Discrimination Against The Single And The Elderly

Jan Leeming

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 7th February 2010


Ok, I'm on a grumble roll.  I get absolutely furious at this 'Two for the price of One' or 'Buy one, get one half price'.  That maybe Ok for families who need a great deal of food but it's we singletons who are subsidising the 'cheaper!!' food.  Give you an example - I needed some Salad the other day.  I won't tell you which supermarket except it's one of the best - because they are all doing it.  I cannot get through two packets of Salad so was forced to pay £1.99 for one packet and for one extra penny - £2 - I could have had 2 packs.  Yesterday it was Anya potatoes - buy one, get one free.  I have neither the eating or storage capacity to buy in bulk.  As the check out girl said and I've been saying for years - 'If they can afford to do that, why don't they put the realistic price on the product'  You aren't getting one free at all.  I do know that Tesco are going to introduce a 'Buy One now - and get another one later'.  But that still begs the question - Why don't they sell one at the correct price.

This 'Bulk' discrimination works against Single People and the Elderly.

And whilst on a grumble against Supermarkets, I wonder if any of the Buyers have EVER tasted Ripe Fruit.  I am tired of buying the - Ripe and Ready to Eat varieties of e.g. avocadoes, nectarines, papaya, mango etc. and so forth.  Nine times out of ten you can't get the Nectarines off the stone - the papayas are bullet hard and never really do ripen and I could go on and on.  I know we can't re-invent the wheel, but how I long for the days when we had 'seasonal' fruit and vegetables and they actually 'TASTED' of something.  The only Tomatoes I ever taste these days which really do smell and taste of Tomato are those grown by my Father.  Those you buy in the supermarkets - even the supposed 'on the vine' ones, simply do not have the flavour they used to have and as for the Big Tomatoes - they are full of water and not much else.

OK I'll stop bleating now but I could write pages and pages on the subject.

I know I promised to put into the Gallery some photos of Winter in Trafalgar Square.  I apologise for not doing so but it takes so long to upload each single photo.  But I will try and put a few in for you in case the Computer has to stay in 'hospital'.  We don't realise how much we rely on computers and IT.  For example, most of my phone numbers are on my computer - so no computer, no phone book.  And I'm too untechnical to buy an Iphone.  Oh, how I wish I were less of a Technophobe.

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