Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fair enough

So I'm in the local Co-op buying a bottle of wine. Spotty youth at the checkout is trying to scan it but it won't scan. He asks his camp co-worker why it won't. "Well, it's obvious", he says. "This is an evil bottle of wine - it's not Fairtrade, so it's probably produced by enslaved North Korean children!"
"Er... it's Italian," I say.
"Yes, probably produced by Mussolini's descendants" he says, and flounces theatrically to serve someone else.
I love this. It proves that, as John Shuttleworth wisely opined, "Shopkeepers in the north are nice."


jellynewt said...

Perhaps you could have launched into 'Save the Whale'to get him on side...?

Madame DeFarge said...

At least he is educated in the evils of the world. Or something like that.