AIBU to expect Asda, NOT, to have very dangerous seeded grapes on casual display ,within reach of young children?

(132 Posts)
TheGrapesOfWrath Wed 10-Apr-13 01:02:06

why do they have to put them in such easy reach?
Why do they put them at toddler eye level?
It's irresponsible at best and could cause a very serious injury.

Sorry if this sounds a bit ranty but I am,so, very cross.

We went to Asda today,whilst shopping there my DD was sitting in the trolley and by expert toddler deception obtained, ate then choked on a couple of seeds from a handful of acquired grapes.angry
I only ever buy seedless ones for DD so she is NOT used to grapes, even having seeds.
She coughed for quite a while, it made her eyes water. sad
Poor DD it must have been terrifying for her.
I'm not sure if to just complain or take some other action?
It's really put poor DD off eating grapes, which is a such a huge shame, as she always enjoys a snack whilst we shop.
DH thinks we should take legal action, I'm not sure.
Do you think we would we have a strong legal case against Asda?
Thank you in advance..

IloveJudgeJudy Wed 10-Apr-13 01:04:34

This is a joke, right?

If it isn't, then your DD shouldn't be having snacks on the way around unless you've paid for them first and you should keep her out of harm's way.

anothershittynickname Wed 10-Apr-13 01:05:50

Legal action?

Seriously, are you for real?

Watch your kid!!

I've read this 3 times and can't decide if it is a joke either. Or is it a thread about a thread and a passive aggressive dig at somebody? confused

If it is actually real, YABU.

MsBella Wed 10-Apr-13 01:07:51

I think this is a joke but also what's wrong with having a snack in the supermarket? I'm always eating grapes and drinking drinks that I'm going to pay for
Also these things happen even if you watch your dc for example you could reach to get some oranges and dc could grab some grapes and stuff them in their mouth

AgentZigzag Wed 10-Apr-13 01:08:00

'DH thinks we should take legal action, I'm not sure.
Do you think we would we have a strong legal case against Asda?'

Yeah, course you do! You could try posting in the legal section?

Ultimately it's the governments fault for not raising the issue of Dangerous Grapes, I would take it to your MP as well.

Now, the important question is whether you paid for the grape?

ElectricSheep Wed 10-Apr-13 01:08:00

It's a GRAPE fgs.

Legal action my arse shock

AgentZigzag Wed 10-Apr-13 01:08:59

I love posting at exactly the same time as someone else, I'm bonded to you now leccysheep <creepy smile>

ihearsounds Wed 10-Apr-13 01:09:20

legal action for a shop lifting incident.. Dare you.

MammaTJ Wed 10-Apr-13 01:09:52

This has to be a reverse AIBU surely. You are the manager of an ASDA being sued by some careless parent who lets their child eat the stock while shopping, aren't you?

AnyoneforTurps Wed 10-Apr-13 01:11:27

Is this a parody of the "my child dropped hot chocolate on herself because 4 adults couldn't be arsed to supervise her on a plane" thread?

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Wed 10-Apr-13 01:11:42

YANBU. I've often thought that supermarkets should be keeping the grapes in the locked glass cabinets with the razor blades.

tazzle Wed 10-Apr-13 01:12:39

This just cannot be serious !

Surely. ...

Children can choke on whole grapes if not chewed proprely....the seeds are soooooooo tiny they themselves cannot block even the tiniest airway!

I empathise with being emotional after DD upset after illicit snack......but please step back and just get real.....tis a food shop. ....your responsibility keep DD from accessing and eating produce .

DesperatelySeekingSedatives Wed 10-Apr-13 01:12:48

hahahahahahaaha

I am struggling to work out, how a child in a trolley can reach the grapes anyway, given that the fruit displays are ramped. I suppose that is irrelevant really but I was trying to imagine how my DC could have done that and concluded that they couldn't have even if they wanted to. I suspect the OP was actually feeding the grapes to her DD. shock

CharlMascara Wed 10-Apr-13 01:13:33

Your username says it all really -

The*Grapes*OfWrath

hmm

Spartak Wed 10-Apr-13 01:14:45

Wouldn't seedless grapes be just as dangerous? She could just as easily choke on one of them? Or cherries? Or cherry tomatoes?

