Shopping Cart Blues – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A blues song, sung to the tune of “Feelin’ Bad Blues” by Ry Cooder. Begins after the photo.

copyright -Janet Webb

Shopping Cart Blues

Well, I’m the shopping cart
Don’t you know me?
I been hauling food and stuff
For your family

Now my wheel is stuck
Pushin’ me is a pain
So the bossman went and
Left me, in the rain

One day I was running free
Passed the rich old ladies
Had fun in the parking lot
‘Til I hit that dumb Mercedes

Now my wheel is stuck
Pushin’ me is a pain
So the bossman went and
Left me, in the rain

Got your fat kid in my basket
Fell through and hurt his knee
Now the Store’s in litigation
And you blame me?

Now my wheel is stuck
Pushin’ me is a pain
So the bossman went and
Left me, in the rain


Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields prompts us all to write up to 100 words based upon a photo. Here’s this week’s original prompt:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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29 Responses to Shopping Cart Blues – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Penny L Howe says:

    I haven’t been here for a bit, but had to say I really enjoyed your “Shopping Cart Blues” this is sooooo funny! Love it! 🙂


    • EagleAye says:

      Good to see you back, Penny! I’m happy you got a giggle from this. That’s the whole idear. I also happen to be a fan of slide guitar blues. I couldn’t think of anything else but blues when seeing this pic.


  2. I really enjoyed this and the blues song clip. No worries lonely shopping cart. You wont be there long, I usually find the one with the stuck wheel. 🙂


  3. helenmidgley says:

    lol, I was singing this to a melody in my head, great job 🙂


  4. Great post and a great idea, loved the the story of the plight of the trolley.


  5. Danny James says:

    Good post! I’ll have a contest with Maryann to see who gets the one with the stuck wheel first



  6. This is very good. The bossman should be ashamed.


  7. Indira says:

    Very different approach, loved it. Poor cart.


  8. Dear E.A.

    I work in a supermarket. I’ve seen that fat kid in the basket and his Orca parents as well. Nice one.




  9. I’m still laughing. Thanks.



  10. While both your pen and the shopping cart gently weep.


  11. zookyworld says:

    A creative accomplishment to merge two seemingly unrelated things and make them work together. You, sir, made them work together mighty fine. When your wheel’s stuck and you’ve been left out in the rain, singing the blues can be cathartic. Thanks for the smiles your song gave me.


  12. I love a cart that wails the blues!


  13. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear EagleAye,

    Loved your story/poem, the second to the last stanza and of course the brilliant music of Ry. Thank you for the treat.




  14. pattisj says:

    How did I miss this?! Great job singin’ the grocery cart blues.


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