In recent weeks, the subject of missing trolleys has cropped up again because supermarkets are feeling the financial pinch ("Supermarkets still plagued by missing trolleys"; Oct 14).
I travel widely and have not seen such a problem in other countries. The bigger issue here is the shameful mentality of some shoppers in Singapore.
I have seen trolleys being abandoned in HDB estates, condominiums, construction sites and bus stops.
It is puzzling that leaving a supermarket without paying for an item is considered shoplifting, whereas wheeling away a more costly trolley is not treated as such. The authorities should treat this act as a crime.
Lim Kah Ho, Reader
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