In my walk through life there are a few things that irritate me. I am an easy going chap, I think, and I don't get irritated that easily. But I have noticed in recent years that everything has become an 'experience'. Have you noticed it?
Going to the shop they ask you to complete a survey about your 'shopping experience', I went to the dentist the other day and they asked for feedback on my 'dental experience'.
I was at the dentists, for goodness sake, where some woman I hardly know wants to pull my head with a pair of pliers! How is that an experience?
Traipsing round a shop pushing a filled trolley trying to avoid elderly people, small children and women who seem to be on another planet IS NOT AN EXPERIENCE! It's hell!
Which makes me wonder what the levels of euphoria are. Would boredom or excruciating be at the bottom do you think?
And another thing where has this term 'in store' come from?
Everything is 'in store' now. 'See our latest offer in store', the adverts say. Is this another influence from over the pond eating away at our established way of life?
When I was at school (which admittedly was a while ago) Miss Burge always put a 'the' in between these two with threat of the ruler if we failed. When was this dropped?
Suppose we drop the word 'the' completely. Then maybe later 'and' can go, we don't need it.....
And don't get me going on tradition!
Maybe that's for another time. Watch this space.
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