Tuesday, 25 November 2008

1950s.


Today I am at my folks' house in a quiet little country village an hour from BS5 in rural Herefordshire. I have just driven my Dad to the country shop to buy tomatoes and as luck would have it, it was right on time for the village school run where a gathering of rather attractive thirty-something women were about their tasks. About 80% of that crowd near my house are Somalian and you can't see them coz they have Burkhas on. The ones in the village are not dressed that way (but then again, the BS5 lot are actually more friendly and sociable).

The country shop is like retailing in the 1950s; no SEL's (all SKU's hand priced), no EPoS, no actual stock that is on sale appears in the windows, and the layout is just odd. It's rather charming but I'd go loopy if I worked there.

3 comments:

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Sel/SKu/epos...ooohhhh thats got me going..only another retailer could get excited...take sme back!! counting all those sku's every saturday , manually addig them up...

waiting for securicor...no thanks!

BS5 Blogger said...

Too right! Sealing up those securicor bags then finding a pile of money you hadn't put in!

walsharoo... said...

...and then losing your job because you fucked the boses wife.