might I recommend keeping it to yourself? And yes, the majority of carts that are left rolling around in parking lots are due to lazy people, but this isn’t a “lazy people vs. busy moms” debate. It’s just a standard rule of thumb about shopping carts.