The Rascal aka the Fattie Gocart is probably the greatest invention since the Jager Shot Machine. You would think that there is no way I can complain about this one. Let me tell you it is not always rainbows and butterflies when it comes to this man mover. Here are the limitations that I have experienced.
1) The Top Shelf. This is obvious because you are limiting your caloric consumption to only the bottom three feet of the store. There is nothing more frustrating than that bag of Cheetos just out of reach of your grasp. This presents a huge danger as a slight weight shift can result in you tipping that bad boy over and causing a domino effect on the shelves.
2) The 400 pound limit. We discussed weight limits in elevators and now this same dilemma rears its ugly head. You weigh 325lbs which leaves you only 75lbs for groceries. I usually go full spandex to get around this because every little bit helps. You can also cut weight like a fighter by sitting in the parking lot with your windows up for 20 minutes. That should add 12lbs of grocery.
3) The Turtle. Those two words send shock waves of fear through out the Rascal driving community. Do not take corners sharply. One sharp turn can cause you to flip over and land on your back without the possibility of rolling over. Nobody will help you. This is not a joke.
4) The Battery. This is a problem because these batteries were made to move the slight weight of the elderly. They had no idea we would take over. I will have a flunky at Wal-mart charge about a half dozen and then I will pull in for a pit stop every two aisles. You do not want to get stranded in the vegetable aisle.
5) The Looks of Disgust. You have to fight through this one on your own. You will be passed by knocked up women, 90 year old men with walkers, and crawling 2 year olds. Deal with it. If they talk smack, you have every right to hockey check them into the boards.
6) The Unknown. The best advice is to always be on the lookout. You will have spills, tire blowouts, kids catching rides on your bumper, and the old granny who darts out in front of you out of nowhere.