Good deed gets punished

The saying is “no good deed goes unpunished,” and I certainly proved that yesterday.

Yesterday afternoon, the Munchkin and I ran an errand to a local grocery store. Either due to parking lot repairs or just plain inconsideration, people were leaving their carts all over the sidewalk median in the parking lot. So, I chose a cart from the mess, did my errand, and came back to the car to drop off my groceries.

It was at this point that I decided to do something nice and productive – put more than one cart back in the cart corral. So I stacked up five carts (including mine) and attempted to get them into the corral. In the process, though, I smashed the middle finger on my left hand rather badly. The Munchkin was riding along, and was unhurt, for which I am very grateful.

So, the tip of my finger is swollen and visibly bruised (an attractive shade of purple), with pinprick blood blisters on the tip and one under the fingernail. It’s a good thing I’m not playing the violin for school right now. Typing isn’t as painful as I feared, though it certainly hurts.

So, that is my story of woe and pain and suffering. I will probably completely recover in a week or so. And if you have any empathy for me, put a loose cart or two away when you do your grocery shopping.

One Response to “Good deed gets punished”

  1. efish
    April 21st, 2005 10:32

    This calamity is one of my biggest pet peeves right now. It is an absolute abomination when I see able-bodied individuals exert the effort to get their carts to hump the closest curb rather than easily stroll it to the nearest corral or (gasp!) take it back to the store. Man alive this pisses me off!