By sp33dway

The Good, the bad and the ugly

Tesco, the supermarket behemoths, are taking over the world. Don't get me wrong I think such places are a very good thing in their own way (we shop in one ourselves every few weeks or so) but they become a terribly bad thing when their quest for A Fistful of Dollars get's out of control.

No longer content with helping to put the local milkman, greengrocer, butcher, fish monger, village baker and corner shop owner out of business our local 24hr 'extra' one now even provides an organic vegetable box scheme (undercutting any locally available ones), a while-u-wait hand car wash (beating the price of the enterprising family run ones) and... wait for it... funerals.

Yep, that's right. Funerals. I wonder if you can earn clubcard loyalty points on those too? Probably. And maybe even the socially coveted 'green' ones if you choose to have a coffin made from recycled battery-farm egg boxes, perhaps.

There was no intention to turn this week's assignment into a rant, but when I drove down Old Wrexham Road on the way to work this morning and saw an empty Tesco carrier bag tied to a reflective road barrier my heart sank, and not just because there was a bin only 10ft away either. Ugly megalomanic attempts to monopolise everything with such an unashamed display of greed gets right on my pip, and I wish they would put the brakes on to give way to others a bit (especially the smaller 'traffic' who are struggling to get from A to B every day).

But they don't and they won't. Not until they get their hands on A few Dollars More...

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