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Where Shopping Trolleys Go To Die…

gasman 29 November 2011 18

Spotted along the storm water drain as I ride to work – three abandoned shopping trolleys from one of the two major grocery stores. These three happen to be from the red, white and green store.

If you shop at either the red, white and green store, or the red and white store, you are paying extra for collection and replacement of these trolleys.

You may also pay extra for the lawsuits that may arise from cyclists hitting these trolleys and suffering injuries.

If, however, you shop at the blue and yellow store that uses a coin or tocken to unlock shopping trolleys, you will not pay extra as the users of these stores return their trolleys every time.

Its time all stores put tocken or coin locks on their trolleys.

Shopping Trolley 1

Shopping Trolley 2

Oh, and there’s and abandoned fossil-fuel-mobile as well.


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schmeah schmeah 7:34 am 30 Nov 11

A guy called Bubbles refurbishes them, sells them back to the supermarket and gets paid a small fee which he shares with his trailer park buddies Julian and Ricky.

Sorry .. I had to

Innovation Innovation 12:08 am 30 Nov 11

Did you check the boot for a body?

Aeek Aeek 10:29 pm 29 Nov 11

Henry82 said :

and the car?

they’ve been reading RiotAct so gone back and torched it

sandcaw sandcaw 9:57 pm 29 Nov 11

KB1971 said :

aidan said :

I thought it was just park n’ ride Tuggers style …

Looks like Charnwood to me?

Not Charnie…..no fires lit under the bridge!

Henry82 Henry82 8:24 pm 29 Nov 11

BenMac said :

Um, you’re riding through a storm water drain…There are paths and roads for a reason.

i have to agree

Aeek said :

UPDATE riding home tonight I saw that it had been moved up onto the grass Curtin side of Yarralumla Creek.

and the car?

creative_canberran creative_canberran 8:19 pm 29 Nov 11

Trolleys, there’s a Holden Caprice in the mud!

Aeek Aeek 7:22 pm 29 Nov 11

UPDATE riding home tonight I saw that it had been moved up onto the grass Curtin side of Yarralumla Creek. Was glad to see that, the oils would have been bad enough and if it had taken out the weir …

On a personal note, I got home undercover just before the hail came through.

BenMac BenMac 6:25 pm 29 Nov 11

You may also pay extra for the lawsuits that may arise from cyclists hitting these trolleys and suffering injuries

Um, you’re riding through a storm water drain. Imagine the things you can’t see. There are paths and roads for a reason, no major pieces of debris to hit (only ones to hit you).

p1 p1 1:45 pm 29 Nov 11

carnardly said :

i log them on the trolley tracker website in the hope I’ll win $1000 for reporting a found one.

I take them and dump them so I have something to report on the website.

I assume the car was dumped because it wasn’t white?

Jethro Jethro 1:42 pm 29 Nov 11

All supermarket players have at least some stores that have the coin deposit (eg. Woolies at Kippax and some of the trolleys at Coles, Jamison).

The coin deposits do not, however, always stop people taking trolleys.

The resourceful bogan just makes a chain of trolleys elsewhere. In the pic above only 1 person would have lost their deposit. The other two would still have got theirs back.

carnardly carnardly 1:23 pm 29 Nov 11

i log them on the trolley tracker website in the hope I’ll win $1000 for reporting a found one.

Solidarity Solidarity 12:55 pm 29 Nov 11

Wait, so if i’m a cyclist, riding in the drain, and hit a trolley, I can sue?

Therefore if i’m in a car, driving in the drain, and hit a cyclist, I can sue the cyclist?

Awesome!

KB1971 KB1971 12:54 pm 29 Nov 11

aidan said :

I thought it was just park n’ ride Tuggers style …

Looks like Charnwood to me?

poetix poetix 12:53 pm 29 Nov 11

If the car was a Camry it would be ‘four abandoned shopping trolleys’.

M0les M0les 12:45 pm 29 Nov 11

“token”

KB1971 KB1971 12:35 pm 29 Nov 11

Jungle Jim said :

I*Gawd I hope my jape radar isn’t broken and I didn’t ust completely miss a joke.

I think so…………

aidan aidan 12:34 pm 29 Nov 11

I thought it was just park n’ ride Tuggers style …

Jungle Jim Jungle Jim 12:20 pm 29 Nov 11

I assume you reported the abandoned car to the cops immediately?* Or was the rant about shopping trolley dumping and the charges some retailers levy to regain costs more important to you?

*Gawd I hope my jape radar isn’t broken and I didn’t ust completely miss a joke.

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