Fucking lift pusher loons and trolley theives in asda

(57 Posts)
WhatchuTalkinBoutPhyllis Thu 17-Jan-13 17:30:34

AIBU to think its just wrong to push past/run ahead of someone with your trolley to get into the lift before them when they have been waiting for 5 mins more than you?

AIBU to think if there's no room in the lift you shouldn't try and force yourself in making the already confined space even more hot sweaty and uncomfortable.

and finally

AIBU to think you don't unpack someones shopping from their trolley back on to the shelves when they have their back turned and try and dump your six fucking loaves of bread in, then when they turn around say
"well you haven't got much have you" shock

thesnowmanrocks Thu 17-Jan-13 17:44:54

Ynbu sounds like you had a interesting trip. One reason shopping at asda always leaves me rocking in corner.angry

YesIamYourSisterInLaw Thu 17-Jan-13 17:48:24

shock < that is all

WhatchuTalkinBoutPhyllis Thu 17-Jan-13 17:53:23

that was not all but I'm too embarrassed not going to say what I said.

Some people are just rude wherever it is. I remember when DS was a baby, I drove to the supermarket and miraculously got the P&T space nearest the shop. Got a trolley to put his car seat in, went round the car to get his car seat out, and when I got back round the car with him in the car seat, I saw someone walking off with the trolley, cos she'd assumed I must be putting him into, not out of, the car hmm.

She hadn't even asked if I had finished with the trolley. And we were right next to the trolley park, she couldn't be bothered to move a couple of steps to the side to gat a different trolley.

MrsRajeshKoothrappali Thu 17-Jan-13 17:59:58

YABU to shop at ASDA.

I tried it once. OMFG never again!!

<rocks back and forth muttering and trembling at the mere memory of it..>

GregBishopsBottomBitch Thu 17-Jan-13 18:05:55

Now thats just not supermarket Etiquette and just rude.

I'd tell em to get their own damn trolley.

MadamFolly Thu 17-Jan-13 18:13:37

So they were putting your stuff back and putting their stuff in your trolley?

Why???? confused

WhatchuTalkinBoutPhyllis Thu 17-Jan-13 18:18:33

Because there were no more trolley's left. Thanks to crazy panic shoppers

GregBishopsBottomBitch Thu 17-Jan-13 18:20:05

Ok, then ya tell them, tough titty.

BanghamTheDirtyScone Thu 17-Jan-13 18:20:34

what did you say?!

TidyDancer Thu 17-Jan-13 18:23:21

We don't have an Asda anywhere near us, so I've never experienced the legendary antics that take place there, but it sounds ideal to let out some rage so I may drive further afield now!

How utterly bizarre some people are.

CheCazzo Thu 17-Jan-13 18:27:04

Consider yourself lucky not to have an Asda near you. Sadly it is the only large supermarket near us. I loathe it and detest it with a passion.

Can I be a lone voice and say it is better to choose your area to shop than the supermarket itself??

I have seen some real classy behaviour today at M&S - the snow loons come out in droves ...

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 17-Jan-13 18:38:22

I can't believe the threads on here about the panic shopping loons grin
I live in the North of Scotland, we've had no significant snow this year, but for FFS people chill.
Oh and my nearest supermarket is 50 miles away, I have my milk and bread on order at the village shop because two years ago some bastard tourists bought out all the milk just before Christmas for their holiday home. Grrrrr.

milf90 Thu 17-Jan-13 18:39:55

Eh??? How can this happen??

Those loaves would have been flung across the supermarket had someone pinched my trolley grin

TinyDancingHoofer Thu 17-Jan-13 18:52:32

Wouldn't have happened at waitrose grin

WhatchuTalkinBoutPhyllis Thu 17-Jan-13 19:00:57

bangham I very maturely picked up all six loaves of bread passed them back to her and told her to piss off.
She had the audacity to looked shocked. Then look around for other unattended trolleys.

