Linda Hill met Delhi Delhi
Submitted by Claire Hupton
Regular Asta customer Linda Hill was very impressed with the new electric vehicle at Warwickshire’s rugby store and wrote a story about it, giving colleagues a way to say thank you for everything they did last year.
Linda called her story ‘The Adventures of Delhi’ – the name she gave to Van – and her colleagues loved it so much that they accepted the name. Allie Scrace, the store’s social champion, invited Linda and her husband, Roy, to take a closer look at the electric van and thank her for her kindness.
Linda said she dreamed of the story after seeing the small Caria electric van move groceries from the store to the store’s gas station’s click and collect center.
He said: “I was fascinated by this little vehicle, so I called her Dilli Dilli. I think it would be more appropriate. For a little fun I wrote a short story about her ‘The Adventures of Dilli Delhi’.”
He thanked the wonderful team in rugby for this story and said he hopes it will “brighten their day”.
Linda and Roy, who had been driving Asta trucks for 25 years before retiring two years ago, were invited to the store, where Linda took some photos with Dilli and sat in the driver’s seat.
Linda, 69, who also loves to write poetry, said: “I was glad to be invited to the store and I thought it was so kind. We met Allie, she gave me a beautiful bouquet and she had a nameplate with Dilli Dilli writing on it.
“She arranged for little Dilli to come around the front of Delhi, so I was able to meet her and sit inside her. It was so much fun, I was honored to meet Ka. It was nice to meet her in the flesh van to talk, I only saw her parked in the back.”
Linda says colleagues at the rugby shop have been brilliant since the epidemic began. He said: “They have faced many daily changes and rules, but the store is well stocked with products and all the staff are happy and helpful to their customers.”
Allie said: “When I read Linda’s story it brought a smile to my face and it came around the office. It’s one of the best stories I ‘ve heard since I started working for Asta 10 years ago. We even call Van Dilli even now.
“Linda really went to town in it. I wanted to meet her. She deserves to meet Delhi too, so I chatted with Andy Beat who was looking at the electric van. When Linda came we agreed with her one day for her shopping. She was very shocked to see Delhi. She was over the moon. .
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