Shopping trolleys and me don’t get on. I always end up with one that wants to trundle along the baby foods aisle when I want to go the other way to the cereals (high fibre). It makes you wonder if they really did put a man on the moon if they can’t design a working shopping trolley with wheels that turn in more than direction.
But it gets worse. Shopping Trolleys are full of Germs with 1,100 colony forming units of bacteria per 10 sq cm (1.55 sq inches) !! These days it’s scarcely safe to step outside. It’s not like anybody believes that the damned things are clean, most supermarkets place a dispenser of sanitising wipes nearby, is that a hint or what? But in case you were on the fence, yes, they’re gross.
Studies show 138,00 total bacteria per square inch of a shopping cart — an amount which exceeds the number of bacteria in the average public toilet – 50 percent of the trolleys carried E. coli, while 72 percent contained coliform bacteria. That’s fecal material! All those blasted kids riding in the things.
Get some Good Gloves
Fortunately I have a large supply of pink rubber gloves. Next time I’m in the supermarket I’ll whip them out before I tackle a truculent trolley.
I go for the best in gloves, it’s the way I was brought up. No lady ever left the house without her gloves.