The informant is a 26-year old man who grew up in the suburbs of Long Island, New York
BF: The shopping cart is an ironic dance move, I guess you could say. It’s not any fun, and it doesn’t come from any interesting cultural spots, so it was made as a sort of anti-dance to celebrate the lack of culture in the suburban areas.
How does one do The Shopping Cart?
BF: Sure. To do The Shopping Cart, you just hold your arms out in front of you and lean forward, like you’re shopping at a supermarket. Then every few seconds you pretend to pick an item off the shelf, inspect it, and you know… either put it in the imaginary cart you’re wheeling or throw it back on the shelf. I think it’s pretty funny.
How’d you hear of The Shopping Cart?
BF: I heard of it in high school, at a graduation party. Everyone was doing it. It was weird, like a weird ritual.