Friday, 19 October 2012

Psychology of supermarkets - Winchelsea and Pett

Lordy me, the weather is just terrible today - it has rained solidly.  We have only been out to Sainsburys.

The Philosopher said that he doesn't like how most people in the supermarket look so grim and bad-tempered - is that people's default 'off-guard' expression? I said I perceived them as looking more preoccupied than grim, but I thought the space was so large and the crowd so big, the experience had become depersonalised, and people did not therefore feel the need to look pleasant. So, he says, do people only bother looking pleasant in case they see someone they know? I dunno. If someone goes into the corner shop, they generally look pleasant - is that because they know people, or are they trying to appease/reassure the others because they are a few people in a small space? Oh, I dunno.

Anyway, we did meet someone we knew in Sainsburys - Robin from the Lilac Room. I had on a nice new jacket I got from him last winter.

Less of that.  Here are some lovely photographs of Winchelsea and Pett, taken by the Philosopher earlier in the week.
Winchelsea - Royal Military Canal

Winchelsea - Royal Military Canal

Pett Level

Pett Level