Cape Town – Most high school girls spend a small fortune on the ride that will be dropping them off at their matric dance venue, but this was not the case for a Durban teenager.
Shaé Geary reportedly wanted something different to make her grand entrance at the Danville Girls High School gala event at Coastlands Umhlanga.
The teenager ditched the fancy car norm and rocked up at the venue in a blinged-up shopping trolley wheeled by her matric partner.
“I’ve gone in a party bus and a G-wagon to other matric dances that I was invited to… they were fun but I wanted to do something different for my dance and maybe start a fun trend,” IOL quoted Geary as saying.
The report said the idea came about when a family member jokingly suggested Geary used a trolley and the teen thought it was the best idea.
She said she knew it would make people laugh, the report said.
“The other idea we had was a car made out of cardboard with no wheels just us walking – like the Flintstones – and loud music,” she said.
Geary and her mother, Tammy went into action to ensure the idea became reality and approached Pick n Pay Hyper to borrow a trolley they could use for the day, reported Northglennews.
They were given the trolly which they then covered in fairy lights and rose-gold tinsel, and put a small stool inside for her to sit on.
“You only get to have your matric dance once and it was my night to be fancy before my final exams,” the report quoted Geary.
Her mother said she was proud of her daughter and that Geary has always had an “awesome sense of humour”.
“I’m chuffed that people understood the concept of saving fuel and having a bit of fun. The responses were great, people were going on Instagram Live and there were loads of selfies,” Tammy said.
Picture: Facebook/ Shaé Geary
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe