Sunday, 11 January 2009
beware the English language
I was shopping at the supermarket after work and wanting to get home asap.
So I just picked up a few things and headed for the checkout with
"Baskets only" hoping to make a quick break.
It was here in the queue i heard two back packers with thick foreign accents having a debate.
They had their shopping and were confused.
You see they read the sign, 'baskets only' and as they had a green enviro bag didn't know if (in the land of rules and regulations) they were allowed to proceed.
I explained it was how many items in the basket not the actual carry-all that mattered. A basket was implying just a few items.
"this english very confusing," they laughed.
I couldn't agree more.