It took me a few minutes to come up with this title, because I wanted to write “Grocery Cart Wheels.” But then I realized that it usually is just one wheel on the grocery cart that makes me want to throw my laptop out of the window. Oops. Instead of mixing metaphors I’m mixing blog posts. At any rate, after decades of grocery shopping, I realize that it is usually just one wheel that torments me. One would think that 3 out of 4 ain’t bad, but an errant wheel can make me…….”Due to violence and profanity, this reaction is rated “R” for mature audiences.”.
The thing that gets me is really obvious. We have put men on the moon in my lifetime. We have developed drones that can film music videos. Technology has exploded and changed all of our lives. But we can’t make a shopping cart that has 4 functioning wheels?????
Yes, yes, I know. They come out of the factory fine. But I have never seen Attila the Hun using a grocery cart as a weapon. I’m sure a few have been hit by cars. But seriously? What does it say that when we go to the grocery store and have a cart with all 4 wheels working we are SHOCKED! It actually becomes a conversational gambit.
Person 1: “OMG I went to the store today and all the wheels on the cart worked! It was like driving a BMW. It even took the corners well and none of my bottles of Tamarind soda broke.”
Person 2: “That is aMAzing! And didn’t you have 27 bottles of Tamarind soda in the cart?”
Person 1: ” Don’t go there.”