Yesterday Geoff and I went to bristol Asda to do our christmas shopping.
What an experiment that was.
It is about 80 miles away and we managed to get there about midday. We were hungry and decided to go to the cafe in Asda, well, the queue was soooo long.
After waiting about 20 mins to get served I admit I was a little irritated by then.
we asked for fish and chips and the lady, who was in her eighties, explained that it was cooking.
I asked how long it would take and she said about 5 mins.
Another lady who heard this gave the women a dirty look and said no, it would be about 20 mins as they have just put it in the fryer.
The lady who served us went off and came back with a great big board with a number on it,
"Here,' She said. "Take this and go and sit down, you can back for it when it's cooked."
I was rather startled at this and told her politely but quite firmly we will have something else instead.
"Oh." She replied. "What would you like then?" She asked in rather a loud voice.
I quickly looked around and saw some pies.
"Oh Two pies and chips please." I said.
She strutted off and got one plate.
She served me with the pie and chips and started to go to the next customer.
"Er, excuse me." I said. "Two please." As I nodded at the pie and chips on my plate.
"tut, tut, tut," she went. and stormed off to get another plate.
She came back and put the pie on and then over loaded the plate with the chips.
If you could have read my mind at that time you not believe what I was calling her.
She passed the plate to me and then asked if I wanted any veg!
"No thankyou." I said as I turned and walked rather quickly away.
We found a seat and got our coffees. I must admit that by then we were laughing about it.
After we had eaten we went round the shop and brought must of it.
Jumpers, Dresses, you name it we brought it.
In actual fact the reason we went there is because every christmas Asda does a double discount day for their staff. (20%)
It is also a much bigger shop than the one I work for and you have a much better choice.
When we finally got through the checkouts off we went to the car and loaded up. Geoff said he needed some more petrol and they have got a petrol station right there so off we went to fill up.
Geoff filled the car and it came to £25.51
We always try to get it so it comes to the round pound, if you get my meaning, but it had just pipped over for another penny.
Off we went to pay for the petrol and an elderly man cheerily welcomed us. We told him what number we were at and he said:
"Thats £25.51 please."
Geoff gave him £30.01
"I'll give you the odd penny." Said geoff with a smile.
"Oh yes, thanks." Said the man. "That will help with the change."
The man at the till turned and was muttering to himself as he keyed in the amount we gave him.
He turned and gave geoff his change and said a cheery farewell.
We thanked him and drove off.
When we got home geoff got his change out of his pocket and stared at it.
I asked what was wrong.
"Well," Said Geoff, "I have just realised what change the man at the petrol station had given me, look,"
Geoff held out his hand and we burst out laughing. He had given geoff two much change as it should only have been £4.50
He had given geoff £7.50 and the penny back.
Well we did laugh as you can imagine.
So, yes we had a great day.
We'd have to do that again.