Target Shopping Cart Escalator

Perhaps I’m too easily amused or too simple-minded or maybe I just need to get out more, but I found this shopping cart escalator FASCINATING!

This almost matches the glee I felt upon discovering escalators in Germany that would alternate between going up and down, depending on whether a person was at the top or at the bottom, as determined by a weight sensor! (What happens when one person at the top and one at the bottom both trigger the sensors at precisely the same time???)

This shopping cart escalator was in a Chicago Target near my cousins’ apartments.

Yes, that’s me in the video saying that this looks fun! Yes, I AM easily entertained! Kay, you missed out! That’s what happens when you snooze! You lose!

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Note the special attachment between the front wheels.
Also note my cousin Patty and her dad in the background!

You know, now that I think about it, the Whole Foods in Austin, TX has a pretty steep escalator/moving sidewalk-type conveyor system where you get on WITH your cart to move between floors.  Somehow that’s not as cool as this, though.

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