Grocery carts are best used to fill with items. And then once you’re done with that, push it down the aisle.
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Honestly, that’s about it when it comes to their uses.
But a Tennessee woman who is admittedly fidgety found another use — stick your fingers in the little holes that can be found in grocery carts worldwide.
The issue with that, of course, is getting your finger back out.
Ashley Nolan, 38, of Johnson City, said that was pretty much the embarrassing lesson she learned while grocery shopping. “I was shopping, and the next thing I knew, I was stuck,” Nolan told Caters.
An Unfortunate Accident
More specifically, her right index finger, covered with dark nail polish, was sticking out of one of the grocery cart holes. And she couldn’t pull it back out.
At first, she called a friend, who was actually at another store nearby. Nolan also made her way to the customer service desk. This is likely not a request they had seen previously.
So Nolan more or less stood there as the cops were brought in. This may have been a first for the police, too.
“We stood and spoke with the authorities, and they suggested my friend spray me with a water bottle to stop me from putting my fingers in holes. I thanked them, and they left,” Nolan said.
Nolan said she suffers from anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
So for her, this is really nothing new.
“This is the first time 911 ever was called. I do get stuck quite often in an array of things. Carts, rings, my car, objects at home,” she said. “I never realize I am doing it until it is too late, and I am stuck.”
You may not want to put the cart before the horse, but you definitely want to put it before your finger.