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Grabbing A Cart From The Parking Lot And Parking Farther Away..


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One thing I have strived to do is to park my vehicle in a parking spot farther away from the store. Also grabbing a shopping cart or two from the parking lot to take back into the store or use myself is a not only a nice gesture for the store clerks but it makes me work just a little bit harder. For me personally, every bit of exercise helps!! emoticon

- Submitted by PC2708 12/11/2010 in Exercise | 12 Comments
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LEANMEAN2 11/15/2013 7:36:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
BANNERMAN 11/11/2013 1:51:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
GWINNER1 11/10/2013 8:53:00 PM

    great idea!
MAMAZON 11/10/2013 8:15:00 PM

    Take the empty cart back to the store and double the distance!
DELLMEL 11/10/2013 7:33:00 PM

    I always park far away. I grab a cart out the cart holder and I always put it back when I am finish.
MLEHTO 11/10/2013 1:47:00 PM

    I also tend to park farther away from the store. One for the exercise but I also don't have the patience to drive around looking for a closer spot.
RUTHEY01 11/10/2013 1:22:00 PM

    I always park away from the store. It also saves on dents and dings.

@ KLAM7812 - Yep, me too. It reminds me of the days of going to the commissary at Ft. Lewis or McChord AFB. Sometimes I had to sit in the parking lot behind people sitting in the middle of the lane waiting for someone to show up to move their car so they could have their parking slot. That was the height of lunacy.
LCRUMLEY81 11/10/2013 1:01:00 PM

    Love this idea...i always park away from the store but never thought about the carts
KLAM7812 11/10/2013 9:51:00 AM

    I findd it comical that people will circle the parking lot numerous times to find a parking space 20 feet closer to the door but then will walk close to a mile while shopping
DONNELDA22 11/10/2013 8:22:00 AM

    Excellent idea. emoticon
8THTIMEUP 11/10/2013 6:53:00 AM

    I always park far away. I'll start returning carts now. Thanks!
LINDY2202 12/21/2010 9:35:00 AM

    Thanks for giving back and for the great idea!

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