Our Tesco home delivery, which was scheduled for the 4-6 PM slot, will be approx. 1.5 hours late. A kind lady rang to tell us around 5 PM. We regularly get Tesco to deliver our groceries and they're usually very good about sticking to their slot. It's the first time *ever* that they've missed a slot completely, totally buggering our plans to go into town and meet up with friends this evening. We need our groceries more than we need an evening in the pub, and if they don't deliver today we have to wait until Tuesday to get our hands on such staples as toilet paper, milk, bread and ice-cream (and by that time I bet everything will be nearing its "best by" date and will need consuming asap).
I wonder if this delay is in any way linked to the FA Cup final? Is it a coincidence that the match started at 3:00 PM and was still going strong at 5 PM? I suspect not. After all, the delay can't be anything to do with the traffic, as there haven't been many cars out there all afternoon, what with half the population being glued to their TV sets.
By the way, I'm not much of a football fanatic, but I'm glad Chelsea won, esp. after such a dramatic game. And it's nice to see the new Wembley's finished at last. About time.