One of the things that I really dislike is going to the supermarket. I don’t mind it so much on my lunch break because I know of a really quiet supermarket a few minutes walk from where I work, but doing my main shop is a real chore. I can sometimes drag myself to Waitrose to buy a few bits to keep me going because that never has very many people in it, but generally it is a task best avoided. A few times this year I have tried to run my supplies right down and then order my shopping on the internet and get it delivered. But last night, having looked on mysupermarket and finding to my surprise that Sainsbury’s came out by far the cheapest, I wandered off to the supermarket.
It was practically deserted. I don’t think there can have been more than about 10 other customers in the whole supermarket. There were more staff than that though and they seemed to look at the customers as an inconvenience wanting to go up and down the aisles to pick up items to put in their trolleys. Odd. I did buy some toilet paper, which is another thing in life that I really object to doing. Clearly I see that it serves a practical purpose and should you ever use my toilet you will not have to worry that there won’t be any available, but it just seems like such a pointless product because you just flush it away. Somehow, I object to that.
Another of life’s dilemmas is choosing passwords for things. So many services we require access to need a password, so how do you choose one? Well, you could pick something of sentimental importance or your favourite football team or some other such thing. Or you could choose something designed to have a bit of a dig at the company who require the password. Is it just me or it is slightly risky to insult a company that could well with a click of a button send your worldly wealth into oblivion?
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