You expect it in the big stores in Inverness but when the shop assistants in Nairn start asking you, 'Would you be interested in...' it really is too much. It is irritating for the shopper and embarrassing for the assistant. Shopkeepers and managers please resist this trend. The Gurn suspects that the majority of people want to get their shopping without this but are willing to indulge in small talk, gossip etc with shop staff in the time honoured traditions of small town community life. Please keep Nairn different - well until Sainsburys get here anyway.