Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tuck shop


At the end of a recent conference I swooped in quick before the hotel staff could clear away all the granola bars, packets of chips and cheesy biscuits. I ended up with a sack full of goodies. Really unhealthy stuff. Stuff that Amy and I will die from if we eat too much of it.

To stop us consuming all of it ourselves I am trying to persuade Amy to run a tuck shop in her office. A dollar a bar sounds like a bargain. We could get rich from this new sideline.

However, Amy has no idea what a tuck shop is. It turns out it s something very British – the idea of ‘tuck’ at school and especially a place that sold it. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the world of ‘tuck’ you can find out more here.

My favorite tuckshop story ever is of a boy who would go up to the hatch each day at my old school with his eyes shut and grab as much candy as he could before running off. This rather eccentric behavior was due to his belief that if he couldn’t see the teacher selling the ‘tuck’ then they couldn’t see him. It could have been the perfect crime if it wasn’t so firmly rooted in pure bollocks.

If you are interested in opening a ‘Operation Night Brace Tuck Shop’ franchise at your work just let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

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