After watching an episode of ‘Ice Road Truckers’ I decided that I would try driving on the ice myself and was fine once I had made it off the estate where I live; onto the treated roads. Beyond my drive way, the world seemed so normal. Well, normal until I ventured inside the local Tesco. Firstly, Tesco is now being run by Dick Turpin and since last week, veg prices have almost doubled. None of the bread or dairy offers are around and everything was really expensive. Their ‘value’ range has disappeared, which has meant I had to pay full price for a lot of items.
Also, people all seemed to have adopted alcoholism as their hubris of choice. Trollies clanked their way around the shop with hostile, half crazed people pushing them (probably in discomfort, due to having to sober up to go shopping!) As I carefully made my way through the store, buying my usual, plus a few nice things such as satsumas and grapes (those are a REAL treat on my limited budget!) everyone else seemed to be hell bent on killing themselves with the contents of their trollies! Enough! Stop! I want to get off!
I am really looking forward to a family meal on Saturday and hopefully a brisk walk after lunch. I have probably spent £50 on Christmas……….after my experience today; I think most people in my locale spent that on cheese!!!