I just made the mistake of nipping out to our local supermarket and in the space of fifteen minutes I saw one of this country's major problems encapsulated.
People were loading their trolleys in a kind of panic, as if someone was going to come along and snatch the mountains of smoked salmon and champagne truffles away from under their noses. One woman in front of me at the checkout had two trolleys laden with Christmas essentials for which she handed over £366 - or rather VISA did.
I thought the shops were only closing for a couple of days?
"People were loading their trolleys in a kind of panic, as if someone was going to come along and snatch the mountains of smoked salmon and champagne truffles away from under their noses." handed over £366
In my supermarket it was frozen turkeys,tins of peas and cans of lager. handed over £57.43
I couldn't agree more, its an absolute nonsense that any supermarket needs to open on Christmas day, the idea that anyone needs something that badly that they can't do without it for a day shows how pampered we are in our mollycoddled Western society.
i work in a well known supermarket at the moment and to be honest it is frightening we have a fresh and a frozen delivery an hour (we usually have 2 during the day and three over night) to keep up with demand but it beggars belief the amount some people are buying