There was drama 'in store' for shoppers at a large supermarket chain in Thailand on Thursday, when a man became lost in amongst the superstore's vast number of aisles, and had to be rescued by a search party.
Moys Kenwood, originally from Hull in Yorkshire, was visiting the Bang Yai branch of Tesco Lotus with his wife and children, when, due to a curious mind, he wandered off from the main group and became disorientated. Unable to find his way back to the safety of the group, he tried desperately to locate other shoppers to alert them to his plight, all to no avail.
Tesco Lotus at Bang Yai is a truly enormous shop. It has roughly the same dimensions as Heathrow Airport, but with more check-in desks.
Kenwood told shop staff that he had wanted to investigate the price of a packet of Kellogg's Corn Flakes, but became confused when he entered the wrong aisle, and ended up in amongst the dairy products. From there, he took a further wrong turning, and subsequently found himself in the Gardening section.
In his panic, he failed to notice Passport Control, and was eventually tracked down by store rescuers close to Gate 53, where other shoppers were preparing to board a flight to Melbourne.
Lotus store manager, Somchai Pakornpant, told our reporter:
"Him lost. We find. No harm done."
Them superstores are too big, you know.