IAmNotAMindReader Thu 17-Jan-13 20:19:23

At Christmas I went to Asda with a friend. She managed to nab the last small troooey and was stood holding it as I told her I would mmet her back at the car as I had to nip somewhere else first.
This lady then breaks in mid sentance and starts trying to wrestle the trolley out of my friends hands saying "Ooo these are like gold dust at the minute"
My friend pulls the trolley back towards her and strange woman says "Its not yours is it?"
Friend says "Well, yes obviously"
Woman wandered off in search of another trolley to half inch of someone.

Why are people panic buying? It's to the apocalypse is it? <packs zombie killer and a tin of beans>

Christ that's how tired I am! That sentence made no sense what so ever!

timidviper Thu 17-Jan-13 21:39:26

How ridiculous! Have I missed the news that we are about to be snowed in for weeks and weeks? Snow is never that bad in this country, I've never heard of people panic buying before.

A bit late now but you could have said, "Oh thanks for the bread", and grabbed the trolley and walked of with it and her loaves smile

SomeKindOfDeliciousBiscuit Fri 18-Jan-13 01:28:03

In defence of Asda, we have a nice Eco one near us where people behave normally - mostly grin

shock wtaf?

people really steal trollies? they actually take peoples shopping out and start putting theirs in? what utter madness! i have never seen this happen

sod tesco on saturday... im going to asda instead... i could do with a good trolly fight grin

CordeliaChase Fri 18-Jan-13 02:20:43

Anyone would think that the shops were going to be shut....forever. I doubt very much that the 1/4 inch of snow would leave people snowed in hmm crazy in the uk.

I had a run in with someone in Asda once (well, I probably had more than one!). Silly woman was stood in front of the entrance doors with an empty trolley having a conversation with a man. She was completely blocking the entrance, nobody could get in. I stiff patiently waiting for about 30 seconds while she avoided glancing in my direction. She carried on her conversation, no intention of moving. So I asked her in a loud yet polite voice if I could get past. She huffed a bit and shoved her trolley out the way (obviously miffed at having to move). As I walked off into the store I shook my head in amazement, so she shouted after me 'what the fuck are you shaking your head at me for' (think roughest Bolton accent, clearly lived on fags coz she sounded like large Simpsons sisters). I turned round an replied 'well what a perfectly STUPID place to hold a conversation!' And walked off. There was a greeter man there who saw it all. He laughed and said loudly 'I completely agree!' The woman looked very embarrassed haha grin

CordeliaChase Fri 18-Jan-13 02:21:26

Anyone would think that the shops were going to be shut....forever. I doubt very much that the 1/4 inch of snow would leave people snowed in hmm crazy in the uk.

I had a run in with someone in Asda once (well, I probably had more than one!). Silly woman was stood in front of the entrance doors with an empty trolley having a conversation with a man. She was completely blocking the entrance, nobody could get in. I stiff patiently waiting for about 30 seconds while she avoided glancing in my direction. She carried on her conversation, no intention of moving. So I asked her in a loud yet polite voice if I could get past. She huffed a bit and shoved her trolley out the way (obviously miffed at having to move). As I walked off into the store I shook my head in amazement, so she shouted after me 'what the fuck are you shaking your head at me for' (think roughest Bolton accent, clearly lived on fags coz she sounded like large Simpsons sisters). I turned round an replied 'well what a perfectly STUPID place to hold a conversation!' And walked off. There was a greeter man there who saw it all. He laughed and said loudly 'I completely agree!' The woman looked very embarrassed haha grin

ILoveNoodles Fri 18-Jan-13 03:17:38

I hate going to shitty Asda. I was once "assaulted" by an elderly woman in Asda.
<still bitter cos I couldn't do anything as she was old and old people are 'always right', I would of been in the wrong>

Longdistance Fri 18-Jan-13 03:24:43

I used to hate Asda when we lived in the UK.

I do like their baby and toddler events though blush

Tee2072 Fri 18-Jan-13 04:22:29

Old people are not always right.

::ignores point of thread as I don't shop in ASDA and I'm not panic buying::

I don't need anything from the shops but I really want to go just so I can be righteously indignant at all these loons!

WhatchuTalkinBoutPhyllis Fri 18-Jan-13 09:41:50

I got called a twat by an old 'lady' once after a spot of trolley tango. Was in morrisons though.

