Thursday, May 7, 2009

watch your cart!

...had an interesting experience awhile ago at the Orem Costco. I was thinking about it again today and thought I would share, one to be aware, and two because it was so bizarre. So...I walked up to the shopping carts and chose one placed by itself to the side of all the other carts, it was all set up to load the kids. I put them both into the double cart. Little M started to complain about hers. I reached behind her thinking I was going to move one of the straps or something, but instead felt something sharp. I quickly pulled her out to find a pair of scissors! Not just ordinary scissors you would carry in your purse (too sharp and long for that), or not even the kind used by a Costco worker. These were the thin long handled kind with the small sharp scissor top, surgical scissors. And they were placed just right so that the handles were open hanging out the back of the seat and the open sharp points were sticking straight up angled towards baby's bottom, but too thin and matching in color to the cart to be noticeable. With the way they were placed, there was no way that a child could not have somehow been affected by them. I had been lucky enough that one, M was in a thick diaper and two, in putting M into the cart I pushed the points towards the back of the seat so they were just scratching her, otherwise...
I gave them to a Costco worker explained and then even placed a complaint with Costco...never heard a thing from them...wow...watch your cart!

5 comments:

John, Mica, and Little Tenzing said...

That's terrible, who would do such a thing!?

Ben and Alexia said...

Wow...that is one of the weirdest things I have heard. Who would do something like that? Obviously they were put there on purpose. Just one more thing to have to look out for!

hairprincess said...

That was scary thank goodness she is ok! I am def keeping an eye out now!

Sheffers said...

wow, I am so glad M is okay. Thanks for sharing that. People are sick!

Guymon Family said...

That is incredible. I always think the cart is the safest place for my child, but this story reminds me that I have no idea where this cart has been. Glad nobody got hurt!