Saturday, 7 May 2016

Making My Own Fun


The Prof went for a drink after work last night so I went to the supermarket to complete the weekly shop.
Strange as it may sound, I think I got the better deal, for the afternoon visit was the ideal venue for my favourite game of,
" Supermarket Relay"
Now the rules of Supermarket Relay are as follows.
  1. First take a leisurely wander up and down the aisles of your favourite supermarket scanning the shoppers as well as the produce.
  2. Make a note of anyone you recognise.
  3. Pick your victim .
  4. Follow them at a distance then
  5. Strike 
Now, to explain this game a little better, I need to give you yesterday's examples
  1. I did indeed wander up and down the aisles
  2. In the end I recognised five shoppers! ( a particular record!) - Three ladies from Samaritans who were shopping post lunch date. " Betty"( Wife of Gentleman Farmer Ralph; they live down our lane) and Gaynor, Trelawnyd Church's Mad organist. 
  3. Only three of the five were pushing a shopping trolley. And so " Betty", a lady called Norma (who incidentally is Winnie's regular babysitter) and Gaynor were shortlisted! Now......" Betty" , being a fit farmer's wife, proved to be far too agile to follow effectively so I centred my game on Norma and Gaynor.
  4. Now  the object of supermarket Relay is to sneak useless items of produce into your victims' shopping trolley without being caught by them or by any eagle eyed fellow shopper who may open their gob to warn them. In my experience,,it takes great skill to get away with anything more than two items, such is the peripheral visual skills of your average shopper, but I thought I'd give it a go. 
In two minutes I was on a roll. Deftly I dropped an economy tin of spaghetti hoops in the Mad Organist's trolley while she was busy with the baking section before swooping upon an unsuspecting Norma  who was approaching the checkout , with a triple bombing of a family sized box of paper  hankies, trifle sponge fingers and a packet of pan scrubs. 
Neither woman was aware of my presence   ! 

Great fun...you should try it!

81 comments:

  1. Really John! You are completely Nuts!! I think the rules need upgrading so it has to be something that person couldn't possibly need ... like disposable nappies for Gaynor, or ... budgie food for someone without a bird.

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    1. I thought the " economy" tinned fare would have smarted the most virginia x

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  2. I would like to see it totally lawless and see how much you can get into the trolley of a total stranger without him/her seeing.

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    1. You mad crazy bitch.......i like it

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  3. But now you've outed yourself, it's going to be almost impossible in future. *They* will be looking out for you!
    I'd love to have seen their faces, though, when they got to the checkout and found those items. Lol, lol, lol,

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  4. Good to hear that other people do weird things in a supermarket .

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    1. And pray ask what do you get up to at wallmart Leisha?

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  5. Since you are outed, you better check YOUR shopping cart before check out!

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    1. My senses are too quick jan

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    2. You do realise you've just issued a challenge to any and all. Do write a post telling us how you explained those three dozen Scotch eggs to the Prof.

      I have two job interviews this week coming!!!

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  6. This would be a bit like having little uns with you when you shop and find items at the checkout you never wanted!

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  7. I don't believe you. I think you're having us on.

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    1. All true... The Prof will verify this tomorrow when he goes to church. I am thinking of putting some spaghetti hoops on the organ keys

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  8. Good comment from Jan B. Isn't there a certain personal products aisle in the supermarket where you could buy things that may raise an eyebrow at the checkout. Most check out chaps are dumb as, but the tactic might raise an eyebrow with checkout chicks. Embarrassed words might follow, "For my son/daughter". But honestly, what could be worse than being caught with a tin of spaghetti hoops.

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    1. Exactly! The shame!

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    2. Economy ones at that... does anyone really eat that stuff

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  9. Did you stick around to watch their reactions from a distance?
    You obviously had a very protected childhood and now you're getting it out of your system!! lol My friend and I used to do this kind of thing in junior high!!

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    1. I saw norma's reaction but unfortunately lost Gaynor in the chrush..i would have loved to have seen her puzzlement as she is such a deadpan character

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    2. And yes Jimbo, I should have done this kind of thing when I was little

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  10. How long have you been stalking us at Woodman's in Sun Prairie? I swear to God that explains those canned greens.

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    1. I am yet to try this abroad.....if i did it in the states someone would probably shoot me

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    2. Careful John, remember your follower count!

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    3. I lost another 2 yesterday..that was for slagging Trump

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    4. Bet you'll gain more than you'll loose over that! I've offered political asylum to an American friend!

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  11. oooooooooooooh, I would LOVE a tour of an overseas supermarket! you have a bit of the devil in you, john; I like that!

    I am in and out of a grocery store very quickly.

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  12. My son has become so good at this game I avoid grocery shopping with him. Amazing how the bill shrinks without him sneaking random snack treats into the trolley.
    I would try it myself but as I never see people I know it would mean doing it to a stranger, which could turn nasty if you get caught slipping something embarassing into the trolley of someone who turns out to be a raving psychopath with a black belt.

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    1. The fun of the game is that you HAVE to do it to someone you know.....it takes more skill as they can recognise you!

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  13. Garn, you can'e be serious, man!
    Mrgaret P

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    1. Deadly serious......more than you'll ever know

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  14. That's wicked! I get very distracted in supermarkets and have a habit of walking off with the wrong trolley.

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    1. Outside or inside the store?

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  15. Next week there will be a poster next to the entrance to the super-market with your picture on it,

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    1. I dont mind as long as its photographed from above to hide my double chin

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    2. More likely from behind, while you are bending over.

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  16. This is taking 'living dangerously' to a new level. I'm terribly nervous for you being found out - and whatever you do don't dare playing it with tampons.

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    1. That would be a new low even for me

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  17. Brilliant! Although I doubt it would work here. Being retired, I shop during what a friend calls "old people drive time", so my victims would more likely attribute the unfamiliar items to lapses of memory and buy them anyway.

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  18. You're like a supermarket NINJA!

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  19. That's the craziest thing I ever heard!! How did you ever get such an idea in the first place? :)

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  20. Wales a bit starved for excitement these days???

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    1. No, im just a sad bastard

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  21. And this is why you are my friend xxxx

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  22. And this is why you are my friend xxxx

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  23. So we've had 'Supermarket Sweep' - now 'Supermarket Creep' ?

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  24. Back many years ago (decades...) I worked at a store that was a precursor of the *Mart type stores. A woman was doing her shopping after her shift, and when she came up to the register someone had put several boxed of condoms in her cart. I innocently asked why she was so upset. She replied that it would be ok if she had actually put them in herself!

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    1. Meant to specify that she was a manger who worked at the store.

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  25. I love seeing little kids doing this at the co-op into their mum's trolleys.
    I once absentmindedly pushed the wrong trolley and looked down to see a baby in it. I shrieked " Oh my God ...a baby !" The father was watching me laughing. To be fair we were all at the wine shelves looking at wines & it was easily done.

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  26. Great idea! I know a man who takes his dog shopping with him. One time he left his trolley to get something in the next aisle, when he returned the trolley(with chihuahua) was gone. He searched the entire store and found them . An elderly man had mistaken the cart for his own and had not noticed the dog. He was very surprised when dog owner pointed out the mix-up.


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  27. You'll let us know if you've got two black eyes tomorrow, won't you !!!

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  28. Oooh, now I really hope to spot you in Waitrose! Be on the lookout for mysterious boxes of tampons! X

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  29. Well whenever it's a bloke you recognise you have to sneak in the biggest box of Tampax you can find :-)

    I dare you!!

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  30. I used to work in a supermarket and after work do the shopping. Many a time I would find a packet of condoms and KY jelly in the trolley all thanks to a super guy called George who sadly isn't with us any more but always caused uproar on the shop floor.

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  31. I have played this game in reverse years ago when I have turned around and started to put something in my cart and the food looks wrong. It is not my cart.
    But now a days I need the cart to walk so that doesn't happen.
    You are an evil little bunny aren't you ! Way too much fun.

    By the way thehamish surgery is on the 18.
    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  32. You need to get out of Wales (it's free for the Welsh on the bridges) a little more. Bring the Prof to Bath sometime. I cannot (will not) put you up, but I will give you both a lot of attention. When the fun is over, you have to pay to get back in. Where's the justice in that?

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    1. I know..i'm a sad sack

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    2. Isn't 'making my own fun' a euphemism for masturbation?

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    3. In your house it may be

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  33. Did this to my neighbour last Monday, it wasn't til he reached the checkout he noticed the 2 large multi pack flake boxes...

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  34. I'm impressed you were able to sneak in such apparently LARGE objects. I was thinking a can of salmon or something.

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  35. Nice one. I don't think I have ever seen anyone I recognise in the supermarket though. Which makes me wonder whether my circle of acquaintances is really that small. (And yes, it is.)

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    1. We only have marks and sainsburys so the pool is slightly larger when victimsare concerned

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  36. Is this why there always seem to be so many random boxes and packets lingering by the check-out ? The ones the cashiers are not trying to promote !

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  37. I wish you shopped at my grocery store... I feel like I'm in a rut fixing the same foods week after week... I feel like a voyeur sneaking looks into other folks carts for ideas. If you'd just slip some goodies in my cart I would have a whole new menu to fix. Only, please don't put tampons or the such in.. can't think of a thing to use those for nowadays.

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    1. I couldnt bring myself to pick up tampons or god forbid lilets

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    2. Lilets are tampons. You shove 'em in

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    3. Whats the stick on ones?

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    4. Sorry, I dont know anything about antiques.

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  38. You are so darn much fun . . .
    I am going to try this . . .
    Seriously . . .

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  39. Oh I LOVE it. I'm thinking, Anusol, Tena lady, play lube, denta fix!

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    1. Oh another soooo sick mind!

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    2. I was thinking exactly the same thing

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  40. Oh you are Evil but .... I am going to try this too!!!

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  41. I love this game! We dare each other to b as naughty as possible and I'm winning so far; with a large butternut squash and a tube of KY jelly being the latest in a long line of naughty additions to unsuspecting shoppers!

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