“The debate seemed civilised at first, with what seemed like routine pleasantries”, said Waitrose assistant manager Julie Fleck.
“But then the slightly older lady took the jar and said ‘it goes with your hair’ and then ‘you need it more than me’ as she placed it in the slightly younger lady’s trolley. The slightly older lady then marched off to aisle 4 and bought 10 blocks of our most expensive cheeses.”
Ms Fleck said it dawned on her many hours later that the incident in aisle 3 bore all the hallmarks of classic passive / aggressive behaviour but by then it was too late to call the Police.
“The horse had bolted” said Ms Fleck.
Later in the day there was another incident when a 33 year old woman stabbed 7 fellow customers to death in aisle 9, but that sort of thing is fairly common after the school run, according to assistant manager Fleck.