Earlier today I purchased a £3.99 pack of 2032 Duracell batteries from my local Argos store. As I was paying at the till I was asked if I wanted to put the purchase on an Argos store card and spread the payment out over several months.

I guess the staff must be told to ask the question of all customers and they’re not used to having a tight wad like me only purchasing £3.99 of goods, but come on – spread £3.99 out on a store card.

I doubt I’ll get asked a more stupid question this year.