I’m in a bad mood.
I was fine in spite of an early start. The sun is shining though it’s not particularly warm. The weather forecasters are having orgasms over this heatwave we’re having but only occasionally mention that the east coast is “a bit cooler”. That’s an understatement. The sun is beaming down out of a blue sky, but there’s a bit of a breeze coming straight in from the North Sea. Okay, it crosses England on the way but they’re too skinny to warm it up much. We just get an added drop of pollution from them.
Then Herself said she was going to do a grocery shop. This of course meant that I was going to do a grocery shoo. That’s when the mood took a downturn.
I don’t enjoy online grocery shopping but it’s a thousand times better than actually visiting a shop so I put up with it.
For the last couple of weeks the grocery people had been getting all hot under the collar about a Brand New forthcoming website. We were given the exciting news that the whole thing was being redesigned to make things easier. I visited the new site today for the first time.
They fucked it up.
Of course they did. Find something that works and re-engineer it for no apparent reason. I knew it was fucked up before I even logged in, because it wouldn’t let me in. A good start? I managed to get in and found all the usual buttons were still there but had been moved around for no apparent reason.
The first hurdle was booking a delivery slot. I had to select the shop it was coming from! It’s a fucking chain so that shouldn’t make any difference but what the hell… It then gave me a choice of one slot! Luckily it was at a reasonable time tomorrow but I dread going back in there again.
I went into “my usuals” and up came the list. It used to come up in one long list that I could scroll down, adding items as I went. It was easy as they were split into categories starting with Fruit & Veg and working down to Dog Food. But now they have split it into separate pages. Why? I don’t know. I now have to click from page to page.
The next thing I quickly discovered was that the items listed were in random order. To give an idea, the first item on Page 1 was Bananas. The last item on Page 5 was Onions. What fucking gombeen designed this?
It took me twice as long to place my order and I ended up ignoring “My Usuals” and “My Favourites” and just searched for items off the main menu. It was a pain in the hole.
And it left me in a bad mood.