Are we going mad? One morning last week, I went to Long Melford at 7am to buy my groceries.
On my way to the checkout, I saw a bottle of wine I fancied. As I went to pay, the assistant said: “I cannot sell you the wine until 8am.”
Why do I have to wait an hour to buy a bottle of wine?
On another shopping trip to a supermarket in Sudbury, I wished to buy some pipe tobacco – I asked what they stocked. The woman said she would not open the closed cabinet the items were in, so she went off and got a printed list from which I selected the tobacco I wanted.
Without blindfolding me, she opened the cabinet revealing the stock.
Does this procedure stop people smoking or does it encourage the purchase of forbidden fruit?
Mr W S Hardy