Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Shopping Carts

I am writing this because of a frustration I have with people taking store shopping carts off store property.

People don't seem to realize that once they have taken the cart off the property, they have stolen it.  The removal of a shopping cart from store property is stealing, as it is something that doesn't belong to you.

I live in a high-density area, and it is amazing to see all the shopping carts left in different parking lots.  People figure they can also take the shopping carts into apartment buildings.  This is against fire regulations and people seem to ignore this as it isn't something people are educated about.

It is amazing, but almost on a daily basis I can hear the sound of the cart wheels going over cracks in the surrounding sidewalk.  Therefore, it means another people has stolen a cart.

Some stores even have the carts that the wheels lock at certain areas and the cart no longer rolls.  I have seen one of these carts being dragged along the street to get the groceries home.  The locking device must only work for so long because I have also seen these carts being pushed around the neighbourhood and the wheels are rolling freely.

This past weekend, someone wanted to bring a shopping cart into our building to use it in helping them move out.  This event resulted in a heated argument between our building superintendents and the person.  The person figured there was no problem using the cart, so the police were called, and no cart was brought into the building.  We supported the superintendents because the carts aren't allowed, and they are left in the halls and such, which is a fire hazard.

Things I have seen moved on a shopping cart are:
  • Chesterfield
  • Dressers
  • Full size beds (box spring and mattress)
  • Kitchen furniture

If you are unable to carry your groceries home, purchase a bundle buggy or something similar.  The buggy then belongs to you, and you cannot be fined for having stolen property in your possession.  When you are moving, invest in a small wheeled cart designed for moving furniture and boxes.  They aren't expensive, and you can always lone it to friends who are moving.

So please leave the shopping carts where they belong.  This helps everyone and helps keep the overall cost of items down.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

People wanting to be like me

I must admit that something that has caused me some fear is when a couple of people have said they want to be like me when they grow up. What has really caused this fear is I am still trying to figure out who I am.

One thing I think these people see if someone who shows a level of confidence which I do try and show out in public. What I don't show is someone that sometimes wants to just hide and not deal with people.

The parts that people see are the parts that I am a little more confident about. I do a lot of crafts so that part of me is something I do show a bit more than other parts. What most people haven't known about me is that I have competed with some of my crafts and ribboned. I don't say that a lot because it isn't something that I have the comfort in talking about. I am shy and an introvert, so talking about my accomplishment isn't something that I am comfortable doing.

The fear of someone wanting to be like me when there is still so much of me to discover is hard, but I do know that these people must think a lot of me to want to follow in my footsteps.

The journey that I am taking is something that I know I need. I need to find my passions, and hopefully I can turn some of my passions into part of my job but more so a part of my life and who I show the public.

Friday, May 27, 2011

This blog

The purpose of this blog is for me to express my opinions, frustrations and views of things that I see in real life.  Some of the items may be simple things that I see to improve and others will be items that have been items I have encountered and have suggestions on.

I am going to try and also work on my writing on this blog so it will be an exercise for me to write as often as possible.  Now to really see how often I end up posting on this blog.