Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Glad tidings

Supermarket shopping with young children is seldom a pleasure really.  Shopping with young children at this time of year is HELL.  Luckily we are way past that.  This morning we needed to pop to our supermarket to get victuals for a quickly(due to weather) rearranged lunch with Trev's sister.  The place was heaving.  Not surprisingly given that it is two days before Xmas and the roads are the clearest they've been of snow since Saturday.  Waitrose, our supermaket gives you the chance to self scan what you buy and then check it out yourself.  You carry a hand held device and scan each bar code as you read it.  We got round to the far end of the shop and there was a very harrassed mother trying to be reasonable with her  5 year old who was holding the scanner.  Suddenly she snapped, a voice that sounded like the girl from the excorsist suddenly issued forth: GIVE ME THE SCANNER.  To be honest, I don't know if that was succesful as Trev and I made a hasty retreat to giggle unobserved.
Hey ho!  Sometimes I can really appreciate my kids being in their 20s


oreneta said...

I think I've used that exorcist voice upon occasion. Glad mine are bigger too.

Helen said...

I know what you mean!