Waitrose Partner: This is for baskets only, I'm afraid.
Customer: Yes, I know. I'm only buying a few items but I can't use a basket because I've got my little girl with me. I can't carry both - she needs to go in the seat.
Waitrose Partner: I appreciate that, but this is for baskets only.
Customer: So, what do you suggest I do, put the baby in the basket as well??
Waitrose Partner: [Blank look] Erm...
Customer: I tell you what, how about I put these items in the basket and then put the basket in the trolley, would that be OK?
Waitrose Partner: [panicked look] Erm, yes...
The customer picks up an empty basket, puts her shopping items into the basket, puts the basket in the trolley, approaches the checkout and is duly served.