1023 GMT March 05, 2021
The man revealed the pet peeve on Facebook, unbeknownst to the backlash he was to receive, according to mirror.co.uk.
Posting in the Overheard in Aldi group he admitted that children in shopping trolleys 'annoyed the hell out of him' — and it didn't take long for fellow group members to call him out, reported Liverpool Echo.
He wrote: "Kids inside trolleys where food has to go really annoys the hell out of me. Anyone else thinks stores should ban this practice and approach the culprits?"
The post quickly amassed more than 1,900 comments with the majority of people disagreeing with him.
In response to his status, one person said: "Well take it up with the supermarket so they can provide better trolleys for parents instead of coming on here mum shaming."
Another said: "It's like a rite of passage for children. The bigger the trolley, the more kids can fit in. My record is 11 kids: Two in the kids' seats, three in the trolley, five hanging off the sides (two on each side and one at the front) and of course, one in a carry-car seat, hanging from the bag hook under the handle."
While a third wrote: "Sorry but as a twin mum, I often had no choice but to put one or both in the trolley where there were no double-seated or even single-seated trolleys.
"Thank goodness everyone was always very kind to me as they could clearly see I had few other options. Most of the time I did it because I was so worried about someone telling me off for my kids getting in their way if they were toddling alongside the trolley.
"And because I didn't want them to get hurt if someone knocked into them whilst they were trying to walk (believe me this happens a lot).
"But hey if approaching other people and ruining their day because you're worried about a 'dirty' trolley is what gets you off..."
One mum commented: "I have a two and three-year-old. Unless the two-seater trolleys are available, my eldest is going in the trolley. Unless you want parents walking through the aisles at two miles an hour and kids running everywhere."
"You've clearly never been in charge of a toddler in a food shop. They're feral. Poor mams are just trying to get out alive," added another.