When I grocery shop, I like to be in and out fast.

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Grabbing the food items on my list are usually one of ten thousand other things I have to get done on any particular day.

I am sure you are in the same situation...being an adult is hard.

But I have to tell you, I spotted one of the outdoor grocery store employees' worn out faces when finishing up one of my recent trips. (For coffee of course)


Right in front of him, people were leaving their carts right next to their cart, down at the other end of the parking lot and who knows where else.

I totally get the rush.

But the extra thirty seconds it takes you to walk your cart over to the closest designated area really helps to smooth out someone else's day.

At the ShopRite in Toms River, for example, there are cart stations placed throughout the parking lot so no matter where your cart is located, a station is only a short walk away.

Is it the end of the world if you don't do it? No.

Is it their job? Yes.

grocery shopping cart (Getty Stock)
Getty Stock

But if you want to get technical, they are being paid to rally the carts from these cart stations in the parking lot to the front of the store so they are ready to use for other upcoming shoppers.

They shouldn't really have to go and chase each individual cart after each individual person, you know?

I just wish you saw this guy's face.

This is just one of those little things that you may not think twice about but do you remember your first job? Or a job that you hated but needed?

Keep that in mind next time you run to the grocery store for more coffee, or chocolate, or both.

And while we are on this topic, what grocery store IS your favorite?

Here are all the options you have at the Jersey Shore alone:

Grocery Stores At The Jersey Shore

Which is your favorite:

Happy shopping!

Nicole S Murray XOXO

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