Green skin man touched bread in supermarket

(62 Posts)
Lecx Sat 06-Apr-13 12:53:53

At the supermarket I saw a man with a greenish complexion in the bakery department. He also has a hospital patient band on. He touched some bread in one of the open bread baskets.

Should I have told someone? I didn't as I didn't think it was my business and would be rude but I would t want to eat that bread.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 06-Apr-13 12:54:39

Are you being serious?

isitsnowingyet Sat 06-Apr-13 12:55:26

Ha ha - loving the title of this thread smile

HobKnob Sat 06-Apr-13 12:55:48

Ha ha ha!!!


ReluctantBeing Sat 06-Apr-13 12:56:25

Aliens need shopping too.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 06-Apr-13 12:56:38

I once saw the bakery bloke who works in our co-op walking to the dispaly with a tray of bread rolls while picking his nose. He then put all the breadrolls on display with his bare bogey fingers! grin

I think we eat loads of germs every day and live.

HollyBerryBush Sat 06-Apr-13 12:57:03

PMSL @ 'green skin man'

Was the The Hulk? Because if he was I really wouldn't advise arguing with him.


AngelWreakinHavoc Sat 06-Apr-13 12:57:37

Was he T Rexing? They are green in colour too! shock

VivaLeBeaver Sat 06-Apr-13 12:57:48

I wonder what makes your skin green.

Are you sure he wasn't more yellow, that would be jaundice/liver problems.

Lecx Sat 06-Apr-13 12:57:53

Yes very serious. His skin was a pale green colour. He was wearing ordinary clothes but I did notice hospital band.

CabbageLeaves Sat 06-Apr-13 12:58:20

I have to tell you that a vast number of people don't wash their hands after touching their genitals in the loo.... Then handle produce at the supermarket

Green Aliens are probably carrying alien life-form bacteria incompatible with our immune systems so it will be safer to touch his bread

HollyBerryBush Sat 06-Apr-13 12:58:21

David Ickes Lizard people get everywhere even the Palace

Agree with Freddie - was he wearing ripped, purple trousers?

And you didn't call the police?

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sat 06-Apr-13 12:58:50

Is this a crossword clue? How many letters?

Hassled Sat 06-Apr-13 12:58:56

Of course you should have told someone. There are special agencies set up for exactly this sort of sighting. Honestly, I despair - what, would you have waited until the green man administered an anal probe before you called the FBI?

Bobyan Sat 06-Apr-13 12:59:50

Just don't follow him to a buffet.

HollyBerryBush Sat 06-Apr-13 13:01:00

Why am I now singing 'I'm a chameleon' ?

WorraLiberty Sat 06-Apr-13 13:02:38

Perhaps he was promoting sweetcorn?

sad Poor man. If he is ill he may want to eat?

Bobyan Sat 06-Apr-13 13:04:12

Did he look like this?

Fairylea Sat 06-Apr-13 13:04:17

(Just spluttered my tea laughing).

I don't think you need worry.

He's probably got liver disease. That can make you go yellow or green.

Oddly enough infectious diseases don't always have symptoms anyway.

I'm sure aliens like to squidge the bread to make sure it's fresh too smile

Maat Sat 06-Apr-13 13:05:21

It's the lack of sun.

Anyone else feel sorry for him? He has had hospital treatment and then had to go food shopping. sad Hasn't he got someone to go and get some bread for him?

Salmotrutta Sat 06-Apr-13 13:08:37

Poor man sad

"It's Not Easy Being Green"


Salmotrutta Sat 06-Apr-13 13:10:14

Just ask Kermit:


LayMizzRarb Sat 06-Apr-13 13:10:51

I would never buy bread from those displays as I have seen too many people touch the produce without using the tongs. Not to mention kids picking their noses then picking up crossaints 'Mum pleeeeease'. People who buy loose items know the Risks IMO.
The man's pallor could be due to anything - genetics , liver disease, side effects of chemotherapy or other drugs. How do you know for sure that it was a hospital bracelet? Just because someone is unwell doesn't mean they are infectious.
I would mind your own beeswax if I were you. Are you going to stalk him round the store making a note of which items he touches, which basket he used, which £10 note he gave to the cashier, which door handle he used to exit?

HollyBerryBush Sat 06-Apr-13 13:11:35



>crying here<

McNewPants2013 Sat 06-Apr-13 13:11:40

It may have been hypo-anaemia.

Either way, that's the risk you take with loose bread. People touching them

The unwrapped bread in those displays is usually dry as old arseholes in my experience. I hope he got a nice wrapped slice one.

