The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


Supermarkets Know More About People Than Planners …
July 2, 2012, 6:15 am
Filed under: Comment

So a week or so ago, I was in the UK and while there, I popped into the local Asda.

For those of you out there that don’t know what Asda is, it’s a supermarket – one of those colossus supermarkets that sells everything from food to books to televisions.

Anyway, while I was there, I saw this:

Now while I applaud Asda for appreciating not all men are the same, this is possibly the most broad range of books ever.

Golf to Freak Accidents to Serial Killers to a bunch of what I can only assume are storytelling books.

Of course, a pervert weirdo might claim they are all inter-connected [I’ll leave you to work that out] but regardless of the reasons why they grouped them in this way, they stopped me in my tracks which is more than 90% of the advertising out there achieves.


21 Comments so far
Leave a comment

Sadly, it doesn’t appear to have attracted the rest of the ASDA hordes. Or had you frightened them off?

Comment by John

They were probably all out robbing people or some other Nottingham cliche Andy likes to promote.

Comment by Rob

asda? since when did you go so fucking upmarket?

Comment by andy@cynic

for someone from nottingham i mean.

Comment by andy@cynic

im shocked theres still shops there when the way nottingham buys shit is using their ramraid and shop lifting cards.

Comment by andy@cynic

As I said in my comment replying to John’s above.

Comment by Rob

facts are fucking facts.

Comment by andy@cynic

and confuckingratulations on italy playing to type and surrendering to spain.

Comment by andy@cynic

Yes, they were a bit pants weren’t they. They were passing the ball like they were the England football team which is obviously not a compliment.

That said, 4-0 was a bit harsh, even though Spain were bloody awesome. Now if only they could run their economy so well …

Comment by Rob

Wait ’till Andy Murray does a “Henman” at Wimbledon… The Queen will not be amused.
My wife thinks the sun shines out of his arse. When he gets knocked out (which he more than likely will) I am fucking leaving home for a couple of weeks. Maybe Bradley Wiggins will win the Tour de France. Hope he’s done a “Lance” and stocked up on chemicals. Isn’t sport fucking great… Nahhh.
Cheers/George

Comment by George Parker

andy murray is a miserable fuck. it would be like having norman bastard tebbit winning wimbledon. losing is the only fucking option available.

Comment by andy@cynic

What the fuck is wrong with you? Those are all my favorite books. Especially the one with Charles Manson on the cover! And were is “Confessions of a Mad Man” among that shit. Don’t give me that… “It’s a fucking eBook shit!”
Cheers “Time for a Boddingtons” George

Comment by George Parker

That is exactly why I am so confused George – surely your book, e or otherwise, should be high on the pedestal for everyone to admire?

Comment by Rob

3 kids books. 2 golf books. 1 freak and 1 serial killer. Says a lot about the people of nottingham. Not sure what, but it’s not complimentary.

Comment by DH

Did this Asda know Andy was visiting? Custom made shelf surely…

Comment by Rob Mortimer (Not a fake Andy)

‘For him’ story books to read with the brood. Part of me like’s this, since I have to admit that I enjoy reading books or watching childrens films with a Dad and kid in, it makes the experience about Will and I somehow (Evie just likes the pictures at the moment)- the Lion King and Finding Nemo are the best father and child films ever (until they’re old enough for Star Wars that is)
But then again, I find myseld wanting to resist the slow creep of my identity being ‘Dad’ and nothing else. Ther should be a stand for ‘Dad’ – you know, sport, Andy McNab crap and porn. AND THEN a stand for Dad to do stuff with the kids.
While I’m on the subject, while I have that middle class guilt about letting kids watch too much telly, sometimes when Will and I are knackered from too much swimming, trampolining, biulding train tracks and bike riding (and Evie’s worn out from rolling around, crying and snaching Will’s toys) there’s nothing finer than all flopping on the sofa…………only for me to be told I’m a feckless idiot, as portrayed by all the Dads in Ben and Holly, Peppa Pig et al, not to mention the bloody ads in between.
I know I’m a idiot, but I don’t need kids culture telling my kids this, I’d like to preserve the illusion for a few more years.
Seriously, it’s distasteful to see the pigeonholing of women, but bloked are either tired old Dads that need wily Mum and Kids to get them out of their scrapes, or pubescent (of kidult) sex addicts.

Comment by northern

That’s interesting to see how dads are portrayed to kids. Maybe you should write the next step…

Comment by Rob Mortimer (Not a fake Andy)

what the fuck are you going on about?

Comment by andy@cynic

Beats me

Comment by northern

so will i if you go on a fucking tangent like that again.

Comment by andy@cynic

[…] From identifying brilliant moments of unexpected relevance to just shoving things together and hoping for the best. […]

Pingback by This Is Either A Brilliant Display Of Consumer Understanding Or The Most Misguided Promotion Ever Created … | The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: