A quick and very unscientific

A quick and very unscientific survey of shops in Chichester reveals that roughly a third will be closing between 10.30 and 1 as a mark of respect for the Queen Mum. Another third will be observing a two minute silence. The rest will not be doing anything.
Waitrose have gone completely overboard and will not be opening at all until 2pm. But prize for silliest tribute goes to Hansfords, an independent tailor – they have a sign in their window stating that they would “prefer to be closed today” but if you want to be served “just knock on the door”!
Trading as usual here at work today – we can’t afford to turn away custom.