We have all done it, gone shopping with children, it is something we all dread, you just know that it will not be an easy shopping trip, and our shopping bill is going to grow as they see something they just have to have and promise they will love, when you know that they will probably have one mouthful and say they don’t like it.
So what happens when we go shopping with our children, we get to the supermarket get our trolley and if you have younger children you pop them in the trolley seat, as at least that way you know where they are. But sometimes, and I am sure we have all done it, we pop them in the actual trolley.
They can stack the food neatly in the trolley, while you shop and place items into your trolley, trying to remember they are actually in the trolley and you don’t bounce that tin of soup onto their head.
I read something today, that has caused a storm, a customer of a Supermarket wrote and complained about seeing a child in a trolley, and how disgusted they were about the trolley being contaminated and filthy.
I read all the comments posted after, the original post, and everyone thought the same.
The general comments were:-
- You obviously do not have any children – I disagree with this as I know some people who do have children would not dream of putting their child in a trolley.
- The food is in packaging which you do not eat – This is very true, and products are picked up by many people, how do you know their hands are clean.
- You touch the handle of the shopping trolley – Again very true, you have no idea who has handled the trolley before you, or what they have been handling before hand, or whether they wash their hands when they go to the toilet.
These are just a few of the comments raised.
I can honestly say, and this was before I became a parent, I never batted an eyelid if I saw a child in a trolley.
Likewise, when I go and do my weekly shop, I never think about what has been in the trolley before I place my food in their, and as already said it is in packaging or bags. And I wash my hands when handling food, like most of us do.
I am also known to complain about things, I have worked in customer service and we had to be very hot on the customer is always right (which yes we know that they are not always right), and because of this I do expect good customer service, but I would never think to complain about something like this.
It has kept me very entertained tonight, when I should have been doing other things like working.
And yes I do know that children should not be in that part of the trolley, and I am not endorsing it in anyway.
What are your thoughts on this, do you think this is a valid complaint?