You can just go ahead and move a little bit to the left. Yeah, that’s it. Great.

So I stopped by the local Safeway, who by the way just recently replaced a good 80% of their shopping carts with some newer models. This is an event of note for me because I’m THAT person, you know the one that always gets the cart with the wheel that jiggles noisily the whole way through the store or gets the cart that bumps up and down like a hopper lowrider. You know you laugh at me when you see me. Or maybe you are me?


I’ve been happily wheeling my way through the aisles ever since, until tonight that is. I got the cart that has a Socialist leaning yes, it was a leftist cart.

To make matters worse, the whole time I’m fighting to keep the cart on an even keel that really annoying Beyonce song kept running through my head. I don’t even know the song to be honest but I’ve heard it on a commercial where she’s hawking some kind of music/cell phone mash-up so I made up my own more appropriate lyric.

“To the left, to the left
Stupid shopping cart has a pull to the left”

I had to pull out the big guns. I found a trick that works for me years ago. Any time some annoying song finds it’s way into my subconscious I start singing “I want you back” by the Jackson Five from back when Michael was still a little cutie in a rather Pimpin’ hat rather that what he is today. I have NO idea why it works but it does and that’s all that matters, poof the annoying song is gone and the Jackson’s don’t stick.

If by chance you click on the above link and you get THAT song stuck in your head I apologise in advance. ;)

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