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Why do I judge trolleys?

Wednesday, 1st August, 2018 4:56pm

So, I am queuing at the checkout in a supermarket with a lot of other shoppers and what did I do? I checked out the shopping trolleys of the people around me.

There were loads to look at. You should have listened to my conversation that I had in my head with myself. I caught myself judging people on the content of their trolley.

Okay, it sounds more serious than it actually was, as my conversation with myself was quite funny in my head!

And I believe I am not alone with the judgmental spying on trolleys. And yes, there are stereotypes – I happened to be in a supermarket that is close to a gaming company and the very pale looking geeks (no offence to any geeks reading this) had their trolleys full of sweets, crisps and fizzy drinks.

Nice old ladies (that doesn’t mean that younger ladies are not nice) had a sneaky bar of good chocolate while busy mums had loads of treats for their little darlings.

And there were people who seem to love cooking as the baskets were filled with fresh vegetables, fruit and other culinary delights.

Now, these were not the people I was judging in my head (and maybe judging is too harsh of a word, let’s say I was curious) but the ones with all the rubbish in the trolleys.

The ready-made meals, the fake stuff, the ready sliced and cubed vegetables, the cheap substitutes - you get the gist.

So, there I was, looking at these trolleys and then it dawned at me - other people might be judging me on the content of my trolley.

And here it goes – for all of you to judge me – I had a bottle of wine (rose if that makes a difference), Greek yogurt, onions, butternut squash, mini marshmallows (I am not without fault), milk, spaghetti and demerara sugar (the grainy brown sugar I use for my tea).

Oh, and a pack of white chocolate fingers and ready-made pesto (their pesto is quite good). Not sure what the content of my trolley says about me, but I am sure some amateur psychologist will have a theory.

That reminds me of a blogger from Australia who posted a photo of her trolley on Facebook. The post was actually not about the trolley but her child that was sitting in the baby seat of the trolley.

She hardly got any messages and comments to do with the kid but loads on the content of her trolley – even how she stacked them up.

So you see, we all judge – but shouldn’t we judge the judge? It’s none of my business what you have in your trolley and it definitely has no influence on my shopping habits, so why do I stalk trolleys?

Let me know if you have an answer to this mystery, in the meantime, I will keep peeking into trolleys.


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