Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Went to a meeting after work yesterday, and on my way home I bought a bottle of wine. I was a bit overwhelmed by the choice in Thresher’s, so when the woman behind the counter asked if I needed any help I said I did. Told her I wanted a light, fruity red wine (Mad Dog 20/20?) for under a fiver. As I’m sure her corporate training dictates, she suggested one for £5.99: ‘A very refreshing Beaujolais, good lightly chilled, and it’s even got a screw-cap.’ (this last part said rather pointedly). I narrowed my eyes at her. Was she implying I was going to drink it on the way home? How dare she etc. etc. I only live a five-minute walk away and can wait that long.

4 comments:

rachel said...

hey, I just bought my first screw-top wine last week. (drawn to it by the cute design on the label, of course.) though decidely less classy than cork, they're sure handy when you want to save some for the next day!

therese said...

Yeah, actually this shows the Thresher babe's ignorance as screw caps are all the rage! AND becoming quite the new thing. They no longer suggest desperate times, quick access and empty wallets. Rather, they are slowly becoming respectable. I'm more concerned that you asked for wine under a fiver and she did not adhere to your strict budget! Biyatch.

Inspector Gadgette said...

Were you wearing white trainers and fake burberry when you went to Threshers?

Ilona said...

yes, inspector gadgette, i was. dress code in my workplace is very strict, so i was business attire.