Apparently, Dame Maggie Smith admitted on The Graham Norton Show that she occasionally shops at Waitrose in Storrington in West Sussex. It is to be expected as she lives close by.
Now I really don’t understand how this became news considering that, while Waitrose isn’t the Harrods Food Hall, it is a pretty solidly middle class supermarket in which to shop. I could see Dame Maggie picking up her provisions there very easily.
What would be newsworthy would be if she announced that she were a Tesco Clubcard member. Even better if someone caught a snapshot of her in Tesco loading her trolley full of Carling Black Label.
No, I want a photo of her with the beer in the trolley while in the snacks section loading up on crisps too.
No, even better, she should be busting open a multipack of Walker’s Cheese & Onion crisps and getting started on the binge while filling the rest of her cart with Monster Munch and other essential sundries.
Hang on, one more detail, she should be dressed as The Dowager while she is stuffing her face with cheese and onion crisps in the middle of the snack aisle at Tesco with a trolley full of Carling Black Label and filling the remain space with Monster Munch and other snackables.
Because she is Dame Maggie, and she doesn’t give a shit.
Yeah, that would be cool.