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Old 07 Nov 2003, 02:27 am
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Default Why It's Important to Drive Fast...

Last week I was at The Home Depot, just to pick up a few drywall screws. It was a little windy, no problem. I was creeping through the parking lot AT A NICE, SAFE SPEED looking for a spot, and there was one, right by the door, that no driver in their right mind would resist. I stopped, looked both ways as a good law abiding driver would do...nothing/nobody in sight. I proceded toward the parking space and POW![B)]...
In my side view mirror was a stray, unmanned orange shopping cart that had richocheted off my left rear panel, leaving a dent about the size of half a forearm. Apparently, the cart hit pretty hard due to the wind and the incline of the driveway going up to the entrance doors. It'll cost me a bit to get that fixed. If I was driving a little faster, my rear bumper would have been grazed, or missed completely.
You Turbo owners out there don't know how lucky you really are... And as for the rest of you, PUT YOUR DARN SHOPPING CARTS BACK!
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Old 07 Nov 2003, 09:16 am
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Ouch, that hurts! Is there a Dent Doctor shop in your area? If the paint is ok Dent Doctor may be able to remove the dent.

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Old 07 Nov 2003, 12:04 pm
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Sounds like a liability issue for Home Depot, itÂ’s their cart and their lot. Tell them, just like a driver is required to have a vehicle under control at all times, the carts are their responsibility.
I would contact the store manager at least and make them aware of the accident.
I know those "put a quarter in the slot" to get a cart is a pain but the carts all get put back.
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Old 08 Nov 2003, 01:11 pm
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i would also tell the store!!
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Old 17 Nov 2003, 11:53 pm
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This is totally a liablilty to Home Depot. I use to work for a grocery store in my teen years and we were put on probabtion if a cart did any damage to a vehicle in the enitre shopping center parking lot. I would have taken this one to the manager of the store and the owner of the property if it wasn't Home Depot.
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Old 18 Nov 2003, 01:41 pm
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Bummer. You've already gotten good advice - if the paint isn't cracked, you have a good shot with dent doctor.

I used to work for a guy who was a brilliant physicist, and LOVED to drive fast including thru intersections. His logic, which I loved, was that by going fast, he spent less time in the intersection, thereby reducing his chances of being hit!
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