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    Every time I go to the grocery store I see it. They put their purses in the child seat then leave the cart to look for something. The way this economy is going, someone can easily steal the purse. I want to go up to them saying you left your purse in the cart & you are not there, but I don't. In fact DD was with me the other day & she did the same thing. I told her never to do it someone can walk off with the purse. I keep my purse on my shoulder. Just leave my coupon holder in the seat which to me is worth something too. Ton of coupons organized by subjects & took a long time to get it organized. Anyone else see women do this?

  • #2
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    I always keep my purse in the babyseat, but it is always zipped shut and I secure the handles in the seatbelt. I still never leave my cart though.

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    • #3
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      That happened to my 77 year old Aunt recently. She turned for a minute and when she turned back she saw a lady walking off with her cart that had her purse in it. My Aunt walked right up and took her purse right out of the cart as she was walking with it. The lady made an excuse that she must of picked the wrong cart. My Aunt told her you better leave the store before I have you arrested. She did!
      "Everyone's a star and deserves the right to twinkle"

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      • #4
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        I worked in a grocery store for 10 years. Twice, we had someone 'lift' a woman's wallet from her purse. Doesn't matter that it is zipped or 'tied' to the handles. A competent thief just needs you to be distracted for 10 seconds. I don't know how many times I've walked past a woman bent over the produce or dairy displays and could have just grabbed her purse and vanished.

        Mine stays on my shoulder too.
        Communicate. It can't make things any worse!

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        • #5
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          Had something similar happen just recently.....I was the only person on the aisle down toward one end when an elderly man came up behind me and asked me to help him find something inside the frozen food case. Naturally, I turned my back on my basket (purse in the baby seat), opened the doors of the cooler and was digging in there and talking to him......when I turned around, an elderly woman was going around the corner with my basket (moving pretty fast for an old broad!). I ran after her and grabbed my basket from her.......she didn't apologize, act surprised at all...... she just took off......I assumed she just grabbed the wrong basket but then I saw her going out the front door empty-handed - with the old man I'd been "helping"! I do believe they were a scam team!

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          • #6
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            I turned around one day in a Meijer store to see a woman starting to take my purse out of the cart. She saw me turn around and she took off quickly. That taught me a lesson. Soon after that I heard on the news about a woman that was taking purses out of carts...they had surveillance video of her in another store. It was her!

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            • #7
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              I see it all the time. I have my purse over my shoulder at all times, that way if I should look at something away from my cart, my purse is with me.

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              • #8
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                I'm guilty. I shop at a very small HEB and I always have my eye on my cart, but I guess sometimes I do look away. You are right. Times are getting hard for people and I should keep my purse on my shoulder at all times.

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                • #9
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                  I never leave my purse in the cart, always on my shoulder. Even in my small city, I will not leave it in the cart.

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                  • #10
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                    I usually have mine in the baby seat too. but my hand is always on/ around the strap. If I need to walk away from my cart, my purse goes on my shoulder....and while we are talking about purse snatching, be careful with your cell phones too. I clip mine to my purse,and have it close to me.Phones can be snatched too.
                    I organize chores into catagories.
                    Things I won't do now; things I won't do later; things I'll never do.

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                    • #11
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                      I am so thankful that I live in my small town - I leave my keys in my car and my purse in my car when I go shopping - my credit card is in my back pocket. When we go into "town" - the "big city" just 10 miles away I take them in the store but leave them in the cart and don't think twice about it. Everyone does it.
                      Believe in your abilities - amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic

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                      • #12
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                        I always have mine on my body even though I live in a small town. I got that expandable Buxton Bag that they sell on tv and it's great - it stays really close!

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                        • #13
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                          I also strap my purse in, and keep it zipped. But, I don't leave my cart. If I have to bend over or turn around, or do anything that will take my eyes off my cart, I instinctively place one hand on top of my purse.

                          Now, If I know I am going to the grocery store straight from home, and if I have pockets, I will just leave my purse at home and take my DL and Debit Card in my pockets.
                          Lauren ~The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. ~
                          Martin Luther King, Jr.

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                          • #14
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                            My purses all have long handles so that they can be slung over my shoulder. I put my purse in the baby carry area but leave the straps over my shoulder. It rests my shoulder (my purse is always tooooooo full) but I take it with me if I walk away from my cart.

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                            • #15
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                              I actually put the diaper bag in the larger "cart" portion, and I have a wallet with a strap which stays around my wrist...a little annoying at times, but safer.

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