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Old 09-26-2015, 04:47 AM   #24221
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That a good reason not to shop Walmart. Most of the people I see in those motorized shopping carts should be walking and losing a few pounds.
I've heard this before, but that isn't always the case. You don't know what their health issues are. You aren't in their shoes. Have you ever used a MartCart? I have, and thank you very much, I'm 5'11 and weigh 150 pounds and I had knee surgery and used one.

Knee surgury is a bugger. It wasn't a replacement; it was mending a torn ACL and meniscus.

Some people are overweight because of genetic issues or thyroid issues. They eat right, they exercise, they do all the right things but their bodies don't respond too well. It isn't their fault. And being overweight puts a lot of pressure on the back, hips, and knees. The pressure makes it painful and extremely tiring to walk around a huge store like a Walmart SuperCenter so they need the MartCarts.

This lady that hit me was angry at the cashier and backed up into me. She backed up because she threw her stuff back into the basket and backed waaay up to go around the customer in front of her who kept us waiting with several price checks.

I didn't antagonize anyone; I was just standing there. I never said a word, I did nothing. Those MartCarts are heavy and I didn't see or realize she was backing up because I reckon I was too close behind her and I was in her way when she backed up. By the time the MartCart beeped in reverse I started to step back but it was too late.

I don't mean to offend anyone but we just never know peoples' situations. I was too close, so she hit me. I know now to stand waaaaaaayyyyyyy back from those in a cashier line.

When I used one, I'd look behind me first before moving in reverse.

Again, I don't want to offend anyone. I just got some bruises and a LOT of swelling.

Please forgive me if I'm too outspoken; I apologize for any hurt my words have caused.
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:12 AM   #24222
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I've heard this before, but that isn't always the case. You don't know what their health issues are. You aren't in their shoes. Have you ever used a MartCart? I have, and thank you very much, I'm 5'11 and weigh 150 pounds and I had knee surgery and used one.

Knee surgury is a bugger. It wasn't a replacement; it was mending a torn ACL and meniscus.

Some people are overweight because of genetic issues or thyroid issues. They eat right, they exercise, they do all the right things but their bodies don't respond too well. It isn't their fault. And being overweight puts a lot of pressure on the back, hips, and knees. The pressure makes it painful and extremely tiring to walk around a huge store like a Walmart SuperCenter so they need the MartCarts.

This lady that hit me was angry at the cashier and backed up into me. She backed up because she threw her stuff back into the basket and backed waaay up to go around the customer in front of her who kept us waiting with several price checks.

I didn't antagonize anyone; I was just standing there. I never said a word, I did nothing. Those MartCarts are heavy and I didn't see or realize she was backing up because I reckon I was too close behind her and I was in her way when she backed up. By the time the MartCart beeped in reverse I started to step back but it was too late.

I don't mean to offend anyone but we just never know peoples' situations. I was too close, so she hit me. I know now to stand waaaaaaayyyyyyy back from those in a cashier line.

When I used one, I'd look behind me first before moving in reverse.

Again, I don't want to offend anyone. I just got some bruises and a LOT of swelling.

Please forgive me if I'm too outspoken; I apologize for any hurt my words have caused.
No apology is necessary from you. The apology should be coming from Mr. Bushrod. He is the one who posted the very offensive remark.
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:10 PM   #24223
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Well right now I am avoiding looking at the new King Arthur Flour catalog. I was finding all sorts of things I don't have.

You did not offend anyone. Though you might want to call Walmart and let them know to check the backup beepers on those carts.
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:36 PM   #24224
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I just got back from the farmers market. Got some cute little red potatoes, squash, garlic and limes. No, the limes aren't local but the market manager makes an exception for citrus since it goes so well with so many other fruits and vegetables from the farm.
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Old 09-26-2015, 04:21 PM   #24225
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Am baking a loaf of banana bread, oh, the house smells so good.
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Old 09-26-2015, 04:42 PM   #24226
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Mmmm, it's been a while since I made banana bread. Noe that it's cooling off, it's time to make it again.
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:33 PM   #24227
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Um...I should not be thinking of closing this thread, but I may have to if certain members continue in their bad manners. Time to show by example how we are supposed to behave, not become what we are upset with.
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:11 PM   #24228
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I'm trying to shake off an ear worm right now. I did a little bit of packing up my garage sale leftovers, but had to stop it when all I kept thinking of was this song:

I'm afraid it will take me longer to clean everything up and haul away the stuff going to Salvation Army than it took me to set up. After all, we can leave a car out until the snow flies. Himself's car.
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:45 AM   #24229
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I'm trying to shake off an ear worm right now. I did a little bit of packing up my garage sale leftovers, but had to stop it when all I kept thinking of was this song:

I'm afraid it will take me longer to clean everything up and haul away the stuff going to Salvation Army than it took me to set up. After all, we can leave a car out until the snow flies. Himself's car.
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:31 PM   #24230
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I used to tell folks that one of the nice things about living alone is that I don't have to watch sports. Well, that dream ended. Having Pirate here lets me get to watch the Patriots play every Sunday. And I get to watch every interview, talk show and anything else that has to do with the Pats.

Yeah, I know. It is my home and my TV. But wheat the heck. I secretly have to admit, I am a big Pats and Red Sox fan. Just don't tell Pirate. I like gripping about watching the game every Sunday.

The pundits are now talking about the Curse of the Patriots and Brady.
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