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People do the craziest things — for shopping carts

“The grocery store at Sea Ranch on a1a just north of Lauderdale by the Sea has introduced a new security measure for its shopping carts. On one of the wheels is a box. If you take the cart out of the parking lot, crossing a yellow line painted on the driveway exits from the lot, the box descends around the wheel and the cart won’t roll properly. This is designed to prevent people from removing carts from the parking lot. I assumed the system would work until I was riding down a1a and noticed two elderly women with a grocery cart. They obviously were having a terrible time pushing the cart. In fact they were putting the full weight of their bodies against it to barely make it move.”