August 14, 2011   18 notes

A trip to a newsagents

I went into a newsagent on Byres road earlier this afternoon to buy a drink. I picked up a bottle of coke and went to the counter where I handed over the bottle. Then the following exchange occurred:

Shop Keeper: Is that all?

Me: Yes, thanks.

Shop Keeper: (pause) You don’t want a Mail on Sunday?

What? A Mail on Sunday? Why?!

Me: No…

Shop Keeper: OK, that’s 99 pence, please.

It was my third, final and strangest strange experience with someone serving me in a shop this weekend. Unusually none of the three experiences were in Waitrose.

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