TIL: The inventor of shopping carts, Sylvan Goldman, had to hire “decoy shoppers” to wheel the carts around stores and demonstrate their convenience, due to not catching on initially. by whatilearned January 9, 2022, 11:47 pm Read more: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/shopping-cart-origin/ What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote cartscatchingconveniencedecoydemonstratedueGoldmanhireinitiallyinventorshoppersshoppingstoresSylvanTILToday I learnedwheel See more Previous article TIL a study showed receipts expose retail workers, consumers to ‘worrying’ levels of cancer-linked chemicals Next article What’s expensive and worth every penny? 7 Comments Leave a Reply They should do this with people putting their carts back in the designated cart areas so people stop leaving them all around the parking lot. Log in to Reply Judas shopper. Log in to Reply Do read the entirety of the article. This is why (and it goes into further detail): “We could happily conclude our history of the shopping cart there, but that would leave out all the sex. Modern shoppers have found new uses for this now seemingly mundane grocery conveyance — it has at least in some parts of the U.S. become a component in a specialized way to indicate via non-verbal signals potential sexual availability.” Log in to Reply Capitalist psyop Log in to Reply The inventor of the wheel had the same problem some years earlier. “That’ll never catch on” they said. Log in to Reply His nickname was Jerry. When people realized what a great idea it was they all said to him, “That’s gold Jerry!” Log in to Reply “Verified- Jewish conspiracy to manipulate public opinion and behavior using paid actors to deceive the market.” Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.