The Ultimate Grey Haired Shopping Solution
So today my skip of a car finally reached the tipping point where it would cost more to repair than it is worth. It's deady dead dead. I'm letting go.
This means I am wonderfully car free. I've done 8 months with a newborn before with no car but what I had then, for shopping purposes, was a baby buggy. I could cram at least 4 shopping bags under that beast and it's a good half a mile walk to the supermarket.
Shop online! I hear you shout. Well yes, but sometimes you just want to nip out, don't you? So I've been thinking about gettting...
A SHOPPING TROLLEY.
Now, you know I'm grey, so I'm a little trepidicious about it. I asked my 8 year old Jacob. This is what he said:
'No. You would look old and weird. I will NOT be seen out in public with you if you get one!' My 14 year old concurs.
Fairly clear on that then. But then I thought, ooh, what if I got one that was, you know, COOL.
Well there aren't any.
Still determined to make this work, I thought, hmmm, in the spirit of punk, I could customise one. Here are my preferred Cool Trolleys:
It's election year in 2015 here in the UK - why not make a political statement? No?
A clear sub-culture statement I think. I could adorn it with a bit of studd work or maybe some barbed wire to assist getting to the cheese counter in Sainsburys with less resistance.
I have yet to consult the husband. I'm not optimistic, I have to say. Maybe, he'll buy me a new car just to stop it happening. Now there's a thought!
Lastly, perhaps I should take some inspiration from these people:
Would love to know if any of you would dare to trolley...