The Prime Minister has lined up a job for his eventual retirement from the Beehive.
While out campaigning for Parmjeet Parmar's bid for the Mt Roskill by election, John Key stepped in as a checkout operator.
"I tell you what, there is life after politics. This is going to be cool" he said.
He seemed to be enjoying himself as he scanned through a customer’s weekly shop.
"I've always wanted to do this, actually"
He gained quick praise from his team member.
"You're a professional."
The customer got the Prime Minister's tick of approval on their wine and beer selection.
"Not a bad little wine actually, quite good I quite like it. Excellent choice,” he said
He did have to be prompted to ask the crucial question though: “You’re definitely are over 18 now aren't you?"
He even had time to ask the customers what they thought about his politics.
"You could tell me how to run the country, what's going badly and what's going well. This could be like a focus group, it's quite good."
And he's got plenty of practice rehearsing lines from his spin doctors - that skill is obviously transferable - Key nailed the last line.
"Thank you for shopping with us, have a nice day"