I was shopping yesterday in my local supermarket, masked up. There was some nice music playing. An elegant lady approaching me in the aisle moved deftly to her right, just as I made a similar move to the left. She then moved once more sharply to her left and I again to my right. We managed to miss each other, and as she passed I heard her tell me we’d just done the Covid two-step.
• Under the “eat out to help out” scheme (Back to normality? Businesses hope for ‘eat out to help out’ scheme boost, 3 August), the government is potentially going to spend hundreds of millions to subsidise people who can afford to eat out. Can I suggest that those who avail themselves of the scheme consider donating some or all of their savings to their local food bank?
• In the 1980s, a neighbour in Birmingham enquired in Tesco in Moseley as to where the lychees would be. He was told that it would probably be next to the bacon counter, with all the other cheeses (Letters, 3 August).
Prof Bill Wardle
• I once asked a newsagent in south Devon for a Guardian, having not found one on the rack (Letters, 4 August). He told me that he only stocked the leading titles. Surely, I asked him, the Guardian is a leading title? “And I don’t sell Marxist literature,” he added.
• Out here in the deepest of blue North York Moors, the Co-op in Pickering has a half dozen copies of the Morning Star on sale every day (Letters, 4 August).
Farndale, North Yorkshire