Why not just ask Asda to do away with the entire fruit and vegetable section, to prevent any future disasters?

DeepPurple Wed 10-Apr-13 01:15:09

What of your dd grabs some bleach on the way round and drinks that?

Try online shopping if you struggle so hard to stop your child shoplifting grapes.

HTH

skratta Wed 10-Apr-13 01:16:37

Umm...seriously?

MsBella Wed 10-Apr-13 01:17:06

'Shoplifting grapes' hmm anyones dc could grab a grape while you're reaching for some oranges for example...

megsmouse Wed 10-Apr-13 01:17:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Spartak Wed 10-Apr-13 01:17:45

She might grab one of the tins with a ring pull lid on and slice her arm off as well. Dangerous places are supermarkets.

AgentZigzag Wed 10-Apr-13 01:23:12

If this were not a hypothetical exercise (only for me of course because it's on the net and not in RL wink) 'coughed for quite a while, it made her eyes water.' = frog in throat/something went down the wrong way.

Can't breath/going blue/panicking = choking.

WallyBantersJunkBox Wed 10-Apr-13 01:23:20

My ds got a whole banana stuck in his throat. Sideways.

Dirty evil fruit selling shitters.

I keep him away from the coat hangers in the "Home n' Wares" section. He'd end up looking like the joker.

Blistory Wed 10-Apr-13 01:23:29

Yes, they should only allow the safe seeded grapes such free rein of the accessible shelves. If the grapes can't produce a clean police record, they must be banished to the top for brave and fearless adults only to tackle.

AmberLeaf Wed 10-Apr-13 01:24:42

I know Ive seen this posters name before so I'm going for ...it's a joke?

K8Middleton Wed 10-Apr-13 01:25:08

What should you do next time? Take her down the booze aisle of course! See if she can grab a few miniatures and stuff them down her dress. She won't be able to get the tops off with her pudgy little hands so you don't need to worry about a choking hazard. Sorted.

ProtegeMoi Wed 10-Apr-13 01:27:40

Gotta be a wind up, so many dangerous things in a supermarket for toddlers that's why your supposed to, you know, watch them!

Although I'd love to see Asda counter sue for the theft of said grapes smile

OutragedFromLeeds Wed 10-Apr-13 01:28:37

I'm sure I've seen the OP post before, I think this is a slightly confusing joke

Nandocushion Wed 10-Apr-13 01:31:11

Oh for goodness' sake, of course it's a joke. The clue was in the MN trigger sentence "It's really put poor DD off eating grapes, which is a such a huge shame, as she always enjoys a snack whilst we shop".

LessMissAbs Wed 10-Apr-13 01:37:54

OP, forget Asda, take DD out for a walk in the countryside, alongside hedgerows full of brambles, blackberries, raspberries, etc, and sue Great Britain plc!!

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Wed 10-Apr-13 01:37:57

Oh for goodness' sake, of course it's a joke. The clue was in the MN trigger sentence "It's really put poor DD off eating grapes, which is a such a huge shame, as she always enjoys a snack whilst we shop".

I wouldn't know if it was a joke or not, I see lots of posts from posters who type cringey stuff just like this. confused

This is AIBU - no guarantees that this is a joke at all. You do get some really strange people posting in this section.

AgentZigzag Wed 10-Apr-13 01:48:27

I'm waiting for someone to come and tell us off for being such bitter, angry wimmin not supporting a fellow mummy, before asking why we're on here and not looking after our darling children.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Wed 10-Apr-13 01:51:10

In case anyone does, I am currently wide awake for the sole purpose of listening to mine snore. With great affection, of course.

