9 Jun 2024

Barbara Wallraff: Aisle blockers

From Sunday Morning, 8:35 am on 9 June 2024

What would you call somebody blocking a supermarket aisle with their trolley while you go about your business? Perhaps they got in your way while you did your weekly shopping or picked up some last-minute bits?  

Barbara Wallraff, editor and columnist at The Boston Globe, pondered this recently in her May I have A Word column. 

An empty trolley in supermarket.

Abstract blurred photo of empty trolley in supermarket bokeh background. Empty shopping cart in supermarket. Photo: 123rf / Sergii Sverdelov