Supermarket Supremacy- getting to know the class system of where you shop
Posted on November 11, 2008 by peacefulyorkshire
In England I’ve learned even your supermarket choice dictates what your social status is. When I first moved to this country, of course I didn’t know that, well–who would?
I would happily walk along to my nearest supermarket and never did I give it a second thought. I would think with enthusiasm… “oh look, ASDA and Wal-Mart are from the same family, isn’t that just a sweet taste of HOME?!”
But I am not that naive anymore– what I have learned ladies, is that where you shop dictates your class ranking in the UK.
No one actually tells you these things, as an American arriving to this rainy island in the north sea.
Oh No! You have to work these things out for yourself.
I am thinking it goes in this ranking:
Mark’s and Spencer’s
Mr. Chill and I decided to go to Aldi today to see if all the hype was correct. You know –“Spend a little, save a lot!”.
I had never shopped there before, have you? But hey being thrifty is now the cool thing to do according to my Grazia magazine.
I did find a cushioned chair wedge for my harp playing…but we had to leave when Mr. Chill decided to buy hotdogs in a can. I wasn’t THAT impressed.
Hmmm….guess its back to Tesco’s for middle class me.