Bloke sacked from fruit shop is taking his employers to court

(179 Posts)
sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 14:05:18

Just a case of sour grapes imo

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 14:06:02

I hope he doesn't do a runner

DappyHays Thu 08-Nov-12 14:06:44

He's bananas.

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 14:09:28

I think somebody has LEEKED it to the press

He sounds like a right plum

OTheHugeManatee Thu 08-Nov-12 14:10:01

He was a has bean anyway.

Has he got a court DATE yet?

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Thu 08-Nov-12 14:11:14

He's going to feel like a right SPUD if he loses.

Fenton Thu 08-Nov-12 14:12:36

I heard something similar to this the other day, - some poor chap was suing the owners of the muesli factory where he almost drowned, - he was dragged in by a strong currant.

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 14:13:20

I think the court is in Brussels

He must be some sort of nut if he thinks he can win.

Mrsrobertduvallsaysboo Thu 08-Nov-12 14:15:30

Hope it gets resolved peasfully, then everyone can live appley ever after.

PropertyNightmare Thu 08-Nov-12 14:16:13

I wonder if he can TURNIP to his advantage...

AdoraJingleBells Thu 08-Nov-12 14:16:51

If loses he'll feel like a right lemon.

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 14:17:45

I can't weight it up

shineypeacock Thu 08-Nov-12 14:18:55

Like the bloke I know, got sacked from the bumper cars, he is doing them for fun fair dismissal!

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 14:22:20

They said that's shallot.....then he had to leave.

lashingsofbingeinghere Thu 08-Nov-12 14:29:11

Kumquat may, justice will be done.

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 14:30:52

grin v good lashings

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 14:31:29

He must avacado if he is going to drive himself into court

maybe he has physalis and they didn't want it spread around...

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 08-Nov-12 14:40:42

Yeah well that's nothing.

The guy who worked in the pet shop got sacked yesterday. He was caught with his fingers in the trill.

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Thu 08-Nov-12 14:45:28

lol at you all.

I can never think of anything clever enough to contribute to these kinds of threads.

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 14:46:45

Idon't think there will be mushroom in the court though

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 08-Nov-12 14:48:40

Yes sticks, I can imagine there will be a bit of a Squash.

Cailleach Thu 08-Nov-12 14:49:34

Never mind, another job will turnip eventually..

Cailleach Thu 08-Nov-12 14:50:21

...and he shouldn't just plum-p for the first one offered, either...

Cailleach Thu 08-Nov-12 14:51:50

...although I suppose you can't be too choosy in the currant economic climate.

(I really am going now)

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 14:53:14


BupcakesAndCunting Thu 08-Nov-12 14:53:55

I think it'll all come peachy for him in the end...

RunOrRioja Thu 08-Nov-12 14:55:07

Apparently his twin brother is doing the same. Honestly, they make a right pear...

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 08-Nov-12 14:56:33

Like two peas in a pod

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 14:57:07

I hope his lawyer knows her onions.

DecAndAnt Thu 08-Nov-12 14:57:45

He said he doesn't know what went wrong, he thought he was the apple of his employees eye. ( long stretch I know but I was desperate to do one )

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 08-Nov-12 14:58:04

This case will be small potatoes for his lawyer.

Courgette'll teach 'em!

Viviennemary Thu 08-Nov-12 15:01:12

It's being taken too seriously. Lettuce live and let live I say.

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 15:04:42

No, he had to bring the case. It's important to beetroot to yourself.

TakeMyEyesButNotTheGoat Thu 08-Nov-12 15:06:14

He's peppered himself for a big fight.

TakeMyEyesButNotTheGoat Thu 08-Nov-12 15:07:44

I know his ex boss. He said there wasn't mushroom for the both of them.

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 08-Nov-12 15:08:04

Well, I heard a rumour he got sacked because the boss found him cabbaged in the stock room wine

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 15:08:18

It's sad really. Must a mango to court to uphold his rights?

