cartashock – to look for a parking space close to a grocery or discount store, only to find it filled with shopping carts. A variation of kawashock.
It’s another fun shopping day, and hey, it’s also Cinco de Mayo. When you go running to the local grocery or discount store for your nacho chips, cheese, and Mexican beer, and margarita mixes, don’t be surprised if you end up getting cartashock. For some reason, a random parking spot, always close to the store, has been somehow designated to be an unofficial cart corral by some lazy customer who did not want to run the cart to the regular cart corral. Other customers see one cart in that empty spot, and add theirs which leads to the cartashock that you are currently going through. That’s not a very fun way to celebrate this holiday that just sort of popped up for everyone some years ago. When you do recover from the cartashock, put your anger away, and just think of how much easier the job will be for those bag boys and girls that have to go round these carts up. Eventually, that spot will be able to take a car or motorcycle again. Too bad you missed your chance this time.