The Id of a Shopping Tool

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Popping in the local grocery store yesterday for the weekly shop, I found myself at a loss. I needed something to carry all the items I wanted purchase, but was reluctant to use either of the availabe options.

Shallow trolleys

A shallow trolley just wouldn’t work. I wouldn’t want the trolley making lewd comments about women or poking fun at a small child who fell over. Nor would I wish to talk through whether it’s more cool to light a fart or to belch out the entire alphabet.

Deep trolleys

On the other hand, I really don’t want to get into some esoteric conversation about the meaning of life from the viewpoint of a metal basket with wheels.

Can’t I just get a normal, well-adjusted trolley?

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3 comments

  1. Well spotted (and hilarious)! I’ve made the choice b/w shallow and deepy trolleys too many times without appreciating what I was getting myself into. Thank you for alerting me to the implications of this (now) difficult choice.

  2. Thanks, Anonymous. In these financially strapped times, wouldn’t it be nice if we could at least have a sympathetic and empathetic trolley to help with shopping? It might make for a nicer experience. As Tesco says, every little helps.

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