AgentZigzag Wed 10-Apr-13 01:55:47

It's all work, work, work eh Pelvic? <slugs sips gin>

M0naLisa Wed 10-Apr-13 01:58:30

Gotta be a troll

Sunnywithshowers Wed 10-Apr-13 02:01:10

Won't someone think of the poor children?

sashh Wed 10-Apr-13 04:52:37

Where's the goat? Surely there must be a goat on this thread?

Eastpoint Wed 10-Apr-13 06:37:13

First time poster.

feetheart Wed 10-Apr-13 06:43:52

'very dangerous seeded grapes' - were they ninja grapes?

This is a joke thread. Or a windup.

GirlOutNumbered Wed 10-Apr-13 06:50:38

YABU and allowing child to shoplift during shopping.
I must report you to the police immediately.

FrubesOnTheCouch Wed 10-Apr-13 06:52:01

grin

2blessed Wed 10-Apr-13 06:53:51

Surely this is a joke...?

Oh, you must sue ASDA, its a public service duty.

Of course, if one shopped at Waitrose then one WOULDN'T HAVE THIS PROBLEM as the Waitrose Fairies would prevent any ills from befalling your small charge and you could shop in peace in a bubble of delight and general joyousness.

BookieMonster Wed 10-Apr-13 07:04:27

None of this would have happened if you'd gaffer taped your DD's hands to the trolley.

Shutupanddrive Wed 10-Apr-13 07:39:33

I hate these stupid posts biscuit

Tee2072 Wed 10-Apr-13 07:41:32

I am, honestly, simply marking my place (Yes I could watch the thread. Your point?), to see if the OP ever comes back.

Isityouorme Wed 10-Apr-13 07:41:36

Legal action ... against you for failing to watch your child? FFS

maddening Wed 10-Apr-13 07:45:20

Seedless grapes are a choking hazard when whole until age 5.

Yabu as you need to be on guard with dc in supermarkets.

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Wed 10-Apr-13 07:45:49

biscuit biscuit

lunar1 Wed 10-Apr-13 07:47:11

I would take legal action too, all the grapes in adds should be cut up just in case your dd needs to steel a snack.

Groovee Wed 10-Apr-13 07:47:28

hmm

lunar1 Wed 10-Apr-13 07:48:11

Asda, not adds!

ReluctantBeing Wed 10-Apr-13 07:49:25

It wouldn't happen in Waitrose.

Chiggers Wed 10-Apr-13 07:49:32

Meh, try harder OP.

lougle Wed 10-Apr-13 07:49:34

See, now I think this is quite funny. Why is everyone being so serious about it? Just laugh, roll your eyes and move on.

TwoPoundCakePuncher Wed 10-Apr-13 07:49:40

Place marking for the big reveal of reverse aibu obviously

GreatUncleEddie Wed 10-Apr-13 07:49:45

Our point, tee, is that we wouldn't have to see your boring post if you just pressed watch thread. HTH.

CabbageLeaves Wed 10-Apr-13 07:52:27

Thread about a thread <yawn>. Just come out and say it on the other thread instead of this passive aggressive shit

sparkle12mar08 Wed 10-Apr-13 07:55:05

Boring.

0/10

NotTreadingGrapes Wed 10-Apr-13 07:55:24

(I wish to state before posting that I have had this username since Christmas and it's because I live in Italy and used to be Bucharest grin)

Perhaps we could have a MN campaign to piggle the seeds out of the seedy ones before they are put on display?

Think of the employment that would be created!

Tee2072 Wed 10-Apr-13 08:01:14

Sorry to bore you GreatUncleEddie.

Oh wait. No I'm not.

JassyRadlett Wed 10-Apr-13 08:02:51

I was looking forward to being righteously indignant based on thread title then read OP to see it's a joke. sulks

TwoPoundCakePuncher Wed 10-Apr-13 08:04:43

Which thread is it about Cabbage?

PollyEthelEileen Wed 10-Apr-13 08:05:24

YABVU, OP.

