Stores should provide motorized carts

Rivalry Side A | Business | Other

Stores should not have to provide

Rivalry Side B | Business | Other

Should big retail stores such as Wal-mart and Target have to provide motorized carts to their customers?


Posted by in Business / Other on 2/23/11
Debate Leaders
  1. The Boss (1 votes)
  1. ceramicdoll (1 votes)

Side A fans: (5)

Neutral Fans: (1)


Neutral Comment

ceramicdoll - 6/17/12 @ 6:21 AM:
Should they HAVE to no, but if they want to bring certain customers into the store they should. I have to admit I sometimes found myself thinking like some of you here regarding people that were overweight. I even gave a promotion one time to one employee over another under the assumption that the individual that was fat was lazy...I couldn't have been more wrong. I come from a family that genetically seems to struggle with weight issues. That doesn't mean everyone is fat...just that unlike those that seem to be able to eat anything and stay thin, we easily put on weight and have to work at keeping it off. What we aren't is lazy...perhaps overdriven. I recently used a motorized cart for the first time...I'm 60...and find myself very embarrassed doing so...putting it off and simply not going to stores after my last couple experiences shopping. I want to walk and push my own cart. I want the exercise. Yes I have become heavy...fat...and I don't eat a lot of unhealthy foods. It began with painful foot condition that seriously curtailed my physical activity...I put on my feet are OK, but my knees are gone. Yes, I can still push a cart, though painful it does stabilize my my knees much as a walker. I manage as long as I can keep moving. The problem is to keep moving. People inconsiderately jam up the aisles leaving carts or visiting as well as tie up the checkout lanes. I can not stand for long in one place. The pain is very intense to the point at which I feel sick, sometimes panicked. Knee replacement is in my future..the problem being able to take off work for that period of time.
That point is that why certainly there are more than enough fat and lazy people to go around, there are also people that are fat or have handicaps/health issues that are not always visable. These carts provide a means of independence. Don't judge what you don't know. I work hard and I have money to spend. If a store wants my business it is in their interest to make it possible for me to shop there.

Side B Comment

mama kaz - 4/7/11 @ 11:55 AM:
If you are truly handicapped our old healthcare system provided for needs such as wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment. They would even cover the cost of lifts and racks for your vehicle. That may not be the case with Obamacare but until I know that for sure I say if you are not considered handicapped by your physician then you should have to deal with it yourself. Walking around a store is good exercise for obesity and heart health. Riding around in a motorized wheelchair will only make you more unhealthy.

Side A Comment

Jeff - 2/24/11 @ 5:26 PM:
Im at a loss for words

Side A Comment

The Boss - 2/23/11 @ 7:50 PM:
I think it's a wonderful thing that stores provide these motorized carts but what I don't find so wonderful is when 400 pound lard asses defy science and scoot around the store in them. When it's elderly or injured people riding in them it serves a wonderful purpose; when it's a quarter ton of jiggly flesh it's disgusting.

I would like to take a moment and applaud the manufacturers of these motor carts. Some cars can barely support four hundred pounds yet your carts do that and more; Bravo!

Side A Comment

cutie122403 - 2/23/11 @ 7:48 PM:
Although I kind of hate to support this side I do believe there are people out there that actually need these. However the only people I ever see using them are extremely over weight lazy people. Maybe if they got up and walked they wouldn't be so big! People with disabilities should be the only ones using them.
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