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to expect more from waitrose?

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vincentvangogh Tue 11-Oct-11 18:28:42

Went there this morning - fortunately the older kids were in school. Every single checkout had a huge halloween sweet display in front of it. I mean huge - the size you get in morrisons. AFAIK waitrose hasn't done this before - I've never seen it in my branch - they usually go out of their way to provide a pleasant and stressed mother-friendly shopping experience.

AIBU to be a bit miffed?

SoupDragon Tue 11-Oct-11 18:29:52

Go and burn the store down!

AnotherJaffaCake Tue 11-Oct-11 18:33:07

They are in our's too, within easy reach of my toddler. But he does understand the "no" and "put it back" o:.

AnotherJaffaCake Tue 11-Oct-11 18:33:36

the word "no".

Emsmaman Tue 11-Oct-11 18:36:14

My main issue is WTF is Halloween being pushed onto us here? This is the UK not America. Seems like just another excuse to buy sh*t we don't need. Last year I bought mini chocs in case we had trick or treaters and we didn't have a single one (SW London). The previous few years when we lived in Central London I used to spend the evening ignoring the doorbell and used to get really p*ssed off that parents were there encouraging their kids to ask strangers for treats!

SauvignonBlanche Tue 11-Oct-11 18:37:08

Obviously Waitrose expect more of you. wink
No, YANBU, it's annoying.

KittyFane Tue 11-Oct-11 18:39:51

Agree, DD (8) is attracted to 'tat' like a moth to flame.

I always agree that "it looks good but we can't buy it, sorry."
End of conversation.

BatsUpMeNightie Tue 11-Oct-11 18:53:52

Seems like just another excuse to buy sh*t we don't need - Here's my good idea - see what you think.

Just don't fricking buy it then!

ecclesvet Tue 11-Oct-11 19:34:51

Americans are one of the largest immigrant groups in the UK, why shouldn't immigrants be able to celebrate their cultural festivals?

Or is Halloween 'beneath' you, OP?

squeakytoy Tue 11-Oct-11 19:37:03

I've never seen it in my branch - they usually go out of their way to provide a pleasant and stressed mother-friendly shopping experience.


Oh dear.... you sound a right fun-loving bundle of joy...

vincentvangogh Tue 11-Oct-11 20:29:05

Not bothered about celebrating halloween ecclesvet, would be quite happy for huge ranges of sweets and goods for any religious festival you like, just not at the effing checkout where you have to queue with whining children after saying no the whole way round the shop.

MamaChocoholic Tue 11-Oct-11 20:49:46

YANBU. quickcheck?

ecclesvet Tue 11-Oct-11 20:51:10

But there are always sweets at the checkout, why does it matter that they're now Halloween-themed?

MamaChocoholic Tue 11-Oct-11 20:55:48

there are not normally sweets at our waitrose checkout, eccles.

whostolemyname Tue 11-Oct-11 20:57:58

oh no! not like ...not like MORRISONS!!!!

ecclesvet there aren't sweets at the checkout in Waitrose!

<clutches handbag>
<has fit of the vapours>

Don't care. I am really really really good at saying no grin

And at totally ignoring pleas for sweets.

Sometimes I sing no no no-no-no-no-NOOOOOOOO (high) while dancing a bit.

I am a horrible mother. <hangs head in shame>

Ah well. They'll get over it. Kids will pester, parents will say no, tis the natural order and all that, innit grin

vincentvangogh Tue 11-Oct-11 21:57:25

ok, just to clarify, I'm having a whinge about sweets at the checkout, not about halloween. The sweets at all the checkouts just happened to be halloween themed. Our Waitrose has never done this before.

Ghooooliuayelps Wed 12-Oct-11 14:44:41

Twatrose is way overrated anyway TBH.

lurkerspeaks Wed 12-Oct-11 17:30:01

But the waitrose sweets are great........

Halloween creme eggs and swizzell's double dips cunningly renamed spooky dips.

Cheered up my nightshift no end!

OldGreyWassailTest Wed 12-Oct-11 17:35:30

Times is 'ard - they've got to join the masses or go under.

mildertduck Wed 12-Oct-11 18:48:00

Anything but Morrisons! <clutches pearls>

Yes, YABU and a snob with it.

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