I entered the A&P on the prowl for super market essentials like food, drink, and other, as I am wont to do, and found this cart to assist me in said adventure. After a quick inspection, I proclaim, “Hark! What is that plastic piece wedged in on the waaaay the other end of this shopping cart?” With a closer look I can verify:
We have what one can unmistakeably call a cup holder and what looks to be an iPhone holder as well. Swank. Convenient. Plastic. This coincides with the new Starbucks they have thrown into this A&P Supermarket location, allowing you to relax and shop while downing a soothing drink with enough caffeine to kill an undergrown wombat.
The real thought, however, goes into the detail of where this cup holder is placed. They have placed this add-on about as far away from the child seat–and the person wielding the cart– as far away as possible. Clearly they are trying to avoid a million dollar “your cart gave my 4-year-old scalding first degree burns in a wave of mocha and deliciousness” law suit. But in the same vein, doesn’t it also throw away what’s most important: convenience? It’s almost not even on the cart at this point. Oh well. Beggars can’t be choosers, can they?
Then again, I don’t think anyone would beg for a Starbucks-and-iPhone caddy on their cart, either. I don’t know too many rich, entitled assholes.