A more serious tale now, but needs telling.
My disabled partner can’t get to the supermarkets early enough to beat the greedy shelf clearing folk.
Sainsbury’s have announced the reservation of the first hours trading on Thursday for the elderly and disabled, but seem ignorant of the fact that many disabled folk can’t get morning carer visits before 7 am to get them up, dressed and out the door by 8 am if they are lucky. Many will have to wait their turn and not get a visit before 8 am, so how are they going to go shopping in Sainsbury’s?
This morning on behalf of my dearest, l went to Tesco’s at 6:10 am to join the other lemmings. The car park was already busy with shoppers. I got a large multipack of toilet rolls, only available in white, but hey ho! I also picked up a few tins of food to help stock the larder.
At the checkouts there was a queue as staffing was minimal, but they were checking people’s baskets and trolleys. The man in front of me was stopped for having 6 tins of one type of food as there was a limit of two identical items. 4 of the tins were promptly removed from his basket and confiscated.
I had picked up 4 small tins of spaghetti hoops at 60p each for my partners children, so l told the staff checking that l got these for the kids and that l was shopping for their mother who couldn’t get there early enough. To their credit they waved me on. However the self serve check outs had been programmed to reject more than two identical bar codes. One of the staff checking baskets came over and cancelled the block.
I support the stores actions in controlling basket contents entirely, but once outside l began to think about the two extra tins l’d taken valued at £1.20 and having to justify my purchase! I don’t mind admitting that by the time l’d reached my car the emotion was welling up inside, and l had to curse then to hold back the tears. FFS l thought, what a state to get into. Then l realised that we prepare ourselves for big shocks, but it’s the daft little things that get to you!
Better to get over myself then before l get to work!
Hope you are all coping with the madness.