A shopping cart full of items
Why Not Picking Up A Shopping Cart Is Bad Grocery Etiquette
When at a grocery store, carrying even a few items in your hands can lead to a disaster you could’ve avoided by using shopping carts, and that’s not all they can help with.
Infringing on the personal space of other shoppers at grocery stores is a big no-no, and the cart, despite its size, actually provides a built-in buffer against anyone doing so.
Grabbing a cart is always recommended, as one can maneuver it to provide breathing room when shopping in busy aisles or to ensure ample personal space when standing in line to pay.
Just be sure to choose a cart that doesn’t have sticky or squeaky wheels, as a lack of proper maneuverability can negatively impact the experience for you and other shoppers.