Talking shop

8:38 pm : Monday, 3 May 2021  | 


The last time Hannah and I visited a supermarket together was on Boxing Day in 2019. I made a couple of solo visits when permitted last year, but she never dared to step out. Today we made that first visit to Sainsbury's. It was a slightly surreal experience. For a start, this time around involves people wearing masks, and some very annoying perspex dividers at the checkouts that prevent you from getting a wheelchair through. Fortunately it was a quiet day, as bank holidays tend to be, and there were some reductions to be enjoyed. We observed the old dear carrying a shopping basket stuffed and laden with Sainsbury's own-brand Quavers. How single people live, eh! I can remember those days.

The shop came to all of £86, but we had managed to amass £40 worth of Nectar points while housebound, along with tossing near £8 worth of change into the Coinstar counting machine. That certainly helped to lighten the load. Shopping just is not cheap anymore. It's enough to make you want to live off only Quavers!

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