I transcribed this notice word-for-word while waiting in the queue in Tesco, Ballymun's main supermarket. My American readers doubtless know that a shopping trolley is what we call a shopping cart. (I didn't have my phone on me to take a snap, and besides I always feel goofy taking phone pictures and drawing everyone's attention. I refuse to subscribe to the "pictures or it didn't happen" philosophy.)
Shopping Trolley Appeal
So far in the last 16 weeks we have lost 471 shopping trollies.
At this stage we are critically low on trollies and will be short for Christmas.
If you are aware of any trollies either in storage or loose in the community, please contact us on 01-8421011 and we will arrange for pick-up.
I don't know why I find the idea of 471 trollies lost in 16 weeks hilarious, but I do. It's like a Battle of the Somme of shopping trollies.