S01:E05 - Shopping
22 min
Bob and Margaret, concerned at the amount they are spending in take away food and expensive local food shops, decide on an expedition to the Super Save Shopatropolis in Croydon. They take the opportunity to visit the huge recycling depot on the premises. Margaret dutifully sorts out coloured glass while Bob leans back on the car and muses that recycling is no more than a panacea to serve the public's need to feel good about the environment. The shop itself is massive and finding a parking space within walking distance is no mean feat. Once in the store Bob and Margaret bump into many strange people. A disgruntled freezer manager, reduced to dressing in a penguin outfit to hand out fish finger samples, a stranger who lays claim to Bob and Margaret's nearly-full trolley and the local criminals, Beany and Boney.Later, Margaret challenges an aggressive woman's approach to disciplining her hyper-active child, resulting in flying accusations and a near punch-up that is resolved by the stores own Conflict Resolution Officer. He offers the woman a discount of 10p off the cost of a family therapist for every pound spent in the store. While Bob and Margaret queue at the check-out, Beany and Boney are having trouble paying for their own acquisitions, since all their stolen credit cards bear either female or improbable ethnic names. They manage to placate the dim till woman with some counterfeit notes bearing a picture of the Spice Girls. Bob and Margaret are the last customers to leave the store. They are exhausted and too tired to cook; so they decide on Chinese take away.
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