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Yesterday’s Trek in the Snow.

What a morning we had yesterday! I should have known to stay put when it took me an age to get my boots on. Fastening laces and squeezing thick sock clad feet into boots is not my idea of a blissful start to the day. The boss had beaten me to it in her eagerness to stock up with food and was patiently waited downstairs ready to exit the door.  I was therefore in a bad mood to begin with.  We planned to walk through the cemetery (all flat ground with no hills to struggle either up or down) and thence across to a local shop. However, on reaching the road a bus passed us as the road had been cleared.

Car covered in SnowSo in usual fashion we discussed the new situation, and after much dawdling and dallying we decided to still walk through the Cemetery but then catch a bus down to town and shop at Tesco’s. Reasoning here was that we had just missed a bus and by walking through the Cemetery to the other road we would then have the choice of catching at least three different buses. 

Town was a mess to walk through to be honest, and was harder going than walking through the snow!  The pavements were covered with a grey horrid looking mush and slush churned up by countless pedestrians as they walked along and I was amazed at how busy it was!  It looked as if every resident in this area had decided to brave the weather and shop. Tesco’s was even worse.  It was an absolute madhouse in there with shoppers piling their trolleys sky high with goods as if they were intent on doing all of their Christmas shopping now to tide them over for the next three weeks in case they were snowed in!

Every checkout  had queue’s of inpatient shoppers waiting to go through them with tempers fraying and looks of wrath on their faces. Woe betide you if you tried to work your way past them to go to another aisle! Traffic jams of trolleys filled nearly every aisle you ventured down. I think that at this time of year, the supermarkets should use some kind of ‘aisle rules’ for shoppers, such as ‘Only go left down this aisle, do not loiter gossiping to another shopper in the middle of the aisle and please do not obstruct other shoppers down any of the aisles by stopping in the middle for any reason unless taken ill, etc etc.’

If their car driving is as bad as their trolley driving then I am glad I don’t drive! Talking of which, we had an incident occur in the Supermarket car park involving our Taxi.  We had to order one, because as usual (and probably taking her cue from the sight of all those trolleys piled up to the roof) the Boss went mad and bought tons of stuff, which if she manages to get to respite today will end up being wasted on just  me.  On arrival outside at the Taxi pick up spot, a  lady was getting rather irate as she yelled at every taxi as they pulled up to the pick up point and said someone’s name apart from hers.

“I’ve been here for fifteen minutes waiting!” she kept saying to each driver, “That lady was behind me! Can you ask your desk where my taxi is?”  so of course when our taxi pulled up, she became even more indignant. Our driver rang through to the office to let them know that she was complaining, but the office insisted that she rang in to book a taxi after us.  However, just as we drove around the car park on our way out, a car suddenly pulled out in front of us and there was a bump as they both collided.

Our driver had to get out as did the other driver to exchange particulars. This meant that anyone else trying to exit behind us were now stuck and we had some irate horns pressed from behind before we were able to continue on.  He took our names and addresses as well because of course we were witnesses to the whole thing.  Hmm. First foray out for days and we have all of this occur!  Put’s you off  I can tell you!  It was the other drivers fault though as he simply didn’t look before pulling away.

I now have enough food in for at least four or five days even if the Boss doesn’t get to respite. At least, I think we have.  It’s a good job she wasn’t around during the war when everything was rationed, that’s all I can say!

TG  Open-mouthed smile

19 thoughts on “Yesterday’s Trek in the Snow.

  1. well done for getting out there! My kids are driving me potty as they hate being cooped up, oh and the food thing is an issue here too, seems being stuck indoors means more eating than usual 🙂

    • I think we tend to eat more Karen to keep warm (at least that’s what I tell myself as I shove it down) With K there’s not much difference whether were indoors or out, winter or summer

  2. Sounds as though your shopping trip turned into more of an adventure TG. I so agree with you about the need for “rules” in the aisles, it is often a complete nightmare ! Have a great weekend x

  3. By pure chance I actually got in a good shop grocerywise just before the bad weather. I explained the sense in it to his lordship who would rather shop as we need stuff each week and end up getting loads of excess that goes to waste. I’d rather get what we need for at least 3 weeks and not enter a supermarket again. How often we go in for a loaf of bread but end up with anything but and a trolley full of afterthoughts and impulse buys that cost a lot more than the intended one loaf!

    • Ours came to £63! For just two of us! We only seemed to have a few articles when compared to everyone else’s shopping trolleys! I swear I don’t know where it goes these days. In Mr Tesco’s pocket methinks.

      • Will be worse in January when the vat rises to 20%. Husbands company has frozen the wage for the last three years, yet still prices rise regardless. Really feeling the pinch here.

  4. I was wondering since you’ve already moved to wordpress, if you could enlighten me on how to applky one of the new themes???

  5. Anne, have you seen Michael More’s film “Capitalism, a love story” …. it’s all about frozen wages and rising prices …. a thought provoking documentary film that is only to real to many of us.

    • Tricia ! How lovely to hear from you again! I was beginning to get quite worried as to your whereabouts. Hope that everything is okay with you. We’re all snowed under here in dear old blighty and as usual the whole country has ground to a complete halt!

  6. Now you are making me glad that we don’t get snow here – except a light dusting once every thirty years or so. My daughter wants to see snow; one day we will have to go to the mountains – or wait for the light dusting.

    • Don’t you Pat? I love it! Might find time today to venture out on a photo shoot trying to capture the best of it all. That is if K agrees. She might want to stay in her jammies though where its warm.

      Thanks everyone for your comments

  7. What a trip TG sounds dreadful Its A shame when it comes to this . You are so right about the shopping food bill , and is I say going into thier pockets. We are all feelin the pinch the country is in a mess. Its hard to keep up these days. By the way I love your warm coat , oh the picture so funny lol. Sheilax

    • They are K’s hands Sheila. Just for a bit of fun. It’s all frozen over now and is far worse to walk in as its so slippy. I prefer walking in it when its just snowed because you get more grip.

  8. Very topical post TG, as for supermarket shopping, my biggest moan is the husbands that get dragged along and look like they’d rather be anywhere else but! they stop and stare at stuff then get called to heel to put something in the trolley, or off a high shelf, then they go back to their mumbling and blocking the aisles, dilly dally, dilly dally, and Arlene’s always in a hurry and not born with the virtue of patience. oh it’s strikes a chord TG. Oh well after that rant gotta take the dogs out, that’ll cool me down in this weather.

    • Your right Arlene and its been made worse I think now that many of the male persuasion tend to do the shopping. How many times have you seen them stood in one of the aisles ringing their other half asking what they should buy because the item they were instructed to purchase isn’t there or they can’t find it?
      the’re the worst trolley drivers as well I find.

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