Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A genius device that my favorite British grocery added to their carts.

I love my iPhone. It's magical in so many ways. But one thing I prefer to write down by hand is my grocery list. Sure, it's nice to be able to keep a note that you always have with you for those times when you make an unexpected trip to the store and don't have a little notebook with you. Still, I really like a handwritten grocery list.

In today's short blog, I bring you the genius thing our local grocery store did, in hopes that our Kroger could, perhaps, not only improve the store layout, but also our shopping carts: put small built-in clipboards to the front of your shopping carts.

I'm sure I took a photo of a Waitrose shopping trolley while I lived in Edinburgh, but I can't find it right now amongst the thousands of photos I've got. A google image search for Waitrose shopping carts shows Princess Kate, so I thought I'd just use this image to point out what I'm talking about.

Ignore her perfect blow-out and adorable ballet flats, and instead focus on the clipboard that is so conveniently and permanently attached to the front of the cart! So simple, and yet so comforting.

I know, I know, I should just ask Siri if I've gotten everything I need at the store. I swear I am a huge lover of technology. But I really love crossing things off a list, and who doesn't love a good clipboard?


I'm playing a show on Friday!! A full-band show. And rehearsal sounded fantastic. It's in Louisville this Friday, January 31, doors at 8:30. The New Vintage (the old Uncle Pleasants). Advance tix are $8 (it's $12 at the door) available here:

1 comment:

  1. No wonder Europeans are so skinny. Look how small their carts are! How can you fit a 10 for $10 set of 2-liter sodas in that thing??