Home Depot’s shopping cart shame

home depot and handicapped customers

Look closely.

Do you see what’s wrong with this picture?

I’m participating in an on-line monthly photo scavenger hunt. Number ten on the December 2009 list is Grinch or Humbug or Scrooge. I try to take pictures that cause you to look a second time. Take a look at this photo a second time, and you’ll see that Home Depot is giving a big fat “Humbug” to its disabled customers.

You see… the carts are more important. No where in the Londonderry Home Depot parking lot is there a handicapped parking space that is as close to the store as the cart stalls.

I’m disappointed in Home Depot. In general, this is a company I really like doing business. Today, it cost them. I have all these reward points saved up on a credit card, and I had the opportunity to order some gift cards. There’s work to be done around the house, so I was going to redeem my points for $275 worth of Home Depot gift cards.

I got Lowe’s gift cards instead.


  1. I mostly “got it”… I think they also short changed the handicapped spot space wise, which was my guess.
    anyway, you were ticked if you went to Lowe’s!!!! It’s probably corporate, not Londonderry, but maybe not.
    Our B&N has a lovely row of parking right on the curb by the front door, and the handicapped parking is out in the parking lot. I have not been able to figure that out, either.

  2. The thing about this Home Depot is that it used to be different. The stalls used to be spread out. I just don’t understand why they would change it, other than to make it easier on themselves.

    Here’s the rub. People will use the stalls when they’re convenient, but not if they have to walk a long ways. That means carts will be spread all over the place, potentially damaging vehicles, and probably making their employees work harder anyways.

    Anyhow, I need some Gorilla tape, so I’m off to Lowe’s now…

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