Warning: What follows is a rant. Read at your own risk and remember that Julie K is decidedly child-unfriendly... I've been peeved about those little kiddie-carts in the supermarket for a long time. For those of you lucky enough to be in a kiddie-cart-free zone, they are small kid sized carts. Typically kidlet pushes one around wildly while braindead parent watches with vacant staring eyes. I've lost track of how many times I've almost been hit. But then the Albertsons near me has gone one better. They now have what used to be full-sized carts now extended by more than half again its length by a plastic car stuck on the front. This 'car' has a seat for the kids. These things are the "Ford Expedition" of grocery carts. But that's not the worst. I first saw them being used by a couple with two kids. Naturally the kids couldn't share so each parent pushed a monster sized cart around with one kid in each one. But wait! The insanity came about when the parents started racing these things around the store while making car-racing type noises. Squeals of glee from the spawn simply made these alleged adults run faster. Supermarkets have somehow become amusement parks and shopping carts turned into bumper cars. It's all over. I might as well just go jump off a cliff right now.