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July 24, 2008

What's on your shopping cart? Episode 2: We've been here before, turns out


An alert reader in India last evening emailed to point out that back on November 23, 2006 was when I first addressed the problem highlighted in yesterday morning's post about Chevy Chase Supermarket's slick new shopping cart washing machine.

Thank you for that.

Though my crack research team couldn't come up with it even after hours of searching my archives, I'd swear I've posted in the past — as either a "BehindTheMedspeak" or "Helpful Hints from joeeze" feature — my observations (secondhand, to be sure, since I'd read it somewhere) about the plastic piece in the mini-basket right under the shopping cart handle that says "Place in down position for child seat."

You don't want to shop with that piece in the down position if you don't have a child in that seat.

Think about it for a minute.


You're welcome.

[I owe this post to clifyt and Ray Earhart, both of whose Wednesdays I ruined with my post yesterday on this subject. Sorry, guys.]

July 24, 2008 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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Ray, you big silly -- one of those miner's headlights, of course. Still doesn't help any.

Posted by: Flautist | Jul 30, 2008 5:40:53 PM

Flautist - How do you hold the flashlight when you are using both hands?

Posted by: Ray | Jul 30, 2008 2:58:27 PM

You absolutley did post in the past about keeping that little plastic seat thingy up. I take that advice every time I stalk Kroger's (or any cart-requiring store's) halls.

It's from January 31, 2006: "Clean Shopper -- Because how do you know who was there before you"

Your crackpot research team better get on the ball, is all I can say. Even I, who can't find my arse with both hands and a flashlight, found it. But then I've had about two gallons of strong iced tea in the past couple hours.

Posted by: Flautist | Jul 24, 2008 2:36:52 PM

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