AppleCatchers Thu 08-Nov-12 15:11:40

Its BERRY sad he hasnt got a POD to piss in!

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 08-Nov-12 15:11:49

I bet he can't wait until this whole ordeal is dead and berried.

farrowandballs Thu 08-Nov-12 15:13:10

I heard they've given his job to a Kiwi

Hopefully he'll find something with a much bigger celery.

If he loses, he can always take them to an a-peel.

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 15:17:32

He'd be better off doing something arty. Chokes me up to think of him unemployed.

TakeMyEyesButNotTheGoat Thu 08-Nov-12 15:18:39

I know BOF, he's beans so depressed ever since.

Viviennemary Thu 08-Nov-12 15:19:23

If he wins his case it'll certainly be a turnip for the books.

SleepyLittleSunshineGirl Thu 08-Nov-12 15:20:37

This whole things rotten to the core.

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 15:21:07

I've got to agree with Bupcakes he was always mashed

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 15:21:56

Will the judge's decision be fennel?

TakeMyEyesButNotTheGoat Thu 08-Nov-12 15:23:04

He was so angry to get sacked. He wanted to kick his boss in the King Edwards.

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 15:23:58

I always thought it was, butternut squashed the last one on a peel.

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 15:25:36

Grocer misconduct ?

TakeMyEyesButNotTheGoat Thu 08-Nov-12 15:27:44

It wouldn't have come to this if he had onioned up to his mistake.

Maryz Thu 08-Nov-12 15:28:58

Oi, this thread is vegetablist shock.

And very offensive to a man I know of (a friend of a friend of my m-i-l's next door neighbour) who has recently been sacked from his job as the manager of a greengrocers shock

He was sacked for stealing all the apostrophes, which he alleged shouldn't have been there in the first place.

I am offended and reporting your thread.

smoothieooo Thu 08-Nov-12 15:29:23

I don't give a fig for people like this....

But what I want to know is where does Sharon fruit fit in to all of this? Was his name Bagda?

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 15:32:59

She's his chic-ory is telling lies, Shriek.

MummyAbroad Thu 08-Nov-12 15:35:38

I guess he will be rooting around for spare change until he gets another job.

took me a while to get that, but very good smile

TakeMyEyesButNotTheGoat Thu 08-Nov-12 15:36:24

He was just being ungrapeful

spooktrain Thu 08-Nov-12 15:47:42

I heard the case will come before a Justice of the Peas

AppleCatchers Thu 08-Nov-12 15:49:47

His girlfriend went BANANAS she started DATING other men he s still very raw about the whole thing

Notafoodbabyanymore Thu 08-Nov-12 15:50:23

Oh well, peach to their own. Shouldn't have squeezed that customer's melons though.

(It's a stretch, I know, just wanted to have a go.)

lisaro Thu 08-Nov-12 15:52:20

I bet his solicitor's a bit of a smoothie.

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 15:57:41

Probably, lisaro. Lots of them don't carrot all about their clients.

Viviennemary Thu 08-Nov-12 17:01:55

Persimmonly speaking, I'm not sure if I believe any of this.

ItsAllintheMindYKnow Thu 08-Nov-12 17:10:47

I heard it was a vegillante who caught him in the end...

lashingsofbingeinghere Thu 08-Nov-12 17:14:49

Oh, not that old chestnut again.

Cases like this really crate on my herbs

<cowers in shame>

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 17:29:01

I think its just the tip of the iceberg

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 17:37:22

This wouldn't have happened if had kept on the straight and marrow

Goonatic Thu 08-Nov-12 17:42:38

Will he have to orange a retrial if he loses?

ItsAllintheMindYKnow Thu 08-Nov-12 17:44:26

Anyone Jaffa clue about that?

QuickLookBusy Thu 08-Nov-12 17:44:52

I'm peaing myself at some of these.

