Do you look in other people's trolleys in the shops? I do.
I was shocked this afternoon in the local Tesco where I was pootling around. I was in the medications aisle, and a lady came along with a baby in the seat of the trolley and said to her partner/husband, "Oh, I really need some Calpol for him," indicating to the baby, "but it is so expensive!" Calpol is not THAT expensive, and there are generic versions available, but she walked on by without picking up a bottle from the shelf.
So what is so shocking about that? Well, in the trolley was a large pack of beer with a label on it which said £6, I believe. I think that most of us would have put the beer back and bought the Calpol. I was gobsmacked.....and have to keep replaying it in my mind as I can't quite believe that what I saw happening actually really happened. Did a family actually choose beer over medication for their child?