My mum's telling us about her visit to the bakers "that used to be Broomfields". None of us know what it's called now.
"So they had two tills at opposite ends of the shop and I went to the till where the batons were and another woman walks in the shop. The assistant goes to serve her from the other till. As I was first in the shop, the other customer kindly lets me go first."
MUM: Can I have two batons, please?
SHOP ASSISTANT: DON'T DO BATONS!
MUM: Well, can I have two small French sticks, please?
SHOP ASSISTANT: DON'T DO FRENCH STICKS!
MUM: (Pointing to the batons/small French sticks) Well, what do you call these?
SHOP ASSISTANT: STICKS!
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