1 August 1st
Yes, this is a supermarket. It's big. There aren't any supermarkets
at home. We don't need them now. Everything is very cheap
here. Well, it's all new. Look at this! Kellogg's Cornflakes,
£1.79! I can
sell this packet at home for 5,000 units, maybe 6,000. But
I don't want this one. It's got a picture from Star Trek
I'm looking for a Kellogg's Cornflakes packet, but I need
the 500 gram packet with a picture of a dinosaur on the back.
Those packets are from July and August 1993.
It's August 1st, 1993 today. The twentieth-century film Jurassic
Park is in the cinemas this week. It's a new film, and
the pictures of dinosaurs are on everything. They're on packets
of cornflakes, magazines, comics. All these packets here have
got the Star Trek picture.
Maybe I can ask. There's a young woman near the packets of
coffee. She's taking more packets of coffee from a box. She's
wearing a green coat. She works in this supermarket. I can
Me Excuse me, madam.
Me Excuse me, madam. I'm looking for the
Woman They're over there. You're standing
Me You don't understand. I want a packet
with a dinosaur picture. A 500 gram packet.
Woman Oh! For your children. They all love
Me Yes. That's right. For my children. They
love the film.
Woman We haven't got any. We're going to
get some tomorrow. Come back then.
Me Tomorrow? What time?
Woman The food arrives at six o'clock or
seven o'clock in the morning. We open at eight.
Me Thank you, madam.
Woman Are you English?
Me Er ... no. I'm ... I'm ... a visitor.
Woman You say strange things. 'Madam'. No
one says 'madam' in a supermarket...
This is terrible. Can I wait for tomorrow? I don't like it
here. It's cold and dirty. And my arm is hurting. But I need
that packet. I can get 300,000 units for that packet at home.
The dinosaur picture on that packet is by Kate Hermann. She's
a very famous artist at home. Many people collect food packets
with her pictures on them, but they haven't got the dinosaur
picture. No one has got that picture. Kate Hermann's picture
is famous, because the colours of the dinosaurs are correct.
Dinosaur pictures usually have all the colours wrong. We know