This has to be one of the weirdest Mother's Day story ever – the supermarket Morrisons has announced that it will be opening mum-only checkouts in all of its stores this Mother's Day.
The Sun reports:
MORRISONS is opening special mum's-only checkout lanes this Sunday to help celebrate Mother's Day. The supermarket's own research has found that 37 per cent of mums visit a supermarket on Mothering Sunday to do the weekly shop.
Apparently the premise behind this move is that mums tend to carry on as normal on Mother's Day, with 37 per cent of mums surveyed by Morrisons saying they'll be doing the usual weekly shop on Mother's Day.
What now?! I can't decide if I'm abnormal or just lucky to have a a family that wouldn't dream of letting me schlep around the supermarket on Mother's Day but this really surprised me.
As far as I'm concerned, Mother's Day is for giving mums a well-earned break from the norm – the last thing I plan on doing this Sunday is trawling round the supermarket for loo rolls and packed lunch items.
I'm hoping I'll get treated to a lovely lunch that I won't have to cook and possibly even a glass or two of bubbly.
If we need groceries, I'll fully expect my husband to pick them up on Mother's Day. I wonder how many dads do the week's grocery shopping on Father's Day, after all.
Sorry, Morrisons, but you can shove your mums only aisles this Sunday. Queuing for the checkouts with scores of other mums is the last thing I want for Mother's Day.
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