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Sunday, 11 January 2015

I WON’T BE HERE LONG. (10/01/15)

I drove the sixteen miles from Creagan Bridge to Oban. The rain was raining so I couldn’t hardly see. After three wrong turns round the same roundadout thinghy I found Tesco in Oban. My jeans were skin tight and cold from the stagger to the store. I got in the shop, Oh what bliss. Tesco are struggling but today they were on top form.They had heat on and were filling orders for deep sea pelagic fishermen, packing it away for Spaniards an even the French. This was not Pick and Pay. This was serious load two dozen cabbages and a full cow shopping. Vac pac it and get it to our boat. I used to love that bit of my life at sea. Crates of oranges and apples all having to be wrapped in a bit of newspaper to keep them going for a couple of months or so. Oranges go bad so I didn’t wrap them. Lettuce also last longer in a bit of posh newsprint Eggs all ordered by the hundred and put pointy end up and not chilled below 2oC. The staff here were used to it. I t was like a Pick an Pay in Cape Town. Where and how do Tesco get the food in so fast in vile weather I don’t know but they also had floorwalkers saying ‘Ola’ , ‘Bonjour’, ‘Bom dia’, Hello. I even heard ‘Witam, w jaki sposób możemy pomóc’. Which I found really funny as all the staff were Polish. I look at these poor folk in this weather but the boats are built for it. The big ones can haul nets in a force nine.

Who says the Scotts aren’t welcoming?

20 comments:

  1. I'm glad you had a happy Tesco experience, but I don't agree about the eggs. Pointy end should be down!

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    1. I'll check with my sister but I have been a pointy up egg man.

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    2. Now if you want a real argument bring up how the toilet paper should be hung!

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    3. With the sheets draped outward s, of course. With a pointy end, if you're posh.

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    4. Frances you have male genes! In all the surveys I've done (I think - I may have to look back) women to wall and men outwards.

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  2. Make sure you don't get loaded onboard.

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    1. Carol, I wouldn't mind going along for the ride.

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  3. Ten cuidado no te lleven a tí :))
    Un abrazo.

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  4. Pointy end up for eggs. I was in Tesco and I said to the customer service person, I got a new slogan for Tesco. "Tesco, every Lidl helps" :-)

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    1. Douglas, pointy end up it is. How is the arm?

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    2. Still attached :-) painful though

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  5. Tesco should use this blogpost in their advertising. A better recommendation than their dumb slogan - "Every little helps". Yeah - every little helps Tesco profits to grow.

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    1. YP, There is an Aldi next door and I would have used it but I needed tobacco and Aldi don't do that not are their carparks big enough for the van. I wasn't walking in that rain.

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  6. For a minute I thought you were doing this big shopping list for yourself. I wondered how many cabbages your van could hold. I figured it out before the end. You need a break in your weather.

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    1. Red, I do but there is no sign of one.

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  7. I would find it hard to tell when a Scot was speaking another language because, well, you know ... lol

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    1. John, it seems half the staff are Polish so it gets difficult for me to understand.

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    2. Did you know Lidl's company policy is that it's foreign staff MUST speak English on the shop floor

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    3. Did you know Lidl's company policy is that it's foreign staff MUST speak English on the shop floor

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