Is it really so difficult to push your cart across a row to the shopping cart docking station? I mean, you aren't 50 feet from it. You don't have screaming children to fear leaving alone in the car, and you obviously aren't in a hurry since you are now sitting in your car on your cell phone chatting away. I just wanted to point out that it is right over there. Just a few more steps and you could save people a great deal of aggravation. I am sure that you just didn't see it marked so clearly with the picture of the shopping cart up on the pole.
A helpful mother of three who was able to return her shopping cart even though she had just run several errands with her 1 year old and 2 1/2 year old which even required getting them in and out of the car and waiting in line with said toddlers and they were all tired and hungry.