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My World Tuesday


Shopping trolleys. Everybody’s got one, young, old, male, female, posh people, students, rich, poor, etc. We have 2, an old orange one and a brand new purple one. In the supermarkets here, you need to leave them near the tills. But no worries: you put one euro in the thingy and you can chain your trolley up, so nobody can take it.
Some trolleys even come complete with a foldable chair, so you can sit down anywhere. Very convenient. Some are made of fabric, some of leather, plastic, moleskin, and so on and so forth. Some are real pieces of art, made by designers. It is truly a fashion statement here. And they can be extremely expensive, of course!
When will you get your own?

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11 responses

  1. Colourful shopping!

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    July 28, 2011 at 7:44 am

  2. well these look a lot more fun than the boring old shopping carts we get here!

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    July 26, 2011 at 5:50 pm

  3. Dina, yes you get the euro back.

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    July 26, 2011 at 4:09 pm

  4. Oh you have tempted me – a moleskin one sounds nice. My granny used to have one back in the `70s when I was a girl. If they are the thing in Barca, they are sure to catch on.

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    July 26, 2011 at 1:58 pm

  5. sadly, even how convenient it seems, i don't think it's suitable here, well, a lot of reasons really, mainly, for the trolley's safety even when it's chained.
    you leave something here for 5minutes, it's likely to get lost. ^0^
    but don't get me wrong, this is a great idea and environmentally friendly too. ^-^

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    July 26, 2011 at 1:45 pm

  6. Cool. I've never seen such pretty “agalot.”
    Do you get that Euro back when you unchain it?
    I am still resisting getting one, thinking it would be hard to maneuver in the crowded shuk and crowded buses.

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    July 26, 2011 at 6:48 am

  7. I think they're a brilliant idea Rb and I's so thrilled to have found someone else who uses the term 'thingy' haha!

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    July 26, 2011 at 3:29 am

  8. You're way ahead of us, Rob! It's only starting to catch on here.
    Me? I'm saving up for a LV version…

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    July 26, 2011 at 1:56 am

  9. I haven't seen them over here in the USA yet – I wonder how long until we'll see them in stores…..

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    July 26, 2011 at 1:34 am

  10. Perhaps I should open a trolley franchise here in Vermont. We do not have these here yet.

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    July 26, 2011 at 12:02 am

  11. my wife would have a tough choice, I just grab the nearest in front …

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    July 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm