Shopping Cart Theory, and Practice

The next time you go to the grocery store, consider the ordinary shopping cart as something more than a rattling basket blocking your parking space.

In the 1930s, an American grocer named Sylvan Goldman invented the precursor to the modern day shopping cart, using a folding frame that was fixed on a set of wheels. He hoped that people would buy more groceries if they did not have to carry heavy baskets as they browsed.

And they did.

But over the decades, the shopping cart has evolved from its mundane existence as the centerpiece of every grocery store run.

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Returning the shopping cart: How a popular theory could relate to mask wearing, according to one expert

A growing theory online suggests your moral compass can be determined based on what you do with a shopping cart. But can that be translated to other areas of life?

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It’s the difference between considerate and inconsiderate, courteous and discourteous.

The question is: Which one are you?

A growing theory online suggests your moral compass can be determined based on what you do with a shopping cart, and whether you put it back in the cart rack, or leave it stranded in the parking lot.

Ideally, it’s what you do when no one is watching. Some say

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