Supermarkets and shopping trolleys

More often than not when I am shopping I get one of those supermarket trolleys that goes anywhere but where I want it to and I have noticed that the constant straining to force it to go the way I want is putting a lot more pressure on an already sore leg. Is it unreasonable to expect supermarkets to ensure that their trolleys are always in good condition? After all they do want us to shop at their stores..

Last reply: 15th Oct 2017 / 3 replies / Post by Nefertari

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Posted by: Moongold
Posted: 18th Sep 2017

Moongold says: Please be very careful to not force these trolleys as they can do serious damage to the spine and other joints. I was warned about this by my chiropractor and indeed have ended up with needing spinal surgery after several years. Trying to force trolleys to go the way I want or correct them from heading in the direction they're going I believe is partly to blame. Go with the flow until you can correct their direction with the least effort! Reply


Posted by: keyz12
Posted: 2nd Oct 2017

keyz12 says: I have been known to try out and change a couple of trolleys because of that. As I have a problem with mt balance, I find it difficult to walk and the trolleys with a mind of their own do not help. You would think that the supermarkets could at least maintain the trolleys!! Reply


Posted by: PukPuk
Posted: 15th Oct 2017

PukPuk says: With four independent multi directional wheels, there will always be an issue with wayward trolleys, especially when they get a tad mistreated out in the carpark etc. The only way to minimise the waywardness is to fix the rear wheels so you have a solid fulcrum to turn the trolley. Drawback is, spinning the trolley around inside its own length is gone, but in reality most people just want to go straight down an aisle then turn left or right to the next aisle. Reply

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