Petty Hates : People Who Lean On Trollies

Firstly, let me clarify what I mean by this.  For my friends not in UK, by “trolley” I mean “shopping cart”.  For everyone, by “people” I mean “able-bodied” people.

For some reason when I think of this, I remember a comment from Jeremy Clarkson that the best way to move something forward was to push it.  He was talking about rear wheel drive cars, as opposed to front wheel drive cars which pull the car.

So what annoys me is able-bodied people who don’t put two hands on the handle of their trolley and push it.  I get annoyed by the people who will lean on the handle, placing their elbows on it and not so much pushing, but having to use their feet simply to catch it up as their weight propels it.

It’s just not the way it was intended.

The only rationale I think of is laziness.  There’s no statement to be made in it other than being too bone idle to do it properly.  As I say, I appreciate that for some their trolley is a walking aid, and this isn’t about them.  This is about the people who can, but don’t.  That’s insulting to the people who really can’t, and that annoys me.

And, while I’m at it, there’s the people that pull the trolley from the front, or from the side.  What’s that all about?  It’s inefficient, it’s not using something the way it was intended (in a bad way) and (in the case of the side-holder) it takes up unnecessary space.

Just do it the way it’s supposed to be done, if you can.

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