Supervise your kid.

Sirzy Wed 10-Apr-13 08:05:39

The obvious answer is to have nothing on shelves below 4ft high to stop children stealing grabbing things

AugustaProdworthy Wed 10-Apr-13 08:07:11

posted at 1 am ? You must have been angry for a long long time OP. I have read and re read and I don't understand your point.

sittinginthesun Wed 10-Apr-13 08:11:33

I always miss the fun on the 1am threads.

DeskPlanner Wed 10-Apr-13 08:11:39

confused Ha Ha. How very funny. Not.

I'd say Asda have a strong legal case against your family for shoplifting.

shrimponastick Wed 10-Apr-13 08:13:40

grin

MN - can we have a smiley for a snigger/smirk?

Hope this is a joke . If not, keep your shoplifting toddler under control.

HTH

megsmouse Wed 10-Apr-13 08:13:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RustyBear Wed 10-Apr-13 08:15:14

GreatUncleEddie - the difference between posting on a thread to mark your place and putting it on your watch list is that the former allows you to easily find the place you left off reading and the watch list doesn't.

HTH

(And before you start shouting 'bookmark' the bookmark facility has iPad issues, so I don't have it turned on...)

ClairesTravellingCircus Wed 10-Apr-13 08:15:38

this HAS to be a joke right?

Trills Wed 10-Apr-13 08:16:13

Grapes with seeds in? Unlikely.

TwoPoundCakePuncher Wed 10-Apr-13 08:18:16

True trills, i didnt think supermarkets sold seeded grapes now?

MrsHoarder Wed 10-Apr-13 08:22:39

Yabu. Are you not familiar with the principles of evolution, we need to weed the stealing toddlers out of the population and what better way to do that than with booby-trapped snacks?

MsBertha - no, not everyone goes around the supermarket eating grapes and drinking drinks (!) they are going to pay for - because in law that is known as theft.

WRT grapes most supermarkets weigh these at checkout, so are unable to weigh the ones you have troughed on the way round. So you aren't paying for the grapes you're eating, you are STEALING them.

Where do people get the idea that it's ok to eat and drink stuff BEFORE you pay for it? Until then it's not yours to consume. Plus it's not hard to go without food for the hour it takes to shop, or give your kids a snack (not evil seeded grapes though!) before going shopping.

OP, teach your DD to T Rex, then her arms will be too short to reach the evil seedy grapes...

5318008 Wed 10-Apr-13 08:26:55

Grapes should be cut up, lengthways.

You totes have a case for being injured by purloined goods hun, you go for it x x x x x

wink

OhDearNigel Wed 10-Apr-13 08:27:05

I hope you paid for those grape seeds when you got to the counter [catsbum]

peedoffbird Wed 10-Apr-13 08:27:29

Arf at BookieMonster gaffer tape dc hands to the trolley!!

SoupDragon Wed 10-Apr-13 08:28:57

Of course supermarkets sell grapes with seeds in. Why wouldn't they?

Which doesn't make the OP any more likely to be true.

WireCatWhore Wed 10-Apr-13 08:32:44

I choked on a grape seed when I was young.

I am still alive to tell the take. Can't remember the incident if I'm honest & there are no lasting side effects.

Other that I can't eat grapes as they give me a horrendous tummy ache.

But I can drink wine. So that's ok! wine

Blatherskite Wed 10-Apr-13 08:33:38

It's another of those threads based on a well known MN fight trigger, prob started by a journo to prove what a bunch of vipers we are allowing it to be used as "evidence" in an Amanda Holden backing article.

And it's shit.

0/10

TwoPoundCakePuncher Wed 10-Apr-13 08:35:38

I meant that was a gaping hole in the OP's story if the thread about a thread theory was to be believed Soupdragon.

I shop at Aldi and they dont sell seeded grapes, i thought most supermarket grapes were seedless, perhaps im mistaken.

