The shop was fairly busy, two fellow mums with buggies along with myself trying to steer our way down the aisle without having that rogue coat-hanger or cuddly animal jamming in the front wheels of the pushchair leading to a pit-stop to remove the offending item. All was going good and I was nearing the beloved bric-a-brac shelves when we were all asked to "hold on a minute please". Cue two flustered old ladies rushing about panicked about "the spillage on the floor". "I don't know what it is" exclaimed old lady 1 "where has it come from? I don't know WHAT IT IS!!" She was looked like she was going to spontaneously combust at any moment. "Get a towel" cried old lady 2, "what towel?" said old lady 1, "Get one out of the dog bedding basket, we have run out of kitchen roll and Roy forgot to get some when he went for the cakes" ordered old lady 2. So we then had the frantic rummage through the dog bedding box, each item was pulled out and deemed as being too good to use to mop up the spillage. The mum in front of me tried to make a break for it with her buggy but was stopped by old lady 1 due to "health and safety love". So we were all stranded in the aisle awaiting a resolution to the drama.
It took them a good 7 or 8 minutes to find a suitable towel which looked dodgy enough to use on the floor. I thought hooray we are finally going to be able to get a move on but oh no, the two oldies then decided that before mopping it up then needed to identify what the liquid is. Cola and urine were ruled out early on in the discussion due to no bubbles and no smell. It was definitely a brown colour according to old lady 1 so they wracked their brains as to what the offending fluid was. Well I was losing my will to live at this point and little man was getting fed up in his buggy and decided to have a scream. Old lady 1 then realised what it was "That lovely man who dropped off the bin bags of clothes was carrying a cup of coffee, he must have spilt some on the way out, what a cheek!". So the coffee was finally removed from the floor, me and mum in front managed to make a run for the door before anything else could happen. So therefore nothing was bought from said shop!
I did however pop briefly into the other charity shop and bagged this:
Tuffy Road Safety game - pure retro cheese - love it espeically for £1 :o) While on the game front I also picked up this:
Vintage Canasta £1
So coffee drinkers please consider your fellow shoppers should you visit a chairty shop with a full cup *wink*
Happy Easter all.