Friday, December 22, 2006
Has the world gone crazy?
I've just been to Tescos. It was 11am and I had an hour before Sam came out of school. Obviously it was packed. I expected that. It took me 1o minutes to find a space in their massive car park. Even though the shop was packed to capacity there were so many thoughtless shoppers who would just abandon their trolleys, mid aisle, whilst they searched for some cheese, thus causing a tailback 20 trolleys long. Then they would meander back to their cart at a snails pace and slowly move on, as if completely oblivious to the stress they were causing. I slowly made my way round, filling my half sized trolley with the few bits and pieces we still needed for Christmas dinner - potatoes, brussel sprouts, pate, the usual stuff. At 10 to 12 I started my way to the checkout to pay. I walked all the way up the aisle, from the bottom where the bread is for sale, to the top where the checkout is, passing people on the way. At the checkout I realised that all those people I had passed were actually queuing to pay! Holy moly! There are like 20 checkouts, each with a queue about 40 trolleys long. What is going on with the world? I know its Christmas but you'd have thought a famine was breaking out. I had to abandon my trolley! I paid for the milk and chocolate mooses that Luke was expecting at the '10 items or less till' and told the guy there where my trolley full of abandoned goods was. Poor Luke has been feeling slightly under the weather and he just couldn't sit in that queue. So tonight, when Steve comes home at 10pm I have to go and do it all over again, without the kids this time. When did Christmas become so crazy?