spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the April 18 episode on CBC
There seem to be a lot of overt and not-so-overt competitions going on in the Street right now.
First, there is the "fairest barmaid in Weatherfield" contest which is creating ripples at the Rovers. (Lager glass, lager glass, on the wall. Who is the fairest of them all? - ed). This contest follows on the heels of the 'oldest barmaid' contest which Betty won by a landslide (although subsequently contested by another senior server who mysteriously passed away). There seems to be no end of these pub-oriented competitions. How about saving some time and combining a few of them (i.e. oldest and fairest barmaid contest). Just a suggestion.
On the adoption front, it seems that the Windasses have pulled into the lead on the strength of Eddie's brazen use of his son to tug at the emotional heart strings. While Steverino, armed only with a doll named Buster Toughnuts or Toughguts or something, comes in second and the adoption lady doesn't seem that impressed by either Steve's action figure or Becky's monkey (don't ask -ed).
And, if there was ever any doubt that love is indeed a battlefield, look no further than the love 'quadrangle' of Graeme-Tina-Jason-David. It seems that Jason and David are still, in some crazy way, trying to compete for the affections of Tina. Now, that's a contest which I bet won't end happily for anyone..