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22nd Mar 2002, 14:12
You may guess I did not enjoy Tescos last night.. .. .Instructions for use, tear this section off and retain. Place lower section in basket/trolley of the cłnt who has just annoyed you.. .. ............................................................ ................... .. .Nomination for twąt of the year. .. .Congratulations! You have been nominated for twąt of the year in one of the following categories:. .. . Leaving your trolley blocking the aisle while wandering off to look for the bread.. .. . Stopping in the middle of the aisle, leaving your husband on the right of the aisle while talking to a long lost friend on the left of the aisle who you have not seen for nearly 20 minutes.. .. . Talking to a long lost friend who you have not seen for nearly 20 minutes while your children build a wall across the aisle with packets of frozen fish fingers.. .. . Blocking all access to sliced white bread with your trolley and yourself for 20 minutes while wondering why you cant see the frozen fish fingers.. .. . Suddenly walking backwards without looking and wondering why you have suddenly collided with my trolley.. .. . For using the 10 items or less checkout with less than 10 items but then waiting for all items to be scanned before spending 2 minutes looking for your club card, 3 minutes looking for your debit card, 6 minutes sorting out some change as you want to pay £1.53 cash, £5 on the debit card, get £20 cash back, oh wait I have a clubcard voucher, a voucher I will quickly cut out this newspaper so can I pay 93p cash, £3 on the debit card and have £25 cash back.. .. .Now you have been nominated for twąt of the year you can now fłck off to Asda and leave me to shop in peace.

Who has control?
22nd Mar 2002, 15:05
<img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" /> . .U_E, you obviusly use the same Tescos as me - I didn't notice you though!. .. .You missed off:- . .. .Pushing through my checkout aisle, thats the one with my trolley parked very obviously across the end (and blocking it) while I load my bags in to it, so you can go to the loo. .. .Are they your screaming kids I've just knocked over. Sorry, perhaps you shold chain them to your trolley rather than let then play tag around the store.. Or leave them in the car-park.

22nd Mar 2002, 18:28
I am an Ozzie who will be in UK next week for a holiday to see friends. I really like TESCO's with their All Day Breakfast. Is it still 6 quid?. .I always thought Tesco was one of the more 'posh' supermarkets. Safeways...well that place drove me nuts!. .. .In OZ we have invented trolley rage. We can go out deliberately to a supermarket with no intentions of buying anything and recklessly take trolleys at will and block entire corridors. . .This becomes really exciting on Thursdays which is pension day and alot of older people get very fired up.. .. .If anyone in UK goes to TESCO'S in the next few weeks and sees trolleys blocking complete sections with children making their fish finger walls against them go to the cafe section and you can see me eating my All Day Breakfast.

Big Tudor
22nd Mar 2002, 18:33
You also missed off standing like an arse whilst all your shopping is scanned through, paying for said shopping and only then starting to pack it into bags. And of course you have to sort everything into logical groups to put into the same bag. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Mad]" src="mad.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Mad]" src="mad.gif" />

DX Wombat
26th Mar 2002, 01:47
DWR does Capt PPRuNe realise that you are proposing to eat one of his mates for breakfast? Canibalism was outlawed here many moons ago <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" />

26th Mar 2002, 03:13
You forgot the one that really makes me mad. . .. .As your items are being scanned, the previous shopper is blocking the way because it is absolutely imperative that the contents of their purse or wallet are replaced in the exact original positions. Heaven forbid that their clubcard might be placed in the same compartment as their debit card, as it is a well know fact (well among such cretins anyway) that the two cards are highly explosive upon mixing and would surely take the checkouts, and that little cigarette and chocolate booth, out with the blast. . .. .Apparently small change must be inserted into the zipped pouch of a wallet with surgical precision and not just quickly put into trouser pocket. Again, it is known that the copper and silver can react with car keys producing a biochemical hazard that can take out the whole of Wolverhampton, depending on the winds. . .. .OK, moan over.

Tartan Gannet
26th Mar 2002, 03:31
I use Tescos to internet shop for the very reasons that others here have mentioned. I detest screaming brats in particular and frankly hate shopping in any event. It so easy to pick the goods, send my order over the web and, for the paltry payment of an extra £5 get it delivered to my front door. Now that is where the WWW comes in so handy.. .. .BTW how long before Danny bans the use of accents such as ' or ^ etc in messages given the way in which they can circumvent the autocensor.