Clothes are NOT essential

When we look back on working during lockdown, we think of toilet roll, face shields, social distancing and difficult customers. We don’t tend to think of almost-naked welshmen.

But that is exactly what happened when Christopher Noden from Newport in Wales descended on his local Tesco wearing a pair of tight fitting pants, ONLY a pair of tight fitting pants.

We appreciated the story during the difficult times of lockdown, but come on Christopher, this was definitely NOT the kind of fruit basket most Tesco shoppers had in mind when they popped in to pick up their fruit and veg!

Regardless, Christopher and his wife were there to prove a point. Protesting against the banning of sales of non-essential items during the 17-day “firebreak” lockdown. This ban was actually met with very fierce criticism, 64,000 people signed a petition calling for the ban to be repealed, out of the 5,000 goal!

We have mixed feelings about the ban, on the one hand people shouldn’t be prevented from buying things they need at home, considering everyone was cooped up with not much to do at the time.

On the other hand, we needed to discourage trips to the supermarket as much as possible to prevent the spread of the virus.

What do you think?