- 23 Oct 2013
Well, you say that.But you're killing the rainforest... Erm, I mean granny....
Seriously though, the one thing I've noticed in recent months is how people are loosing their fear of each other in supermarkets, with social distancing all but a thing of the past.
Yesterday, after 12 whole months of this nanny state cotton wool make every aspect of life a total misery nonsense I finally had an encounter with a scaredy cat. With a dismissive hand gesture (shoo, shoo) he said 'you're too close to me please step back'. He had, of course, stopped dead in the only entrance to Tesco, with no-one in front of him, at lunchtime on Good Friday. I didn't swear, honest, but my voice may have raised slightly above a whisper with a "well get a move on then" reply. To be honest, if someone is that bothered about the proximity of another living breathing thing they could consider shopping at a quieter time - plenty of choice between 0600 and midnight!
As to queues, there was one outside the B & Q Warehouse as I walked to Tesco. That is the only queue I have sen since last June.
Then again, those two magnificent emporiums, plus the mom and pop corner store up the road, are the only commercial premises I have visited in 12 months.