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Just A Thought: The Problem With Ooshies

The supermarket is tough enough with a child in tow. Jamila Rizvi reflects on the one thing making it tougher.

By Jamila Rizvi

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The supermarket is tough enough with a child in tow. Jamila Rizvi reflects on the one thing making it tougher.

By Jamila Rizvi

Supermarket shopping tends to be one of life’s dull but relatively uncomplicated experiences. There’s the odd decision that takes longer than you’d like. I struggle with the ever-expanding array of egg descriptions, wracking my brain to determine which is the least evil option. The grocery shopping degree of difficulty increases tenfold, however, when you have a small person in tow. And I generally do.

First there is disagreement over cereal types and the fact you’d rather buy something with a marginally lower sugar content than actual confectionery. Next, comes the bread and baked good section where you must complete the manoeuvre of collecting your sliced wholegrain without putting chocolate-chip cookies in kiddie eyeline. Then there’s the sweets aisle, the assortment of small but overpriced toys which grab you out of nowhere and don’t get me started on ice-creams.

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Just A Thought explores the cultural and political musings of Jamila Rizvi.

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