I get all sorts of reactions from people when I roll up to the supermarket towing my DIY shopping trailer. I usually lock the bike/trailer to these rails right next to the main doors of the shopping complex where there's lots of foot traffic.
I've heard people say "oh my god, he has a trailer....a trailer!", and "wow, he's shopping on his bike!"
I've been asked "how can you possibly pedal with all that weight?"
My all time favorite was to come out to find an elderly retired couple, he was pointing to the hitch and explaining to her how it all worked. I just said hi and just started loading my groceries, we got talking and it turns out that he's a retired mechanical engineer and was most impressed by my design and that I built it.
Lots of local kids come around and check out my trailer, I often get a bunch of questions, mostly the same ones over and over but thats cool, I always take the time to build friendly rapport. I feel as though its working because my gear is never messed with and often the 'juvenile delinquent' looking kids recognise me and say hi.
Adults often look at me like I've landed from another planet, they rarely say anything. What's sad is that they often drag away their kids as if rescuing them from danger when the kids show the slightest bit of interest.
What have you experienced?