In the supermarket this evening I kept bumping into the same two shoppers as I wandered up and down the aisles, every so often backtracking as I couldn't find things. I don't use that particular branch of the supermarket often enough to know exactly where everything is. I can only assume the people I was bumping into also didn't know where to find things.
I was looking for vinegar in the condiment aisle - it wasn't there. I have discovered that a slug of vinegar is very good for cleaning flower vases. I was buying special vinegar from John Lewis which they sell alongside beeswax polish and old fashioned yellow dusters. It occurred to me that everyday cheapo vinegar would be just as effective and a quarter of the price. (In case you have noticed I haven't taken very many photographs yet which is why this photo is so similar to the one from yesterday.)
Last week in Waitrose at Westfield I was in a queue behind two women. The first woman in the queue had a trolley full of shopping and the second one had a packet of tea. The tea lady asked trolley womean if she minded letting her go first. The trolley lady muttered something to her which ended with the word "no". I was really curious to know what she had said and uncharacteristically for me I spoke to tea lady and asked her why the other one hadn't let her go first. Trolley woman was too busy packing her shopping to pay attention to us so didn't hear me ask the question. Apparently her excuse was that if she allowed the woman with one item to go ahead she would be unable to say no to anyone else in the queue who wanted to go before her. Fairly lame I thought. She should just have said no. Irrespective of what she might have said everyone, including the cashier, was going to think she was being a selfish cow.
Tomorrow I have to leave for work at 7.30 and I won't get home until 11. It is making me tired even thinking about it.