Have to spend that 50p

COMMENT: A move in the right direction but still not a win for all

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One thing I love about watching people in January – go round any shopping centre and you’ll see people doing all sorts of mental arithmetic in their heads, trying to buy stuff that’s as close as possible to the value of the Christmas gift vouchers they received last month.

The only downside is that when they go to the till and find they’re about 50p under, they then spend two minutes looking around at the checkout for something worth 50p that they can add to their shopping even if it’s something they absolutely don’t want or need.

That’s when you just start thinking: ‘For God’s sake, get a life you tightwad!’

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