to think that if i pay to have waitrose deliver my shopping the least they can do is

(57 Posts)
fisharefriendsnotfoood Sat 02-Nov-13 12:09:36

turn up in a sodding branded van, no a shitty white transit.

I feel more let down by this than the fact that they have totally screwed up the order.

I don't know if you're being unreasonable or not, but your post made me laugh. grin

So now all your neighbours think you're buying groceries out of a van?

KippyVonKipperson Sat 02-Nov-13 12:28:04

That's awful, I hope you complained?

Isildur Sat 02-Nov-13 12:28:56

I hope you stood in the street yelling 'Darling, the WAITROSE delivery is here! What happened driver, DID YOUR WAITROSE VAN BREAK DOWN?'

at the top of your voice grin

dovaffanculo Sat 02-Nov-13 12:29:37

Ah God love you.wink

Did you not just stand at the gate waving your waitrose bags at imaginary passers by just so that the neighbours saw which shop the goods came from?

Thats what Hyacinth would do .

readysteady Sat 02-Nov-13 12:31:19


Putitonthelist Sat 02-Nov-13 12:31:34


How rude! Next time you order from them demand a Waitrose van in the special requirements box!

SavoyCabbage Sat 02-Nov-13 12:31:56

No Jesus in The Cabbage Van for you!

PerpendicularVincentPrice Sat 02-Nov-13 12:32:59

Isildur grin

LovesBeingHereAgain Sat 02-Nov-13 12:34:10

Pmsl your poor food

pictish Sat 02-Nov-13 12:34:34 can the neighbours all be impressed and jealous about a white van? Yanbu. You don't pay out extra and not have the neighbours know about it do you? Sheesh!

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sat 02-Nov-13 12:36:14

I'm cringing for you.

Just to let you know - if you were my neighbour, I'd presume you were buying stolen groceries and the local shoplifters were paying you a visit

And nothing you ever said would make me think differently grin

Beccagain Sat 02-Nov-13 12:36:56

Really funny Isildur

But I thought Waitrose didn't charge for delivery as long as you spent over £50. If you spent less than £50 then you deserve to get the b list vehicle grin

ConfusedDotty Sat 02-Nov-13 12:40:57

It could have been worse. It could have said Asda all over it smile

Or Iceland Confused grin

Beccagain Sat 02-Nov-13 12:57:52

Or Iceland Confused

Are you taking a sideways swipe against Icelands Sunshine. I won't hear a word against them since I discovered what a splendid bit of rough silver fox their CEO is!

GoofyIsACow Sat 02-Nov-13 12:59:59

I saw someone coming out of Morrisons yesterday with Waitrose bfl's... Made me grin

Not at all Becca. I shall look up the silver fox...

Eastwickwitch Sat 02-Nov-13 13:12:34

How odd.
When Fortnums come do they still deliver in the horse & carriage?
A quiet word to your local paper should do the trick just hide the Tesco bags that you use for recycling

Weeantwee Sat 02-Nov-13 13:13:59

I thought this when an Argos van rocked up to my new flat last week with my made to order Schrieber sofa. I bought it from Homebase, I could have handled a Homebase van but an Argos one! So ashamed sad

TheXxed Sat 02-Nov-13 13:19:09

Is this real? I am not troll hunting, I am just not sure if the op is being sarcastic and I am too thick/sleep deprived to understand

MindyWiller Sat 02-Nov-13 13:19:28

YANBU. i don't live anywhere near a waitrose but would be v. unimpressed by this behaviour.

make a show of publicly putting your recycling out in waitrose bags so that the neighbours are under no illusions grin

SoleSorceress Sat 02-Nov-13 13:44:39

Mrs Bouquet...

unlucky83 Sat 02-Nov-13 13:45:34

Wee Argos and Homebase are the same company! (And not part of Sainsburys anymore IIRC) -so you have an Argos sofa!!! The shame...grin

ConfusedDotty Sat 02-Nov-13 13:46:13

I don't like my neighbours to know how well off we are, so I pay extra and insist on a Spar Ford Transit to van deliver my weekly Harrods order. wink

fisharefriendsnotfoood Sat 02-Nov-13 14:26:02

i saw a transit pull up outside and got excited that i might have a delivery from amazon or something, imagine my double disappointment when he brings out my waitrose shopping. no exciting gift and no neighbourly kudos

But you don't pay for Waitrose to deliver your shopping!

Next time demand a liveried horse and carriage.

GoofyIsACow Sat 02-Nov-13 14:43:31

grin at the argos sofa!

fisharefriendsnotfoood Sat 02-Nov-13 14:56:59

fair point - free delivery for paying a fortune for food - although i have so many things i didnt order or pay for its amazing

the amount of extra organic stuff is staggering - must be about £15 worth

fisharefriendsnotfoood Sat 02-Nov-13 14:58:01

ooh the sofa think would be embarrassing

CrotchStitch Sat 02-Nov-13 15:51:27

I would definitely practise your Daily Mail Sad Face in this one OP. FWIW I was away last week and ordered a huge grocery shop to be delivered to the holiday cottage. The van that eventually rocked up over an hour late was so decrepit (though it did say Waitrose on it) that I was grateful night had fallen and none of the neighbours could see it.

