A jolly good egg…..

egg_barcode_0515 copy 3Another encounter with the scanner has shown me that the gift of giving can permeate the mind of even the meanest spirited electronic brain. It was as though I had encountered the reanimated, fully epiphanised Scrooge, in mechanical form, cheerily waiting at the checkout with the sole purpose of bringing joy to every Tiny Tim that passed a bar code over his platen. I was in the guise of a Wiser man, bearing a box of six eggs, as is my wont. I stood before the altar of he whom I supposed was still the steely eyed Moolah, Lord of the Dosh and Keeper of the fabled Wonga. I was not expecting love, I was ready for conflict and confusion. Having performed the initial rites I was prepared, this time, for the six passes of the egg box. The first pass was met with the curt bleep of approval and I proceeded to the second pass for the second egg. Rejection can be hard, but the Scanner’s rejection was, miraculously, kindness itself. His electronic screen of a face beamed with the simple Christmas message – 28ctms, pay up now. A box of six jolly good eggs for 28ctms the lot. Like a stick of Brighton rock with the bar code running through it. My toast had fallen butter side up. I have a feeling that this conversion may not be as permanent as the one that we assume affected Scrooge.


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Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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14 Responses to A jolly good egg…..

  1. Mad Dog says:

    Did you go back for another six boxes 😉

  2. Eha says:

    Methinks I may play the ‘Muppet’s Christmas Carol’ after this one!

  3. ChgoJohn says:

    Your toast had fallen up, indeed, but I’ve a feeling that this is but the 2nd round of a championship bout, my Friend. Although you seem well-matched, I doubt that you’ll be able to outlast your opponent. My advice is to go for the technical knockout. Pull the plug.

  4. Tandy says:

    Ah, a much be result today 🙂

  5. Ha! There is something very meldrovian about your battle of the six eggs. A glorious victory Roger, which gave me a much-needed chuckle. Thank you.

  6. Karen says:

    I think it will be a soft termed victory but relish in the moment.

  7. Bargain – it was meant to be. Or should I say “and thus it came to pass”?!

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