That is exactly why. Everyone wins. The store doesn't have to pay some flunky to run outside and collect the carts and the person gets the quarter back. It is a royal pain, but isn't all that much of a problem for either the store or the customer.I'm still confused about the whole money thing. I assume to encourage people to push the carts back in?
The homeless that live behind our neighborhood Aldi help out the customers and earn some $$. When we push our full cart of groceries to our car we load up and the homeless approach us and ask if they can return our cart back to the front of the store. We say sure. The guys continue to return carts back and they collect the quarters from the machine slot.There's an Aldi's right next to me that I have yet to go to . Why? Because if I need a shopping cart, I don't have 25 cents. I never use cash anymore. Well, haircut place only takes cash.
What you describe as a flunky is what I did in one if my first legal paying jobs after turning 16. Back in the day I wore a tie dress shirt , Kmart vest slacks, and black shoes and picked up the carts in the lot to return them to the store and anything else my boss wanted me to do. I was just overjoyed to be earning $3.35 per hour and time and 1/2 on Sundays.That is exactly why. Everyone wins. The store doesn't have to pay some flunky to run outside and collect the carts and the person gets the quarter back. It is a royal pain, but isn't all that much of a problem for either the store or the customer.
@Mr Ferret 88 --
About a week ago (in some other thread, can't recall), you mentioned the WWII Lancasters (heavy bombers aircraft), and it caught my attention. I ordered the1954 movie from Amazon, and watched it last night.
Never heard of the history before, about the brave RAF pilots and crewmen, who carried out this daring mission back in WWII. And the aeronautical engineer, Dr. Barnes Wallis (Michael Redgrave), created the unique "bouncing" bomb that was such a long shot, yet amazingly effective.
The skill of those pilots flying those huge airplanes down to only 150 feet -- whoa! (Also read that the altitude was lowered to 60 feet at some points, but I will need to cross reference that.)
Really appreciated how it was filmed in black and white, as I read afterwards, that was done to connect better to some actual b&w news footage, of the aftermath of the raid.
Lastly, I enjoyed the (1954 era ) "special effects" of the enemy firing toward the incoming planes.
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