Friday, May 05, 2006

where shopping carts go to die

I just went grocery shopping at Trader Joe's. Now, I love shopping there as much as the next gal, but I've figured out how they keep their prices so reasonable. It's because they eliminated the budget line item that other stores keep on the books to purchase shopping carts. Honestly. Trader Joe's has the most horrific shopping carts in the history of any retail establishment. I have never gotten a cart there that steered right, that I didn't have to use all my admittedly minimal upper body strength to navigate it down the aisles. It's annoying. Annoying, but worth it in order to enjoy the possibly heroin-filled cracker discs knows as Savory Mini Thins.

And: on the way home from Trader Joe's, I heard Edie Brickell's "What I Am" on the radio, followed up by Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me." Fabulously reminiscent of tenth grade. Jack FM, I salute you. You are doing the Lord's work.


Poka Bean said...

SO TRUE! i hate tj's shopping carts. i think they also eliminated the budget line item for oh, say, staff that actually go out into the parking lot to collect all the strays since there are NEVER any right outside the store.

p.s. sweet edie/def leopard moment. i hate to admit it but my tenth grade flashbacks sound more like hootie and the blowfish. you were always the cooler sister.

undercover celebrity said...

That's so funny, I never was able to put my finger on it, but you're completely right -- their shopping carts are horrible.

...and Savory Thins are crispy ricey droplets of heaven/crack crackers.

In other news, Jack FM LOVES Pour Some Sugar on me and Welcome to the Jungle. One of those songs is played every time I switch to that station.

Miahart said...

oh my gosh! this is so true! i can't stand those carts there...they are hell on wheels...all over the damn place...i have to use some serious muscles to keep it going straight!