My day did not start well. I need some strips of magnets for my woodworking projects, and I shot out the door at the crack of dawn to avoid the shopping rush. Leapt into the car. The end.
It did not start. Irritation beyond belief. Yes, I could have called the AA, but I called a friend instead, and we jump-started the car eventually - he had to dress three children and coat them up, find hats and scarves etc as it freezing here today. It may snow.
So my cunning plot to avoid the crowds ground to a halt. I took the car for a run along the dual carriageway to charge the engine, and then tried one shop, got vacant stares from the info people, and gave up. I did ask politely if they could check on their computer systems to see if they actually sold the item, and got a "who do you think you are to question me" stare to go along with the vacant one, so I departed.
I am now going to go and re-organise my food cupboard. I have run out of reasons to avoid this. I will be back.