Sunday, November 23, 2008

Let's look at the evidence, Madam ...

I am sure those of you who live in the UK are familiar with the Marks & Spencer meal deal, were you get a main course, a side dish, a dessert for two and a bottle of wine for £10. Fantastic value and not bad food either!

What you may not know, (I have insider knowledge), is that if you go to a Simply Food M&S where they do not sell alcohol, you get a box of chocolates with your meal instead of a bottle of wine. In fact, because of this, if you feel so inclined, you can actually ask at any M&S store to have the chocolates instead of the wine.

On Thursday this week M&S gave 20% off everything. Absolutely everything. Also, if you bought 12 bottles of wine you got an extra 10% off the wine, and you could also use a coupon in their free wine brochure to get another £5 off your wine bill.
On Saturday this week, staff members got these deals, plus their staff 20% off too. I have a relative who is a staff member at M&S. She is also a Methodist lay-preacher; the significance of that will become clear later. She spends Christmas with us every year and said she would, using all the generous M&S discounts, procure the wine for this years festivities.

She then went on to say she was going to stock up on meal deals while she got her extra discount, but indeed she would ask for the chocolates instead of the wine as she doesn't drink.

Here I stand at the checkout with my 12 heavily discounted bottles of red and white wine in my trolley, but could I please have the chocolates with the meal deal, as I don't drink. Uh-huh ;-)

4 comments:

judysteapot said...

haha I would love to be there just to see her at the checkout. Nigel's mother would only buy from M & S, if she was still alive she would have been 90 last month, that generation were brought up on Marks.

Nigel & Karl are off to Devon this evening for a few days hiking on the moors etc - so I think I might treat myself to some chocolate!!

Anonymous said...

Ali
You have been teaching too long in a special school - please ensure that you use the correct WHERE and not WERE which you have done in your last 2 posts!

Come on now even Pluto does not make that mistake and he has been in special for years,and years, and years

Mariposa said...

Love the post, you made me smile...you made me laugh!

I don't mind simple errors in usage of words, as obviously the reader got the message anyway...

Dana said...

That must have confused the cashier... Although I'm sure they've heard it all...

(Is that your mom calling you out? Ouch! =")