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A pet hate explored... (Update, May 2006)

I think that it's clear from my previous writings on supermarkets where I stand on this subject. However, a recent letter to the Asda store magazine had to be replied to.

You Tell Us
Asda Magazine
84-85 Baker Street

03 June 2001

Dear Sir,

In response to the letter in the June edition, I would like to air my opinion on the subject of mini trolleys for children.

Whoever thought that it was a good idea to give trolleys to kids should be ashamed of themselves. It is bad enough dealing with someone else's badly behaved children in the supermarket, but the problem is increased by several orders of magnitude when they are armed with metal trolleys with which to slam into one's shins or block the aisles.

When will parents realise that the supermarket is not a creche? If children cannot behave, they should not be there. I hope that parents will stop their children using Asda as a playground, and stop deluding themselves that the mini-trolley is in any way educational; it is a silly gimmick. Please Asda, remove them while I still have my sanity.

Yours sincerely,

Ashley Frieze

03 June 2001
Ashley Frieze