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Supermarket trolleys are always bumping
into things i.e. other trolleys, people's
backs, isles of products.
My solution to this minor irritation in life
is to redesign them in such a way as to
have the same tapering contours as that
the bow fronts of ships. They could then
past each other, or gently nose through
narrow gaps between people, their
wedged profiles gradually creating
sufficient space, without resulting
The nautical theme could be extended by
laying out the store in the form of
famous shipping lanes, for
Individual trolleys could be styled after
different types of vessels, with the more
speedy, streamlined ones used for a
visit, and the heavy, bulk carriers
for the big family on a large weekly shop.
[moomintroll, Oct 06 2006]
||And if you're caught short in the aisle, you can always take advantage of the poop deck.
||what if you bump into a persons ass??
||... you mean their stern?
I was wondering just what would constitute the trolley version of an icebreaker. Guess that's it.
||//what if you bump into a persons ass//
mules, asses and other forms of transport
are kept tethered outside.
||I want mine to have a "Figurehead like a whore in bed with a monster of a ..."
||//mules, asses and other forms of transport are kept tethered outside.//
||I believe the question refers to a US spelling. For Brits who don't know, "ass" means "arse."
||Most supermarkets no longer have hitching posts for tying animal transports, will these be reintroduced?
||Will these ship shaped shopping cards come with a spreader, and a set of signal flags in compliance with Navigational acts to prevent collisions at shopping?