Examples of the Fickle Nature of the British Shopper

As a professional shopper (OK, housewife) I spend a lot of time in supermarkets. I am always amused and surprised at the items other shoppers change their minds about and dump randomly throughout the store.

This blog is an attempt to document what I find.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Boots And Beer

You have trawled all the way upstairs at Tesco (no mean feat as the travelator isn't working today so you'd have had to trudge round to the one and only customer lift) and spent at least a few minutes looking at all the footwear on offer. Shall I have the brown leather loafers, the pink pumps or maybe just the fluffy green slippers? Then you see them, the only piece of footwear that will satisfy: a pair of brown faux-suede & sheepskin boots. Down in the lift you go, boots sitting proudly in your trolley.  There they stay, past the fruit & veg, the cooked chicken and the freezer section. But then..... it's beer on special offer.  What do you do? Why, you fickle-minded shopper, you put the boots down and pick up some Tennants Lager instead.  Of course you do!  Hey, faced with the same dilemma, which of us wouldn't have done the same?  And here is the evidence.

(Photographed at Tesco, Inverurie on Sunday Feb 28th 2010)

Other Beer and Boot related links.
The Black Sheep Brewery Boots & Beer Walking Festival 2009

Custom Engraved Beer Boots


  1. This is fun! I love shopping at Tesco's whenever I'm in the UK. And, sorry to disappoint, I would have stuck with the boots. :)
    See you on Twitter!
    Maryse aka @Wifsie

  2. Don't kid me. You photoshopped this.

  3. Truly, this is a proper photo, taken on my cell phone. No trickery.