And the only reason i went is because i had a leaflet saying they were having the baby event. Got there and it was even frigging on! angry

ShowOfHands Fri 18-Jan-13 09:53:00

We've got bad snow here. Roads impassable, main roads closed, 300 schools closed. I only have an Asda in my local town. And it's fine. Staff are friendly, customers jolly. Lots of people helping other people in the carpark with crossing the ice/loading up cars. I helped an elderly couple carry their stuff yesterday as it's really slippy. Trolleys are in short supply so staff are helping out, people are sharing trolleys and making friends. I quite like it. I haven't seen a single fight and the ladies in the bakery were happily baking extra loaves and taking impromptu orders.

I did however used to work in a Safeway as a poor student and I saw two very well dressed, upper middle class women have a proper scrap over the last sliced white. They were so busy smacking each other with their designer handbags that somebody else took the loaf anyway.

lannyshrops Fri 18-Jan-13 09:57:23

I never go to ASDA for precisely the above reasons, however on Wednesday I used the car park as it is very near the shops. After paying for my parking ticket, I was about half was across the zebra crossing when a vile lady in a Picasso came haring around the corner, saw me, screeched to a halt and then BEEPED at me gesticulating that I move!

I stopped, did the "what?" Hand gesture, shoulder shrug thing. She winds down her window and says "fucking move out of the fucking way!"

I am 34 weeks pregnant and as DH says, do not anger the pregnant lady!! I was so very proud of my incredibly eloquent response which was;
" the last time I read the Highway Code, the pedestrian has right of access when on a zebra or pelican crossing. If you did not see me in time, it was because you were driving at a speed more suited to the M54 (local motorway) rather than a car park."

Her response was to eff and jeff a bit more. I informed her that I thought her retort was incredible eloquent, but exactly what I would expect from someone a well brought up as she clearly was. I then continued to waddle as slow as possible off the crossing.

Stupid cow!

TheSecretCervixDNCOP Fri 18-Jan-13 09:57:23

I am completely shocked someone tried to steal your trolley

I am equally bemused at panic buyers

Quick we're predicted a few inches of snow, have we got seventeen loaves so we can have loads of toast? No? TO ASDA!!

GroupieGirl Fri 18-Jan-13 09:58:15

Ugh. I could do with a pint of milk (A pint. One. Not twelve pints, eight loaves, two dozen eggs and all the canned goods you can carry), but you lot have made me scared to go to the supermarket. And it's only a Sainsbury's.

It happened at the Boots sale the other day. People scrapping over the last Champneys gift set. shock

Fakebook Fri 18-Jan-13 10:02:47

This has only ever happened to me in Primark. It was a mother and daughter. They cut infront with their pushchair, knocked the wheels on my pushchair and went into the lift and pressed the button shock. DH quickly stopped the doors from closing by putting his hands in the way and we got in with them and waited for an apology. Didn't get one. I just stood there quietly seething whilst DH stood there giggling at my facial expression. I was not amused.

TheFallenNinja Fri 18-Jan-13 10:06:06

I use the same facial expression when in the supermarket, it's somewhere between "don't fuck with me" and "I know where everything is."

I've seen it on footage of UN food deliveries on the faces of them with bags if rice.

No problem so far.

I use the don't fuck with me expression for charity collectors as well grin

Is the panic buying mainly in the South? Haven't seen round these parts.

I loathe Asda and choose not to shop there.

WhatchuTalkinBoutPhyllis Fri 18-Jan-13 10:18:43

I'm in west midlands.

People are buying enough to last the month confused

Baffledandbewildered Fri 18-Jan-13 10:20:57

Two days before christmas our asda online pshopping was delivered ( all 18 crates oopps slight over order!!!!!) i was chatting to the delivery man and realised that even though i had bought out the shop i had forgotten an essential.....cointreau ! He advised me DO NOT go to the store its like a war zone lol people are fighting in the car park over spaces, over trolleys and over the last bottle of ribena !!!! Weird just weird. As i needed the cointrea obviously i went to the out of town tesco and it was very sedate.....and the bought loads more food that we are still trying to get through !!!!!

