You may remember a previous rant about Tesco Express some months ago in Cardiff Bay, where the lazy bastards wanted me to use the self service till as they were too busy picking their noses.
Well, it seems Tesco in Wythenshawe is just as bad, if not worse. I popped into the Tesco Extra on Sunday night at 10:55pm, as they close at 11:00pm only to find the doors already shut. The security guard inside opened them for us, much to the dismay of the manager. When I say manager, he looked more like a goblin from a Tolkien tale and he had the people skills of one too.
He urkled over to us and muttered “Proceed to the till, we’re closing” to which I replied “You close at 11 yeah?”.
All he uttered back was “Proceed to the till, we’re closing”… hmm, clearly a great conversationalist. I tried again, hoping to engage the guy in some inter human banter. “But you don’t close ’til 11?”… his reply? Yes, you guessed it: “Proceed to the till, we’re closing”.
I’m not joking. It’s as if the guy only knew one phrase in English, yet he was Mancunian. He has to be the worst person in the world to be dealing with the public.
We’ve found a flat, and are hoping to move in the next few weeks to Didsbury, which is great because Wythenshawe is quite a rough place, to say the least.
A few weeks ago I went to the local alcohol retailer (might have been something like Bargain Booze) where I was looking for a bottle of red wine. I saw behind the axe proof glass some Wolf Blass Cabernet Sauvignon and enquired in my most cultered voice:
“Excuse me, I can see you have Wolf Blass Cabernet Sauvignon but do you happen have the Merlot?”
The rather large woman behind the counter said:
“Only what’s on the shelf luv”
Fine I thought, I’ll have that. Then some Manc came in behind me and once I’d been served said in the most Liam Gallacher of voices:
Sometimes when you register a domain name the fact that the letters are all together can lead some unintentional, and humourous words. For example, domains like The Pen Is Mightier can become The Penis Mightier: thepenismightier.com.
Gas Heating.co.uk was something the owners really should have thought about, as GashEating.co.uk is the way it looks.
Google’s foremost blog merchant Matt Cutts announced a while back that Google would be clamping down on sites that buy and sell links in order to boost their Page Rank. The SEO community was divided on the boast, with critics claiming Google could never tell if a link was paid for.
Well, Google has today added a section to their webmaster tools where you can report sites that buy and sell links.
That could prove interesting, with webmasters all stabbing one another in the back.
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