Well, not toxic, exactly... maybe just a little bit rank. But in a nice way. With a garnish.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

tip the balance

We are like an old married couple.

Me, clutching the shopping list. Imp, pushing the trolley.
We mosey on around Tesco, catching a quick snog whenever no one's looking. We are trying to be quick because we've left TinyDog on her own, but Imp has a rule about going down every aisle in the entire building. Given that this is a massive Tesco, this could take hours.

We spend ages looking at the dvds because I'm addicted to films, then we spend ages looking at baskets.. because Imp thinks they are a good idea. I can't really understand baskets. They've got holes in them. Ah well.

We snog again and wander up the bathroom-stuff aisle.

Imp looks for a while at bathroom scales.
Her scales at home lie outrageously and then change their mind 30 seconds later. There's really no way of knowing whether you should be contemplating stomach stapling or if you are just perhaps a tiny bit porky. One minute you're a whopping 15 stone then step back on and you're back to a happy 9 1/2. Bastard things.

I test them out, around a corner. I weighed myself at home earlier so I know what to expect. I grit my teeth anyway.

These scales are brill!
They remove a whole 4 pounds from the awful truth and smile up at me, winningly.
We like these scales.

Satisfied, we chuck them in the trolley and head to the tills, 8 pounds lighter and only £3.59 poorer, between the two of us.


  • At January 28, 2006 11:41 pm, Blogger Sniffy said…

    But your mental health is what counts here. Well done on an excellent purchase. I'm still not venturing anywhere near bathroom scales until I have a long term illness that helps me shed some of this weight.

  • At January 28, 2006 11:41 pm, Blogger Sniffy said…

    And KISSING? In a public place? Filth.

  • At January 29, 2006 1:55 am, Blogger S.I.D. said…

    I love tescos, their my social outing of the week.

    I have friends who shop there.

    ignore me

  • At January 29, 2006 3:49 am, Blogger Mdx said…

    I just don't understand stone but oh well, the bathroom-stuff aisle must be the most romantic in the whole store. Went to Tescos while in Reading last may, quite a selection! Not sure about the snogging. 2 nuns in a bath??? What?

  • At January 29, 2006 9:36 pm, Blogger funny thing said…

    14 pounds (lbs) to a stone.

    I'm shocked that your mind would move to nuns at the mere mention of bathrooms. Remind me never to visit Tennessee. Or at least, I'll have to remember to leave my wimple behind.

  • At January 31, 2006 2:43 am, Blogger pissoff said…

    I too have to go up and down every aisle. I never venture near the scales - stone or no stone.

  • At February 01, 2006 7:17 pm, Blogger just sayin' said…

    girls, girls, girls. what's a stone or 2 between the sheets? merely more to fondle and less chance of some boney edge jabbing a tender spot.


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