This is not a rant cleverly disguised as a blog post. Oh.. ok.. I cannot lie.. it is.
I just wanted to have a go at the guy driving the Kronenbourg 1664 emblazoned articulated lorry down the back lanes of Herefordshire yesterday, stopping every five minutes to ask some local recluse where somewhere was that was certainly nowhere near anywhere these poor locals had ever heard of.
He took up both lanes, made me really late and as all I saw was a ten foot beer logo for an hour, I had plenty of time to move from Zen like calmness, to mild anxiety, to a strangely psychotic kind of internal rage that had me vowing to single handedly bring around their financial ruin by never ever buying their god forsaken beer again.
I stand by what I said.
I would never have an advert on the back of a lorry.. or a bus, for this very reason. All it is now, is a constant reminder to me of the company responsible for keeping me from an appointment with loads of people, some who have traveled across europe to complete the group and had no problem at all getting to this little town in time. They probably even managed to have a Kronenbourg at the airport and still make the flight.
Also, if I was a professional driver I would invest in a decent sat nav. There must be an option on a pro sat nav system to select a route where the roads are actually wider that the vehicle you are driving. If not, then I hereby stake my claim on the idea.
On a smaller rant-like-note. I had to stand open mouthed at a guy and his wife in Waitrose today. They stood between two wide open clear glass freezer doors and just stared at what was on the shelfs. For ages.
THE DOORS ARE CLEAR SO YOU CAN SEE THROUGH THEM. DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT AND THEN TAKE IT OUT!
And to finish on a more positive note, I had just shopped at Waitrose (pushed all the ‘1664’ to the back of the shelfs and hid them behind decent beer) and had parked right at the far side of the car park. When getting to my car a trolly attendant ran over just as i had loaded the last bag and said.. “I’ll take that sir.”
I know it was only a couple of hundred yards to the nearest trolly drop off but he obviously does the long distance trolly retrieval thing all day and it’s these little things that really make one supermarket stand out above the rest. I can’t afford to shop at Waitrose all the time but when i can, i do. They are great.