But enough with the commercial offerings. What made the Christmas Book famous are the Fantasy Gifts, and this year they are as ridiculous as ever. There are ten of them (also available for online ordering) starting at the high end with a custom blended fragrance from the House of Creed for a whopping $475,000 (plus tax).

He promised me that this was the only time, that it would never happen again, and that he would never see or talk to her again. It was not the first time, it did happened again, and he did talk to her again. We attempted counceling, but he could never get out of work to go.

Whoopsie bargains with their bright yellow stickers are very attractive to shoppersThe fruit and veg whoopsie shelves have already been wiped clear by the crowd here, with packs of sliced pineapples and portobello mushrooms all slashed to just 10p.But the crowd swiftly followed the yellow sticker lady to the bakery and they now have their eyes firmly on the main prize there’s four or five large celebration cakes up for grabs and everyone wants one with a massive 75 per cent off.On goes the yellow reduced sticker (with the word “Whoops!” on it at Asda hence where the term whoopsie comes from) and a pretty pink Mary Berry Victoria Sponge cake that began life retailing at a whopping is now down to just As soon as it returns to the shelf I swoop and so does another lady but I get my fingers on it first.She’s disappointed, but she’s seen an even better bounty on the trolley, a giant chocolate Thorntons cake, also down to from But, rather too eager, she commits that cardinal of whoopsie sins she tries to grab it off the shop assistant.As any seasoned bargainista knows, that’s just not allowed.The beleaguered shop assistant wearily tells her: “You have to let me put it back on the shelf, it’s the law.”Reporter Dianne Bourne with her Asda whoopsie bargain a cake for Welcome to the weird world of the whoopsie aisles.A world where greying meatballs, quiche and sweet potato Vegan sausages suddenly become prize assets when they’re marked down to 10p that is.It’s a scene replicated at supermarkets all across the region each night, around two hours before a store’s closing time, as shops aim to shift the products still languishing in store with that day’s use by date.The crowds of bargain hunters are a familiar sight to shop workers, but their practices have rather sharply come under the spotlight this week after the over zealous actions of shoppers at this very Asda store in Altrincham last weekend.Greater Manchester Police were called to the Broadheath shop after a fight broke out between “several patrons” scrapping over a 10p sandwich in the bargain aisle.”Don’t fight over a 10p sandwich” Police called to Asda after shoppers brawl over reduced foodOfficers from GMP’s Trafford South division slammed the shoppers for wasting police time, saying: “Instead of acting civilly when purchasing discounted ‘whoopsies’ they decided to scrap it out.”This causes some much unnecessary distress to other law abiding staff and customers, resulting in several urgent calls to the police.”Ultimately this is a complete waste of police time and public funds.”If you choose to treat yourself to a cheap discounted bargain, please be respectful in doing so!”Certainly don’t fight over a 10p sandwich when trying to save some dough.”Wise words from the police, but the whoopsie world can be incredibly competitive and fractious particularly when those tasty big bargain items start being wheeled around by shop workers.One colleague recalled witnessing an unseemly spat over the reduced cream cakes at Morrison’s in Eccles, which ended with two women grabbing the same item and the cake flying out and plopping onto the floor.Our readers also had their own anecdotes in response to the sandwich scrap.Ricky Waldron, commenting on our Facebook page, said he calls it “pigeon picking”. He said: “It’s like that at Tesco’s in Stockport. Security treat it like a race for the Krypton Factor.”3 people get 30 seconds to dive in the discounts and then have to go to the back of the queue.”Andrew Bell added: “Asda and Tesco have hard core reduction watchers at key times.