Conversation at Co-op

The check-out girl was dutifully scanning our purchases, when all of a sudden she stopped and stared at two vegetables on the conveyor belt.

Check-out girl: Excuse me, what are these?

Gareth and Jane (together):  Courgettes!

Check-out girl: Thanks. I recognised them, just didn’t know what they were called.

She looks at her product list.

Check-out girl: Excuse me, is this how you spell it?

She shows Gareth the product list.

Gareth: Erm, no. That’s pomegranates. It’s C-O-U-R …

Check-out girl: Oh.

She looks at her product list.

Check-out girl: Oh, here it is. It’s right at the top of the list. I couldn’t see it for looking.


She couldn’t see it because

  1. she didn’t know what it was, and
  2. couldn’t spell it.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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