Monday, 5 December 2022

The Two Bottles Of Beer In Tesco's That Got Away.

We were in a Tesco's the other day and I thought I might treat myself to a few bottles of Speckled Hen bitter. I couldn't see any. Then I noticed a sign advertising them. So I got down on my knees and found two bottles at the very back of the shelves. I left them at the front and had a look on the shelves for any other English bitter. A man walked past me and proceeded to pick up 'my' bottles and walked away with 'my' Speckled Hen. I was like a kid who's rattle had fell out off it's pram. I told wifey about the Speckled Hen bitters that got away. She said you should have said to the bloke: "Hey put them down. They're mine!" She shook her head at me and looked very disappointed with me. I think the next time I go shopping I will walk around taking items out of their shopping trolleys and put them in mine. If anyone complains I will explain that they haven't paid for anything yet. Maybe not.

16 comments:

  1. Perhaps you should have hidden them behind some Heineken until you could come back for them. Nobody would find them there.

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  2. Funny you should mention Speckled Hen. Came back from France last week. Idly looked in the duty free and saw 48 cans for £40 - it was an impulse buy. Will make a change from my favourite Abbot Ale…though am also quite partial to Fullers Festive Ale

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  3. True JayCee. It's very to get English bitter these days. I blame Brexit for a lot of this. I will have to plan another trip to Blighty and find some over there. The supermarkets over here are full of lager but not bitter like the above and Speckled Hen.

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  4. You're tormenting me Traveller. I love Newcastle Brown and Badger beers and Theaktons and Thwaites and Sharpes Doombar..? You are spoiled for choice over there.

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    1. Give Abbot a go if you see it.

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  5. I will. Thanks for the tip. I have tried brewing my home brewed bitter but I didn't like it. Perhaps I should try making it again?

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  6. That is just hilarious, sorry but I can't stop laughing. I shall carry that round with me for a bit and every time I visualize it, I shall have a little giggle. lol

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  7. Glad it made you laugh Briony. I felt like I had lost a Pound and found a Penny. Unbelievable. I ended up with a pack of Carlsberg.

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  8. That fellow saved you from yourself Dave! Guzzling beer in front of the telly is bad for your health. You could get a fatty liver and a beer belly. Better to drink tap water old chum!

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  9. We can't obtain Corporation Pop YP. We have our own well. It's coming to something when you can't buy your favourite tipple from Blighty. If Iceland stop selling Vimto it will be the of the world has we know it.

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  10. So much for me using Lidl reading glasses.

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  11. Had a nice pint of Adnams with the Sunday roast at The George in Finchdean. Hoppy. Shame about your access to British beer Dave - perhaps you should set up your own boutique brewery - sell it back the other way....

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  12. Very nice Tigger. I am sure when you went on your Greek travels there were things you missed from Blighty? I get bored of lager and the black stuff.

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  13. You should have held onto them, it's a well-known fact that anything still on the shelf is fair game.

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