Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Car Shopping?

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.

6 comments:

tapirgal said...

Yes, you would have done that! And they would have loved it. It's always fun to see a new photo from Bend

Shadow said...

Well shoot, If I could shop in a spiffy car like that I would!

Amanda Guthrie said...

Hey Lee,
these clunky contraptions keep kids happy (or they are supposed to) and keeps them from climbing out and falling to their death (not really)I have seen moms that use them as babysitters (here is where the cuteness ends). I think they should have them for us older folks that could appreciate them so much more and enjoy the sporty little carts LOL!

Jacob said...

Aw c'mon, Lee, you're trying to copy my Villages golf cart shots...;-)

Hilda said...

I thought that's what they were. I would have enjoyed grocery shopping with my mom if we had these back then! And maybe, I wouldn't have gotten lost inside those huge supermarkets either.

laurelgrace00 said...

and not to mention putting a cows tounge in the shopping cart....