Goonatic Thu 08-Nov-12 17:46:06

'spose he's just salad after all, we all do things we regret in our yoof.

drummerswife Thu 08-Nov-12 17:46:09

if he loses he should blow a raspberry to his employers

alexpolismum Thu 08-Nov-12 17:48:14

How far must a mango to get justice these days? It's been in all the local peppers, they're sure the judge will want to berry it.

QuickLookBusy Thu 08-Nov-12 17:49:26

Apparently his employer has photos on his Blackberry which prove he was up to no good in the stock room

They will make your hair curl.

NulliusInBlurba Thu 08-Nov-12 17:49:41

This thread is so corny! (on the cobby)

NulliusInBlurba Thu 08-Nov-12 17:50:39

It was a right old caper that guy was up to.

ItsAllintheMindYKnow Thu 08-Nov-12 17:51:17

"Apparently his employer has photos on his Blackberry"

Yes - and sent them on his Apple laptop to the police ...

NulliusInBlurba Thu 08-Nov-12 17:52:29

I bet when he was in court his name was read out, and the clerk asked if that was really him. He answered, 'Yes, I yam'.

NulliusInBlurba Thu 08-Nov-12 17:53:55

His wife stole from the shop too. She had her ladies' fingers in the till.

Chulita Thu 08-Nov-12 17:55:26

I can't believe he mangetout get anyone to take him celeriacly, but then apparently he's a swede so nothing half-baked about him.

I heard he was swede-ish

grin look at you all go! I'm so not witty enough..

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 17:57:09

She was desperate to pay off their huge wedding bill. It's a shame when a couple cantaloupe and just do it on a budget.

I hope he rots in kale

QuickLookBusy Thu 08-Nov-12 18:00:15

I just hope they don't bring up his wife cheap minge, during the court case.

She'll never leek it down.

Chulita Thu 08-Nov-12 18:04:19

I heard he drove the business to the wal-nut realising they were on to him.

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 18:08:09

He needed the cashew can't blame him really.

Sidge Thu 08-Nov-12 18:09:24

Nice to see justice bean done. That's a turnip for the books.

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 18:14:34

That's dreadful: guava word with yourself.

QuickLookBusy Thu 08-Nov-12 18:22:03

I do think he's clutching at strawberries if he thinks he'll get away with it.

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 18:32:17

Did you expect any less?
Come on beetroothful.

joanbyers Thu 08-Nov-12 18:33:07

His former employers said, in a particularly plum statement printed in the paper's currant affair section, 'the man was a bit green + gageing his ability before he started was pear-ticularly difficult, but in the end he just turned out to be a total lemon. It will be berry difficult to replace him.'

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 18:35:51

To be honest, i couldn't give a damson.

There was always something seedy about him.

drummerswife Thu 08-Nov-12 18:42:32

both him and his wife are said to be a right pear but they are nuts for each other and when together they go bananas

iklboo Thu 08-Nov-12 18:43:24

They won't need Quincey to solve this case

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 18:43:59

He fancied the bosses daughter, tried to pop his cherry.

All offers of bail grape-fully received

drummerswife Thu 08-Nov-12 18:46:48

heard they live a very fruitful life

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 18:48:50

Floral tributes are festooning the scene of his dismissal, but melon cauliflowers aren't much comfort if he is jailed.

GreenEyesAndHam Thu 08-Nov-12 18:50:31

Hope they lock him up and throw away the kiwi.

NulliusInBlurba Thu 08-Nov-12 18:57:07

And did you hear about the man's daughter? She works in the factory that packages eggs - you know, it's the eggplant.

Onlyhappywhenitrains Thu 08-Nov-12 18:59:25

The trouble is, he'll only become a couch potato if he loses.

Onlyhappywhenitrains Thu 08-Nov-12 19:01:53

I wonder if he will mange tout find another job?
It will Cos him a lot of money being out of work.

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 19:02:08

I think I yam all out now grin

ScarahScreams Thu 08-Nov-12 19:07:56

My mate penelo-pea was going to ask him out on a date!

