I do sometimes question whether computerised tills are really labour-saving devices. It took the man at the newsagent’s some time to ring up the correct code for the jug of milk I picked up this morning. When he eventually found it, here’s what came up on the display:

Hot drinks (garbage 0.99

I was a little startled and amused, but he assured me that it was what they used for all the items that didn’t fit into one of the regular categories. Kind of defeats the purpose, though, doesn’t it?

At least the price was correct, and the hot drinks garbage tasted fine.