A COUPLE who decided to shop in Waitrose as a treat have come home and immediately requested a three-month mortgage holiday.
Tom and Natasha Logan decided that they deserved better than their weekly click-and-collect and did a big shop in the upmarket store which had to be put on credit card.
Tom said: “I realise now we were naïve. But it all seemed so nice and gentle and welcoming.
“I began on high alert, warning Nat when she strayed near the vine-ripened tomatoes and those inviting little trays of plump raspberries, which made me feel gauche and cruel.
“It’s so blessedly civilised in there. No-one yells at their kids and all the elderly shoppers are the friendly kind in pastel cardigans, not the grizzled kind with green tattoos who’d fight you for a nicotine hit.
“In retrospect, the tipping point was the essentials Grana Padano. Essentials is how they get you. Then caramelised onion hummus, and by the end if felt totally normal to be spending £6.50 on two ‘salted caramel crème pots’.
“I called the mortgage people and they said they understood and had we tried the lavender-flavoured shortbread? So we’re going back next week.”