Sunday 22 December 2002

No freedom, no whisky

We like to make our weekly supermarket visit early on Sunday morning when the store is very quiet. At 7 this morning it was busier than usual with Christmas a few days away. Everything went fine until the checkout lady attempted to ring up a packet of whisky-filled chocolates. The scanning device rejected them because it is illegal to sell alcohol in Scotland before 12.30pm on a Sunday! What was even more galling was that a packet of tequila-filled chocolates was accepted. Why can't I purchase good, healthy food whenever I want?