I was going to suggest Popstar …………THE RIVALS!!!Either Big Brother or X-factor pioneered the pregnant pause and it has become a predictable, preposterous and unbearable cliche.
I hadn't, but thank you for suggesting a new annoyanceHas anyone else noticed (and become annoyed that) finals of shows like these are invariably now grand finals?
No mention of grand finals in that little piece, but otherwise I found it both accurate and enlightening.
One of the all time great lines....Nah, Hughie Green would never leave a moment silent
…….Nor would Bob Monkhouse in the later incarnation.
Hanging’s too good for ‘emI have a new one. People deciding the middle of a meal in a restaurant is an appropriate point to facetime a friend/relative and have a conversation with them on speakerphone.
Happened twice on my recent holiday, first time an Italian couple and small child, where the mother must have spent 15 minutes on a very loud and animated call, passing the phone to hubby and brat for them to take over occasionally so she could eat. Second an English family, where again the mother initiated a video call back to grandma, once more each of them taking turns to have a conversation, including standing up and turning round through 360 degrees to show grandma the view.
Making a call in a restaurant on a speakerphone is surely understood to be completely uncceptable, yet somehow doing it on video seemed perfectly normal to these people, and the restaurant staff it seemed.
It certainly pays to develop the habit of rigorously inspecting dates but most things should be fine after expiry and if they are not it is obvious.Waitrose use by dates. Often the same day as you buy something with no reduced sticker on it like in most other supermarkets. Then when I come to eat it a couple of days later it is out of date and I didn’t realise and it ends up getting thrown away. I’m getting to the point when I may stop shopping there as I struggle to find much in the drinks section I want to keep me going there.
I shouldn’t need to. There should be at least 2-3 days on an item before it expires unless it’s on the reduced shelf. Every other shop I know manages this.It certainly pays to develop the habit of rigorously inspecting dates but most things should be fine after expiry and if they are not it is obvious.
I'm befuddled by the absurdly small reductions they apply to expiring items.
Expiry dates on almost everything are ridiculous. I routinely enjoy many items a week to two weeks post “expiry”.I shouldn’t need to. There should be at least 2-3 days on an item before it expires unless it’s on the reduced shelf. Every other shop I know manages this.
M&S prices reduce the closer you get to closer times and quite often I've gone in an hour before closing and bought stuff on the sell by date for 10% of the original price. Many items can go straight into the freezer as well.I'm befuddled by the absurdly small reductions they apply to expiring items.
I may be corrected but I do not know of a retailer who now does consume by dates.Those would be "best before" rather than "eat by" dates I trust. There's a big difference