Flobbadobs Fri 18-Jan-13 10:24:56

Did I miss the panic buying again? Oh well, the DC's can eat and we have wine. When it actually snows for more than 5 minutes here we'll be fine!

NothingIsAsBadAsItSeems Fri 18-Jan-13 10:34:10

I loves shopping, will do anyones for them. May however take up to 3 hours as labels have to be read, prices/quantities compared, best sell by date has to be found I do not crawl to the back of the shelf, honest, nor do I then dive back in to get one for a nice lady who asks if there are any more, bargains have to be found, fake bargains have to be laughed at, have to talk to random people and help them to find things even though I've never worked in that store or for that company smile yep loves shopping

A cup of tea has to be drunk either before or after the shop to add the the joyous experience ds is dumped at PILs so that I can fully enjoy

NothingIsAsBadAsItSeems Fri 18-Jan-13 10:45:23

I'm a freak aren't I sad

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Fri 18-Jan-13 10:45:32

I like our ASDA, staff are very nice, I can buy clthes shoes and jewellry etc and call it 'food shopping' and its reasonable price, some good bargains. I also shop in Sainbury, morrisons and waitrose.... I am not a food snob grin

FellatioNels0n Fri 18-Jan-13 10:54:35

There is definitely something about ASDA that attracts really rude and aggressive customers.

shesariver Fri 18-Jan-13 11:30:56

I think anywhere you get people somethign liek this can happen, as there are some right odd balls arent there. Fair bit of supermarket snobbery on this thread mind you, theres nothing wrong with any of the Asdas I have been in, Im not loyal in the slightest and also use Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsburys, and Asda is definitely the cheapest.

Lara2 Fri 18-Jan-13 11:34:07

My ASDA is lovely too - nice staff, people nice. The only problem is you see so many people you know (and haven't seen for a while) that you spend ages catching up! Have never seen a punch up or rude people. You all obviously live in very grim areas!!!
grin

HeathRobinson Fri 18-Jan-13 11:41:00

My Asda's nice too. Well-stocked, clean and the staff are very pleasant.

FiercePanda Fri 18-Jan-13 11:44:11

My FIL went to Morrisons on Xmas Eve, and saw two women screaming at eachother, fighting over the last punnet of strawberries. confused

KoalaTale Fri 18-Jan-13 12:13:34

My experience of Asda is that its a manners free zone, horrendous, I feel for you OP! Sainsbos much better...

KoalaTale Fri 18-Jan-13 12:15:20

I saw eggs left out in the frost at my local Asda, when I was leaving they were taking them in for sale. Bet they were good...

BupcakesAndCunting Fri 18-Jan-13 12:23:17

I have started only doing my shopping online now due to being unable to hack the twats who frequent supermarkets.

Once in Asda, I was stood minding my own business looking at the bread. Was stood right up by the shelves, not in the way of anyone. Mental woman careers round corner screeching "EXCUUUUUSE ME, in a rush here" I didn;t even look up because like I say, wasn't stood in the middle of aisle. Then she screeched "DON'T ALL MOVE AT ONCE WILL YOU?!" I looked up in bemusement and she was directing her ire at me! I am delighted ashamed to say I said "Wind your neck in, you daft cow!" To which she replied "DON'T CALL ME A DAFT COW! DO I LOOK LIKE A COW?!" I looked her up and down and laughed. She went purple. Everyone was laughing at her. Stupid twat.

NothingIsAsBadAsItSeems Fri 18-Jan-13 12:37:58

Sighs... You all need to let me do your shopping smile

Bupcake shock I always miss things like that, though I did loudly declare to DH that I'd found the last large freerange turkey before Xmas and had a random woman follow us until she realised that I wasn't going to leave the trolly undefended....

ILoveNoodles Fri 18-Jan-13 13:17:20

Tee2072 No, of course they are not. But I have learnt that there is usually not much point in even trying to point out things, people around will usually take their side, even if I am right. <learnt that the hard way>
Although I understand that might just be where I grew up, and now where I live.

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