Softlysoftly Wed 10-Apr-13 08:40:53

<<hugs>> ignore these witches hun, u no ur doing ur best 4urlittle un.

I'd get a barrsiter innit. Do a proper job onAsda.

Tweasels Wed 10-Apr-13 08:41:36

Genuine Grape Question

What is the point in seeded grapes? Do they taste better? I cannot see why else you would make your own life harder and have to partake in pip spitting.

Also, if the grapes don't have seeds, how do they make more grapes?

HappyMummyOfOne Wed 10-Apr-13 08:42:34

hmm Suspect its a wind up, nobody could write that post and mean it surely.

If by miniscule chance its real, complain and lets see what the store say re shoplifting. Keep your trolley away from the displays if you know she takes without asking.

Never understood the need to eat or drink anything without paying for it. Either eat before you go or take a paid for snack with you, its not exactly rocket science. How do you pay for fruit etc you have eaten if the staff cant weigh it?

MrsHoarder Wed 10-Apr-13 08:44:44

Tweasels they are more natural than the freakish seedless grapes.

ophelia275 Wed 10-Apr-13 08:49:20

Oh your poor precious innocent daughter. Yes, sue Asda and perhaps write the Prime Minister a strongly worded letter about the dangers of grapes? I hope your daughter is ok and not still traumatised and I can't believe Asda would just allow grapes out in the open like that! Shocking!

Oblomov Wed 10-Apr-13 08:51:23

No OP?
But god, it was funny when she was here, wasn't it?

infamouspoo Wed 10-Apr-13 08:52:47

choked in my seedless coffee reading this. can I sue? grin grin

I wouldn't mention your DD being in the trolley. If it was me going down this route then I would alter my story (who's going to prove your wrong?)

mention she was toddling along, all very merry and happy, tripped over one of the crates that had been left in the aisle, flew across the rest of the aisle and landed face first in the grape section, she had her mouth open and a seedless grape pinged off its stalk and landed on her tongue, as she was inhaling to build up enough pressure for an almighty ear splitting scream, the pressure build up caused the sking of the grape to rupture pelting the back of her throat with seeds from the only seeded grape in the whole store.

If this isn't a joke then you have definite issues and should seek help immediately.
If it is a joke then you need to do better...seriously.

Bearbehind Wed 10-Apr-13 08:59:57

I honestly think this was intended as a serious thread but the OP is now so embarrassed by it she will either never come back or will come back and say 'of course it was a joke'.

The litigious, money grabbing society we now live in has driven some people to lose all sense of persepective and relinquish their own responsibilities, for example the need to adequately supervise their own children, if they think they can 'get some compo'

Fakebook Wed 10-Apr-13 09:06:24

Your dd stole the grapes. She's a thief. You allowed her to thieve the grapes, so you're an accomplice. No, I wouldn't take legal action and next time, try keeping her an arms length away from seeded grapes and other dangerous fruits.

RevoltingPeasant Wed 10-Apr-13 09:21:56

Snigger at barrsiter - Softly

RandallPinkFloyd Wed 10-Apr-13 09:26:24

dirty evil fruit selling shitters <wheeeeeeze>

M25Meltdown Wed 10-Apr-13 09:30:43

God this thread is so 2000's. <<eye roll>>

Waits for the cat and the football and a pirate sex thread, and don't forget the cube of poo, and the sweetcorn running down the street. Have I missed anything out ?

WeAreEternal Wed 10-Apr-13 09:31:02

It's either a joke....
Or those particular institutions that like to get all of the stories from threads on MN have moved it up a peg.

