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Supermarket-Claw

The metal claw game brought to the rest of the store.
 
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Rather than wandering the aisles of the supermarket, patrons control a ceiling-suspended claw that delivers the food directly to their cart.
spiraliii, Oct 25 2003

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       Can I use it to pick up men?
Helium, Oct 25 2003
  

       Toupees immediately discovered.
bristolz, Oct 25 2003
  

       Yeah, but the the one wheel is always squeeky and the other simply doesn't turn.
phoenix, Oct 26 2003
  

       reminds me of that amusement park thing where kids put a quarter in and try to pick up the gumball or prize with the claw, usually to have to have it fall out before it made it to the downshute. i envision a lot of falling grocery items. could be messy.
aquamarine, Oct 26 2003
  

       ooh ... I've got the giant-sized mayonnaise jar! - agh! - dropped it - happens every time...
hippo, Oct 26 2003
  

       "spill on aisle four. spill on aisle four."
k_sra, Oct 30 2003
  

       Helium, meet me at Safeway, aisle 1. I'll be eyeing the coconuts... ;-)
RayfordSteele, Oct 30 2003
  

       Blanket the entire floor of the store in thick custard ... that way if it falls, then its cutioned, and doesn't move anywhere ... then pass it through a waterfall, or sprayer to clean the custard off your product.   

       Just wanted to attempt yet another use for custard
Letsbuildafort, Oct 30 2003
  

       Picturing the little green guys from Toy Story.
"It is coming", "It is coming".
  

       [Lets] Perhaps instead of a waterfall, there could be stockboys in kayaks, or canoes, with big fishnets. Even better, big fishing trawler type deals. No need for life-jackets I supopose. Would it still cost a quarter or (insert foreign claw game equivalant here) per shot with the claw? If it was equally difficult, the store might still turn a profit.
notme, Oct 30 2003
  

       "oops the claw picked up little joey from the shopping cart!!"
aquamarine, Oct 30 2003
  
      
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