Supermarket Trolley Rash

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 20:02
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I just noticed a nasty outbreak of what appears to be supermarket trolley rash down my front fender. I say nasty as it appears to have contacted hard removing paint to the metal in three places on the fender on its journey past my vehicle. So now I understand the need for scrub bars but I was wondering why this happens. It seems like the trolley was forced past my vehicle or was moving at high speed. Perhaps I was parked too close to the neighbouring vehicle and they were annoyed. So whats your observation or experience with car parks and trolleys, surely there is some other reason other than people dont care.Perhaps you have witnessed a trolley event and can give me some insight as to how this happens. Fortunately my vehicle is a ageing Rodeo but had I a nice Prado it would now need cosmetic surgery.
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Reply By: Gramps - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 20:08

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 20:08
kwk56pt,

If they're too bloody bone lazy to put trolleys away after using them do you really expect them to worry about damaging other's property?

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Reply By: Member - Axle - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 20:19

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 20:19
Was thinking this the other day , when SWMBO got me to wheel the loaded trolley out to the car. Ok !it was a Westfield carpark, and if you didn't come out in the right spot!( i never do) then its try and squeeze between cars!, not good for a impatient trolley pusher..lol, i can see how damage is done. They just need a trolley lane sfraight across the car park, so you can then branch off to where ever your parked. Thats my opinion anyhow..lol.



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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 21:16

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 21:16
My observation is,

So what's a fender?

Aren't they dropped over the side of a boat?

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Follow Up By: kwk56pt - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 21:50

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 21:50
A Google search reveals a fender can be "A barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud'

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 21:55

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 21:55
And Google is American,
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 22:50

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 22:50
"Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) replied:

My observation is,

So what's a fender? "

It's a brand of guitar. Named after Leo Fender, famous guitar maker...... Fender still make guitars today!!!!

There you go.... you've learnt something!!!

LOL..

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 22:54

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 22:54
Hey, thanks Brian.

I forgot about Leo.

Can I claim some dollars off him for my concert deafness?

I've had a bloody good misspent youth courtesy of young Leo!

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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 08:10

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 08:10
LOL Geoff.... dunno about that, if you could, it would be the amplifier dept wouldn't it??? Cos that's where the LOUD comes from. :-))
I guess it would depend on whether you were just listening to the aforementioned Fender or playing it at the time?
I must admit to being a "retired" rocker, and Leo's pride and joy was without a doubt the best I ever owned! Wish I still had it, but unfortunately I sold it to a guy I knew and it was stolen from his house.

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Follow Up By: Steve - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 22:13

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 22:13
Geoff,

A "fender" is what us Land Rover nuts call our beloved Defenders
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Reply By: Ino - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 21:21

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 21:21
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 21:29

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 21:29
I hate car parks fullstop.
I always check both sides of car when I get back to it.

Always park as far as possible from the door and usually in an end of the row park.
So far so good.




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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 21:42

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 21:42
. . . . . the local panel beater is short on work ?

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Reply By: Wherehegon - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 22:37

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 22:37
Hi there kwk, is pises me off no end where people have no respect for other peoples property. I was in our local carpark (shoping centre) when we had our commodore and when ever I was in that either the wife went in and I waited or I parked on an end where at least I could only get damage one side. While I was waiting I heard a bang, got out and noticed a lady jump into her new grande prado (120 series) I had a check of the the car next to her and noticed a nice dent on the side of it and I approached her and asked did she realize what she had just done to the car beside her (ok it was a little buz box ford fiesta but it was new) she said is it your car ? I said no but have some respect, her reply was well if you park in these types of carparks then your gunna get dents get over it, told her had it been my car, write about now she would have has a full length commodore keys engraved down the side of hers, she told me to f##k off I told her to do the same thing and she wound her window up I took a picture of her car and number plate with my phone. I left a note on the fiesta with my name address etc and to call me as I saw who had damaged the car. I did receive a call and told her I would back up her claim of how her car was damaged, never heard anything back. Could not believe it. If I see anyone leave their trolley near eithe of my cars I give them a mouthfull. Same as people who just let their kids fling open the rear doors instead of getting out and opening it for them or tell them to becareful prior to opening their door..........WHG
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan B (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 00:02

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 00:02
Hi Wherehegon,
If that's a picture of your house at the foot of your posting then why would you be fussy 'bout your car? LOL
Allan
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Reply By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 22:45

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 22:45
Shopping center carparks:

The biggest concentration of ill mannered, impatient, ignorant, roadrage ready people I have ever seen in one place.

Often sit in the vehicle while the missus pops into the shops, the things I see being done to other peoples property when they think no ones watching, is astounding.

And it seems to span all social - economic groups.


Cheers......Lionel.
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Follow Up By: Wherehegon - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 23:05

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 23:05
Hi there Lionel, spot on with your description..... WHG
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Follow Up By: Brian (Montrose, Vic.) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 22:34

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 22:34
Sit in the drivers seat and laugh at the people who sit in the lane blocking traffic waiting for you to leave the car spot, good entertainment in my view. Especially if you start the car put it in reverse like you are about to leave and the turn it off and get back out, geez some people just need to calm down a bit!!!
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Reply By: unko - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 00:01

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 00:01
So what about door dents. when some little kid opens the door fully. u get little pin hole dents.
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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 07:34

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 07:34
kwk56pt,
" Fortunately my vehicle is a ageing Rodeo but had I a nice Prado it would now need cosmetic surgery"
Sorry, it would probably of be written off.
:)))






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Reply By: Member - Matt & Caz H (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 08:30

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 08:30
Hi,

We are currently in Shepparton and the local shopping place (has free parking) has the smallest spaces I have ever seen - we have an 80 series with a big bull bar so makes it difficult. We got back the other day to have scuff marks from a plastic bull bar all down the drivers side - Not Happy Jan!!!!!!

Thankfully Matt was able to get the marks out, however there is minor paint damage.

Caroline
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 11:40

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 11:40
The local supermarket is a killer for your pride and joy.! It is renowned for busy mums who don't care too much for cars, anything goes when it comes to parking as close as you can to the front bleep in door.

The fun doesn't stop there, once inside the demolition derby continues shopping trolleys being driven in an identical fashion to the Sunday driver.! It's bump and bang, just let em do their thang.!



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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 13:30

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 13:30
My answer to it is ..... use your legs!

Park as far away from the entrance as possible, with people being as bone lazy as they are, you will suffer far less chance of 'trolley rash'.

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Reply By: Rolly - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 16:46

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 16:46
The need to utilise common user car parks is one of the best reasons for not having a neat, new, bright and shiny car.
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Reply By: austastar - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 20:32

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 20:32
I was always relaxed parking in supermarket car parks with our old dreadnought yellow 240D Volvo, especially wearing my 'Volvo driver's" hat the kids bought me.
Completely different story now with a new little corola, always park well away from the doors and mindfull of the attack angles of aproaching maniacs.
cheers
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Reply By: Member - Paul C (WA) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 22:04

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 22:04
Cheeses me off too.

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Follow Up By: Member - Paul C (WA) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 22:14

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 22:14
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