Sunday, March 16, 2008

A few thoughts on woring in Tescos car park

Spent a very happy morning being drenched in Tescos car park as the Nailsea churches got together and helped people with their shopping. It was brilliant it was such a wet day as folk were very appreciative of our offers to take their trolleys back to the trolley park.

The feedback from the check-out bag-packers was that Daily Mail readers are very suspicious of any offers of help and elderly women shopping alone buy a lot of alcohol.

The young people I was working with made the time pass by making it a competition. It was fun to see them popping up from behind cars, like meercats out of their holes, to pounce on people.

We also did a fair bit of litter collection when it was quieter. Amazing how those plastic bags get amalgamated into trees.

9 comments:

rajm said...

woring ?!? I've spent some interesting times working - I was employed by them in another (orangy) supermarket's car park. Try not to hit cars with the trolleys!

fotofill said...

What was the reason for this?

St said...

Hope08 Phil is a chance for churches to be good news to their local community with no strings attached.

To everyone who has pointed out the subtle difference between woring and working, I thank you.

fotofill said...

I have vaguely heard of this "Hope" thingy. I must do more investigating.

Mr Gnome said...

Hmm.

Shall not bother again.

St said...

Sorry Mr G. Shall not bother what again?

Ali said...

LOL! I'm a Daily Mail reader, and yes, I probably would have been a bit suspicious of letting you pack my bags as well.

Wouldn't have argued about returning the damn trolly though, what a nuisance of a job

St said...

Ali you can't be. I will have to adjust all my prejudices and stereotypes. Or you'll have to stop.

Ali said...

I only read it once a week on a Saturday, and then its only to get the TV guide with the excellent soaps review by Jacqui someone. Saves me from actually having to watch em!

Hope that helps :-)