A local supermarket has been accused of trying to muscle in on Watsonia’s famed “Paris End”, with some shoppers saying the attempt is “too obvious to ignore”. Local supermarket shopper Lisa McIntyre made the spectacular accusation this week based almost entirely on the way the escalators run from the rooftop car park at Greensborough Safeway.

Speaking exclusively to The Watsonia Bugle about her discovery, McIntyre said, “I’m a big fan of the new Greensy Safeway, I really am. It’s a vast improvement on the old layout, but I now think something more sinister is at play. At the weekend, I used the rooftop carpark for the first time and, as I went to go down the escalators, I was shocked to see that they ran from the right-hand side. At first I thought to myself, ‘What is this America?’ But then it became clearer. They also drive on the right in France, and I reckon the designers chose to run the escalators on the right to capitalise on Watsy’s hard-earned Paris End.”

While the conspiracy theory may seem a little far-fetched, McIntyre stood firm with her claim. She said, “It’s obvious really, when you actually sit back and think about it. I mean, that “Paris End” stuff caused quite a stir when it first broke two years ago. It’s synonymous with class and prestige, so of course Safeway would try to get in on that. It’s undeniable.”