Tim Southampton Rover Posted July 21, 2010 Share Posted July 21, 2010 Today has been a sad day for me. I went to my local chip shop, The St James Chippy, my 2nd home for the last 25 years for a little chinwag with Terry, the owner, whilst getting my usual. I walked through the door and Terry was no where to be seen. His wife, no where to be seen. His daughters, neices and nephews no where to be seen. Stood in front of me was a grumpy old mare and a man, who probably chewed wasps for tea, asking me what I wanted. For 20-odd years I didn't even have to ask what I wanted, it was ready and waiting. It shocked me. For a moment I actually forgot what my usual was considering the amount of freebies that usually gets thrown in. I asked where Terry was, whilst secretly trying to look under the counter to see if they were all held hostage after being battered into submission. Terry, the man who watched me grow up as a little toddler to the man I am today, the man who served me my first bag of chips, the man who recommended mint sauce on my chips, the man who once told me that I shouldn't eat chips so often otherwise I'd get fat, had sold the shop. "We're the new owners" they replied. The chips were more expensive and tasted different....well, they tasted wrong. The price had gone up, the sausage wasn't battered properly. I have now decided to stop eating chips in Southampton. I am now only going to eat them whilst at away games or visiting different towns/cities. So my questions to you all are: What away grounds have a great fish and chip shop nearby? What do you tend to order at the chip shop? Have you ever tried a deep fried mars bar....if yes, describe... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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