Wednesday, October 25, 2006

new age supermarket shopping

See, online supermarket shopping is excellent. If you don't own a car then it's a great way to, every couple of months or so, stock pile up on all the bulky/heavy stuff one could wish for.

As an example, when we did such a shop last week I got 40 cans of Fosters, 4 Kronenberg Blancs and 4 Smirnoff Ices. Along with 16 cans of tomato soup and 12 cans of Beans.

And breakfast wise? Oh I love breakfast, me:

I decided to buy 7 boxes of the stuff. That's 2 packs of Weetabix, Honey Nut Cheerios, Weetabix Bitesize Chocolate, the previously disgust - sorry, discussed - Oatabix, Raisin Wheats, and Syrupy Porridge.


This here is the local Tesco Express

It's 5 minutes up the road from me, which is very convenient. Shame then, that it never has what you want in stock. Ever.

I've not once been able to buy a 4 pint bottle of semi-skimmed milk from them. It's just never in stock. Also only sporadically in stock is wholemeal bread and cartons of Orange Juice. Which is ridiculous, I mean what's the point in offering a convenience store if it's going to be inconvenient? Tesco, lets not forget, £1 in every £7 that is spent at British retail is spent there. And they can't even keep the bare essentials in stock. Pfffft.

Anyway, this is all a bit retail geeky, sorry for that.

Gig Review: Keane, Manchester Apollo

...which was up on teletext yesterday you'll be somewhat astounded to here.

Tom on acoustic guitar! Poetry readings! Liam Gallagher baiting!

Keane certainly seem to want to shake things up on this tour. Plus, a newly appropriate line in self deprecating humour means Tom Chaplin's between song banter is no longer solely a steady stream of insencere sounding audience compliments.

By their nature still unable to whip the crowd up to frenzied status, it's a valient effort nonetheless. 7/10

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