I did the shopping in Asda today. I have defected to Asda from Sainsbury's because they offer to pack your bags, which Sainsbury's now do not, and they are certainly a bit cheaper. On the way out, I stopped at their petrol station to fill up but as I was pulling out, an idiot woman in a four by four came charging round the bend as if she were taking part in Formula 1. We both stopped and she very ungraciously allowed me through, and, as we were in adjacent lanes at the roundabout, started shouting and bawling at me through her open window. Unfortunately for her, my window was not open so I was unable to benefit from her undoubted words of wisdom, but the thought occurred to me that this is only the beginning. For the next several weeks, tempers will get shorter, patience will disappear and people all over the country will growl and snarl at each other as they put themselves under increasing degrees of stress on the run-up to Christmas.
You remember Christmas, season of good will to all?
Where's the nearest desert island?