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 19:10:44

Could have been a language problem, he could only speak mandarin.

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 19:11:22

She wanted me to run away and get married, i said no way, i cantaloupe with you.

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 19:12:39

I beet you to that one, sticks grin

JollyJack Thu 08-Nov-12 19:15:34

In the grand sKale of things it wasn't too serious a crime.

His Nana was quoted in the Daily Mash saying he always was a tattie looking child. I heard he was a Limey.

Today his legal team were meeting for a pre-trial Conference. Pear-ing down their speeches. They have to tread Gingerly.

ScarahScreams Thu 08-Nov-12 19:16:32

I bet his family are terrified to the core, I heard he was a grape Dad.

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 19:16:34

I think the guy said" show us your melons. Satsumatch to ask?"

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 19:17:08

nice one ultra grin

lisaro Thu 08-Nov-12 19:17:51

I still see him sprout and about.

TiggyD Thu 08-Nov-12 19:18:47

Why is he taking them to court?

JollyJack Thu 08-Nov-12 19:20:02

It's going to be on Jeremy Vine tomorrow.

JollyJack Thu 08-Nov-12 19:20:58

I hope the pumpkinment fits the lime.

HoneyDragon Thu 08-Nov-12 19:24:17

I heard he made a mint out the whole thing and could afford to drive around in a little red courgette.

TiggyD Thu 08-Nov-12 19:27:17

Is there a link to the story somewhere?

HoneyDragon Thu 08-Nov-12 19:31:14

He was already a wanted Fmelon for Peajury Tiggy.

ScarahScreams Thu 08-Nov-12 19:33:35

I do hope he finds ha pea ness in the end, he hasn't bean so bad after all...

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 19:39:07

Honeydew not want to get into the spirit of it, Tiggy?

DameFanny Thu 08-Nov-12 19:39:42

S'o am I th'e only per'son wh'o came on to s'ee if this was a Sha'ron th'read?

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 19:43:30

Tiggy he is taking them to court because they didn't pay him a good celery

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 19:44:32

It was a turnip for the books

giraffesCantLightFireworks Thu 08-Nov-12 19:45:30


MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Thu 08-Nov-12 19:46:10

No Tiggy, the story was leeked.

GreenEyesAndHam Thu 08-Nov-12 19:50:40

C'mon Tiggy join in. What's tomato wid you?

TiggyD Thu 08-Nov-12 19:50:48

The spelling in this thread is dreadful. angry

Can you tell me his name so I can search for the story myself?

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 20:03:10

I carrot believe you don't get it Tiggy wink

iklboo Thu 08-Nov-12 20:04:31

She's taking the pith, surely grin

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 20:08:05

Orange ya going to take our word for it, Tiggy?

headinhands Thu 08-Nov-12 20:13:39

He'd butternut come round our way!

GreenEyesAndHam Thu 08-Nov-12 20:15:26

He needs to get samphire in his belly.

GreenEyesAndHam Thu 08-Nov-12 20:17:24

His boss was also done a few years ago


GreenEyesAndHam Thu 08-Nov-12 20:21:16

If I'm repeating anyone's puns here I'd like to say I'm sorry blush

Or 'je suis désolée'

French Bean my favourite language.

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 20:26:24


ThePathanKhansWitch Thu 08-Nov-12 20:28:24

I hope he get's an orangement at the trial.

guffaw Thu 08-Nov-12 20:28:56

its an ugli rumour, the man was a star employee, now he's just romaine around looking for a new pearsition

OwedToAutumn Thu 08-Nov-12 20:30:05

I think he should take some sage advice from someone who knows their onions.

QuickLookBusy Thu 08-Nov-12 20:38:53

Am i the only one who's been trying to sneak vegetable names into every sentence I speak to my family this evening?

