I went to visit my Sister today - I normally go on Thursday - but as I am off out to-morrow I changed my day...On the way I nipped into the Supermarket.
I decided to take a Trolley rather than a basket, As my shopping normally ends in me buying more than I went in for.
The trolley was fine, while it was empty, but as I added groceries into it - it decided it would go its own merry way. I pushed it one way - but it wanted to go somewhere else.
I decided to pull it, rather than push it - but this didn't help - I think it was programmed to drag customers to the aisles - where the store had items they really wanted to get rid of.
I don't know how I ever passed my driving test - because I certainly would have failed if I had taken it in that trolley.
After fifteen minutes of struggling round the store, I decided enough was enough.. and made my way to the check out point. It steered me there - no trouble at all. (see after my money) I just knew it was automaticaly programmed to take the customer to certain points in the store.
I complained about the trolley to the checkout girl...(unlike me) but I had noticed other ladies having trouble with stacked trollies. mine wasn't stacked, far from it...and I surely was having problems....Check out girl said they had quite a few complaints and were looking into getting them fixed.
I decided to carry my shopping to the car, as I dreaded the thought of trying to steer it through to where the car was parked.
....Oh to have the good old days back when you went into a shop and were served at a counter - Sugar weighed and put into a Paper bag. Good old mucky carrots and potatoes...Apples of different shapes and sizes - as nature intended them to be, and the same for tomatoes - I guess in those days everything was organic.
It's make me wonder if one day we will be buying square tomatoes - so they fit into sandwichs properly..
Somehow I can't imagine those days coming back....and listen to me going on I shop every week at the Supermarkets.