A WOMAN spent 20 minutes staring at breakfast cereal in a supermarket to avoid making small talk with a neighbour she does not really know very well.
Emma Bradford had already bumped into neighbour Martin Bishop once during her weekly food shop and then continued in the hope she would not have to bump into him again and make even more stilted conversation.
Bradford said, “I once bumped into someone four times while in a supermarket and by the fourth time I was looking at the reduced section and it really was painfully awkward. Never again.”
Meanwhile, Bishop said: “After I bumped into Emma I couldn’t bare to bump into her again, so I went to the drinks aisle and just looked at all the fancy bottles of red wine. All the expensive bottles are on the top shelf because rich people are obviously taller than poor people.
“Anyway, after 20 minutes, I thought she must have finished her shopping, but when I stuck my head round the corner she was staring at the Sugar Puffs like a nutter. I decided to carry on looking at the booze until she was gone.”
He added: “Who pays £12 for a bottle of red wine when they’ve got one for £3.45?”