Saturday, 9 December 2006

At Asda, It's Christmas time

The daily visit to Asda was a joy as usual. In addition to the christmas music echoing overhead (it's only the 9th of December for gods sake), the place was rammed, and some genius had opted to close four of the remaining checkouts.

I say remaining, because at least two have already been replaced by automated "fast lane" checkouts, which take at least three times as long to use - primarily because they spend most of their time screeching "Unexpected item in bagging area" at you.

Couple that with the usual plethora of idiots who either park their length-ways in the middle of busy aisles, stop suddenly in front of you, or decide to stand in the middle of the aisle as if stunned, and yay. Thoroughly enraging.