Sunday shopping hours are an outdated, annoying pain in the posterior.
Surely, in this modern, multicultural and increasingly secular world, there is no need to restrict shop opening times to six hours?
This morning, I checked the Boots website to find their opening times. Seeing that it was listed as 10:30, I planned my morning round the 10 mile round trip to purchase one single item, which I really need to have this morning and which only Boots sell.
I arrived just after 10:30, picked up the item and went to the till, only to be told that the till doesn't open until 11:00. Apparently they open the doors half an hour early in order to allow people to browse. Pardon? Who the hell spends half an hour browsing in a chemists? Really?
So, I decided to stay here for the half hour's wait and rant instead.