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AIBU to think eating chips in a shop is uncouth?

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NestaFiesta Thu 07-Jul-11 16:28:43

Twice in a week now I have seen people eating bags of chips whilst walking round a supermarket and a charity shop. I love chips as much as the next person but I just think it's horrible to eat greasy food whilst in a shop. I mean, can't they wait? AND I saw a woman eating a pasty whilst she shopped for stationery. Yuk. AIBU?

valiumredhead Thu 07-Jul-11 16:29:33

Chips mmmmmmmmmmm.................

VelveteenRabbit Thu 07-Jul-11 16:31:05

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altinkum Thu 07-Jul-11 16:31:18

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Insomnia11 Thu 07-Jul-11 16:31:46

I wouldn't eat in a shop but I have and do eat in the street at times. That's what street food is for.

dexter73 Thu 07-Jul-11 16:32:42

I was always taught that it wasn't nice to eat on the streets. I still don't now. I think a lot of shops have signs saying no food or drink.

NestaFiesta Thu 07-Jul-11 16:32:58

Oh yeah, I don't mind in the street or on a bench, yummy smell, but not in a shop!

manicinsomniac Thu 07-Jul-11 16:33:12

No, YANBU. Eating while walking around looks gross and greedy imo.

dexter73 Thu 07-Jul-11 16:33:30

I don't care if other people are eating on the streets, I just can't bring myself to!

TheFlyingOnion Thu 07-Jul-11 16:33:37

urgh, greasy fingers.


TheFlyingOnion Thu 07-Jul-11 16:34:03

In the street is also uncouth

aliceliddell Thu 07-Jul-11 16:37:01

Oh, yes. yes it is. It is is is. Cannot be doing with it. If eating outdoors, you must sit down. This is why we have benches. Eating while walking is called 'Grazing'. Eating while standing is done from a 'trough' or 'manger'. It is, imo, vile.

NestaFiesta Thu 07-Jul-11 16:37:46

Manic- exactly,it looks like the greedy feckers can't put their chips down for a second! Not a good look.

I don't like to eat whilst walking personally, but I think it's rude to take hot greasy food into a ship with nice clean goods in it. There's a time and a place.

Don't mind other people eating in the street, it used to be frowned upon but I think so many people do it now and times have changed.

Rubitue Thu 07-Jul-11 16:40:51

YANBU, not only uncouth but disrespectful to the shop owner in potentially damaging their goods. People who have no regard for others property in this way really shit me up angry

nickelbabe Thu 07-Jul-11 16:42:26

i don't know.
as a shopkeeper, i have to eat my lunch at the till (cos my evil boss doesn't give me lunchbreaks. wink ) I am therefore a little more lenient towards those who might eat in my shop.
(if they touch the books with sticky fingers, that's a NO-NO! but if they're eating and looking, i don't mind)

nickelbabe Thu 07-Jul-11 16:43:26

(and i have a pack of baby-wipes under the counter, if needed)

DoNotTakeMeSiriusly Thu 07-Jul-11 16:46:34

nickelbabe I was about to go all indignant at your comment about evil boss and lack of lunchbreaks but thankfully looked at your name and saved myself the embarrassment! grin

It drives me mad. Greasy fingers all over my stock. Dropped pastry crumbs all over my floor, dropped sausages rolls by darling little children in pushchairs which then get stood on and ground into the carpet.

spiderslegs Thu 07-Jul-11 16:46:37

How can you enjoy food whilst walking along?

& eating in shops? Pigs.

PinotsKittens Thu 07-Jul-11 16:47:33

mmmmmm chips.

YANBU though. Filthy greasy-fingered feckers.

TheFlyingOnion Thu 07-Jul-11 16:48:42

whateva pinot, you're always down Primark with your Greggs sausage roll wink

PinotsKittens Thu 07-Jul-11 16:49:39

<snurk> I'm a food SLUT!

moogster1a Thu 07-Jul-11 16:49:53

I once saw someone in ASDA walking around with chips and gravy in one hand and a lit fag in the other. Class!!

nickelbabe Thu 07-Jul-11 16:50:46

thankfully, most parents prevent their children eating.
about which I feel very guilty when I'm chomping on my sandwich blush

VelveteenRabbit Thu 07-Jul-11 16:52:41

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PinotsKittens Thu 07-Jul-11 16:55:55

They taste BEST on the beach, with salty air and the caww of seagulls.


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