Ghetto Cart

By on December 13, 2008 @ 12:00 am

I tried to come up with a story to explain me finding this cart in the hallway last week. But I could not find the time to make up a story that would seem creative and entertaining at the same time.

But what I am left with is with is the realization that I live in a ghetto neighborhood (not that I forgot). Seeing this grocery story shopping – cart along with the condoms, McDonald’s bags, chinese food leftovers, and overflowing garbage bags – something has to be done. I don’t know what people are thinking when they are leaving this type of “item” in the hallway.

At first, I thought that perhaps someone couldn’t catch a cab from the supermarket to get them home. Maybe, just maybe, they spent so much on food that they didn’t have enough for car fare. I’d go so far as saying they were going to take it back but then they had way too many beers or ate to much that the ‘itis ensued and prevented them from returning the cart.  Either way this isn’t acceptable.

I’m done with my rant. I’m going to hit the gym and put in some hours so I can collect my paycheck. I hope everyone is having a good weekend.

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Sue December 13, 2008

Well, it certainly makes good blog fodder. hehe 

Ms. Q December 13, 2008

The grocery cart thing annoys me, too. I live right near a market and I’ll see their carts blocks away! I heard that these costs at least a hundred bucks! Probably more. Then I’ll see one of the supermarket guys walking around the area.

meleah rebeccah December 13, 2008

cant you move?

Dan-Sean Mankind December 15, 2008

That is just ridiculous. People do the same thing where I live. Same shit, different state.

Lavenderbay December 15, 2008

I wish I knew what people are thinking when they do stuff like that, too.

When I was working at the pet store, a regular customer came in one day and asked to borrow the store’s mini-sized grocery cart. Borrow. Honestly, he promised, I was there. My co-worker let him take it. He has never brought it back, telling the co-worker that he likes it too much to return it.
This story doesn’t answer “What are people thinking?” — in fact, it probably underlines it.

Black Girl Thinking December 18, 2008

I know the feeling. Its almost as if you want to know who the hell left it there..not that you actually Want to know a person that does mess like that, but just to see them lol

I used to live in an apartment building where one tenant would hang her clothes in the back near the parking. She actually put up a line and ran it from one side to the other. It truly disturbed me. On your way to your door you have to look at her bloomers..smh

The Fitness Diva December 22, 2008

Some folks just don’t give a damn, unfortunately.
I live in a “non ghetto” neighborhood, but we have a few people here trying to make it ghetto, by leaving food and candy wrappers on the stairs, smoking in the lobby, and hanging out in front of the building in the summer.  People don’t do that shit around here.  Folks here have more interesting things to do with their time, and also want to live somewhere that’s clean.
That’s why I chose to live here. 

I was glad when my landlord put the hammer down and enforced the no loitering rule, telling us to call the cops if we see people hanging in front of the building and smoking in the lobby.
Hell, I’ll tell them I smell crack!  That’ll get them here quick!
When I see garbage on the floor here I get SO mad! Go live in a slum if you need to be like that!
Sorry to hear you have such a pig of a neighbor, Urban!

sHaE-sHaE December 23, 2008

Apparently some people could care less how they live. Either that, or they think someone else will clean up after them.

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