Last winter.after a long and late day at work, too tired to do dinner so popped up the chippy just before closing. I walked in to be greeted by the biggest pile of wrapped chip suppers ever – balanced on the hot display right up to the ceiling (turns out over 40 portions). They had a bulk order for a do at the local community hall.
Anyway I help them load their little van, which then refuses to start! By this time they are panicing somewhat (being Iranian this involved a lot of arm waving and wailing too) so I then help push the van down the road. It takes about half a mile to get the bloody thing going but finally they are off!
Anyway I head back to the shop with the old man, who kindly gave me everything left in the cabinet – piles of chips, pea fritters, sausages, fish – as he’d had enough and wanted to go home. And all free! Quite a feast!