Time was, famous or powerful people had to pass the infamous ‘price of a pint of milk’ test to show that they were still in touch with us underlings, but in the days of social media and the photo op, it’s not quite enough to rest on your PR’s ‘I’m normal’ briefing. Now, you have to go out and PERFORM (like a monkey).
So, obviously, in times of economic hardship, where most MPs are expensing their caviar, champagne, and call girls, the Prime Minister needs to get out there and show that he understands our daily, monotonous struggles, cause he’s a top bloke, yeah?
Basically, it’s time for David Cameron to lug a basket round Asda.
And, naturally, the jokes came rolling in.
"Does this look normal? Shall I bother put anything in the basket?" "No, you're fine" pic.twitter.com/LzBw6DTsAG— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) May 22, 2016
"So this is where people actually buy food?" David Cameron in Asda... pic.twitter.com/TRlD1j7b22— Danny M (@danny_mtweets) May 22, 2016
Now, we don’t know about you, but we think Davo looks happy as a severed pigs head in a boys club initiation ceremony to be strolling up and down the aisles like us plebs.
'I enjoy the purchase of foodstuffs for the purposes of future consumption as much as the next hu-man' pic.twitter.com/B1jAIItuBr— Matthew Champion (@matthewchampion) May 22, 2016
Also, can we talk about how David Cameron managed to listen to One Direction’s Drag Me Down without whipping out a single dance move!?
Watch: David Cameron and Harriet Harman on an early morning visit to Asda. pic.twitter.com/PJCgbxUYXv— Catherine Wylie (@wyliecatherine) May 22, 2016
Well done, Dave. You tried.