Taking alone the 'granny' cart to the grocers, question.

@suspenseful (40316)
Canada
December 2, 2008 1:38pm CST
I was wondering with some people finding it uneconomical to drive the car to the grocers when they can walk, and now going back to the 'granny' carts or those old shopping boxes, etc. our grandmothers and great grand mothers used to use, what happens when you reach the grocers. Now most grocers, like Safeway, do have shopping carts. So do you leave it at the door, at the cashiers and ask them to look after it? Do you leave it outside or do you bring it with you and pile the stuff in it and then take it out at the cashier and then put it back in the 'granny' cart when you are ready to go home? Back when they were common, there is no such thing as Safeway, etc. and you just picked the stuff from the green grocers, then went to the baker and the butcher, etc. So things are a bit different now.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
3 Dec 08
If I could walk and used a cart I would definitely just take it in the store with me and then just have them use my cart also to put the groceries back into it and be on my way.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Thanks for the best response I truly appreciate it very much.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
16 Jan 09
You're welcome. I have not bought a granny cart yet, but I sure could use one since now I have to walk to the store to get the grocers but it would be hard wheeling it along in the snow.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Well, I hope you get one soon.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
3 Dec 08
we do not have any granny carts but we do have home delivery system.,where we have to just order by phone and the stuff is delievered at the doorstep.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
4 Dec 08
My husband was looking into it. I mean I hope they deliver vegetables and salad stuff. I would rather walk to the store, or get someone to give me a ride and we can shop together.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I don't see those around here due to the hills. But I do ride my bicycle to the market sometimes. The one time it was hilariously funny though, because I bought flour... and while going up the steep hill, all of the sudden the bag fell and there was flour all over the street! Needless to say that didn't save me much. Unfortunately though, for me bicycling doesn't save me money. What I save in gas I more than make up for in having to eat extra food.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I would think ya just fill it up take it out at teh counter and when in the bags put it back on the cart
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• United States
2 Dec 08
I haven't used on yet, but I'm planning to, pretty soon. I have a cart that folds up to the size of a backpack, so it won't be any problem in the store, but I don't know how long it will last. It doesn't look too sturdy, and I'll probably have to get a better, wire cart when it wears out. If you get one that folds down flat, you can just put in in the store cart until you're checked out and then put everything in it. If you don't mind bending over a lot, you could use it as you shop, instead of using the store cart. I didn't know they're called granny carts. I see a lot of young people using them these days. I don't have a car, so I have to carry groceries several blocks, and that limits how much shopping I can do at one time. I think using a cart would make my life a lot easier. Using those carts would probably be a good idea for a lot of people because the walk would give them some exercise.