Those of us in the United States generally have it pretty dang good, I would say. I don’t speak for everyone, of course. I know that my family and I have been very blessed, and I am extremely grateful for it. Therefore, the “First World Problem Friday” posts are intended to be mostly humorous in nature, rather than “hey, let’s be all pessimistic and talk about how much our lives suck!” Keep that in mind. However, sometimes it’s nice to get the little annoying things off your chest. Now, on to my very real problems here, people! *wink, wink*
There is a grocery store here in California (Raley’s) that has the lamest carts. The baskets themselves are like a foot tall, so that if I have two or more kids with me, and I can’t find one of those rad racecar carts, I have to either have two kids walk next to me or one kid in the very small basket getting in the way of everything. It’s a given that my youngest is in the front of the cart. I just find it really odd that this company is inadvertently sending the message to buy fewer products simply by having tiny carts! If I can only fit four or five things *around* my child (who then complains and complains), then I’m only going to buy that much! It seems like common sense, to me. I find myself going to the other competitor mainly because of this reason. You may say, Ker, why don’t you let your child walk alongside the cart instead of cramming them in the basket? And to you I say, do you have any kids, oh questioner of my mad mommy methods? Because if you did, you would know that there is never any walking alongside the cart! There is running and hiding and opening freezer doors and picking up jars of things to look at and did I mention lots of hiding??
Yeah, no bueno. Into the cart with ye, oh child o’ mine!