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Post by Askit on Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:05 am

Now, I'm normally a placid kind of chap (just ask my therapist  confused0) but it seems to me that the attitude and behaviour of some supermarket customers leaves a lot to be desired. I was out the other day with my minder wife, picking up a few things in a well known discount store that was not Aldi, and it was very quiet with about a dozen other shoppers in the whole store. We were stopped at the cheese, trying to decide what to buy, when I spot a young woman behind us making faces and theatrical gestures to her friend because we were in her way. I did explain that we were in for some shopping (just in case she thought she was competing in a game show) and the concept of using the phrase, "excuse me" to get to an elusive pack of Mozzarella  snigger

I'm also considering whether it would be worth investing in some kind of body armour as protection from those who think their trolley is some new kind of battering ram. Once, I had to advise a fellow customer, that no matter how much they tried, they were never going to get the trolley to fit into the place where they were pushing it  happyno

Anyway, we're just to off to Tesco.............wish me luck  biggrin


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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by bikeralw on Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:52 am

At least your young woman was dressed for shopping. Some mornings our local Iceland is frequented by zombies wearing jim jams, dressing gown and slippers. Usually a small child is screaming away in their trolley. Shopping done they call a taxi to take them back to bed...
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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by NORGIL on Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:01 am

Why go shopping ? it's a throw back to the dark ages and an affront to dignity to mix with the hoi poloi. Simply guide ones mouse over the pages of Waitrose's interweb catalogue thingy and an awfully nice minion type chappie/ess will decant the chosen goods into ones kitchen.

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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by Gromit on Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:05 am

bikeralw wrote:At least your young woman was dressed for shopping. Some mornings our local Iceland is frequented by zombies wearing jim jams, dressing gown and slippers. Usually a small child is screaming away in their trolley. Shopping done they call a taxi to take them back to bed...
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Didn't know you can buy kids at Iceland!!!
So that's where all the obnoxious little swine come from, and I always blamed the poor old stork!  lol4

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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by NORGIL on Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:08 am

Gromit wrote:
bikeralw wrote:At least your young woman was dressed for shopping. Some mornings our local Iceland is frequented by zombies wearing jim jams, dressing gown and slippers. Usually a small child is screaming away in their trolley. Shopping done they call a taxi to take them back to bed...
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Didn't know you can buy kids at Iceland!!!

And the frozen kids are just as fresh and contain as many vitamins as fresh kids

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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by Paulmold on Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:16 am

My missus (sorry, Carol) recently retired after 30 years with Iceland. Our freezer in the garage was always full of discontinued or short-dated frozen food reduced in price to clear. I'm sure there are a couple of kids down at the bottom somewhere. I love kids but couldn't eat a whole one, someone once said.

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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by boxerman on Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:28 am

Kids = young goats are quite tasty actually, but like Paul, I couldn't eat a whole one. smile!

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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by Cymro on Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:52 am

Was always amused by the sign in my childhood village chip shop:

Fish & Chips:5/-
Children: 6d


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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by NORGIL on Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:18 am

bikeralw wrote:At least your young woman was dressed for shopping. Some mornings our local Iceland is frequented by zombies wearing jim jams, dressing gown and slippers. Usually a small child is screaming away in their trolley. Shopping done they call a taxi to take them back to bed...
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Has anyone seen the ad for the new Vauxhall Crossland Scutterwagen which actively appears to support the army of the great unwashed in their sartorial endeavours. I am so far resisting the urge to rush to the showroom and purchase said vehicle.

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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:10 pm

On tour,I'm a lover of Mac Dees  breakfast bun (egg,bacon bun) , I would love to turn up at 9a.m in my Onesy and see would looks I will get.     hugegrins     My wife won't join me.    shrugg
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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by Paulmold on Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:15 pm

Boaby - you've swopped avatar back to one of the van instead of you. Don't know which is more handsome - yes I do!    think_smiley_46

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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by Askit on Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:09 pm

You lot are lucky. Scottish schools broke up, for their summer hols, last Friday and it appears that supermarkets have replace playparks for keeping them entertained  content If I come across as an old grouch it's only because I am an old grouch  biggrin Anyway, this should probably go in the jokes section but it seems right to post it here.




