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Shopping cart number 2

Well, removing the one shopping cart must have registered as a gauntlet thrown down, because a new one appeared, and this time in the rosa multiflora, which will KILL YOU if you try to go through it--which meant, no lifting from underneath.

But today, I had three of the four forest creatures to help me, and they are grown into their power! We got that cart out in no time.

pondering the shopping cart

hands and hooks


up over the rail


I'm a little worried about the cart tossers upping the ante... what if they dump two shopping carts? But sufficient unto the day...


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Aug. 19th, 2015 04:56 pm (UTC)
You are too funny!
Aug. 21st, 2015 11:30 am (UTC)
If this keeps up I'll have to get T-shirts made up saying "Cart Retrieval" or something.
Aug. 19th, 2015 05:34 pm (UTC)
This is becoming a saga! The duel of the shopping carts. Someday you'll probably come upon them in the act.
Aug. 21st, 2015 11:31 am (UTC)
i wonder how many of them there are, and if it was the same people both times.
Aug. 19th, 2015 05:52 pm (UTC)
Someone writing about the L.A. River said shopping carts are the indicator species of the urban river.
Aug. 21st, 2015 11:33 am (UTC)
Yeah--it's as if there's an attraction between rivers and shopping carts, and if you put the two in close enough proximity to one another, the one will find the other--with a little human help.
Aug. 19th, 2015 06:24 pm (UTC)
Take that, you nasty shopping cart dumpers!

Um, but, yeah, no need for the Nasties to up the ante.
Aug. 21st, 2015 11:34 am (UTC)
Yeah, maybe for their next feat they can try treeing a shopping cart or something--whatever they decide, let it be away from this boardwalk and marsh!
Aug. 19th, 2015 08:51 pm (UTC)
I cannot imagine why people think it's a good idea to dump shopping carts like that -- what, is there a teleporter in the middle of the bridge that doesn't allow carts? -- but I am glad you and yours are there to get them out.

Aug. 21st, 2015 11:38 am (UTC)
Maybe the carts have fear of bridges and their wheels lock up partway across?

I think the cart dumping scratches the mischief-making itch and the I-did-something-difficult itch simultaneously. I suppose there are worse things they could be doing. But I really love our little wetland, and I think people beside myself really enjoy looking out at the flowers and grasses, and I really do NOT want that messed up by the place becoming a dumping ground--which is what it'll become if a cart is allowed to remain there. That's at the heart of my wanting to get the carts out and get them out pronto, before someone can decide, Oooh, right; I'll dump my old computer here and someone else can decides, aha, I'll throw my old tires here. Stitch in time saves nine, and all that....
Aug. 20th, 2015 02:18 am (UTC)
No oliphants, nary
a palanquin-- the thorns
would madden the beast
to splinter all its universe.
Aug. 21st, 2015 11:39 am (UTC)
Your own? Lovely--and so true, about those thorns. Though the shopping cart's hide is too strong for them to pierce.
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Aug. 20th, 2015 02:46 am (UTC)
Worse, what if they put two shopping carts inside each other?

Edited at 2015-08-20 02:46 am (UTC)
Aug. 21st, 2015 11:41 am (UTC)
We'd need more hooks and more people. Hopefully they won't be that strong or that determined.
Aug. 20th, 2015 08:43 am (UTC)
Well done for getting it out! I like the way you used the hooks to fish it up.
Aug. 21st, 2015 11:41 am (UTC)
It's so much fun! And you have to admire the size of our catch. Edibility, on the other hand.....
Aug. 20th, 2015 09:28 am (UTC)
Hoo-ray and up she rises!

Most excellent skill and ingenuity.
Aug. 21st, 2015 11:42 am (UTC)
Thank you! *bowing unabashedly*
Aug. 20th, 2015 10:22 am (UTC)
Well done! You now have a skilled recovery team and a great system.

This is why the shopping carts in many of our supermarkets have a doohicky on the handle which you have to put a 1 UK pound coin in to release the cart. If you don't return the cart to the park, you lose your pound. If you don't care about such a small amount of money, kids hanging around in the car park will return the cart to get the pound.
Aug. 21st, 2015 11:44 am (UTC)
I'm thinking of using that as an essay topic: How would you [essay writers] feel about a deposit for using shopping carts?

It does seem strange to me that we don't have that over here.
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Aug. 20th, 2015 12:12 pm (UTC)
Toppled shopping carts are just plain sad. I'm glad you are helping.
Aug. 21st, 2015 11:45 am (UTC)
They do seem sad! They're such helpful items when they're in their natural habitat, and so terribly crippled when they're somewhere like this.
Aug. 21st, 2015 03:01 am (UTC)
Wow! The idea of using ropes would never have occurred to me. We get a lot of carts in our streams. Since I check on the quality of the water in one of our streams, once a month, I get to inform the honchos when there's a cart (or other trash) in the stream.
Aug. 21st, 2015 11:47 am (UTC)
I like auntiesocial's comment about carts being the indicator species of the urban river!
Aug. 21st, 2015 11:39 am (UTC)
I wonder a little whether it's a sort of inarticulate performance art with a theme of commercialization in a world of slow strength.
Aug. 21st, 2015 11:40 am (UTC)
Could well be! I think it can satisfy all sorts of urges, and if you get a group of kids together, they could have a variety of reasons among them, and within each of them.
Aug. 22nd, 2015 02:09 am (UTC)
:( for this thing happening, and for the possibility that it might happen again. Well done the team of four, though - and may that be the last time you need to sally forth on such a mission.
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