Tomorrow we will see a story saying,

"MUMSNET ENCOURAGES SHOPLIFTING MOTHER TO SUE ASDA"

A mother is planning to sue ASDA after her daughter chocked on a bunch of stolen seeded grapes that the toddler was left to eat unsupervised while traveling around the store.
The mother said in her post on mumsnet "why do they have to put them in such easy reach? ...It's irresponsible at best and could cause a very serious injury." She also posted "It's really put poor DD off eating grapes, which is a such a huge shame, as she always enjoys a snack whilst we shop." Which is also supposedly unpaid for.
The mother posted on the popular parenting website to ask other parents if they thought she had a strong legal case against Asda, and after receiving overwhelming support from other parents, with comments such as "Yeah, course you do! Ultimately it's the governments fault...I would take it to your MP as well." By someone under the username Agentzigzag.
Another user, MissBeehivingUnderTheMistletoe, said "You must sue ASDA"
This is yet further evidence that mumsnetters are nothing but a bunch of unreasonable vipers!!

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Wed 10-Apr-13 10:11:06

of course its a joke, long standing posters will recognise the thread being parodied which was along the lines of AIBU to let my child eat grapes in the supermarket. very very old now grin at the OP... nice try, I liked it anyway but fear it fell flat for some.

DoingTheSwanThing Wed 10-Apr-13 11:10:25

Pure comic genius grinnice one, OP!

DoingTheSwanThing Wed 10-Apr-13 11:13:39

Make sure you watch her around those deadly asparagus spears too.

DoingTheSwanThing Wed 10-Apr-13 11:13:39

Make sure you watch her around those deadly asparagus spears too.

ChunkyPickle Wed 10-Apr-13 11:19:41

I shall be referring to them from now on as danger-grapes. It will bring an air of excitement to my fruit eating.

And how about dates with stones in! Or baby tomatos, or horror of horrors, pomegranates they're chock full of seeds!

They should cordon off the whole fruit and veg isle and demand proof of age before letting you in.

expatinscotland Wed 10-Apr-13 11:21:25

0/10

I agree with you OP, a similar thing happened to me, except then my DS managed to snaffle a whole leg of lamb and chomp it down in one. Obviously a coughing fit ensued and we are now in the process of legal proceedings. Due to said legal proceedings, I'm afraid I cannot name the store though...

AgentZigzag Wed 10-Apr-13 11:37:17

You've quoted me out of context Eternal, how dare you.

<goes to fill in Jezza application form>

DeWe Wed 10-Apr-13 11:47:40

Wasn't there a genuine case a few year back (possibly in the US) where someone successfully sued a supermarket because they slipped on a grape and fell and broke their leg? The grape having been dropped by their toddler who was eating the (unpaid for) grapes.
Or is this an urban myth? I read it in a list of stupid unbelievable cases.

VodkaJelly Wed 10-Apr-13 11:59:13

DeWe, the story of a woman slipping on a grape and sued Asda is true, (there was no toddler though, that bit is urban myth), although another customer dropped the grape Asda were liable as it didnt clean it up in time.

Although the poor woman did a lot of damage to her knee and cannot walk far.

It was in Health and Safety literature I was researching for work once! Not Asda!

MansView Wed 10-Apr-13 12:12:52

OP - you're a cheeky fucker I'll grant you that..!

Wickedgirl Wed 10-Apr-13 12:19:33

Yes sue Asda......I'm sure they weren't washed for you and they probably weren't even organic!

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Wed 10-Apr-13 12:24:01

It's one of those 'hilaire' joke threads. Call TheSecondComing over somebody, they are her favourite sort.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Wed 10-Apr-13 12:55:14

I think it would be better to ensure that your toddler doesn't nick grapes (or other bits) from supermarkets.

I know they've got about 20 hands at times grin but when you are passing the grapes, or anything else your toddler is likely to grab at - make sure they are more than their arm's length away. Then they can't reach.

Or put them in the trolley. Then they can't reach.

Or have them on the other side of you. Then they can't reach.

You have a responsibility as parents to ensure that your toddler doesn't get hold of stuff they can choke on, as much as Asda do to make sure that grapes aren't easy for your toddler to pinch.

I really wouldn't sue. you'll look like a fool.

thebody Wed 10-Apr-13 12:56:23

Funny as. Well done op.

