Under The Counter

Davie Dodds
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Davie, where are you when we need you?

An avid collector of sales pitch dressed up as legitimate research, UTC’s favourite example from last month was...

Peanut Butter Kitkat Chunky
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And the Tweet of the month goes to…

Politics can be very thin ice for the auld boy to skate on, so he ordinarily avoids it...

Self-scanning checkout with 'Walmart: investing in American jobs' sign
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In-store comms. You’re doing it wrong.

You must be very careful these days as a business when it comes to ‘living your values’, as...

Australian whisky
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UTC’s world turned upside down

Now as well know, UTC likes a dram. And we also all know whisky is Scottish. We can...

Adult video and wart ointment plastic bags
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Plastic reduction in the bag

There’s more than one way to skin a moggy, as UTC discovered when he learned of how one...

seagull eggs
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The £90 omelette

It doesn’t take much to trigger a bout of colourful language and furious rightful indignation by the auld...

'CoPo' sign
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You had one job…

UTC would like to put on record his thanks to Mintlaw retailer Sid Ali for bringing this little...

asparagus gin
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Spears looking at you

As far as the auld boy is concerned, there are some things that just shouldn’t be together. Pineapple...

Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits
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Gin category in Dire Straits

For reasons not particularly well understood, UTC has long had a curiously enthusiastic loathing for ultra-bland English soft...

Survivor pack
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What’s wrong with a Bloody Mary?

Not that he has a personal requirement for it, of course, but UTC was intrigued to hear about...