The other day it was pouring down with rain and Granny was looking anxious. I asked her what was wrong and she said she had to visit Lidl, Iceland and Asda and she was going to get soaked. I offered my assistance in running her around to get her bits and pieces of shopping but she would hear none of it. I thought to myself, well at least I have offered and she has turned me down, I shall go and watch Jezza instead. Twenty minutes later she was there; “You couldn’t run me to the shops could you, seeing as you’re doing nothing?” I replied that I was doing nothing twenty minutes earlier when I first offered to take her. “No you didn’t,” she replied – a normal conversation these days.
The bears had no tea last night. We all had to go to bed hungry because of Tesco’s failure to deliver our Jammy Toast provisions. We placed our order online and selected a delivery slot between 1pm and 2pm. When 4.30pm arrived we decided it was time to check where our delivery had disappeared to. The lady on the phone checked for us and explained that there had been a delay but promised us faithfully that there would be a delivery, they just couldn’t tell us at what time. We were all relieved that at least our delivery would arrive and we would receive our Christmas cheer, or so we thought…
Razzi is always a very polite bear. He maybe naughty but if there is anyone in need, then he is always the first to offer help. He has a good heart and is always happy to offer others assistance. Our Granny has not long ago had a knee replacement operation and is also suffering from dizzy spells which are a mystery to modern medicine. Granny wanted to get out and get some shopping in but was a little reluctant to go alone in case her leg started aching or she started to feel dizzy. Razzi stepped forward without hesitation to offer his help while the other bears looked on in trepidation. As many of you may already know, Granny has a bit of a reputation for being a little scatty so the other bears were a little reluctant to get involved in any of her hair-brained schemes.
Here at Jammy Toast we are all for people getting bargains along with their shopping. Furthermore, as most of you will be aware, yesterday was Black Friday – the day when retailers sell stock at greatly reduced prices for people who want to buy Christmas items early. This trend started in America and has now become an international shopping phenomenon with people the world over putting pressure on retailers to sell at reduced prices. However, Black Friday’s massive popularity has a darker side to it. The vast volume of shoppers has led to chaotic scenes and outbreaks of violence. The last few years has seen stampedes and shootings plaguing the day. In fact, in America, Black Friday has resulted in four deaths and 56 injuries in the past five years.