I buy a fair amount of stuff from Superdrug. Today I did not.
We had been using Sainsbury's basics toothpaste, but it seemed like we were getting through a tube quite a lot faster than we should. Turns out the tubes were only 75ml and I'd been working on a 100ml timescale. So I nipped into Superdrug before going to the charity shop today to discover rebranding has taken place. Now for the great price of £1.49 I can get two tubes of toothpaste. Not too bad, until I noticed the tubes are 75ml. The 100ml tubes are around £1.25, which is way more than they used to be. But we had run out of toothpaste - we'd even used the last scrapings from the cut-open tube. As I arrived at the till the lone assistant was called over by someone to talk at great length about something or other. A queue started to form and the assistant didn't come back. It reached the point where I didn't even have time to call the assistant over and pay, I would have been late. So I, and another customer left our stuff and went on our way.
I'm just having a rant, I'm not blaming the lady in the shop who was working alone but still trying her best to provide good service. It did put me in a bad mood when I got to the shop, was faced with some high maintenance customers and was working on my own though. Dan has picked up some toothpaste so we'll still be minty fresh. Yes, I know I am a stroplet.