Michigan woman shopping at Target explains shopping cart etiquette in viral TikTok: ‘Common sense’

Pushing a cart should be safe, according to a TikTok user.

Carrie B., 44, of Michigan, recently shared a short public service announcement (PSA) about what should happen once shoppers pushing carts approach an intersecting aisle.

Carrie uploaded her 27-second PSA on September 18 and told her followers that shoppers walking down the main aisle are those with the right of way.

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She went on to say that shoppers pushing carts down numbered side aisles and wishing to join the main aisle should stop to look at their surroundings before turning into the main aisle – much like driving a car – so to avoid collisions.

TikTok user Carrie B started a discussion about shopping by pushing carts that have priority at aisle intersections.
(Carrie B)

Carrie, who omitted her last name for privacy reasons, told Fox News Digital that she was shopping at a local Target store in Lansing, Michigan when she made her TikTok video.

“I had just come from another direction where I crossed two aisles and literally two separate people almost ran into me,” Carrie explained in a direct message via TikTok. “If I hadn’t gotten out of the way, they would have.”

“The first one apologized and in the next aisle someone almost ran into both of us, and they didn’t even bother to apologize. Instead they looked at us bored, like if we were the problem,” Carrie wrote. “By then I was done with this nonsense and thought it would be fun to do a TikTok PSA about it.”

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Carrie’s TikTok video garnered 115,300 views and prompted more than 740 comments – mostly from people who said they could identify with the issue.

“It seems so simple, but people remain completely ignorant,” wrote one commenter.

“Omg yes, and the same with parking lots,” another commenter said. “It is driving me crazy.”

A few reviewers who disagreed mentioned that they thought all shoppers should be mindful of their surroundings or that shoppers in the main aisle should bring their carts closer to the center.

Carrie said she thought the latter wouldn’t help if shoppers decided to move on.

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A TikTok user who agreed with Carrie wrote that looking both ways before entering an aisle is “not that difficult”, but they also think stores could benefit from adding mirrors at the end of an aisle, so shoppers can see if there is traffic.

Target provides customers with bright red shopping carts.

Target provides customers with bright red shopping carts.
(AP Photo/Bill Sike)

Carrie told Fox News Digital that she felt reassured knowing she wasn’t the only one who felt this about the shopping cart etiquette.

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“You never know how the TikTok community is going to take your content, so it was nice to see so many people have manners,” she wrote.