Saturday, 28 February 2009

Uninformed

I went shopping today, as I didn't even have enough milk for a cup of coffee. Being Saturday, I got up fairly late and had a quick scan of the Phileleftheros paper until my stomach started growling "lunch" at me, so I got to the supermarket by about midday.

I think everyone else got up late and had a quick scan of the paper and went shopping with their stomachs nagging them, because they all appeared to be there too.
"There may be longer than usual delays at the checkout"

I don't tend to go to the supermarket at set times, so perhaps I just hit a Saturday lunchtime rush. But there could be lots of other reasons.

The Long Weekend

There's a long weekend to celebrate the start of Greek Orthodox Lent on Monday. But the place wasn't full of Greeks with trolleys full of kebabs, so I suspect that's not it.


The Weather


Maybe there's bad weather on the way. There were heavy rain and hail storms in Cyprus on Thursday and Friday. One man lost control of his car and was killed, whilst another was struck by lightening while picking vegetables. In Bee's part of the world they've also had storms, causing her to be temporarily absent from the Internet. Naturally I've no idea what they're predicting in Britain, so I panic-bought t some extra supplies of bottled water just in case, to supplement the 8 litres I already had in my flat.

The Economy

Maybe the credit crunch is over or something. Perhaps banks have dropped their interest rates and are lending people money to make them go out and shop and get in front of me in the queues. After all, various companies and banks were reporting profits the other day. In Cyprus.

Sex Marathons


I was reading about a Russian man who had a 12-hour non-stop
sex marathon with 2 women. They had bet them €5000 that he couldn't do it. Why him? Women never approach me with offers like that.

They reckon it was the 30 viagra pills he took (one packet) that actually caused his fatal heart attack shortly afterwards. What's this got to do with shopping? Well, if he had survived he would no doubt have rushed, starving, to the supermarket. Maybe all the extra people there today had just finished 12 hour marathons, possibly for charity (there was some kind of collection going on today, now I come to think of it). One tired-looking couple had two huge trolley loads of groceries between them. If I'd thought about it at the time I could have asked them.


Pay Day

Most of us got paid yesterday, so maybe people are simply going out to spend their money. However I refuse to believe this reason because it's far too prosaic.

Now I know what you're thinking. Would it really hurt me that much to take a peek at a British paper, or the UK news? The answer, of course, is that it would. Because then I'd know. And that would be no fun.

23 comments:

Chris Wood said...

First! & I checked the UK news. We're all fucked.

Chris Wood said...

PS 30 Viagra tablets? 1 ... 2 ... 3... At least he died happy!

Jean Knee said...

if you're having a 12 hour sex marathon I guess you wouldn't notice if you have an erection lasting more than 4 hours

poor guy

I never check any news if at all possible

Brian o vretanos said...

Chris:

That's one reason I don't bother with the news, it's always the same.

Brian o vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

Yes, there are a lot of bad things that could happen - it was a stupid thing to do.

Bee said...

First!!

Bee said...

Sorry. Force of habit.

Bee said...

I hate going to the grocery store but Sundays are horrible. I have now talked Andy into thinking it's best I don't go with him since we spend double when I go.

Andy had a friend who took some viagra pills and then his um state of excitment would not go away. What a numbnuts...

Brian o vretanos said...

Bee:

Men are definitely more effective shoppers, as we treat it like more of a tactical military operation. Go in, grab the goods and get back to base ASAP.

The worse case scenario for someone in Andy's friend's, er, position (other than a heart attack) is amputation...

Dan said...

Bee, I hope "Andy's friend" had lots of fun that night.

Tracys Ramblings said...

I wouldn't want to be involved in that marathon. I'm a "quality not quantity" type of gal.

And I'm also ELEVENTH!!!

Tracys Ramblings said...

Brian Dear,
It's a rule that if you want to avoid a crowd of hungry rude people, stay away from any store that sells groceries on weekends.
I, personally, only go to the grocery really early in the morning. There's never a crowd at 7 am.

Bee said...

BRIAN! Today is square root day and you didn't tell us!

I count on you to tell us about the math holidays...

Bee said...

Dan you are so gross!!

Brian o vretanos said...

Square root day?

Are they selling cards for it?

I didn't know about this. I presume that someone has only just noticed that 3 x 3 = 9. I'm very pleased for them, but the rest of us have known this for some time now...

Brian o vretanos said...

Also, 3 x 3 is NOT equal to 2009. So they're 2000 years too late.

Brian o vretanos said...

The next square year is 2025

Brian o vretanos said...

The last one was 1936

Brian o vretanos said...

The 62nd triangle year was 1953, and the 63rd will be 2016...

Maybe the card companies will make a triangular card for the occasion...

Bee said...

This is my 3rd try at replying to your comment due to the funky commenting thing.
Anyway.
They are going based off of 3/3/09 not 3/3/2009.
They said the next one is 4/4/16.

Brian o vretanos said...

Okay, I've changed the comment thing back to what it was. I seem to be the only person that liked it.

Anyway. They're wrong about the 09 thing. It's 2009. Idiots...

Bee said...

Sorry Brian. It's just that i usually had to refresh your page a few times before I could comment from my phone.

Jean Knee said...

it's true Brian, that comment thing sucked

where'e WW?