Vaguely disturbing

Seen at the grocery store this afternoon: a toddler wheeling a child-sized grocery cart. That wasn’t the disturbing part; the kid and the cart were kind of adorable. What gave me pause was a little banner attached to the cart, right at eye level, which read "Customer in training."
Because we all need to be reminded that our ultimate purpose in life is to buy stuff.

4 Responses to “Vaguely disturbing”

  1. michelle says:

    True, true. Yes, the marketable get trained early to be blind consumers. I blame it more on the parents than the market. Also, though, a corny explanation and excuse to the other shoppers for the mistakes in maneuvering that the toddler is bound to make. My grocery store has done away with these altogether which is fine with me; I just wish they’d done it sooner, like when I had toddlers.

  2. KathyR says:

    Yeah, if you’ve ever been clipped on the back of the ankle by one of those things, you’d curse them, too.

  3. Emily Lloyd says:

    Yes. And Openly Horrifying: seeing, at a beach store the other day, shorts size 3T (as in Toddler) with HOTTIE across the butt.

  4. Amanda says:

    Yikes. Openly horrifying, indeed. I don’t know what’s worse: the thought of someone buying that for their kid, or the thought that someone in the toddler-clothing business came up with the idea and decided it would sell.