I enjoy technology (when it works)… It allows me to have fun video chats with people all around the planet, and to get (not so) important information like ”How many chicken can fit in 1 cu.ft.?” within a couple of seconds.
Which is all good.
But I hate it when people (try to) use technology to challenge my intelligence.
The sign on the above picture translates into ”Note to our customers! Our shopping carts will get immobilized, if carried out of the mall’s parking lot.” Implying that if I tried to push one of these carts all the way home, it would roll like a charm in the parking lot, but the wheels would magically get blocked on the sidewalk.
Most of these carts’ wheels can’t even roll straight, and 9 out of 10 times I use one, I keep cursing at that flip floping wheel that makes hellish screeching sounds. And they would want me to believe that they’ve implanted a fancy device that can keep people from stealing stupid shopping carts?
Put a warning sign that cart stealers will be reported to the police. At least, I’ll be tempted to think that someone might be checking on the carts through security cameras…
If this sign significantly reduced the cart thefts, I give up. Mankind will not make it through another century.