Sunday, December 02, 2007

Shopping Carts

Here's a "fine" bit of news

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The city of Beaverton could become the first in Oregon to use a new law that allows cities to fine retailers $50 for each shopping cart stores fail to retrieve.

Sounds like our food prices will go up - again.

Perhaps we will see the grocery stores place a rental fee on the carts. Another option would be for the stores to offer a finder's fee to those who return carts. That could even provide some employment for some idle youth in the neighborhood.

Still, it doesn't seem fair for the government to fine a business for the carts. Here they provide a basket to carry your groceries and some irresponsible lazy person fails to return it. So who do we penalize? The business of course.

Either way, I can feel my wallet getting thinner.

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