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to think that this check out assistant was really quite thick?

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kitsmummy Fri 30-Sep-11 11:13:05

So I was paying for my shopping in Morrisons this week and DD was with me with Robert, her black dolly. On taking the money the assistant looked at me and did one of those stage whisper kind of things, you know when they whisper quite loudly, really emphasising the words with overly full on mouth movements, and said "I'm not being racious or anything" and yes, she really did say Racious, not racist, "but I thought they they'd banned them now", pointing at Robert!!! Bit of an open mouthed look from me and she said "yes, I thought they'd banned black dolls these days".

I could only muster up a weak "no, I don't think so", before wandering off, shaking my head in disbelief shock

ViviPru Fri 30-Sep-11 11:14:24

Robert = great name for a dolly

kitsmummy Fri 30-Sep-11 11:17:43

She's good with names. She just call her Build a Bear dog with naming certificate "Banger". DH was mortified grin

addictediam Fri 30-Sep-11 11:19:31

Maybe she thought it was a gollywog? confused

Why would anyone ban a black doll?? confused

kelly2000 Fri 30-Sep-11 11:19:51

Would it not be racist to ban black dolls?

Arrogantcat Fri 30-Sep-11 11:20:03

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FlossieFromCrapstonVillas Fri 30-Sep-11 11:20:21

Are you sure it wasn't some sort of Little Britain sketch you were caught up in, kitsmummy?

Suckstobeme Fri 30-Sep-11 11:20:36

RACIOUS???? wtf?????

SpanishPaella Fri 30-Sep-11 11:20:55

she is getting muddled with gollies

they dont employ them for their brainpower

kelly2000 Fri 30-Sep-11 11:21:09

Gollywogs are not actually banned are they? I have seen quite a lot in shops, although often they do not use the word gollywog.

aldiwhore Fri 30-Sep-11 11:21:36

ARGH, Racious and Racialist. ARGH ARGH ARGH.

That is all.

kitsmummy Fri 30-Sep-11 11:22:41

Yes exactly, would indeed be racist to ban them! flossie yes funnily enough it did remind me of that afterwards - it's the WI type lady that's sick everywhere isn't it?!!!

worraliberty Fri 30-Sep-11 11:22:48

She's not 'thick' she's just got her wires crossed over the whole Gollywog saga by the sound of it.

Mishy1234 Fri 30-Sep-11 11:23:14

She was being a bit daft, but I think it's a bit off to make comments about the intelligence of people who work on checkouts.

I worked on a checkout to fund my living expenses when I was doing my PhD, does that mean I was thick for only the hours I was working there and not when I was in the lab?

zukiecat Fri 30-Sep-11 11:23:50

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horribledinners Fri 30-Sep-11 11:23:56

Poor Robert, does he [stage whisper] know he's, you know, black?

FlossieFromCrapstonVillas Fri 30-Sep-11 11:24:05

I think some of you here are being a bit checkout-ist.

SpanishPaella Fri 30-Sep-11 11:24:50

a degree doesnt make you intelligent either

kitsmummy Fri 30-Sep-11 11:24:57

I hadn't thought about the gollywog thing actually. It was just a black baby though, like a white baby but black! No big black hair or golly features at all

JeremyVile Fri 30-Sep-11 11:25:47

Weeeeeeeeeeell....looking at it charitably, she obviously was thinking of a golliwog, now Robert may look nothing like that and therefore she was a bit dim but if in her mind your child did have a golliwog, then actually it's heartening that she was politely drawing to your attention to that fact that it's not really on.

wankerchief Fri 30-Sep-11 11:26:00

I work in a supermarket and i have a degree...

Had i know i was thick i wouldn't of bothered

Mishy1234 Fri 30-Sep-11 11:26:53

It certainly doesn't make you thick either SpanishPaella, just like working on a checkout doesn't.

norriscoleforpm Fri 30-Sep-11 11:27:05

'Racialistic' is one I am particularly fond of.

JeremyVile Fri 30-Sep-11 11:27:27


Slaps self.

SpanishPaella Fri 30-Sep-11 11:27:59

i have a degree...

i wouldn't of bothered

I rest my case = a degree doesnt make you intelligent

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