See how good I am being? ;)
Took 5 minutes out this morning and prepared myself a bowl of chopped carrots, peppers and a handful of mini plum tomatoes (which, incidentally, are *very* sour, but that serves me just about right for buying criminally out-of-season produce from far flung lands)...
We did our shopping in Morrisons in Reigate yesterday, call me a creature of habit, but I really don't like visiting new supermarkets, it always seems to be the same story -
- You spend the first five minutes feeling like a lost puppy
- You can never find everything you want (I still don't have a clue where they decided to keep the icing sugar, and no, it's not with the regular sugar or near the bags of flour, but it wasn't important enough to actually seek out a member of staff)
- Shopping takes twice as long as you have no idea of the layout
- Because they have different things in stock you end up buying a load of stuff you don't need
- Pricing is different (we miscalculated by £30, the bad way, when totting up in the queue, whoops!)
- extra special woe specific to Morrisons was -
- No cauliflowers in stock, not even organic
- No members of staff visible (can't move for them in Tesco in their "Here to Help" T-shirts)
- The cheapest bit of lamb was nearly £9
- There were peppercorns all over the floor in one of the aisles, and in all the time we were there no-one made any effort to clean them up (not funny if an old dear or a kid had gone over)
- Everything I picked up seemed to have a "best before" date of the 9th of Jan
- Only about 4 tills open (every one of them had about 5 trolleys waiting), this also clogged up the ends of the ailes, very poorly laid out...especially considering all the wasted space beyond them...and we could have driven there and back to Gatwick twice in the time we were waiting...
Sorry Morrisons, Tesco have it hands down...