There I was, leaving Wally World after having gotten several loaves of bread and some Gas X in the event I ever eat late in the evening again!!
I walked to the car, put my things in the back seat and returned my cart to the corral across from me. There was an employee gathering said carts up into a long long line so as to return them to the store. I saw the guy five car breadths down from me at another cart corral and I got into my gar. Looked both ways (you know where this is going probably) and saw no vehicles approaching from left or right. The car was running so I put it into gear after another cursory glance seconds after the longer look both ways and engaged the gear into reverse and slammed into something.
Mr. Cart Mover parked his line of carts, a "snake" of perhaps 50, right behind me within the few seconds that it took me to slip into my car and start it. And me all unknowing!
They were not visible from the rear window so I unknowingly backed straight into them.
It made me mad-- but all I said to the guy when I got back out of the car to assess damage was that I just backed into the line of carts he left behind my idling car. "Oh, I'll move out of the way then". After gathering a few MORE carts, he moved them.
I asked Siri the phone number of this particular store and she found it and dialed it for me. After 10 entire minutes on hold someone answered and I told her when I was there 1222 hrs., and what happened. I made sure to emphasize that I had no reasonable expectation to check again when the way was free and clear not 20 seconds prior to my backing up. I said I felt the store should have the men take care when there is an occupied vehicle in the line of their carts and move them to a safer location. She said they would and that if there was damage (there was, slight) to call the store again.
Not my favorite trip to Wally World but I was polite and non-dramatic.
My middle son left early at 8 this morning. He is likely to be at one destination in Ohio as I write. After that lunch meeting he will head to friends home and stay there the weekend.
I'll see you later.