Why is it that throughout December, perfectly normal everyday supermarkets and other food shops are crawling with so many more shoppers than at other times of year?
Do people eat three times as much in December (other than one day – and surely they can’t spend several weeks continually shopping for just that)?
Do people shop to store food for the entire year in December? Seems perverse to me, given that it’s not naturally a season of plenty.
Or do they pay a pilgrimmage to the shops, and just wander around crowding the place out?
I mean, I can understand that some shops – headed by toyshops – should do their best trade in December. But plain supermarkets??? I think I may have to bunker down and live out of frozen and long-life food for the next few weeks.