I just had a bizarre experience at the local supermarket ... I wanted a carton of *plain* (as opposed to Thickened) cream.
I'd been there yesterday evening and noticed they were all out and this afternoon it was the same, as though no one had bothered to restock the fridgey thing.
I went to the service desk and the lady informed me that the Thickened Cream they had was "runny"
. I said no, I wanted plain cream or ordinary cream or just 'cream' whatever it's called doesn't really matter as there is only Thickened Cream or Cream, then Lite Thickened or Lite Cream.
She then paged the storeguy in charge of that section and it was as though he didn't *get* what I wanted, even though we were standing in front of the open fridgey thing where it was patently obvious of the absence of that particular product, one just had to look at the gaping space where there were should be they type of Cream they normally stock, from about 3 - 4 different manufacturers. He told me all the cream products they stocked were of the 'thickened' variety due to the addition of gluten.
Eventually he disappeared out the back with a small carton of cream as though the entire situation was normal, as opposed to a sketch out of a Monty Python show.
I guess I should have specified"Pure Cream"