We have just returned from our (un)usual Friday evening weekly shop.
Arriving at Sainsbury’s we joined a queue of potential shoppers at 2 metre intervals. Notices on the car park bollards explained why we were queueing and an estimated waiting time at 5 minute intervals. It was an over-estimate. Folks in the queue were well-behaved and chatty.
At the shop entrance were two jovial security chaps, monitoring the “one out, one in” system.
For a change it was a pleasure to shop, even though we were shopping both for ourselves and for a couple in isolation. No crowds, no congestion, no screaming brats running up and down the aisles.
And it was easy to find what we needed. Because the shelves were half empty the items were more visible. It’s a shame that we don’t need toilet paper because it was available!!! Only one box of “blue” eggs though.
The only negative was that we shopped using two smart “zappers”, but because they were linked to the same loyalty card the bill was amalgamated into one single shop. The system has probably logged us as hoarders too!
Ho-hum. Can we please continue to shop like this after the current crisis?