WAITROSE devotees going to Poundland to ‘get rid of their old pound coins’ have declared themselves to be ‘utterly thrilled’.
Since the discount store announced it will accept the old coins until the end of the month, people who ‘shop with taste’ are delighted to finally have a viable excuse to explore a ‘working class wonderland’.
Martin Bishop, from East Sussex, said: “After snuffling around the house like a Dordogne truffle pig, I found 243 old pound coins.
“I thought I might be able to get one or two bargains for my money but almost every single thing in that shop only costs one pound. Working class people are living the dream.
“As well as 242 tubes of Nivea hand cream, I got not one, but five washing up brushes for just one pound. In Waitrose they cost… I haven’t the faintest idea.”
He added: “Sadly, I brushed up against a man – or woman – wearing a football team shirt and the static electricity gave me a tiny shock. I shall never, ever go back.”