Always remember to grab a cart.

This is a discussion on Always remember to grab a cart. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; The other night I needed to run out to Bed, Bath & Beyond to get some coffee (Keurig K-cups) since I ran out that morning ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 23

Thread: Always remember to grab a cart.

  1. #1
    Distinguished Member
    Array fastk9dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    1,554

    Always remember to grab a cart.

    The other night I needed to run out to Bed, Bath & Beyond to get some coffee (Keurig K-cups) since I ran out that morning and I had company coming over the next day. It was fairly warm out so all I had on was jeans and a t-shirt for concealment.

    I get to BB&B go to the coffee section, grab my usual brew and start looking at some of the other selections. Well of course I need to try new things (I'm a terrible impulse shopper) so now I'm holding 4 boxes of coffee and decide to see what they have for sofa covers since the dogs ripped the last sheet I had on the sofa.

    Ohh, look they have a cover just for pets, perfect but they are on the bottom shelf. So I put down my coffee and get on my knees to check out the selections. Unfortunately after digging around they didn't have any that would fit my sofa. I get up, look around (there is no one in sight) check shirt, grab my coffee and then see some throw pillows I like to replace the current ones that are old and showing their age.

    Now here I am 4 boxes of coffee under one arm and two throw pillows under the other and I decide it's time to go before I spend any more money. All this time I haven't seen a soul in the section I was in and even with my crawling around on the floor I don't believe anything was ever revealed.

    As I'm walking out of that section to go around the store to the check outs someone starts calling out... "Excuse me, excuse me sir!" I'm thinking to myself, oh no, did my shirt ride up when I picked up everything, my hands are full right now and I can't check it. I turn around and look at the employee coming straight at me "yes?" I ask. "Can I get you a cart?" she responds. Sigh of relief. "No, thanks, I'm headed to the check out right now, but thanks for the offer."


    So remember kids, always grab a cart! It might help prevent an embarrassing moment.

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member Array ctsketch's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    2,319
    I was waiting for the part where you spilled the coffee all over the bedding
    Glock 19
    Kahr PM9
    LMT-M4
    Mossberg 590
    Shodan, Jujutsu

  4. #3
    Senior Member Array paul45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    SML, VA
    Posts
    712
    I hope the THROW PILLOWS were tactical!
    "Being PARANOID is just plain smart thinking when they are really out to get you!"

  5. #4
    Distinguished Member
    Array fastk9dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    1,554
    Quote Originally Posted by paul45 View Post
    I hope the THROW PILLOWS were tactical!
    Kevlar lined, ripstop nylon in a digital desert camo pattern.

  6. #5
    VIP Member Array dukalmighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    15,179
    I'm thinking nobody around really quiet,Store may be getting robbed by some stealthy guy walked up pointed a gun at the clerk and said give me all the money or else
    "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
    --Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .

  7. #6
    Distinguished Member
    Array fastk9dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    1,554
    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I'm thinking nobody around really quiet,Store may be getting robbed by some stealthy guy walked up pointed a gun at the clerk and said give me all the money or else
    There were a lot of people in the store, but there are these little alcoves/sections off the main aisle that take out out of their view. No one else was looking at couch covers or pillows so I was alone in the section.

  8. #7
    VIP Member Array joker1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    3,064
    Another good reason for a cart: Keeping your hands free!
    NRA Life Member


    With great power comes great responsibility.-Stan Lee

  9. #8
    VIP Member Array TedBeau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Bay City
    Posts
    2,269
    Quote Originally Posted by joker1 View Post
    Another good reason for a cart: Keeping your hands free!
    That's what I expected when I read the subject.
    Plus you can use it as a barrier between yourself and an attacker.

  10. #9
    Distinguished Member
    Array fastk9dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    1,554
    Quote Originally Posted by joker1 View Post
    Another good reason for a cart: Keeping your hands free!
    Yes of course. But you haven't seen me wield a deadly throw pillow.


    Quote Originally Posted by TedBeau View Post
    That's what I expected when I read the subject.
    Plus you can use it as a barrier between yourself and an attacker.
    You can also use it for extra concealment in case you print badly when bending over to check something out on the bottom shelf.

  11. #10
    Administrator
    Array SIXTO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    19,719
    I think this is the first thread in DC that anyone admitted to be shopping for throw pillows. I will typically take a cart in any store that offers them for a few different reasons too.
    "Just blame Sixto"

  12. #11
    Ex Member Array BikerRN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    State of Discombobulation
    Posts
    5,253
    I like carts for a couple of reasons, even if just window shopping.

    The first has been touched on here, as it keeps your hands free. The second is, it can be used to provide a barrier against another person. This often comes into play in the parking lot when one is loading their vehicle and panhandlers.

    Biker

  13. #12
    Distinguished Member Array bladenbullet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    englewood, fl
    Posts
    1,751
    man...now we have tactical reasons to use a shopping cart...from a thread that was admittedly about someone who was just overly concerned about exposing his firearm...

    how does everyone feel about store baskets?...paper or plastic bags?...free umbrella covers?...the sanitary wipes provided at some store entrances for shopping cart handles?...:rofl

  14. #13
    VIP Member Array Janq's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    6,781
    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    I like carts for a couple of reasons, even if just window shopping.

    The first has been touched on here, as it keeps your hands free. The second is, it can be used to provide a barrier against another person. This often comes into play in the parking lot when one is loading their vehicle and panhandlers.
    Agreed.

    I hadn't read but the first sentence and immediately this is what came to my own mind and I figured would be the lesson to be related within the post.
    Carts are FTW.
    Big, heavy, easy to operate and maneuver metal blockades & bludgeons.

    - Janq

    "...Everything is a weapon." - Momma Janq
    "Killers who are not deterred by laws against murder are not going to be deterred by laws against guns. " - Robert A. Levy

    "A license to carry a concealed weapon does not make you a free-lance policeman." - Florida Div. of Licensing

  15. #14
    Distinguished Member
    Array fastk9dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    1,554
    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I think this is the first thread in DC that anyone admitted to be shopping for throw pillows. I will typically take a cart in any store that offers them for a few different reasons too.


    Well, I didn't specifically go to the store for them, there was a whole wall of them next to the sofa covers and I figured I could use some new ones.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

  16. #15
    VIP Member
    Array ppkheat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    4,084
    My son once disrupted the intentions of a burglar one night by throwing a throw pillow at him.

    I had a panhandler who was pushing a few carts around in the parking lot so he "looked" sort of like a legitimate employee gathering up loose carts. He was using this ruse to get in close, approach and catch people off-guard.
    Turn the election's in 2014 to a "2A Revolution". It will serve as a 1994 refresher not to "infringe" on our Second Amendment. We know who they are now.........SEND 'EM HOME. Our success in this will be proportional to how hard we work to make it happen.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. That Golf Cart Has a Mean Left Hook
    By kccad in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: October 18th, 2010, 11:31 PM
  2. Bad: Grocery Cart Trap
    By DM2 in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: August 22nd, 2009, 12:21 AM
  3. Off-duty Fla. paramedic shot over noisy go-cart dispute
    By paramedic70002 in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: March 29th, 2008, 11:30 AM
  4. OK So I need a cart.
    By Miggy in forum Related Gear & Equipment
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: July 24th, 2007, 04:09 PM
  5. Homemade Electric Go-Cart
    By razorblade in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: December 23rd, 2006, 10:57 PM