Monday, November 3, 2008

No, Really

I just have a question for the person (man) who designed it so that when you exit our Sam's Club you have to push your heavy cart down a ramp directly into traffic:

"Seriously?"

23 comments:

Jan said...

Then you have to worry about if the things under the cart will fly out onto the pavement. I never did understand the logic either. And then don't even go there if it is snowing or icey.

Melissa said...

lol - I have a very long list of things invented/designed by a man. Nylons and high heels are at the top of that list ;)

LisAway said...

What fun! Maybe they were designed by some mean European that figured American's needed some form of exercise, so why not give it to them while they're pushing their carts full of over-sized boxes of sugary sweets, processed foods and fatty snacks?

Mmmm. Huge boxes of sugary sweets, processed foods and fatty snacks. I sure wish there was a Sam's club less than an ocean away.

the MomBabe said...

Nice.

The Dillon 6 said...

it's probably the same man that designs the LDS church buildings...seriously ~ the size of the Nurseries and Primary Rooms (among other things) are totally because of a MAN!

Stacey said...

You know that someone is watching the ramp on a camera,laughing at everybody.

Jennifer said...

Don't you love things like that. It is almost as if you can hear the concrete guys chuckiling about it as they lay the concrete according to the plans....

mormonhermitmom said...

They should call the mammogram a "man-o-gram".

Yvonne said...

That must be SO FUN!!!

No Cool Story said...

Oh honey, how else would I exercise my thighs!

Kimberly said...

They want you to have to go back in and buy first aid supplies? That's mental.

Amy Peterson said...

I boycotted Sam's Years ago! But I must agree that most stupid things in this world were designed by men! = )

Barbaloot said...

It's genius, really. They're hoping you learn your lesson and buy less each time you go. Then, you'll have to re-visit more often, which has a high result in buying more than you went for, making it so that they take more of your money. Sheer brilliance, no?

Heather of the EO said...

I wish I could type out the laugh sound I made when I pictured this. But I don't think there's a combo of letters that describes it. Sorry.

Help I need a user name! said...

I know, right? And then there is the speed bump, over which we must push the loaded cart, while hoping it doesn't tip over (because speed bumps make your cart tippy). And if (when) it does, you have to load everything back into the cart while inconveniencing someone in a car waiting to drive over the speed bump.

I'd like to add bras to the list of things possibly designed by men. Okay, why, why WHY cant the straps just stay where they are supposed to be, NOT creep in too close to my neck and show in the collar area of my shirt??

Just checkin'.

Jillybean said...

They probably just assumed that your cart would be so heavy that you would appreciate not having to push it.

Either that or they installed a hidden camera at the door and the employees go in a back room to laugh at all of their customers chasing their carts down the hill.

Janell said...

It's slightly better than pushing the heavy cart up an up-ramp.

Forget Sam's Club. Costco tends to be level with its entrances and exits.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Well, you know men. They like to watch collisions and explosions. It's all subconscious though. Poor things! :-)

Trannyhead said...

I'm with Jan - I always have a bunch of junk under my cart on that rack thing that's too heavy to hoist into the cart. And it always falls off and I run over it, and then traffic has to stop while I grope around on the pavement for it. *sigh*

Lippy said...

I apologize for that. I'lll have that fixed as soon as I figure out why my "L" key repeats itsellf

Chell said...

Im laughing at this and I dont even know what a Sams club is :) From reading the comments, I kinda have a picture in my head and its a funny one :)

Lauren said...

It was definately a man. Good call.

Nancy Face said...

That's RIDICULOUS! :0