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Shoppers in the US have apparently forgotten how shopping baskets work

What have we come to?

THINGS ARE GETTING simpler, this much we know.

But the latest internet phenomenon getting everyone worked up takes this to the next level – looking at people who have forgotten how basic shopping baskets work.

It started with this photo that was posted to Reddit, showing a shopper in US superstore Target dragging her basket around in the rack that it’s supposed to be stored in instead of carrying it

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Then, all hell broke loose online, with more and more Target shoppers being caught red-handed dragging their baskets around with them (remember, there are no wheels on these bad boys – they have to be dragged)

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It’s now an epidemic, how long before it reaches Ireland?

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The best thing about it though, is that it’s already spawned some imitators satirising the whole concept with multiple baskets

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We wish that these multiple stack examples were real, but alas, the single basket offenders are the only ones out there. Like this innovator

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How did we get here? *sobs*

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David Elkin

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