The staff at Marks and Spencer really ought to be sent packing. Literally!
This last Friday I ordered three new bras from the M&S online store.
It’s not that I’m too lazy to go and visit one of their stores. It’s simply that I’ve learned from experience that they always fill their shelves with nothing but the underwired variety.
I prefer not to have steel scaffolding under my tender and impressionable protruberances and the online store offers a bigger range for what must now be regarded as a ‘specialist taste’.
Besides, their stores are a car drive away, so it seems like a more sensible idea to have things that I don’t need to try on delivered by the post office.
The Good News
First the good news. The bras arrived by Royal Mail today, and a kindly neighbour took them in whilst I was at work so I’d not have to trek to the local sorting office to collect them later.
This is one of the advantages of living in a neighbourly place. They are very kind and considerate.
Of course, I had wondered (silly me) whether Marks and Spencer might have the wit and wisdom to remove the bras from their boxes, whereupon all three could have fitted in a small jiffy bag that would have gone through the letter box and cost far less to send.
The bad news
I didn’t think they would go to quite those lengths. I was prepared for a box or a large plastic bag.
I wasn’t prepared for the hugely oversized box they chose to send my ‘Bustenhalters’ in.
You can see it in the picture. About 18 inches square and 6 inches deep. Big enough for the contents of my entire knicker drawer.
So, plus marks to Marks for delivering what I ordered in the right size and numbers quickly and efficiently.
But minus a thousand points for the huge wastage involved by using a box that was far, far too big for the purpose.
Talk about bare chested waste.