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Arrrrrrrgos July 30, 2006

Posted by Amanda in Travel Diary, Uncategorized.
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I had that uniquely British  (at least I haven’t  seen it elsewhere) experience of going to Argos today. For those of you who don’t know, Argos is where you buy things like kettles and toasters and hair dryers- anything that Australians would buy at Kmart or Myer really. However, because of space restrictions, instead of going into a store where all the goods are displayed, at Argos you have to look through a catalogue and find what you want and this starts the torturous process of attempting to buy what you want. You have to line up with the catalogue number and pay for your as yet unseen goods. Then you wait and wait for your purchase to be delivered from the warehouse. Then you usually have to line up again to pick it up. YAWN! However if you want to actually compare products before you buy them, you have to go through all of this twice. What a great way to spend an hour on a sunny Saturday. I did manage to get my hairdryer eventually. I am ashamed that I have sold out to that vanity while travelling but I couldn’t stand it anymore.

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