In the aftermath of the flood the devastation was apparent for all to see.
Cast about like playthings the trolleys usually so stoic and orderly had been thrown haphazardly and left to sink or swim in the torrent the flood generated.
All that remained of the three hundred new trolleys the K Mart had recently procured were three forlorn lost and wet shopping carts standing their ground in what was left of the car park.
As objects of pity, they summed up the feelings of so many. Nothing had been spared and now they, like everything else, were dislocated.