Giving You The Third Degree About Not Getting A Third

, , , , , | Right | May 1, 2020

There has been a lot of panic buying taking place across all food shops. As a result, all major retailers have bought in rationing, meaning customers can only buy a certain number of each item to try and make sure everyone can get their items. An angry-looking man comes to my till. He has a bag from our competitor, who is on the opposite side of the road to us, and he is only buying one loaf of bread from us.

Customer: “I can’t believe this. [Competitor] would only let me buy two loaves of bread! Only two! I want three! So I had to come here to buy a third! Absolutely ridiculous!”

Me: “I’m sorry about that, but we’ve all had to bring in limits due to all the panic buyers, and—”

Customer: *Interrupting* “Well, why don’t they do anything about them, then? Huh?”

The customer pays and storms out.

Next Customer: *To me* “But they have… by introducing the ration limits.”

Me: “Tell me about it.”

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