The changing face of poverty
As part of my recent series of snack expeditions I was in a Tesco just outside Bristol on Friday, in which I noticed a new addition to their Tesco Value economy range that raised an eyebrow.
If you can't quite make out the writing, read on for a close-up.
That's right – it's an economy-brand riding crop. And that wasn't even the oddest thing. Just below them was another rack of slightly fancier riding crops, priced at £3.99. Now, I couldn't find a price for the Value ones anywhere on the display, but one would imagine it was less than £3.99, which begs a pretty obvious question:
Who the hell is walking around out there who can't afford £3.99 for a riding crop, and has to buy an even cheaper economy-brand one, but OWNS AND/OR OPERATES A FRICKING HORSE?
(Or is Bristol just full of impoverished sexual perverts? Rhetorical question.)