As someone whose love for supermarkets knows no boundaries, I am ashamed to say I remain oblivious to the existence of the trolley coin up until now. A midnight browsing session on Lazada suddenly brought to my attention this intriguing contraption.
Of course, to the uninitiated, the minuscule metal disc resembles that of a typical, boring keychain. Perhaps, my brain fails to conform to logical reasoning at 3 o’clock in the morning, but I was strangely compelled to view the listing, and boy am I glad I did.
Much thought is given to its name, where ‘Supermarket Trolley Coin with Keychain’ manages to swiftly and concisely give you all the information you need. Its accompanying images are incredibly bare, and yet give you ample information about the product’s numerous applications. That’s right, hang it on your bag, your wallet, your keys—because you never know when you might ever have to equip the trusty trolley coin.
If you want to be even more audacious, exhibit your superiority over fellow shoppers by adding your initials to the coin. Everyone needs to know that you aren’t about to use a dollar when pulling out a trolley at Fairprice, because that is so last year. It’s a great conversation starter, and perhaps an adorable choice for a Christmas gift this coming festive season.
Yes, it’s undoubtedly extra and ornamental, but it is true to its purpose. Do you need it? Probably not. But hey, for under five dollars, you can be that popular kid at Cold Storage with a shiny new trolley coin stealthily placed into your shopping cart, while everyone else is stuck with a rusty old one dollar coin jammed into the coin slot. And nobody likes that, Samantha.
Gadgets like these have a clear novelty aspect to them. Yet, in an era of fidget spinners, this might just have a place. I for one, am secretly excited for my very own personalised trolley coin in the mail. Maybe not the best five dollars I have ever spent, but it is one I don’t regret.
Purchase your very own trolley coin here.
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