Thursday, 2 April 2015
I noticed this sign in the town today - never let it be said we're behind the times!
Anyway, this is nothing to do with my fun and games at Radio Shack. Whenever the adverts for Aldi or Lidl are on I complain at great length to Dan that I'm sure we all get the message that they're cheap but great quality - we all know that by now. Pretty much everyone I know at the mere mention of either place can name their top 3 products. My Father, for example, like the rosemary crackers plus any tools available, he also has a serious LED torch buying problem.
I don't go to Aldi very often - mainly because it's packed but I do ask my parents to pick me things up as they shop there all the time. I haven't been to Lidl for ages because it's not all that convenient for me. Today I was in the queue at Sainsbury's, Scarlet mentioned the other day that their veggie mince was nice, I don't usually buy it but thought a change is as good as a rest. The couple in front of me were packing their shopping into their sturdy Lidl bag(s) for life and paid with a stack of coupons, the ones that Sainsbury's send through the post. The couple behind me started commenting on their carrier bags and that she was using vouchers! "It must be the earnings freeze" he said, and she replied "I know, I'm sorry for some people" then they had a little giggle.
Firstly, rude. Secondly, are you bonkers? Carrier bags and loyalty vouchers do not make you poor, they don't make you anything. I wonder if they had any thoughts about me, I had as many as four items from the Basics range and a shopping trolley with pictures of dogs on. Who knows.