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J Sainsbury and the Red Nose Day of Doom [Mar. 16th, 2007|07:27 pm]
Douglas Spencer
[Current Mood |Got enough]

Well, Sainsbury's in Bagshot Road Bracknell was a deeply, deeply unpleasant place at 5pm. There was a huge troupe of staff in cowboy hats and bright red waistcoats grimly linedancing immediately inside the entrance so people pushing trolleys had to work their way round the edge of the store and force themselves through the queue at the lottery/confectionery counter, and there was particularly loud piped line-dancing music playing throughout the store. It was impossible to move and impossible to think.

I stuck it for about four minutes -- long enough to put about three items into my basket -- and, as "don't stop till you get enough" started to blast across the store, I dumped my basket where I stood and strode out through the linedancers, over the bales of hay [wtf?], into the car park and to blessed freedom.

I did my shopping somewhere else.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2007-03-16 08:47 pm (UTC)
None of these were frozen or refrigerated -- carrots, mushrooms, garlic.
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[User Picture]From: sarah_mum
2007-03-16 11:42 pm (UTC)
Isn't that... Handbags, Cheese



KUALA LUMPA!
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From: ex_the_major316
2007-03-16 07:46 pm (UTC)
I like my tesco internet delivery man. He makes the world nice and happy :)
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[User Picture]From: aperrott
2007-03-16 10:11 pm (UTC)
I try to avoid leaving the house on Red Nose Day. :-)
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[User Picture]From: pisica
2007-03-16 10:19 pm (UTC)
My office did zilch even though I tried to organize something. :( But at least the chaplaincy were selling little cakes. :)
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2007-03-16 11:09 pm (UTC)
I'm sure there would have been a way for my local supermarket to have marked the day and raised some money without having made the entire store completely unusable.
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[User Picture]From: camies
2007-03-17 08:40 am (UTC)
Avoided it completely somehow. Neither South West Trains, GOL, the Hellenic Centre, nor the Marlborough (Fairfield) did any red nosing whatsoever. For which relief, much thanks.
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[User Picture]From: lucas_t_bear
2007-03-17 10:42 am (UTC)
Fortunately I only had to contend with the faint aroma of Baked Beans Which Had Been Sat In when I went to Sainsburys last Saturday. Well, that and introductory bars of "Is this the way to Amarillo?" out on a constant loop near the tills.

After 8 hours of that I could understand why the women on the tills all had fixed grins.

The psychotic twitching worried me a bit though.

Despite the distinctly Jan 2 atmosphere today, Sainsbury's will probably make them do it all again one last time. I wish they'd get the message that the party's over.

Think I'll go to Tescos this week
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