I Wouldn't Be Seen Dead With...

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
April 18, 2010 7:46pm CST
...a shopping trolley with wheels! That is what my Mum told me when I suggested it. I thought it was a good idea considering the fact my parents have no car anymore due to the expensive nature of keeping one. Mum also told me that she has had her "ankles ripped to shreds" with such trolleys in shops she has been in, so it seems she is not a big fan! Should she swallow her pride and buy herself one? Surely it would be easier wheeling one of those around than placing a rucksack on her back. She has been known for "overdoing it" and purchasing loads of stuff, only to realise that she has had to ride back home on her bike, sometimes balancing bags on the handlebars! Let her see sense, please!! Let common-sense prevail! What are your thoughts on the shopping trolleys with wheels? Surely there must be some trendy-looking ones out there to satisfy my Mum's "look." Haha!
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@derek_a (10904)
19 Apr 10
Well, my mother-in-law didn't like the idea of a shopping trolly and my wife was even more against it until I suggested we bought one when we were out one day. Now, my wife uses it and thinks nothing of it. She said it was for old women, but I don't see it that way at all. Why carry heavy shopping when it can be so easily wheeled along!? _Derek
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@BarBaraPrz (14275)
• Hamilton, Ontario
19 Apr 10
Exactly! I was in my early 30s when I started using one.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
19 Apr 10
The more I read about them the more I want one lol. How much are they? In pounds I mean.
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@derek_a (10904)
21 Apr 10
I cannot remember quite how much we paid for the shopping trolly, but we bought it in Tesco and it didn't cost too much.. _Derek
@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Apr 10
Don't suppose she'd just consider having her food delivered?
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
24 Apr 10
Yes, Mum and Dad have had certain food delivered but not all shops have that service, especially where they live, in a small "village-like" area of Blackpool. If I could buy a laptop in Blackpool I'd train her up on it and she could order her food online. Mmm, maybe not!
@RawBill1 (8543)
• Gold Coast, Australia
19 Apr 10
Maybe you should suggest to her that she buy a pram. Some of those are quite stylish. She could just pretend that she is pushing her grandchild along the street!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
19 Apr 10
The thing is, I think a shopping cart thingy would be cheaper than a pram. Nice idea though!
@BarBaraPrz (14275)
• Hamilton, Ontario
19 Apr 10
I've been using one since the mid-80s, when I found myself "chaufeur-less"... One of my neighbors uses a baby stroller.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
19 Apr 10
I've seen people using baby strollers for their lazy dogs!