A woman spots a young mother pushing her small screaming child, who is sitting in a trolley, round the supermarket. She overhears the young mother say in calm voice, "now Emma, we have to get the shopping so there's no point getting upset, it won't take us long to get round the store".


The woman follows them round the shop and halfway through the aisles the child has continued her tantrum. This time her mother says calmly "Look Emma, you'll be ok, most of the shopping's done, we only have a few things to get and then we'll be on our way" 


As they all get to the checkout the child's behaviour has worsened. This time the woman hears the mother say in a low, even voice "well Emma, we only have to pay for the groceries, pack the car, then you can go home"


The woman was so impressed with how the mother had reacted that she stopped her outside the store and said, "I just loved the way you spoke to young Emma in the store" and the mother replied " sorry, that's Janey, I'm Emma"

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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:34 pm

Paulmold wrote:Boaby - you've swopped avatar back to one of the van instead of you. Don't know which is more handsome - yes I do!    think_smiley_46
Fed up looking at all the ugly mugs so took one oot.     hugegrins
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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by dbroada on Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:56 pm

Askit wrote:.........

The woman was so impressed with how the mother had reacted that she stopped her outside the store and said, "I just loved the way you spoke to young Emma in the store" and the mother replied " sorry, that's Janey, I'm Emma"
I might just have to borrow that.

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Post by Libraryman2 on Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:32 pm

NORGIL wrote:Why go shopping ? it's a throw back to the dark ages and an affront to dignity to mix with the hoi poloi. Simply guide ones mouse over the pages of Waitrose's interweb catalogue thingy and an awfully nice minion type chappie/ess will decant the chosen goods into ones kitchen.

Brilliant wind up, you've mentioned Waitrose so you're clearly posh. bow
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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by NORGIL on Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:20 pm

I only go to Waitrose so I can use their carrier bags in the Lidll really.

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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by groundhog on Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:42 pm

Sorry, what's a carrier bag?
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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by NORGIL on Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:19 pm

groundhog wrote:Sorry, what's a carrier bag?
Wouldn't expect a Merc driver to know because Ermes and Lewis Vwiton don't mek em.

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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by crisp on Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:57 am

I think the latest advice from several washing powder manufacturers is worth following

"Always keep away from children"

The only sensible advert I can remember seeing
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Post by dbroada on Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:14 pm

crisp wrote:I think the latest advice from several washing powder manufacturers is worth following

"Always keep away from children"

The only sensible advert I can remember seeing
I have been following that advice since I first heard the recommendation.

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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by willy eckerslike on Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:07 pm

burlingtonboaby wrote:On tour,I'm a lover of Mac Dees  breakfast bun (egg,bacon bun) , I would love to turn up at 9a.m in my Onesy and see would looks I will get.     hugegrins     My wife won't join me.    shrugg
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I'm trying hard not to imagine you in a onesy Boaby. covermyeyes I like to wait outside the baby changing rooms on the motorways to see what people come out with hugegrins

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Re: Supermarket shopping

Post by Askit on Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:26 am

willy eckerslike wrote:
burlingtonboaby wrote:On tour,I'm a lover of Mac Dees  breakfast bun (egg,bacon bun) , I would love to turn up at 9a.m in my Onesy and see would looks I will get.     hugegrins     My wife won't join me.    shrugg
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I'm trying hard not to imagine you in a onesy Boaby. covermyeyes I like to wait outside the baby changing rooms on the motorways to see what people come out with hugegrins

I'm guessing it's usually a baby  lol4

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Post by crisp on Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:43 am

Yes but a different one from the one they took in. Few times when I had wished I could do that !!!
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