On Monday there were some reduced items in the fresh produce section of the supermarket – leeks, tomatoes, and a cauliflower. I put them in my basket and took them to the till.
At the till, the scanner flagged up my leeks. They were past the sell by date. So the assistant said she could not sell them to me . The outer sheath was a little wrinkled, but with the outer layer taken off, they would be as good as new – worthy of my soup pot – good nourishing food.
I wanted the leeks. The assistant stood her ground, afraid of the law, of losing her job. My leeks were binned.