Supermarket giant Tesco was said to be delighted today at the success of its new quiz which allows hapless shoppers to be asked to guess what's wrong with the trolley they are about to select. Customers are allowed to suggest a range of replies including 'Nothing', 'Goes round in circles', 'Contains remnants of soiled nappy', 'Wheel jams with over 5Kg of shopping', Child seat lacerates the baby's skin' and 'Siezes-up after 15 minutes'.
Shoppers correctly guessing the fault with the trolley are awarded a prize which enables them to use a checkout staffed by a sulking teenager who is guaranteed to ignore them whilst talking incessantly to her friend at the neighbouring checkout. Lucky shoppers are also given especially flimsy bags which, once unloaded from a customer's car boot, will split and deposit expensive bottles of alcohol all over the driveway.
'It's a great scheme' said Tesco boss Terry Leahy 'And it adds a bit of fun to the shopping experience. I especially love it when shoppers guess 'Nothing' and feel quite smug as they leave the store, that is until the wheels fall off after walking 150m on block paving and their shopping is dumped in the car park.'