Yesterday I needed to get a passport photo done so I went to my local Sainsburys.
Having a machine and being a mile from my house it seemed ideal.
Problem was change, I was 50p short in coins so needed to change a note.
Being a supermarket you’d think there would be no problem getting change ?
Oh that would be the case until you meet JOBSWORTH Dun Dun Dun!!!
“I’m sorry sir, its store policy not to give change”
“But I want to use your photo machine”
“its store policy not to give change, You’ll have to make a purchase”
“Ok, I want to buy some photos from the machine in your shop”
“You’ll need to get change for that sir”
“Yes which is why I’m holding up this bit of paper with the queens head on it”
“without a purchase I cannot open the till”
Cue red haze and a solution
Go to pick-and-mix and buy A Jellybaby, just one all on its own.
My son got a jellybaby
I got my photos
Jobsworth got to catch a scrumpled paper bag.
Theres a reason those shop counters are wider than arms reach.
Hehe, you better hope the photo meets all the criteria too, our lass had 3 goes at it, 1st set had a shadow on them (my arse they did!!!) 2nd set she had a couple of hairs over 1 eye!!! 3rd set (which were the 1st set again) passed with flying colours!!
being an ex Sainsburys manager - frankly the jobsworth was talking out his backside. There’s a little button called ‘no-sale’ that does just that, no-sale but the drawer opens. You can bet that if it was a note it would/should be put under a detector lamp though