The Belfast bloggee has an ungoing problem with shopping in Norn Iron and ,like the rest of us with Safeways/Morrisons. He is obviously still exercised with the 9 item syndrome."Two delightful painted old crones have the measure of the nine items or less check-out (for it is singular) at Safeways, North Belfast.
The trick is to load up a basket of goodies each and quietly together count out nine items or less, replace the plastic divider on the conveyor belt, pay for the first (or last) nine and start again until all fifty or more bits have gone through. Sudan 1 items et al.
Any querulous look is met with a Bette Davis (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?) stare and is probably best unchallenged bearing in mind the dreadful things that she inflicted on poor Joan Crawford.
Tiocaidh ar la!"That
last sentence as bloggee Gaelic speakers will know means 'Our day will come' still the motto of Sinn Fein/IRA. But it applies well to Morrisons in Berwick where our day has come with the abolishment of the 9 items checkout and the introduction of the one basket for cash rule-see previous rants. So hold on BB, relief is at hand and the Crones will, like King George, have to 'think again'