People Not Disinfecting Shopping Cart Handles (Yet) | Here’s Why… byfor Modern Survival Blog
I have been out to “the store” several times during the unfolding covid-19 coronavirus situation. One glaring issue that I’ve seen has to do with shopping cart handles.
Each time I have observed zero effort by the patrons to mitigate catching this virus at the locations I’ve visited. One might wonder why. Especially since one of the most important things you can do for prevention IS SO RIDICULOUSLY EASY.
Here’s what I mean…
The grocery store has a large dispenser of disinfecting wipes, immediately inside of the sliding door entrance. It’s right there. First thing. Before you get to the shopping carts / carriages.
As the sliding doors open, I reach over to the right, pull out a disinfectant wipe, and then walk over to the carriages. I yank a cart out of the stack (I always get the one with a ‘flat tire’ or squeaky wheel, or the one that pulls to the right).
The first thing I do is wipe down that shopping cart handle all around and across. It takes 3 – 5 seconds to do this. I drop the used wipe into the trash receptacle which is right there. Then I roll into the store.
I have not observed anyone, ever, (yet) during the moments that I’m near the front door there.
Why are people NOT using disinfecting wipes on grocery store carts?
I can tell you why. Because it is not socially acceptable (yet). What do I mean by that? I mean these people feel ‘uncomfortable’. They don’t want to feel like others are looking at them strangely for wiping down the cart handle. Because “no one else is doing it”. (yet).
You know what I say? You’re an idiot if you don’t do that. People are such sheep.
Until “enough” people begin disinfecting their carriage / shopping cart handles, the majority won’t do it. They need to “see” enough others doing it first. If you ask me, that’s weird. But I’m pretty sure that’s why…