There are many ways to make yourself stand out online and one of them is to do things in the worst or most boring way possible. Since this blog is mainly an outta sight groove sensation I figured a few really boring posts would draw both interest and attention to how good most of what I put up here actually is! And obviously the best place to start when aiming for ennui is with something that is not only dull but also frustrates us all – such as supermarket stock control.
Like many people I get my shopping in a number of outlets in order to obtain everything at the cheapest possible price. Now Waitrose isn’t a store I buy that much in but I do dig the Village Bakery Rossisky Organic Rye loaf they stock (made without wheat and with no added bakers yeast) – which is way better than the crummy packaged slices of rye bread stocked by the likes of Tesco and Sainsburys. To achieve best value I get the 800g rather than the 400g Rossisky rye loaf. However, at least half the times I go to buy one of these, Waitrose are sold out of the large and only have the smaller loaf. Which means going back again to get the bread later. Likewise, right now Waitrose have Lavazza coffee on offer so it is the cheapest place to buy it – if they have any in stock, because unfortunately whenever Waitrose have anything on offer it is usually cleared off the shelves when I go to look for it.
Tesco rarely have the non-dairy brands of milk I want in stock regardless of whether they are on offer or not. And that shouldn’t be a problem right now because Alpro Soya Milk is on offer in Waitrose. Unfortunately but unsurprisingly when I went into a Waitrose a couple of hours ago all the on special offer soya milk had gone. I could run through all the different supermarkets I use and how they fail me in terms of stock control but I won’t (that would take us way beyond most people’s boredom threshold). The grocery chain that rarely lets me down is Farm Foods but then there’s really only one thing I get there – Nicky bog roll (the best value toilet paper on the market – 18 generous rolls for £4). The problem with Farm Foods is, of course, they have no stores anywhere near the centre of London – the closest is in Walthamstow, doh!
So there you have it, supermarket stock control not only effects our lives it is also quite possibly the most boring subject you could pick to blog about. Of course I could continue with this subject for thousands more words – but that really would be too much!
And while you’re at it don’t forget to check – www.stewarthomesociety.org – you know it makes (no) sense!
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