Thursday, 13th May 2021

Shelf-stacker going to work with picture of sweetheart in his pocket

A 19-YEAR-OLD Lidl employee is keeping a photo in his pocket of the sweetheart he will marry when this madness is over. 

Stephen Malley of Crewe looks at the photo of his one true love Francesca Johnson, who he has been courting for two years, during his breaks and promises he will come back to her one day.

He said: “Franny’s a swell gal and I know she’s still holding a torch for me over there in Market Drayton. Perhaps one day I’ll be able to go there and see her.

“She’s promised to wait. I knew what I was doing when I signed up. You don’t apply to be a part-time grocery associate if you’re not prepared to work through a global pandemic.

“When I’ve finished replenishing the Toilet Duck, sometimes I sit on the empty bog roll pallets out back, blow the harmonica, and think about Franny.

“Then I put that photo in the pocket over my heart, underneath the name badge where they spelled my name wrong. Then I go back out there and face the enemy.”

He added: “I’ve also got loads of photos of her on my phone, but they’re not safe for work in the least.”