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  •  there are tescos outside england? (3+ / 0-)

    Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with a-holes - William Gibson. (-9.75 / -9.05)

    by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 04:39:44 PM PDT

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    •  Sometimes (4+ / 0-)

      I think that they, like Pinky, have taken over the world. In Europe they are generally called Tescos, but in the US they were Fresh and Easy, a half-baked concept that had a massive fail.

      You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones

      by northsylvania on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 04:53:54 PM PDT

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      •  good. i'm glad. they're horrid. (5+ / 0-)

        we have enough home grown horridity right here on our own.

        they are simply everywhere in england.  i live on and off in a small small town of 5000 in england.  there's a giagantic tescos there.  one in the next town over of approx. 6000 people.  one in the next one over from there.  and so on.
        i don't know how they all thrive, but they seem to.

        there is nothing more ungodly depressing than shopping for wilted vegetables  in a cavernous tescos on a dark winter day.

        Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with a-holes - William Gibson. (-9.75 / -9.05)

        by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 04:59:57 PM PDT

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        •  Tesco (0+ / 0-)

          I've only been in Tesco's in England, and have to agree.  Once I was chatting with an English friend and he remarked that a division of his company had moved to Slough (an armpit of England), and I made a little stream of consciousness poem about Slough and a Tesco store there.  Just very silly, but we had a chuckle.

          Far away, and
          fourteen months since,
          the windmills of Slough turn,
          turn,
          turn.
          Five-grain bread at least, we need,
          Hovis-like, to stiffen lips, heart, male apparatus.
          Some think it end-of-the-line;
          others, gateway to the Great West.
          We know it as Mother Slough,
          cradle of science, high street beyond peer,
          its Tesco replete with Scottish Beef and low carbon footprint;
          it probably even has an MP.

          Real plastic here; none of that new synthetic stuff made from chicken feathers. By the morning of 9/12/2001 the people of NYC had won the War on Terror.

          by triplepoint on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:45:28 AM PDT

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          •  Love it. (0+ / 0-)

            You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones

            by northsylvania on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 06:21:40 AM PDT

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            •  thankee. (1+ / 0-)
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              Did buy some nice pudding rice there.  There was a recipe for rice pudding on the bag that called for a 'knob of butter'.  Gotta love those Brits.

              Real plastic here; none of that new synthetic stuff made from chicken feathers. By the morning of 9/12/2001 the people of NYC had won the War on Terror.

              by triplepoint on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 10:43:44 AM PDT

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