Friday, 28 January 2011

Bargain hunter

Poundland: King of shops.

Yesterday I was out for some bargains and if it's bargains I'm after there's only one place I'm headed - Poundland.  It is crammed full of all sorts of stuff from eggs to ipod covers and everything is just £1 - fantastic!

But it's so much more than just a cheap shop it is the crucible of human life, it is the great leveller. Everyone loves this big brand budget buster.  Dressed up to the nines or dragged through a hedge backward, arrived in your 4x4 or got your mate to give you a backie,  ox-bridge or school-of-life; it doesn't matter what you look like, how you've got there or what your background is you're sure to find something you like at Poundland.

Anyway, enough of the advert.  I overheard a conversation between a customer and an emplooyee at the above shop yesterday. It went like this.

(The customer had just bought an underbed storage box and discovered the lid didn't close properly.)

Customer:  "This box is s**t.
Employee:  "Well what do you expect for a pound?"


The premise is that you get what you pay for - you get nothing for nothing.  This is not true in every case. Jesus gave Himself freely for us; it was very costly for Him and he wants nothing from us but our love.  Everyone loves a bargain don't they? and yet so many refuse to take up the offer of the greatest bargain of them all.

But the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23


And now this, just for fun.

I have an NIV with a ribbon bookmark.

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