Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Since I missed posting Moody Monday pictures yesterday and needed Ruby Tuesday for today, I chose this goofy-looking picture to satisfy both conditions. These fuel efficient "smart cars" for children are attached to grocery carts and are parked in front of the Westside Safeway grocery store in Bend, Oregon. I remember my mother, thrusting me into the seat of the grocery cart, pulling my legs through slots, and basically imprisoning me as she wheeled around the store. Now children climb proudly into the driver's seat and cruise the aisles. It looks like fun, although I am not sure whether therein lies a subtle indoctrination to promote auto travel in the minds of the young. I look nostalgically at parents with their children and think of those halcyon years when I took my children shopping. I am sure if such cars had been available then, you would have seen me push the cart fast on straight-aways and laid patches on the turns to generate a real shopping thrill for us all.