Shin pads on shopping trips

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I might wear shin pads and steel toe caps against a new trend hitting our High Streets... wheelie shopping trolleys!

When I was young they were popular among the elderly, and occasionally for the eccentric as carriage for the odd idle Yorkshire terrier, but have they made a comeback?

I have lost count of the times I was ‘rammed’ from behind, or had my feet run over by these hideous contraptions and as for negotiating escalators behind a ‘young’ lady attempting to haul hers on to the moving step... I’ll take the stairs.

My sympathies especially go out to the small toddler I saw skittled sideways by a pair of older ladies marching side by side, hawking their trolleys like a pair of terminators on a mission!

I appreciate some people find these mobile flip tops useful but please spare a thought for those of us who like our shoes and ankles kept intact.

Merry Christmas one and all.

Claude Bouvier

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