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Snap-On Shopping Trolley Handle

For the tall.
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Tall people have to adopt a ruinous posture in order to push their trolleys (US: cart) through uniformly gigantic supermarkets. So we (that's the Royal We, by the way) need a snap on handle that attaches to the existing trolley handle, giving a higher bar to hold on to, so we don't end up walking like pensioners at the age of 25.

Can also be fitted upside down for those unfortunates who are more Oompa-Loompa than Lurch.

calum, Jul 15 2002


       Yes, why not.
angel, Jul 15 2002

       If you're over 25, you could have a snap-on cane holder.
FarmerJohn, Jul 15 2002

       Good idea. Could it be designed to be church-pew compatible? I am too tall to lean on the pew when standing, this would make those interminable prayers far less uncomfortable.
salachair, Jul 15 2002

       & for use with kiddies buggies & luggage trolleys.
mymus, Jul 15 2002

       The obvious solution to this and similar problems is to stop being so tall.
waugsqueke, Jul 15 2002

       you didn't have this problem with *my* trolley - <smug grin>
po, Jul 15 2002

       Po, why are you feeling smug? Is it because you have a super-sized shopping trolley? Or is it because you are short?
salachair, Jul 15 2002

       The key to avoiding bad posture is too lean on the cart in such a way so that it holds your weight, leaving your legs dangling. Then when you want to move you push with your legs and glide forward (saying 'wheeee' is optional).
Jinbish, Jul 17 2002

       I had a trolley once that was steam powered - no pushing or bending involved.
po, Jul 17 2002

       I think where [Jinbish] is heading is that the ideal shopping trolley would have a platform at the back which you would stand on, pushing yourself along the ground with one foot as if on a scooter. Maybe this should be posted as a separate idea...
hippo, Jul 17 2002

       Nice one...you write it- I'll vote for it.
Jinbish, Jul 17 2002

       Kroissant, for the Oompa-Loompa's sake. Accessibility for all.   

       And a future croissant for the shopping scooter... but I wonder if this will cause accidents and things...
polartomato, Jul 18 2002

       bliss, how tall?
waugsqueke, Jul 18 2002

       scooter trolley is definitely a good idea, could do with corner bars to prevent injury to the back of the legs. Also maybe a steering device would be handy, and brakes (why not) like luggage trolleys at airports. Hmmm, I can see this project spiralling out of control...
timo, Jul 18 2002

       I foresee a "Shopping Segway" based on the way this conversation is going.
hinkle, Jul 18 2002

       Good, practical idea, and you used the word "ruinous". Croissant.
namaste, Jul 18 2002

       //If you're over 25, you could have a snap-on cane holder.//   

       25 seems awful young to need a cane.. Is there some sort of metric conversion I am missing? (double it, add 32.. 82, now that makes more sense)   

       Big biscuit because I'm 6'6" (metric conversion: 1.98M) and american carts are low riders.
Mr Burns, Jul 18 2002


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