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Friday, October 22, 2004
No, I didn't run into this cart with my van. Instead, there is a more sinister cause to this cart's destruction. Overnighting in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Falmouth, MA, in the wee hours of the morning I hear the rumbling of a pickup truck. Upon investigation, I witness a sport of sorts, the driver is reeking havoc with a number of shopping carts.
Basically, picture a redneck in a pickup truck on this stretch of parking lot. He holds onto a cart while speeding to a curb, releases the cart at the last second, veers his pickup away from the curb, the cart crashes into the curb. Get it? Stupid, eh?
Sadly, this it the place where the cart met its demise. It hit so hard it actually chipped the curb.
Curious to find out if this crashing of carts is some sort of underground sport, I take to the internet. Unfortunately, after much searching, I find nothing. I do however find this amusing writeup. It's a shopping cart racing extravaganza of sorts, 4 guys test drive 3 different kinds of carts (Home Depot, Wal-Mart & Safeway) and post their results. They shoot some pretty funny video of their exploits. Good stuff!!!