I note that parts of dobbin have been discovered, specifically, in Tesco’s economy burgers. Get yourself a nice, hot cup of watered brick dust and celebrate the return to the good old days of adulterated food for the poor.
And indeed for the elderly. I also know someone who does the dotcom rounds at a Tesco store, working from lists sent in by customers. Sometimes these include requests for economy lines in huge volumes. Just the basics – tins of watery baked beans, sausages made mainly from chicken fat, bread reminiscent of polystyrene and of course burgers fresh from the knacker’s yard and so on. These orders are mainly from private care homes, and they’re usually the first in the queue when she clocks on at six in the morning. That way the delivery gets made early, when there are no visitors around.
I’ve not seen her in a while, but I bet she’s really enjoying all the witty banter from customers today.