Friday, October 19, 2012

You Can Just Tell

A couple pull up behind me at the supermarket check-out. They place five tins of beef casserole on the conveyor behind my stack of shopping for the weekend. From the following short drama, how many reasons can you spot why they and I might not get on that comfortably?

St
Is that all you've got?

Lady
Yes.

St
Would you like to come through?

Lady
Thank you. We're in a hurry to get to the chip shop before it closes. We're from Luton.

St
I didn't realise our chips were that good.

Man
No, we haven't come all the way from Luton just to get chips.

Gina (check-out assistant)
Would you like a bag?

Man
Makes ostentatious, time-consuming and over-dramatic point of taking rolled up bag out of his jacket pocket.

Gina
They're free today

Man
You should have said. I'll have one.

St
You only came for the free bags.

(Tumbleweed blows through store, tears of lament fall from the metal joists, there is silence)

Gina
That's £8.99

Man
Makes ostentatious, time-consuming and over-dramatic point of taking rolled up £20 note out of his wallet.

St
Enjoy your chips.

4 comments:

Maths_Police said...

£8.99 for 5 tins? so that's 179.8 pence each?

Anonymous said...

Maybe they came all the way from Luton to buy tins of beef casserole from Tesco? Perhaps were you doing they were on special offer? If they had brought a tin opener they could have eaten it cold with the chips!
ST what WERE you doing in Tescoin the first place ? Haha!

RuthJ said...

In answer to your actual question, I would say that where a close and lasting friendship with St is concerned, they have had their chips ...

St said...

1. Who said anything about Tesco?
2. At this supermarket you get 1p off and an entry into a prize-draw if you present you loyalty card.