Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday Morons: Please do not block the shopping carts

A few days back I went to Home Depot and while I was there I bought some of the scrap lumber to do garden stuff with. I had such great luck with that the first day that the next day I went to a different Home Depot to buy some more. It was raining a little bit that day, so I had my head down a little bit to keep my glasses from getting too wet.

So I looked for the thing where you put the shopping carts when you get done with them. I'm not sure what they are called, but I think it is called a shopping cart corral. At Home Depot, the shopping cart corrals are rather large, because in addition to putting regular shopping carts in them you also park larger carts there if you were actually buying lots of building supplies.

Anyway, so I looked for one of these shopping cart corrals just to get a regular shopping cart before I went in the store. And I saw where one was that had shopping a few shopping carts in it, and then I tilted my head down again and walked toward it. And there were only the really large carts on the one side, which I didn't think I needed, but there were regular shopping carts on the other side. So I was going to get one, but then I couldn't because someone had parked their car halfway inside the corral, so that you couldn't get the shopping carts out.

I mean, I realize that they had someone paint the parking lot before they put in the corrals, and that technically the place was stripped as a parking space, but do they really not have enough sense to know not to park in the corral? Can they not handle walking an extra twenty feet or so to park in regular parking space?

What is wrong with people?

Okay, I have a few other things that are not really about morons, I was just wondering about them.

This first thing would fit better in a Freaky Friday, but I haven't done one of those for a while, and I would rather not do one this week either. For the last few days I have been getting hits from China. I see China on the tracker, but I don't see any search words or referrers or anything like that. Just like forty people from China stopped by for no apparent reason. And I haven't written anything particularly interesting these last few days, and I haven't written anything about China, so I totally don't get it.

The other thing was an odd bit of clothing that I noticed about a week ago.

There are these dollar stores around, and they have been around for many years, but in the past few years I haven't gone to those as often as I have the newer stores that are part of large chains like Dollar Tree and Only 99 Cents Store. But I still went to the independent stores once in a while, cause they sometimes have something I want that the other stores don't. Like there is this store near my house that tends to have a lot of stuff like nails and clamps and other tools.

Recently, this particular store decided to drastically change the store. So they moved all of the dollar store stuff to one half of the store, and some of that stuff stayed a dollar and some of it got marked up a little bit. The other half of the store is now thrift store stuff, mostly used clothing. And then there in the middle of the store is some new clothing, mostly cheap bras.

So I am looking at the new clothing, and they have these cheap girdles, and I notice that they are a bit odd looking. And for a moment I thought that maybe they were made for men. I don't know if there are girdles especially made for cross-dressers, but maybe there are, and maybe the items weren't selling well and they ended up in this thrift store. But, no. Closer inspection of the item revealed that the odd looking part of the garment was a pocket.

Okay, I don't think that I have ever seen a girdle with a pocket before.

Are these made for hookers or what?

Maybe I'm just out of the loop. Maybe this is the new thing. Or maybe everybody out there is wearing girdles with pockets, and I'm just the last to know.

So, should I get a girdle with a pocket?


Ananda girl said...

I'm having a bit of trouble typing from laughing. A girdle with a pocket! I'm afraid I'd have to have one just because it's too funny and weird. I'm old enough that I used to have to wear one to keep up my nylons in school. Scary! Maybe it's for travelers... you know like a hidden money belt. And now that you mention it, I wonder if there is a line of special girdles for cross dressers. Seems like it would be a market. (This pocket girdle is going to make me giggle all day.)

My town is a tourist town and it never ceases to amaze me at the inconsideration of tourists here. At our only mini mart, they park just willy-nilly completely ignoring the clearly painted lines. Because there are gas pumps there too,they manage to block in everyone while they decided between moon pies or snowballs.

This was a good start to my week.

I have no idea who comes to my blog except for those who leave a post. I assume that not very many do. But that is okay too.

dmarks said...

1) Parking-lot dings in cars are always a danger, and someone who parks in a cart corral is really asking for dents. Ordinarilly, people fling carts into those things like it's nobody's business.

2) Now you have a post about China. I wonder if this will make a difference. But so you know, I always get a smattering of mysterious Chinese hits, and some from Turkey too.

3) When I hear of new things with extra pockets, the first thing that comes to mind is the garments I hear about with pockets for cell phones and iPods. I wonder if it is has anything to do with this?

laughingattheslut said...

I just do not know what to think about these girdles with pockets. It is almost a good size pocket, but you still couldn't put much in it, or that would rather defeat the purpose of wearing a girdle in the first place. You might could use it for something relatively small and flat, like a spare key or a condom or emergency cab fare. That sort of thing. You couldn't use it for say a brush or cosmetics or a cell phone, because who wants a cell phone shaped bulge sticking out, plus the fact that it would be difficult to answer the phone if that is where it is kept.

I might buy one anyway, for costume potential, as I might be wearing the girdle on the outside and the pocket would actually be in a more usable place. But again it would only really be useful for hiding emergency cash or one's spare key or convention badge or other ID.

Ananda girl said...

A cell phone in that pocket... so my crotch could ring and I could grope myself in public! YIKES. lol

bulletholes said...

A girdle with pockets.
Maybe its for playing a little pool.

dmarks said...

Ananda: Or you just leave it vibrating mode, and you can answer it at your option.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

A girdle with pockets??? I have never heard of such a thing. LOL!

laughingattheslut said...


Maybe it is for cheating at cards. But I would think that it isn't a very convenient hiding place.