LETTER : A woman's place in the supermarket

From Mr Tom Tickell

Sir: My mentally-handicapped daughter and I feel very guilty that we may contribute to delaying Germaine Greer when she goes shopping in Sainsbury's. I am sure that women with children, and pensioners, will have just the same reactions.

Of course, she needs a special parking slot - as do all the other busy working women who are members of the new mistress race.

The puzzle is why Ms Greer has to go into Sainsbury's to look for pasta that she knows she can only find elsewhere. But I suppose that if you are quite such a busy working woman as she is you never have a moment to think.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Tickell

London, N19

10 November