To love a good supermarket scrap thread?(372 Posts)
There have been some good ones this week, what with the snow turning everyone rabid and that.
Tell Aunty Bupcakes your best supermarket scrap threads. I loves 'em I do.
My favorite threads are the ones where somebody has a long, sad sob story about their fucked-up marriage and after a while, you realize that the OP is an utter freakshow train wreck.
Got any of those?
A few weeks ago I was browsing the Christmas reduced shelf
looking for Llindt reindeers when I felt myself being pulled backwards, by my parka hood. A woman behind me had obviously decided that her need was greater than mine.
I'd like to say I fishwifed her but I was so dumbstruck (and she looked proper hard) that I hazily wandered back to my trolley and then bitched about her to husband, from a safe distance obv.
The fucking cheek of it!
I went to the supermarket once, only to find it was closed.
I raised an eyebrow and went straight home.
I enjoy them but don't get to contribute because I avoid actually going to the supermarket as much as possible.
Not a fight Bupcakes, but once a woman took a joint of beef out of my trolly and put it in hers when I wasn't looking (DS saw her).
The ensuing conversation was humiliating. She denied it, it was clearly true as I no longer had said meat in trolly. Very fucking odd, I walked away in the end and picked up a different one. Very puzzling.
I haven't had any since I stopped shopping in Morrisons.
I did have a bad time when an ASDA delivery didn't turn up, no warning or anything and had to trudge through heavy snow to do shopping. Had only just got to the checkout (luckily) when they announced that they were shutting 2 hours early due to the weather.
But I didn't hit anyone, honest.
I've been banned from doing the Xmas food shop last 2 years as I have been known to lose the plot with trolly fiends (seriously watch what your doing with your trolly peeps) and last attempt resulted in me havibg a slanging match with some arrogant tosser in sainsburys car park (I won- don't test a hormonal woman after 2 hours being trolly bashed- you will lose)
I've never managed to have a full on scrap but things did get a tad tetchy when I wandered off with someone else's shopping trolley and then (unfortunately loudly) accused the dcs of putting a load of junk food in it. The owner of the trolley was fairly pissed off on both counts and I can't blame her really. But by heck, there was a shedload of shyte being bought...
Years ago I was nearly knocked over by a woman and muttered under my breath as I passed her. She reached out and clipped me around the back of the head. I spun and asked her what the fuck she was doing and what made her think she had any right to touch me.
Everyone stopped and stared at her with ripples of conversation as those that saw explained that the mad old woman had just hit the young woman. She stood there trying to look self righteous as her mortified husband tried to drag her away and everyone gave her a very wide berth.
I shall come back with appropriate levels of froth if my asda delivery no-shows today...
or I could be really understanding about the snow scrap that, I have no coffee NO COFFEEEEEEE!!!!!
Two christmases ago, DH and I had to go to Sainsbury's on <dun dun DUUUUUUUUN!> christmas eve (unexpected extra couple of dinner guests) Had been driving around the carpark for 40 minutes trying to find a space. I spotted someone about to reverse out of a P&C space (oh yes) and DH drove over to it. DH stuck his indicator on to show he was waiting for said space. A BMW 4X4 is behind us and DH pulls to one side to give them more room to negotiate
the beast car through. However, they didn';t negotiate through, they pulled into the space we were waiting for at the precise moment that the person pulling out left the space.
I wound my window down and said "Hi, sorry but we've just been waiting for that space" and the ogre woman getting out went "And?" and shrugged. Then I clocked that it was just her and her DP, no kid. I said "And we actually do have a child, which is kind of a pre-requisite for parking in a P&C space!" Her face went puce and she snarled "MY CHILD IS IN THERE" pointing at Sainsburys. We shrugged and drove off. Pffffft.
Half an hour later and we were preusing the potatoes, when the beast woman strides up to me, brandishing her mobile phone. "THERE!" she went "THERE IS MY CHILD" showing me a picture of a gormless looking kid. "And?!" I said. She "squared up" to me "DON'T QUESTION ME!" she said. I tried to reason with her and she kept repeating that line at me whilst trying to use her size, which was equatable to a small bungalow, to intimidate me. Her DP stood there looking both sad and ashamed. After finding I wouldn't be able to get a word in, I calmly said "Fuck off, chunk" then advised her husband to go to the pet aisle and buy his mrs a muzzle. She was like this
I shat myself all the way round in case she came after me and kicked my arse in
In other news, my mum refuses to take me and DH shopping, as he is like a big toddler and makes me full on stabby
bupcakes I meant nothing pointed or personal with my post! I was just enjoying the idea of liking a good thread full of drama, is all.
