Friday, 1 August 2008

Tesco, youthful automotive pursuers and vandalism

Shopping has always been one of my least preferred pursuits (due evolutionary reasons. I read in a journal that entering a shop triggers the male self preservatory ‘fight or flight’ response) and I didn’t pay much heed to recent discussions on the Shetlink forum on the subject of the ever proliferate Tesco’s move, or perhaps incursion, to Lerwick.

But I’ve been intrigued, and slightly concerned, by the level of delight and sometimes ire that the subject has triggered amongst forum contributors. A poll on Shetlink shows that 60% of Shetlinkers are in favour of Tesco’s, mainly due to the promise of reduced prices and an apparent increase in choice, but those who decry the retail behemoth point to Tesco’s track record of fowl foul play and substandard reimbursement of suppliers.