As I can't bear to see food thrown away, I often wind up with leftover staff treats from where I volunteer - so far, 5 cookies, 2 muffins. Since we have a never ending supply of such things coming in every day, others are very cavalier about tossing the unused portion in the pig barrel at the end of the shift.
whole bunch of individual creamers, so I can put off buying half & half for a few days. Small bag of chips. We had Turkey Day at the food shelf, as we were winding up, we got a donation from a place that had had a lunch meeting that ended early, so they didn't need the lunch. It came in handy to feed hungry volunteers!
Probably isn't an issue at a brand new store, but the carts at the one close to me are terrible. They stick, and if you can't get the first one out, nobody can get any of them out. So people sometimes leave the cart "unplugged" with the quarter in it so the next customer doesn't have to wrestle with the cart. A lot of the time people will offer me a quarter for my cart rather than try and get one out of the line.
We have the same problem at Menards. The key there is to lift the back panel of the second to last cart up just a little, the part that flips up when the last cart slides in. Otherwise that panel keeps the front of the last cart from sliding out. I wonder if it's the same with the Aldi carts. They are oversized carts like Menards has, so maybe the back panels are too heavy or something. Husby usually gets our Aldi cart, so I haven't noticed a problem.
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