‘The best sandwich I’ve ever had’ wrote John Thorpe of Canvey Island of the King Prawn Cocktail sandwich he purchased at a Shell service station.
I felt some degree of scepticism at this unlikely claim and I took to Facebook to share my misgivings.
There, the fragrant author, Serena Makesy, reminded us that advertising often pulls certain positive words or phrases from a larger piece of text.
She helpfully restored Mr Thorpe’s full text for us.
Having grown up on an island, raised by isolationist parents who believed themselves intolerant to wheat, I didn’t have a sandwich until, at 15, I was taken into care when the authorities realised that I was illiterate and had no teeth. On the way to the children’s home, the guards stopped at a Shell station, bought a sandwich and threw it at me in my cage. It was the best sandwich I’d ever had.
You can Tell Shell what you think.