The Critical 'I'

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Thursday, July 31, 2003

On the way into work this morning, I saw an abandoned shopping cart on the sidewalk downtown. That's a rare sight; I'm not sure I've ever seen one in the middle of downtown St. Pete before. Other parts of town, near grocery strores and strip malls, sure. But nowhere near my office building.

Then it occurred to me: There are brand-new Publix and Eckerd stores being built in the heart of downtown, set to open by the end of the year. Both those stores will have shopping carts galore. With all the elderly and disadvantaged residents in the area, it's a sure bet that we're going to see shopping carts scattered all over the place. It'll be an eyesore and a pain in the ass.