It is about to be 2009....and there is NO good reason why a dumb shopping cart should drag. Supermarkets DO care what their customers want, and if even a small percentage of those of us who have suffered from shopping cart drag simply stopped at the courtesy desk at ANY supermarket,
and left a note asking supermarkets to get up-to-date mechanics for the carts, the Supermarkets would surely do so! Anther good idea: go online to the Organizations that represent Supermarkets, and tell them about it, in an email....or get an easy petition going...this is America,and it takes ONE MINUTE to get an improvement done...so let's do it.
As for me, I am empty-nested and couldn't care less... :-) I am in heaven, strolling about the supermarkets with my little Green-friendly market bag, and taking all the time I want to choose my few delicious morsels...a lovely treat in itself, after all the years with baskets overflowing with needs, first for my growing family, and then later, multiple shopping baskets to feed abused domestics, for a rescue dorm I helped with in my 40s.
I do sympathize but today we are empowered and so it is our responsibility to take five minutes to get a dumb issue like dragging shopping carts FIXED.