My Flexible Friend

for the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge of 13 February 2021, plastic.

Hmmm… so the prompt word is plastic, and the response can be flexible. I can think of only one thing. Any UK readers remember this?

For non-UK readers, Access was the forerunner to Mastercard in the UK, in the days before globalisation. Same thing, different branding. I guess the relationship is similar to Marathon and Snickers, or Opal Fruits and Starburst, if you ever heard of those. See how I always somehow get back to food?


Just for a bit of fun, why not post below any “old” product names below, that have since become globalised? I remember Milky Bars used to be made by Nestles, presumably because it was thought that Brits couldn’t cope with letters with accents, but what about you?

15 comments

  1. Oh, yes I remember that card.
    Whenever we watched American films everyone seemed to use a credit card instead of cash and I couldn’t understand why. So when my late husband got his card I was horrified that he would spend money that we didn’t have!

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