They have a lot of different foodstuffs inside Waitrose. More variety than most supermarkets, anyway. Looking for haggis out of season? Need gooseberry fool? Want to be able to select from every item in that range by the Prince of Wales? Look no further than your local Waitrose.
Well, not quite, actually. I was in there the other day, buying that chocolate made by that man in the Channel 4 documentary, and decided to see if I could pick up anything else from my shopping list. But did they have any swan burgers? No. Nor did they have pickled peacock eggs or angelfish fingers. I searched in vain for breaded polar bear, and was frankly staggered by the lack of fresh coelacanth on offer.
Thank god for Fortnum and Mason, that’s all I can say.