It simply states that
FOOTWEAR TO BE
WORN AT ALL TIMES
Doe this mean that new, unworn shoes are not allowed? It surely cannot be asking people not to walk about Glasgow in bare feet.
My, things are certainly getting worse.
I had to stop dead in my tracks to check the date first of all. Yes, it was dated for the 11th of March 2012!
The poster reads:
LAST UK TOUR OF
“A concert you just
cannot afford to miss”
and goes on….
“ELVIS – the best concert I have ever
been to – The King is still alive”
Now, as far as I am aware, Elvis A Presley lived from 8 January 1935 to 16 August 1977. And he never played the UK. It doesn’t say this concert involves a tribute act, or a lookalike. It seems that it is the real Elvis!
Things are getting worse when long dead pop singers can fill a 12,500 auditorium, or when some form of conspiracy, sleight of hand, impersonation, trickery, zombie magic or con-artistry can attempt to pass off their act as that of someone else. Who exactly gets all the dosh this concert generates? Frankly I am too bewildered by this for words!
I would suspect that most shoppers would expect basic British Cheddar to be the most popular and therefore the cheapest cheese. This would be the staple cheese, the stuff of lunchtime sandwiches, packed lunches for the children, and family snacks in the evening.
These same people would expect imported cheese to be more expensive. Fancy French cheese, such as Camembert and Brie would be thought-of as an expensive treat. Well, think again; here’re the prices from the supermarket shelves.
|£11.50||Cathedral City Lighter Slices|
|£10.35||Galloway grated cheddar cheese|
|£7.52||Tesco British Medium Cheddar|
|£7.03||Mclelland’s seriously strong cheddar|
I did a pop quiz around my friends, family and acquaintances, and there was genuine surprise. Many cheeses from all over the world are cheaper than what we consider to be bog standard house cheese.
The moral of this story is not just to shop around to get what you buy cheaper, but to question what you think is cheap in the first place. If you could find an everyday sandwich cheese that was cheaper than cheddar, yet tastier and more exotic, why would you stick with cheddar?
EVERY TIME I BUY COCA COLA, I AM SURPRISED BY THE PRICE.
However, in the next aisle, the smaller, “sharesize” 1.25 litre bottles are priced at £1.55.
Yes – that’s right, the smaller bottle costs more.
It gets worse; the even smaller 500ml size is £1.75 or two bottles for £1.50 — and often supermarkets sell two 2 litre bottles for £2.00 of two-for-one at £1.50. A 330ml can costs 61p.
The price per litre can vary from 8.8p to nearly 22p. In the same shop at the same time. With different special offers, sales, discounts and the variety of purchase options (boxes of cans, four 2 litre bottles shrinkwrapped together etc), it is anyone’s guess what the cost will be.
It gets worse when one orders a glass of Coke in a pub or restaurant; it can cost almost anything! It makes no sense. Pubs often sell the stuff in pints — which confuses matters even more.
Teetotallers can pay a lot more that alcohol drinkers in pubs — for a drink that can be bought for a lot less in a corner shop. Soft drinks are not always priced on menus in restaurants – and it often a shock when the bill arrives.
Look, it’s just flavoured fizzy water, does it have to be so expensive? Something ought to be done: we need a coke ombudsman.