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The definition of “middle class”

I was at Waitrose this afternoon, doing my regular food shop. Ahead of me in the queue for the till was someone I can only describe as a “Yummy Mummy” – somewhat floaty clothes, immaculate make-up, and a trolley full of organic baby food. She was clearly a signed-up member of the MyWaitrose loyalty-card club, and had been emailed a voucher with money off her shopping. However, she hadn’t actually bothered to print out the voucher from the email. Instead, she’d brought her iPad along to the shop, opened up the email in the till queue, and expected the till assistant to scan it in from the screen. But the barcode scanner was apparently confused – possibly by the backlit screen, possibly because the barcode was zoomed in too far (and when the woman tried resizing it, she just brought up the keyboard, so that didn’t work). In the end, she had to read out the number off the screen, while the assistant fat-fingered it into the till, and everyone stared at her for holding the queue up.

I did laugh to myself and think “Only at Waitrose……”

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  1. pauld | 12 October 2014 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    you mean one doesnt take ones ipad shopping with one, tut, tut, you’ve probably gone down a social class in that womans opinion 🙂

    me, i’d be in ripped jeans, scruffy t-shirt and be rummaging through pockets for loose change to pay bill.