shopping carts get stolen a lot. this is a pretty well-known phenomenon. not everyone who shops has a fancy horseless carriage to move their goods around in. not everyone who doesn't shop has a structure around which they can sleep (see brenda's living quarters, for instance). and, finally, to tie this all back to the topic of this here blog you're reading, not every shopping cart that is stolen simply disappears. this young lady, for instance, doesn't want to wait with me or what look like might be her peers down the way, so she simply turns the shopping cart into a bus bench. "creative re-use" if ever i saw it.