Was it a refrigerated van? I would ring and complain.

fifi669 Sat 02-Nov-13 16:00:11

First world problems!

jollygoose Sat 02-Nov-13 16:53:36

the op is Mrs Bouquet!

Thank you everyone for this!!!
Made me laugh so much.
I drove my van to Waitrose today - Sat morning - I must be mad.
After going round the car park I settled in a no parking area of the staff car park.
One of the staff was there loading one of the lovely sign written Waitrose vans and said to me,
"You do know this is the staff car park?"
I explained that as my van was long wheel base - like his delivery van, I couldn't park in the busy car park today without causing an obsruction, but I would only be a few minutes.

There is never a problem shopping at Waitrose.

I'm very impressed that there is even an option to get groceries delivered in battered old van so our neighbour's don't start to think plumbers are paid to much! Now I winder if John Lewis offer that too!

pigletmania Sat 02-Nov-13 18:11:05

I know I ordered from waitrose and was shock and angry that a plain white van turned up, te same. Aand I spent £75 too

pigletmania Sat 02-Nov-13 18:17:49

Shame blush

fisharefriendsnotfoood Sat 02-Nov-13 18:19:02

piglet - that exactly, i have been lured by the £75 offer thing and all i get is a bloody white van

pigletmania Sat 02-Nov-13 18:22:38

I had the same this week, thought it was a courier as dh has ordered some stuff and out flies a Waitrose delivery driver. Last year their van had Waitrose on it (my inner hyacinth bouquet coming out), but a plain fecking van angry. My friend weeks for Waitrose will have to grillquestion her about it grrrrrrr

Aldwick Sat 02-Nov-13 18:22:52

Are you my mother?

phantomnamechanger Sat 02-Nov-13 18:24:02

just checking, are these plain white vans refrigerated or anything? If not I would not be happy!

pigletmania Sat 02-Nov-13 18:24:56

Neighbours will think its dodgy geezer from the pub delivering stolen food grrrrrr

ThoseArentSpiritFingers Sat 02-Nov-13 18:25:26

I know someone that works for John Lewis complaints, and they had someone last Christmas who refused to accept their delivery because it wasn't in a John Lewis van. And they wanted it re delivered in a John Lewis one. So that their neighbours would know where they had ordered from

SmiteYouWithThunderbolts Sat 02-Nov-13 18:25:59

If only bloody Iceland would do this, then I could order from there without dying of shame. <weeps>

pigletmania Sat 02-Nov-13 18:26:14

Yes phantom they are all proper equipped, after all its waitrose, but no signagevsompeople know

pigletmania Sat 02-Nov-13 18:27:30

No signage so people know grrrrr getting angry now

fisharefriendsnotfoood Sat 02-Nov-13 18:30:02

Smite - exactly, my usual asda van always turns up branded to the hilt, but when i upgrade temporarilly the fecking things is delivered in disguise. maybe i live in such a shitty place they only deliver by stealth.


NoelOfLorst Sat 02-Nov-13 18:33:26

Oh this made me laugh thank you grin

And I'm dying at the Argos sofa grin

My shopping is not nearly so lucky as fisharefriend's in its fancy white van - mine has to come home in the back of my car.


It has to face the indignity of sitting cheek-by-jowl with a windscreen-wiping pair of pants; a variety of items of teenage refuse (empty takeaway shite etc.); detritus that survived a tip run and a car boot floor covered in an unidentifiable scree of leaves, gravel and mud.

It can only dream of being chauffeured home, in a professional manner, in a gay mixture of coloured carrier bags in a dashing white Transit.

. W
( sad ) < sad shopping

pigletmania Sat 02-Nov-13 18:48:20

I live in a naice ish area and tey still turnup unbranded

LaGuardia Sat 02-Nov-13 20:14:59

What is Argos?

fisharefriendsnotfoood Sat 02-Nov-13 22:38:11

talc, i feel bad for your shopping sad

magimedi Sat 02-Nov-13 23:29:09

I have never (yet) had a supermarket shop delivered.

When (& if I do) I will be disappointed beyond belief if it is not Jesus in the Cabbage Van.

Ai have mai standards.

giraffesCantGoGuising Sun 03-Nov-13 01:45:35


I have a delivery booked for tomorrow, concerned now that it will be arriving in a beaten up old transit van.

GigiDarcy Mon 04-Nov-13 21:38:08

Laughing like a loon at this! Just had tesco delivery, from bright van logo'ed (sp?) to that hilt! At least I waited til dark grin
<proffers cake and wine in consolation>

GrendelsMum Mon 04-Nov-13 21:49:08

I'm peering out of the window as I type, waiting to see whether the shopping will arrive in a logoed van or not.

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