WTF Wednesday, a long lost video.

Yesterday MacGyver and I went to Aldi to get some essentials, mainly milk.  Aldi has the best price on milk in the entire area. They beat everyone’s price by at least a dollar. Currently it’s priced at 2.29 for a gallon but they’ve had their skim milk on sale for 99 cents on a few occasions, for a gallon people!  And yes, I’m aware that I get a little too excited over the price of milk and I digress, the point is that MacGyver and I went to Aldi.

If you’ve never been there before, you may not know that you ‘rent’ the shopping carts by paying a quarter and then you get your quarter back when you return the cart. It’s part of the reason the prices are so low but it’s also the reason I was surprised to see a lady getting into her truck and just leaving her cart in the adjacent parking space, the space I was trying to pull in to.

shopping cart abandoned
My reaction was one of anger and I turned to MacGyver and said, ‘Who is so damn lazy that they would rather throw away a quarter than to walk 15 feet to the cart return, seriously?’

MacGyver’s reaction was a bit different, ‘Hurry up and pull the car in and grab that cart. We’re getting paid to shop, it’s our lucky day!’

oh dear lord
Half Pint is running for office. No really, she is. Melissa Gilbert announced this week that she will be running for congress in Michigan.

half pint

I want to grow up and not pay my taxes and then run for congress Pa!

The only thing that would make this better would be if Nellie Olsen ran against her! No wait, I’m wrong, this is way better.

Oh Melissa, if your friends could see you now!

I wish I had more for you but there is just nowhere to go after that video. WTF? It must be Wednesday!

Now it’s your turn, tell me about a wtf moment from your week.

10 thoughts on “WTF Wednesday, a long lost video.

  1. I think if they charged $5 they would see every cart returned but I guess there is nothing that costs a quarter anymore…except a cart rental at Aldi it seems…so people figure it is worth the price they paid. All that said, I agree with you…people are lazy! More importantly, Melissa Gilbert for Congress? Why not..I’m relatively certain she is more qualified than anyone else running these days.Thanks for sharing via #TBB #LinkLove 🙂

  2. You have my sympathy with the shopping trolley in the car parking space. That is always a real pain especially when the car park is nearly full.

    Quite interesting to read your take on things compared to how things are here in England. Typically to rent a shopping trolley requires £1 coin, so maybe $1.50+ in your money. A massive difference in price. Thankfully you can get coin sized key ring fobs which can be used in stead.

    But hey MacGyver was correct, you were paid to shop 🙂

    As for cheap milk, it is often a loss leader for supermarkets. Here in the UK there is a big long running debate because the supermarket chains are squeezing the independent dairy farmers so much on price that farmers are going out of business. I like cheap milk but I don’t like the idea of farms going bust.

  3. Why! Oh why! Do you torture us with the Melissa Gilbert videos? I could have easily reached my milestone 50th birthday without seeing that. Jeezuz. So you are going to vote for her, right?

  4. Today’s WTF moment was, after loading 2 bikes into the back of my jeep (which is annoying and I wonder each time I do it why I don’t get a bike rack) a lady came into the rail trail packing lot and tried to do a “pull through” next to my car as I am hanging out on that exact side trying to buckle my 5 yr old into her booster seat. News flash lady there are 40 other parking spots!! WTF!?

  5. Ha! That shopping cart thing gets me too. I just usually find another space and just appreciate the extra few steps I can log on my pedometer.

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