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Saturday 14 April 2012
Number 36 "But you've always sold them before."
"Yes, but there's a new law which states I cannot have cigarettes on display. Yes, what do you want?"
Number 6 "Twenty Senior Service."
"Look I was just telling this lady that I don't sell cigarettes any more."
"Not even in plain packaging?"
"Not even from under the counter?"
"Are you looking for trouble?"
Number 36 "Look I can't go a whole day without my cigarettes!"
"I'm sorry lady, but displaying ciagarettes, even in plain packaging only encourages smoking in the young, it's been scientifically worked out."
"But I've been smoking for years."
"Then you should have known better. What you again?"
Number 6 "Twenty Senior Service please."
"I know you're a smoker, can't miss your nicotine stained fingers!"
"Look, I don't care what the packet looks like, whether or not it comes in pretty colours, whether they're Players, Benson and Hedges, Cravan 'A', Rothchilds, Carlton, Dunnhill, Woodbimes, Park Drive, filter tipped, cork tipped. No.6, No.10, comes with cigarette cards, tokens, or Green shield stamps."
Kiosk holder "Alright, alright here, twenty Senior Service, anything else?"
"A box of matches please."