A bloke who just ducked down to the local supermarket to get a couple of things on Saturday morning was infuriated by the coin operated trolley system, witnesses tell Broken News.

The man who only needed a few items, but more than would fit in one of the red handbaskets, was first alerted to the locking system when he tried to remove a trolley from the rack.  Eyewitnesses tell Broken News that he was taken completely by surprise by the locking system, which many say should stay in the 1970’s where it belongs.

Noticing the telltale aluminium chain, the man realised that a security system was in place and swore under his breath before fishing in his pocket for some loose change.  But tragically, the man had forgotten that he had spent his last $2 coin at a Bunnings sausage sizzle earlier in the morning.

The man spent his last $2 on a Bunnings snag earlier in the morning.

The dramatic development clearly placed the consumer with a confronting conundrum.

“I’ll have to go back to the f***ing car,” the man was heard to explain as he stormed off in the direction of the carpark.

It was not clear at the time of publication whether the man was able to find a $1 or $2 coin in the car and whether he returned to the store.  Some eyewitnesses however reported a man of the same description also swearing loudly in the carpark thirty minutes later, searching desperately for a trolley return bay so that he could “get his two bucks back.”

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