Should you pick up an empty cart that you see at the grocery store?



ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma came from Jenna. Here is his dilemma.

Hi Jaime. I know I’m not the only person who’s done this before, so I thought you might use it as a dilemma of the day. I was shopping this weekend and forgot to take a cart when I got to the store, saw an empty one in the products section so I put my stuff in this one and I continued to do my shopping. I didn’t see anyone around. A woman then yelled at me saying that I had stolen her cart. I told him I was sorry but there was nothing in the cart and no one nearby so I took him. She told me I was rude and lazy, but I kept walking. She then walked away. There was NOTHING in the cart, and NOBODY around. No way for me to know if it was someone’s cart. I don’t think I did anything wrong, but everyone I tell this story to tells me it was the wrong thing to do and the woman who yelled at me was right. Come on, I’m not the only one to have done this. So I think she was the one who got it wrong. What do you think? Thank you!

~ Jenna

Well I think Jenna is right we’ve all been in that position in a grocery store or department store but the truth is if you take the cart and someone claims it as theirs I think the no one who took it is wrong. It means Jenna. It would have been just as easy to have someone who works in the store pick up a cart for you or drop off what you had in your arms and go get one. I think Jenna is irrelevant on this one.

What do you think? Let’s help her. Let me know on the TRY Facebook page.


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