Last week a check out operative at M&S told me I'd need to book a slot for my food shopping this week so I did. I booked online for 12pm today. I was dismayed to see a long, long queue snaking round the building. However, my emailed acknowledgement told me to speak to the staff at the door. This I duly did. My name was checked off and another lady was summoned to escort me past the outside queue, the inside queue and straight into the food hall. I felt like a real VIP. I could hear grumbling from the queue and people muttering.
DD said later when I told her that that's what it's like going clubbing if you have a VIP pass.
It was nice to feel special for once even if it was just buying my groceries.