Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Tell me this...

I promise this won't turn into a shopping blog, but could someone tell me why, when they will enthuse over blue streaks in my hair or my red cowboy boots, do my family threaten to disown me if I take my new shopping trolley even one inch outside the house?



Look at it, a thing of beauty indeed. And not a shred of tartan to be seen. Elasticated waists and velcro shoes here I come..

16 comments:

bob said...

J'adore my velcro shoes. Although I've recently upset some colleagues by succumbing to Crocs.

Long live the shopping trolley!

Sarah Salway said...

Bob! We shall go out on an expedition together, me with my shopping trolley and you with your Crocs.

Kathryn said...

When I saw your red boots I was a little envious but I got over it.

Now, I find out you've got a shopping trolley and I've always wanted one. And it's a really good one. Even a tartan one would do. There something very attractive about the idea of going off to the Farmers' Market early on a Saturday to get the fruit and veg and wheeling it all the way back home. I'll just have to dream.

Alex said...

I think it's maybe the design that's drawing the barbed comments. How about something more like this:
http://www.mustget1.com/psychedelic-folding-pink-rolser-designer-shopping-trolley-bag-p-185.html

or this

http://www.channel4.com/entertainment/tv/microsites/R/richardandjudy/competition_2006/comp_rolser.html

Sarah Salway said...

Kathryn, it was in the sale - get one too and we can have races round campus!

Alex, yep, that's more like it.. you could pop your baby in one.

Deborah Rey said...

Hmmmm ... reminds me of the good old days ... butbutbut ... you're still young, aren't you?

Caroline said...

Are you going to pull small animals out of it?

Just wondering :)

ps - LOVED your boots.

x

SueG said...

Hysterical! My family said the same thing about my shopping trolley. They also told me I'm too old to buy a black leather jacket with fringes -- and that was already years ago! :(

Sarah Salway said...

They're supposed to be trendy these days, Deborah!
And funnily enough, Caroline, we were wondering about taking off the wheels and cutting four holes in the bottom for my dog's legs so we can take her everywhere! And if this goes on, I'll just keep the mice etc in my unbrushed hair!

Sarah Salway said...

Sue - you've got one too! Will you bring it on Tuesday?

Deborah Rey said...

Trendy these day? They were supposed to be trendy when I was young, too, and that is one hell of a long time ago. I do remember hating them, though.
Still have one or two of them hanging around in the basement, I think. Antiques by now. WOW! I'm in business. Ah's gonna be rich!

M.E Ellis said...

I remember my mother walking around town with one of those...those...things! She was quite young when she started using one too.

I swore never to own one, even when I'm 80.

Shudder.

Sarah, just keep it in your office. Stroke it as you pass, if you must. But please, please don't venture out with that sodding trolley...thing!

Hope you're well, missus.

:o)

Sarah Salway said...

All the better for hearing from you - but I do go out with it. People come running over from every direction asking if they can stroke it ... not!

KAREN said...

It's funny how shopping trollies can't shake off their 'old lady' image isn't it? I'd love one, I think it'd be soooo useful, but my teenagers would never let me live it down!

pierre l said...

I think you may be living in the wrong country from the point of the trolley. In this bpodcast:
travel.guardian.co.uk/flash/page/0,,2260805,00.html
Petite Anglaise is shown several times with her trolley (especially towards the end) and I have not read anything bad about it.
When I lived in Paris (35 years ago), my street had several butchers, vegetable shops and cheese shops and buying food for one meal was normal practice. So you weren't going to get a plastic bag for your four potatoes or your 100g of cheese. So a trolley would be very sensible and pretty vital.

Sarah Salway said...

Karen - how about if you and I move to Paris with our shopping trolleys then? Thanks Pierre for showing us it's just a cultural thing!