If hot dog rolls come in packs of six, why don’t hot dogs as well?

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How come we can buy hot dogs in so many different ways and quantities? You can buy them in tins, jars and in plastic packets in the chilled section of your supermarket.

Plus, you seem to be able to buy them in packs of five, eight or 10. And yet if you buy hot dog rolls, they usually come in batches of six.

Could we not have some standardisation please? If you’re going to sell hot dog rolls in packs of six, can you start selling hot dogs in the same number? It’d make things a lot easier!

n Have you ever thought how much longer the US sitcoms like Friends and Seinfeld would have lasted if the cast actually locked the doors to their apartments?

Check out every episode. People just burst in all the time without knocking or waiting for anyone to answer the door.

If they actually locked their doors and put doorbells on them, each show would have lasted at least another 10 minutes.

And yes, I do realise that noticing this means I need to get out more!

n Have you ever accidentally called someone mum who wasn’t actually your mother by mistake? I’ve done it and it’s just something I reckon every single person has done accidentally.

I know people who’ve done it to teachers and work colleagues and partners. I just wonder if anyone’s ever called someone more unusual mum by mistake.

n I went to put some air in my car tyres a couple of days ago and I found that the cost of using the air machine at the petrol station had gone up from 20 pence to 50 pence in one fell swoop.

That’s got to be one of the most outrageous sudden price increases, percentage wise, that I’ve ever seen.

A 150 per cent increase in the price in one go and it’s only air!