Shinyshoes1 Sat 06-Apr-13 13:12:51

Sharon had been doing him all night dirty mare

That's maybe why he was green that Sharon might have given him some disease That landed him in hospital hence the band

countrykitten Sat 06-Apr-13 13:14:15

More dirty mitted little kids touch bread than I care to think about - and some parents don't care.

I vowed to stop buying loose bread after I saw a child lick a pain au chocolat in Sainsburys and then be told to put it back (which he did) by his mother.

Maat Sat 06-Apr-13 13:14:28

I agree with you Sparkling

Poor man, if his immune system is low, the last thing he wants to be doing is picking up contaminated bread. A nice wrapped toastie loaf is what he needs.

HeathRobinson Sat 06-Apr-13 13:15:52


Hypochromatic anaemia causes a green tinge to skin, totally uncontagious. If fact I can't really think of anything that could cause green tinged skin which is contagious.

I'd be more worried about snotty children and unhygienic staff tbh.

Exactly Maat. His immune system doesn't need sneezed on bread.

Lecx Sat 06-Apr-13 13:33:13

Yes I felt sorry for him, which is why I did nothing as I didn't want to hurt his feelings. But I was worried as he did look very unwell, I have never seem anyone that colour before.

You have all put me off those bread baskets now.

Silverlace Sat 06-Apr-13 14:12:41

I can beat you on green skinned people and snotty children in supermarkets. I saw a robin in the bread aisle of Tesco this morning. It flew over my head and perched on top of a stack of plastic bread trays.

I did wonder what would happen when it spotted the freshly baked bread section and all those seeded rolls, I have seen the mess they make on my bird table!

Did you mean to make your thread title sound like a headline from a tabloid newspaper?

FunnyLittleFrog Sat 06-Apr-13 14:47:22

Best thread title of the day. grin

ComposHat Sat 06-Apr-13 15:03:21

Sharon is that you? We re you in there to buy more wine and a can of raid to deal with the wasps?

RobbinyoureastereggsSparkles Sat 06-Apr-13 15:11:41

The thread title reads like a headline of the Daily Bugle!

WHERE WAS IT!!!? shock

(I don't want to go to work tomorrow so may go and have a lcik of those rolls) grin

*lick hmm

Baabaapinksheep Sat 06-Apr-13 15:18:35

Yes you should have told somebody...

Mulder and Scully.

Are you sure he didn't just overdo it with the fake tan? I have seen some green people from that.

Mandy2003 Sat 06-Apr-13 16:37:56
GrowSomeCress Sat 06-Apr-13 17:31:33

I feel sorry for the man but seriously the title of this thread is hilarious

LeeCoakley Sat 06-Apr-13 17:52:34

Was it tiger bread he was touching? The scabs on top are supposed to be there so don't worry.

Chockyeggpants Sat 06-Apr-13 18:14:44

Morrisons or Asda??

Chockyeggpants Sat 06-Apr-13 18:15:07

It wouldn't be Waitrose....

VerySmallSqueak Sat 06-Apr-13 18:20:23

In truth it'd put me off if I saw anyone touch the bread (especially Viva 's bogey fingers man...bleurgh)

But everyone who buys uncovered bread like that pays their money and takes their chances.

crashdoll Sat 06-Apr-13 18:24:17

I came here to post that it's not easy being green but I got beaten to it.
Must spend less time on mumsnet!

complexnumber Sat 06-Apr-13 18:49:08

So, what sort of disposition did he have?

Did he appear quite cheery and generally pleased with life?
In which case I think you have spotted the Jolly Green Giant.

If, however he seemed somewhat distressed by matters, then I think you have, indeed, come across the Incredible Hulk.

I think the existance of a hospital wrist band on either would be quite appropriate.

If he was particularly small, he was probably a poisonous dwarf.

WhoWhatWhereWhen Sat 06-Apr-13 18:56:54

what ever you do dont make him angry, you wouldn't like him when he's angry

Mouseyinmyhousey Sat 06-Apr-13 19:30:35

This has really made me laugh on a bad day, thanks.

complexnumber Sat 06-Apr-13 19:40:21

"what ever you do dont make him angry, you wouldn't like him when he's angry"

Unless he really is the Jolly Green Giant, in which case it is a major melt down ...loads of tissues and emotional support.

complexnumber Sat 06-Apr-13 19:42:42

OMW...I'm not trying to imply that the JGG is in any way anything other than what you would expect from a large green man.

Maybe he was a hungry extra from some Zombie film/tv series. They're so common now that wherever you are in the uk, a zombie flick/tv show is being made within a 20 miles radius...

coffeeinbed Sat 06-Apr-13 19:44:20

Beta Blockers can give you green skin.

babybarrister Sat 06-Apr-13 22:48:46

This is brilliantgrin

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