Thursday, June 17, 2010
We picked a trolley, not because I was planning on buying up big, but because my two year old wanted to sit in it...then stand in it...then push it...then stand on the outside of it...then she abandoned it altogether and left me pushing a large trolley looking mostly empty apart from some earrings and a t-shirt.
Anyway, as I was pushing the trolley I was suddenly jolted to a dead stop.
One of the wheels had seized. Completely. Wouldn't move a millimetre.
At this point I was rather pleased I only had earrings and a t-shirt to remove and walk on, leaving the dead trolley mid-aisle.
Not a major deal, I'm usually more surprised if I get a trolley that actually works well.
But while I've had plenty of trolleys with a mind of their own, I have never had one that just refused to work at all before.
Some time later, as I pondered the trolley-that-refused-to-budge, I had these thoughts...
Thank goodness I wasn't in the supermarket with a full load of groceries, but I guess I could have found another trolley to reload.
Thank goodness I didn't have a baby with a full load, that would have made locating and reloading just that bit more difficult.
Thank goodness it didn't happen at the checkout...that would have been very embarrassing.
Thank goodness it didn't happen at the bottom of the travelator with a whole ramp of trolleys banked up behind me.
Thank goodness it didn't happen with a sleeping baby and a full load of groceries in the middle of the car park on the way back to the car! Yikes, what would I have done then??
See what my mind can do?
It can turn one small seized wheel into a whole series of calamitous events!
Another issue I have with trolleys at the moment is when the wheels do NOT seize (as they are supposed to) on the down travelator. Have you tried to hold a full trolley with a two year old to stop it from rolling down the ramp?? It's not that easy.
However, I am loving Coles in my hometown. They have recently replaced all of their supermarket trolleys with brand new ones!! They are heaven. There really is nothing much better than brand new shopping trolleys. Is there?
Posted by Thea at 9:04 PM