July 02, 2007
Last week I was shopping in a supermarket here in Waterford* and, as I was in a hurry I went to the check-out with the shortest queue. In fact this one had no queue at all but there were some groceries on the belt.
As I got there I discovered that the unpardonable was happening.
I had arrived in the middle of a woman doing her shopping by throwing some things at the check out and then going off to get the rest of her shopping.
These women (and yes I regret they are inevitably women) like to give the impression that they are just a little scatty, smile depreciatingly at you, then put their hands on their head and say “Oh my god and I’ve forgotten the ……… “ and head off again.
This woman did exactly this.
Hand on head She proclaimed “Oh my god I’ve forgotten the tin-foil “ and headed off leaving me fuming.
She arrived back with the large Ray Tex roll and at last proceeded to go through the check-out.
Here is my confession.
I noticed that she had picked up the wrong roll; she had bought baking parchment instead of tin-foil.
My evil deed for the day was that I didn’t tell her.
*Yep, it was the Ardkeen