I have to get milk later. I will try to start something with somebody just for you!
DP had to be taken out of Asda once because he wouldn't see reason about their lack of steak and kidney puddings.
I watched an obviously drunk woman lose it in the supermarket, quite inexplicably, with the young man who was in front of her in the queue. She'd chosen well, he was a strapping lad but clearly the sort of nice young man who wasn't going to get nasty with her. She kept shouting that she'd come all the way from Brighton to shop here.
Her drunken companion was very agitated, and when the security guard came over to tell her to stop swearing in front of my children, we found out why: she'd nicked a jute shopping bag and filled it with lamb chops. Cue drunken lady being escorted away while drunken companion mournfully followed. Funny and sad and horrible all at the same time.
i get Tesco rage, even doing online shopping, something always happens, I have had a fair few vouchers. My baby was smaller than expected so I needed to get some baby grows, living in a very small town with no Mothercare etc I drove to Tesco 40 mins away to get some clothes and when I got home the security tags were left in the majority of the clothes! Couldn't get them off (should have shoplifted in my youth to get those skills), sleep deprived and hormonal DH had to talk me out of fire bombing the store. (if you see on the news about a Tesco in Surrey burning to the ground then forget that you read this).
Oh OK, wasn't sure what I'd missed that's all!
"I've been banned from doing the Xmas food shop last 2 years as I have been known to lose the plot with trolly fiends (seriously watch what your doing with your trolly peeps) and last attempt resulted in me havibg a slanging match with some arrogant tosser in sainsburys car park (I won- don't test a hormonal woman after 2 hours being trolly bashed- you will lose)"
Was it YOU I had the scrap with?!
I've never, ever had a fight in a supermarket
Where have I gone wrong?
When we used to have a Safeway [about 13 years ago] I was shopping with DS1 walking and ds2 in the trolley. As we were perusing the aisles a family walked towards us and the little girl was crying and having a strop. I looked at her as she was walking towards our trolley [as you do] but not in a snotty way and the Mother walked past and snarled [yes she snarled!] 'yeah I know she's crying, is it a problem' .
I was gobsmacked, anyway after about two minutes of being red faced and looking like a goldfish [mouth hanging open] I caught up with her and told her I wasn't staring and I didn't appreciate her having a go at me [or words to that effect] and to back off.
That's it really although I did have a verbal scrap in the line for Skyfall with queue jumpers.
The only time I can remember a scrap was years ago. There was a long line at the Co-op at the one open till. I was sort of approaching the tills from the other end of the store and a cashier opened the till right next to me and called out "Till number 2 is open, now!" So, I went in and put my stuff on the belt.
A woman left the middle of the long queue and came in behind me and bitched at me about how there was a queue and I'd jumped it.
I told her that she had left the middle of the queue herself and she could suck on it.
I did say "so suck on it."
Then I felt bad.
Fuck no, that wasn't me, Bupcakes. I don't shop at Sainsbury's. Asda and Aldi for me, dear. I have standards.
I was in Tescos on the A406 a few years ago.
I was pushing my trolley and went a bit close to a teenage girl. I smiled and said sorry.
The mother started ranting and shouting at me. Bout how I had nearly mashed her girl and I best look what I was doing.
I said. Just to be clear. You are shouting at me because my trolley didnt touch your teenage daughter and when i said sorry i didnt say it loud enough?
Erm well yes.
Then the ranting continued. i told her she was embarrassing her granddaughter <bitch> and if she didn't get a move on she was going to miss the shuttle bus back to the estate <don't care, Im allowed cos I is council>
Poor cow had a shed load of shopping yet to do so she had to put up with me following her up and down the aisles being cleverer, prettier and generally nicer than her all the way.
So ner. Don't fuck with me.
LOL at "I'm allowed cos I'm council"
Join the discussion
Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.Register now
Already registered with Mumsnet? Log in to leave your comment or alternatively, sign in with Facebook or Google.
Please login first.