Have you ever asked yourself how the “handles” on the shopping cart work?
Everyone knows what a shopping cart is, right? It’s that metal structure, relatively big, that unfortunately we have to use when we go shopping every weekend. It’s sometimes completely disobedient and goes wherever it wants. On other occasions, its wheels simply get stuck and it doesn’t want to move at all. The thing is that even if we don’t like using shopping carts, our "fates" are bonded. They are part of our shopping lives :)
The truth is that shopping are the worst plan for the weekend. There are people who like this kind of activity, but generally we hate going to the stores. The scenario is the same every week: you go to the shop, fill up your shopping cart, then carry heavy bags home, or at least to your car and finally you put everything on its place, only to wait for the next weekend. Moreover, if you do the shopping with your kids that are interested in everything on each shelf and they are thousands of people around you, it’s a real nightmare!
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However, shopping carts are full of mysteries. For example did you know that 72% of all carts have faecal remains on them? Yup, that’s unfortunately true :) They have more than a million bacterias, which make them even more dirty than a public restroom. But try to forget about it for a moment. :) In this article we're going to tell you another gloomy secret about the shopping carts.
Keep reading, you surely don’t know what that is!
Have you ever asked yourself while marauding through the store alleys what’s the purpose of those little handles that are mounted on the shopping cart, to be exact, on the back of the child’s seat? A lot of people probably haven't even realised they exist, but they have a very useful purpose. Knowing this fact, you can make your regular, diabolic shopping much easier.
We're going to give you a tip: they are mostly useful when you're driving with your shopping bags to the car. Do you know what their purpose is? Those handles are to hang bags on them that you don't want to get damaged during transporting. Isn't it obvious now?
It’s a great idea, as it allows us to hang bags with fragile items, such as eggs, bread or vegetables, so that they aren't mashed under the weight of other items in our shopping cart.
This clever trick has been brought to us by one of the Twitter users called @LifeHacks who published a photo on his profile. The photo made a reference to this little handles on shopping carts and gave them a splendid and useful purpose. The description said: “Wait! The handles are for THIS? Now I feel stupid”. Well, we have to say that he wasn't the only one who felt foolish.
It seems that we’re not the only ones who felt astonished by this surprising revelation. Another user also answered to that tweet: “Do they really have a purpose?”, while another one wrote: “My head has exploded”.
When we think about it longer, we're sure that it’s a great idea. It means that not only we'll be able to carry more bags in the shopping cart, but also that some fragile objects won’t be damaged by the time we get to our car.
We don’t know how many of you knew about this little metal objects, but we're convinced that from now on everyone will use them more often. It’s always good to have some additional space in the shopping cart, especially when we buy a lot of things. We hope it will become a common knowledge soon! :)
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