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Old 12-15-2010, 08:52 AM   #11
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I left my cart undone so someone could have a freebie when they go for groceries.
What does this mean? Do you pay to use carts?
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:12 AM   #12
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What does this mean? Do you pay to use carts?
When I lived in Charlotte NC, the Aldi store there had a pay-to-use system. There was a coin slot connected to a light chain that secured the cart. Put in a quarter to release. I seem to recall that you get your coin back when you return the cart, but am not certain of that.

I've not seen any of that system down here in FL, am surprised to hear of it up way North.
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:00 AM   #13
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No doubt you would have a houseful of roses if all those who have benefited from and enjoyed your good humor over those ten years were to show their appreciation. I'm sure there were endless silent thanks.

My late husband had a terrible needle phobia but unfortunately also had illness that required regular blood workups. There was one wonderful woman who besides being very good at her job was just so pleasant and calming. He did thank her sincerely each time, and I hope folks remember to thank you.
I usually ask folks if they pass out at the sight of blood, when they say, "No" I tell them, "Oh Good, because I do and you can catch me." Makes them laugh and relax. I get lots of thanks and hugs.

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Old 12-15-2010, 11:03 AM   #14
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It wasn't me! But I'm glad you noticed. I left my cart undone so someone could have a freebie when they go for groceries.
I'm usually the car cleaner, yesterday I parked in front of the building. I'll be looking all day for things to do for others.
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:09 AM   #15
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When I lived in Charlotte NC, the Aldi store there had a pay-to-use system. There was a coin slot connected to a light chain that secured the cart. Put in a quarter to release. I seem to recall that you get your coin back when you return the cart, but am not certain of that.

I've not seen any of that system down here in FL, am surprised to hear of it up way North.
I recently moved from FL and several ALDI had just opened. Same cart system, and yes you get your quarter back.
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:44 PM   #16
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I think you can do something no matter where you are. It can be as simple as saying something nice to someone who needs a pick me up on here.

did that. did not realize it counted .
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What does this mean? Do you pay to use carts?
Yep, at most grocery stores you need to pay a quarter to use the cart. It prevents cart theft. LOL, in theory anyway!

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did that. did not realize it counted .
Of COURSE it counts! Doing something nice at anytime in anyway counts. Sometimes I think we forget that the simplest things mean the most to people. Babe, you're ALWAYS making people happy around here.

I cleaned off another car today. Holy CRAP did we get a lot of snow! Like over a foot.
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Yep, at most grocery stores you need to pay a quarter to use the cart. It prevents cart theft. LOL, in theory anyway!


Of COURSE it counts! Doing something nice at anytime in anyway counts. Sometimes I think we forget that the simplest things mean the most to people. Babe, you're ALWAYS making people happy around here.

I cleaned off another car today. Holy CRAP did we get a lot of snow! Like over a foot.
It's obviously working, Alix. You cleaned off someone's car, someone cleaned off Princess'. Keep the wave going.
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Monday wife and I did our annual Toy's for Tot's thing. Actually this year was a change up, was for foster kids.

We bought a couple hundred buck of toys/other things for donation.

Seems we have done this every Xmas for 20 years.
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