An eventful market experience today.
Having dropped my car at EOne I took the train back home and stopped off at Poundland to buy some snacks. I refused to pay the leeches 5p for a bag and told the cashier that I preferred to carry the items single and rather display my shopping and act as a walking billboard for Space Raiders, Doritos and the Tasty Snack Co roasted peanuts and sour cream & onion mix.
I spotted Shakir and we had a good chat in the town centre. We were moving on and a random gentleman rugby tackle embraced me. I had no clue who he was but he has obviously had some interaction with me and kept saying how he missed me.
By this time I had bottled asking him his name and didn't have the heart to say I had no clue who he was, so played along. Within a minute and across the road I was tackled again by a clinical member of the excellent Barking & Dagenham Healthy Lifestyles Team. I agreed to blog about the wonderful Stoptober Stop Smoking Service and the Carbon Monoxide monitor being used to give locals a CO reading.
The stall is based at Barking Market all day. To quit smoking with LBBD call 020 8724 8018 - www.lbbd.gov.uk/health
It gets better (take that Poundland)... For my efforts I was given a nice red shopping bag Result!!