What could possibly get me blogging after an absence of five months? An idea for a new invention. One that I really want created, but one that I don't have the time/talent/expertise to see through production.
Here it is . . . click-on skis for grocery carts.
Here in my neck of the woods we experienced a blizzard that the weathermen referred to as snow-mageddon. After it blew in and left about 6 inches of snow, the temperatures plummeted, leaving packed snow on roads, driveways, and in parking lots. When I went to the grocery store to stock up for Thanksgiving, it was very, very difficult to push my heavy cart back to my car through the snowy parking lot. I experienced the same problem when we lived in Idaho Falls.
Someone needs to invent plastic skis to fit onto grocery carts. I think they really only need them on the front of the cart. Maybe something that allows the bottom inch of the cart wheel to extend below the skis so that if there isn't a lot of snow, the carts can roll smoothly on the asphalt. But when there is a lot of snow, the skis would allow the cart to slide on top of the snow. Voila!
If you happen to know someone who is an entrepreneur, someone who might be interested in developing grocery cart skiis, pass this blog entry on to them. Really. I retain no intellectual rights. I only ask that they contact the grocery stores in my neck of the woods to offer this amazing new product.
Because what I really want is to be able to go grocery shopping during the winter time!