Saturday, May 16, 2009

One of those things middle-aged gentlemen do

Walking past the European market stalls in Manchester I was taken by one selling a bewildering array of salami. I asked the pretty young German blonde for a couple of green pepper salami.


"You can buy seven different salami for £10," she smiled. Sweetly.

I handed my £10 note to the pretty young German blonde and said thank you to her and to her pretty middle-aged German mother.

I can pretend as much as I want but in the end you can't fight the programming.

10 comments:

Scarlet-Blue said...

You get the full works for twenty quid, Kev.
Sx

Lulu LaBonne said...

I want to know what you got for a tenner

KAZ said...

Those fraus and frauleins should know better than to come over 'ere offering such temptations to our menfolk.
Seven sticks of salami .... it's just too much for any man.

Gaw said...

7 for a tenner! No wonder you were tempted - that's better than Lidl.

inkspot said...

If the Poles had been offered this kind of salesmanship then WW2 might have been averted.

Gadjo Dilo said...

How big were these salamis though? Not that size is everything, of course.

Kevin Musgrove said...

I notice that the gentlemen take a culinary view while the ladies...

They're small salami, eight by one-and-a-bits, not the chunky ones you see in the cartoons.

savannah said...

oh my, sugar! xoxox ;)

KAZ said...

I passed there today and there was a spotty lad on the stall - and no customers.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Savannah: quite so my dear

Kaz: not surprised, it just doesn't work, except as a pitch on Canal Street.