MummyDuckAndDuckling Wed 10-Apr-13 13:08:48

This made me laugh!! Yabu!

RougePygmy Wed 10-Apr-13 13:15:12

Oh is this one of those "joky" wind up threads that splits Mn down the middle between it being " a funny wind up joke thread by a well known poster" or "why it this allowed, surely it is the same as trolling"

Even if it is a wind up, it is nor a funny or clever one tbh. Not sure why there is a lot of "well done op"

But if it is real, OP you need to stop your daughter from heading down the dark and dangerous path of shoplifting!! Tut Tut...

I personally like to use grapes to play a game with my two, I sit and chuck them at them as they run around with their mouths open, if i get 5 in 1 child's mouth then I win a prize. We tried it with a melon the one time but that ended up in a trip to A&E and me having to bribe the children to not give the game away.

SoupDragon Wed 10-Apr-13 13:17:44

Dull as.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 10-Apr-13 13:22:56

Of course it's a wind up.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 10-Apr-13 13:29:27

Ok know there are 150 odd posts on the thread, but I seriously cant get past dangerously seeded grapes!!!!! grin

As opposed to safety grapes perhaps?

ROFLMFAO

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 10-Apr-13 13:35:00

Actually, I take back my piss taking. DD did one sever her leg with a dangerously cornered box of tampons. sad

Actually OP, I think you're focusing on entirely the wrong issue here - if just picked off the shelf, then the grapes won't have been washed shock - Maybe you should take DD to A&E to check for any possible injury from accidental chemical ingestion?

wink

Not at all marking place, oh no

It's a crap wind up though, after being in house for nigh on 3 weeks with noro virus/chicken pox ridden children, I expect more from wind up merchants than this poor offering, must try harder OP smile

WestieMamma Wed 10-Apr-13 13:43:55

I slipped on a load of uncleared up squished grapes in Asda once and ended up with a badly sprained ankle. It never occured to me to sue. I was too busy trying to figure out a dignified exit bearing in mind I went completely arse over tit and ended up flat on my back in a crate of tomatoes. blush

theodorakisses Wed 10-Apr-13 14:04:31

It all depends, where did the grapes park their car? Was it a P and T space? Did they have their children with them, did the children have pierced ears? Were the grapes middle class? Did they drive a 4x4? Were grape children state educated? Were the grapes formula fed? Have you seen their behaviour at soft play?
It is impossible to draw a fair conclusion without all of the facts (and as any MNer knows, these points must always be addressed).

SocialClimber Wed 10-Apr-13 14:09:07

I still chop grapes in half. My kids are 6 and 9.

I'm not as big a wanker as the OP though.

Also, how does one choke on a seed?

Coconutty Wed 10-Apr-13 14:17:05

DS1 grabbed a mango once which Asda had left at eye level, and swallowed it whole. Stone and all.

Do I win a prize?

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Wed 10-Apr-13 14:24:41

westiemamma did you get charged for the tomatoes?

DameSaggarmakersbottomknocker Wed 10-Apr-13 14:28:38

This is a joke I'm sure. It's a new(ish) twist on the original very long running GrapesofWrath thread which must be buried in Classics somewhere.

Just give her a French stick to chew on next time OP. It'll keep her occupied for much longer with the added bonus of making a huge crumby mess.

WestieMamma Wed 10-Apr-13 15:20:57

westiemamma did you get charged for the tomatoes?

Nope, they didn't get the chance. I couldn't get out fast enough. My humiliation wasn't help by the fact that I was covered in tomato juice and seeds my own mother was doubled up laughing her head off at my predicament. Cheers for that mum.

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Wed 10-Apr-13 15:36:02

I hope you didnt choke on the tomato seeds then westiemamma your mum could have sued once she stopped laughing dangerous things these lethal weapons disguised as fruit. grin

My dd can eat a whole apple, core and all, except the pips, she manages quite successfully to spit these out at great force.

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