They think I'm quite doranged.sad

Well I heard that the shop was always chilli so he used some rocket fuel to warm the assistants mellons but she did a runner with his new blackberry after he asked her out on a date.
The boss said to stop being such a sour grape and she will turnip eventualy because her giner cats would need feeding. Aparently he felt like a right gooseberry.

ThePathanKhansWitch Thu 08-Nov-12 20:40:27

The evidence is peppered with mistakes.

ScarahScreams Thu 08-Nov-12 20:43:15

He should just beetroot to himself and he will get through this.

ThePathanKhansWitch Thu 08-Nov-12 20:45:47

He never courgette the shame.

ScarahScreams Thu 08-Nov-12 20:46:59

There isn't mushroom in the local prison though..

GreenEyesAndHam Thu 08-Nov-12 20:51:41

He couldn't coriander way he was going though.

ItsAllintheMindYKnow Thu 08-Nov-12 20:52:13

and he is no funghi to be with....

GreenEyesAndHam Thu 08-Nov-12 20:53:37

So now he has to do thyme

JollyJack Thu 08-Nov-12 21:00:53

I have suggested to HQ that this thread should be moved somewhere so it doesn't disappear after 90 days. HQ are happy to do so if you lot agree. Is this okay with everyone?

Oh for goodness sake, he's been sprouting this nonsense all over the internet, it's completely bake.

ItsAllintheMindYKnow Thu 08-Nov-12 21:03:42

yes JollyJack - it should be moved to Brassicas.....

JollyJack Thu 08-Nov-12 21:03:43

^^ particularly you, sticksandstones Op

RunOrRioja Thu 08-Nov-12 21:05:23

Oi you lot, that's my bloody (orange) nephew you are all on about. He's the apple of my eye!

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 21:18:28

JollyJack please do keep the thread it will be an honour and a pleasure.It could make a mango bananas

ThePathanKhansWitch Thu 08-Nov-12 21:19:50

The police had him corn-erd.

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 21:26:57

Was it date grape ?

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 21:29:48

Sorry i'm a bit STONED and the thread has taken an UGLI turn , i think he might be getting done for having a PEA

QuickLookBusy Thu 08-Nov-12 21:31:51

RunOrRioja- Oi you lot, that's my bloody (orange) nephew you are all on about. He's the apple of my eye!

Are we talking about Peter Andre here?

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 08-Nov-12 21:36:48


We've moved this out of Chat now

I'm really sorry but I'm rubbish at puns <runs away>

TiggyD Thu 08-Nov-12 21:38:31

This should either be in Employment or Legal.

Heavywheezing Thu 08-Nov-12 21:40:57

I heard he had run off to Seville or Valencia with jason orange.

sticksnstones Thu 08-Nov-12 22:43:21

Religious discrimination, his employer is a well known orangeman.

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Thu 08-Nov-12 22:44:25

But why "Other Subjects" Rowan <whinges>

That's where you shove boring threads that you don't think are good enough for Classics sad. I know, because a couple of mine have been shoved off there.

I think you need a "Classics lite" - you know, too good for chat, but not nose-snortingly funny.

5inthebed Thu 08-Nov-12 22:50:16

I heard it'll get thrown out of court. There have been too many of these cases since that bloke sued that huge amusement park for funfair dismissal.

BluelightsAndSirens Thu 08-Nov-12 22:56:28

It was an off day I tell ya, he wasn't peeling very well.

Notafoodbabyanymore Fri 09-Nov-12 00:46:03

Watermelon cauli way to start my day, reading this story. It's berry sad.

Notafoodbabyanymore Fri 09-Nov-12 04:29:18

Orange you all glad that I've killed this thread?

And what lime do u call this foodbaby smile

Notafoodbabyanymore Fri 09-Nov-12 08:02:53

grin I'm in Australia, so it's not date at all for me.

blush I'm ashamed of myself for that.


OTheHugeManatee Fri 09-Nov-12 08:14:48

What a pear of jokers hmm

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