Mavis and The Slow Cooker

Firstly, my apologies to Mavis who I told that she would be able to see this weeks ago when I was staying with my friend in Essex for the weekend (more on that later) – trouble was my mobile phone stopped talking to my computer and it has taken until now for me to be able to get the photo’s off my moby and onto here.


My lovely friend Elizabeth and I visited the Pipps Hill Retail Park in Basildon where we both saw a book on Slow Cooking. I was immediately determined to buy as I like to experiment with my Slow Cooker – my friend bought one too and then the search for a slow cooker began.

We had to go to Comet anyway as she need a new lead for her television but having found that we decided to look at the slow cookers.moto_0823

While we were looking at them and trying to find the best value model (and there was quite a selection!) we became aware of a little lady at the side of us stacking the shelves. She was more than helpful but when my friend had decided which one she wanted we discovered that model was not available in the store and would have to be ordered.

We discussed this and decided to look in Argos which was only next door to see if they had this model – so we paid for the TV lead and left.

While we were in Argos, the lady from Comet suddenly appeared at our side and told us she had found the very slow cooker in the storeroom. I think we were so surprised that someone cared enough about what we wanted to follow us into another shop that we immediately left the store and went back to Comet with our new friend.

There it was, the very slow cooker and at the right price:


It was beautiful and matched my friend’s kitchen perfectly!


So this post is dedicated to Mavis who has worked for Comet for over 20 years and should be praised for the way she, not only took an interest, but also had the determination to go and look for what we wanted – that is the sort of customer service that in this day and age is usually sadly lacking.


Well done Mavis – you are wonderful! And well done Comet for employing somebody so very special!