Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Are We Being served?
To see the sights of the butcher or shopkeeper leaning over the counter talking to his customers have all but disappeared and we are left with the all too familiar feeling of being just another face in the production line of all too frequent miserable staff not happy with their lot.
It's no use us harping on about the past all the time, however comforting a place it may well have been but the above pictures did take me back a few years when the all too familiar sight of the local shopkeeper and trades person was known too many in the local community and they in turn knew their customers and their unique needs as soon as some walked through the door.
Last week I happened to say to Mrs Oscar I fancied some Lambs liver and onions with some mash so whilst she was in Tesco and went to the butchery counter and asked the man with the straw hat for some, as he put one piece on the scale she asked for a different piece as that was some sort of off cut, he replied
" I don't know why people eat this in the first place"
Well sod you Mr Tesco!
That wouldn't happen in a private butchers would it?
trouble is they are a dieing breed and we must preserve the ones we have left by using them.