Jen and I bought a few provisions in a local Spar in Edinburgh on Friday. The total came to £5.10. I handed the woman on the till a £10 note, and Jen handed her a 10p piece. The woman handed back a £5 note as change, which Jen pocketed.

"I'm liking the way that went," said the woman on the till, nodding appreciatively. "I'm liking it a lot."

I hadn't a clue what she was talking about.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. This reminds me of a Victoria Wood story.She stopped at a motorway service area, went into the cafe and got a pot of tea and a scone. As she went to pay she said to the check-out girl "I'm sorry, I've only got a ten pound note" so the check-out girl said "well, you'll have to put the scone back then"..........,...............Well I think it's funny.Keith

  2. I heard a story about (I think) Chic Murray being served with afternoon tea that included tiny pots of jam, butter, cream and honey. He looked at the honey and said to the waiter "Ah, I see you keep a bee...".

    My apologies - the prompt was the scone (i think it's funny too).

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