Success, of sorts

After this morning’s surveillance, we decided to try an evening shop again, especially having read that our chain of discount supermarkets are closing at 8pm rather than 10.
It was interesting, practical, and fruitful.

The car park was occupied by about 10 cars, all spaced out so we got the spot closest to the door. There were hand written notices up on the windows and larger ones on the bollards outside the doors which explained what was going on when we drove by this morning.

We already knew that they had restricted purchases of no more than 4 items per customer.
Now we could see they’d blocked off the main entrance and provided a screened entry via the exit and through the checkout nearest the door. They have also introduced a limit of 30 people in the store at any one time with social distancing in the queue. As you can imagine, this led to hot tempers and frustrations to such an extent that they locked the doors and threatened to call the police.
According to the checkout guy, this had a remarkable calming effect on the crowd and they soon became moodily compliant.

Tonight, Hubby was therefore able to get rice (no pasta except the ยฃ2.75 stuff and I only usually pay 29p!), fresh veg, more grapes, bread, UHT milk, TOILET ROLLS, eggs, yogurt, kidney beans, tinned tuna and lasagna sheets with no problem, spending just under ยฃ16.
By my reckoning and being able to do multi meals, we should be set for at least 10 days.
I have an idea for savory fritters and if they work, I’ll post the recipe.

Stay safe.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Success, of sorts

  1. Sadje says:

    Thatโ€™s good.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    You stay safe Di, your doing a great job! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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