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There are two things I try to avoid, food shopping and shopping for clothes.

What was meant to be a five minute run round Waitrose after a morning in the office has turned into a 45 minute nightmare.

The idiots are stood gossiping in the middle of isles or in natural choke points in the store. Rather than keep to one side of the isle so people can get past, they stroll up the middle. There is no situational awareness and no sense of urgency from people.

Rupert stood there watching his tree-hugging eco-wife choosing pomegranates whilst his evil little ***** child Tarquin was doing his level best to dislocate the arm of a small sister. When little Summer burst into tears all the chinless wonder could say was "We don't do that do we Tarquin".

Ruddy hell, just give the little sod a clip round the ear.

It must just be me but I stood there imagining what would happen if Rupert actually met a proper challenge in his life and I don't mean having to choose between a pouilly fuisse or a Chateauneuf.

I wish people would just have a little consideration for those around them.
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Wish I could afford to shop at Wiatrose

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The idiots are stood gossiping in the middle of isles or in natural choke points in the store. Rather than keep to one side of the isle so people can get past, they stroll up the middle. There is no situational awareness and no sense of urgency from people.



All classes of people do that here.

They do the same in the streets
with their cars too.


 
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Wish I could afford to shop at Wiatrose

Five bags of lentils @ 49p = 2.45
4 pack of Bacon 4.99
porridge oats 50p
2 soya milk 2.00
2 packs frozen spinach 2.18
2 packs of broccoli 1.90
2 coconut milk 1.88
thai curry paste (read last night's curry thread) 2
celery/onions/cabbage/leeks - 4.00
chickpeas - 50p

23 quid the lot, feed an army for a week. I'm living it up right enough (just don't stand too close).

I'm going to ask Kerry if she'll take me to Iceland next week
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People blocking aisles is very annoying agreed. Please have your conversation somewhere else and allow me to shop with ease. I normally just push their trollys out the way.
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There are two things I try to avoid, food shopping and shopping for clothes.

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Right - so YOU are that skinny naked guy wandering around Salisbury then?

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Clips around the ears work well
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If you can't find what you want in a Supermatket just look where all the shelf stackers are congregated with their big trolleys. The item you want will be behind these....
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Middle-class parents, doncha just love 'em.

I was on a bus from Oxford St to St Pancras a while ago. Little Inigo, Izzy and Lulu (all true, I swear) were running about uncontrolled round the top deck, with no more than the occasional plaintive and ignored "No, Izzy, we don't do that". Lulu was adamant they get a taxi after getting off "So we don't have to walk up the hill". You know, I think they should spend the money on having all of Islington lowered, to spare the poor dears the effort.
 
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Middle-class parents, doncha just love 'em.

I was on a bus from Oxford St to St Pancras a while ago. Little Inigo, Izzy and Lulu (all true, I swear) were running about uncontrolled round the top deck, with no more than the occasional plaintive and ignored "No, Izzy, we don't do that". Lulu was adamant they get a taxi after getting off "So we don't have to walk up the hill". You know, I think they should spend the money on having all of Islington lowered, to spare the poor dears the effort.
Too be honest, I'd rather that than little Chardonnay and Christiano, who run around causing havoc whilst their 16 year old parent (note the singular) sits there chain smoking and chatting on the latest mobile phone
 
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Well, there is that!
 
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I gave up doing the shopping in store @ a year ago. Its home delivery for me from now on, and its the best 5 I spend a week.

TBH I was fed up shopping in store when you have the parents, tribe of kids, dogs, cats, and goldfish trailing around the aisles !
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rather Izzy and Lulu than Duane, Zaraah and their chavved up mates. I was told I was going to be 'taken down' by one of them on Friday, (I work in a store).

He was 12.

Yeah right, see me once you've done your paper round sonny, now **** off out of my shop.
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The idiots are stood gossiping in the middle of isles or in natural choke points in the store.
Ohhh, I'm with you, Waitroses must be the same everywhere!

Try a bicycle bell on your trolley.

In fact, I'll put the idea in their suggestion box next time....
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On supermarkets, I heard a comic say once "If you want to feel attractive, shop at Asda".
 
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Been in Waitrose twice... once in Loughton and once in Sunningdale... both times the clientèle were as described in first post !!

Haven't been back since !!
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Am I missing something here? What have the "middle classes" got to do with the lot you describe? Has there been a re-classification ?

You describe eco warrior tree huggers and I'm picturing the likes of "Swampy", " Mrs Swampy" and the little "Swampets".. Not Mr & Mrs Joe Soap, like you and me?

Oh and if I have to choose it would be Pouilly Fume rather than Fuisse, sauvignon Blanc being a superior grape to Chardonnay, don't you think........?
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On supermarkets, I heard a comic say once "If you want to feel attractive, shop at Asda".
I like Asda. The food is well priced, and the own brand products are nice.

Tesco I can't stand. Waitrose and Sainsbury's are full of pretentious middle class twonks, and we haven't got a Morrisons around here (which is a shame, because I like their pie counter bit)
 
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Oh and if I have to choose it would be Pouilly Fume rather than Fuisse, sauvignon Blanc being a superior grape to Chardonnay, don't you think........?
I wouldn't know. I'm more of an enthusiast than a connoisseur.

Besides which I'm a fully paid up member of the chunky jumper wearing real ale brigade.
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IBesides which I'm a fully paid up member of the chunky jumper wearing real ale brigade.
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Oh brother, and here was me thinking the "Wild Rover" bunch were on the road to extinction.......
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Not me, will. All that folkie cobblers ties up the mouth parts that are better put to a diffrent use under such situations. And I don't have a chunky jumper either, except in spirit. Or a beard.

Me and the missus went to the National Winter Ales Festival when it was at the superb Campsfield Market venue in Manchester a few years back. She looked around and wondered if it was actually a clever stratgey to get all the fat ugly blokes into one place for easy disposal. Present company excepted, of course. Possibly.
 
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Not me, will. All that folkie cobblers ties up the mouth parts that are better put to a diffrent use under such situations. And I don't have a chunky jumper either, except in spirit. Or a beard.

Me and the missus went to the National Winter Ales Festival when it was at the superb Campsfield Market venue in Manchester a few years back. She looked around and wondered if it was actually a clever stratgey to get all the fat ugly blokes into one place for easy disposal. Present company excepted, of course. Possibly.
I'm relieved to hear it, emgee.

I'd rather hoped we'd seen the last of 'em in the White Hart pub in Edinburgh's Grassmarket - circa 1973...

I'm still banned for laughing at them......

Although it just might have had something to do with the small matter of me projectile vomitting over the barman, mind
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I doubt it was the latter. I'm guessing he'd be used to it.
 
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On supermarkets, I heard a comic say once "If you want to feel attractive, shop at Asda".
That is soooo true, I went to Asda in Llanelli once, I was fairly smart after a meeting, people looked at me like I was God.
 
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