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to think that MNetters won't join the campaign...

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RantyMcRantpants Wed 05-Dec-12 12:06:06 stop Waitrose climbing into bed with Shell as they don't want to upset their favourite supermarket.

pELFicFloorClenchReminder Wed 05-Dec-12 12:07:36

Always a good idea to start off with an insult.

chrismissymoomoomee Wed 05-Dec-12 12:09:16

Wow I'm inspired to get behind this campaign now hmm

HECTheHallsWithRowsAndFolly Wed 05-Dec-12 12:09:16

Is it our favourite supermarket?

I didn't know that.

I've never set foot in one in my life.

does this mean I have to leave mumsnet? shock

Please don't make me go. I'll start shopping there, I promise...


RantyMcRantpants Wed 05-Dec-12 12:12:12


I searched for any threads on this problem and couldn't find any except for one back in February which was all but ignored except for an exchange between the poster and Mumsnet and it seems such a big issue that MNetters are ignoring.

Sorry, lets see if we can get a clickable link

Pootles2010 Wed 05-Dec-12 12:12:45

Don't want to upset a supermarket? What a bloody ridiculous thing to say. Even though admittedly I do shop there when I can afford it I can't say worrying about offending them is top of my list hmm.

Also helps if your link works.

Asinine Wed 05-Dec-12 12:12:54

Have never even seen a Waitrose. My favourite supermarket is Aldi, they sell good quality cheap food, that's all I need.

RooneyMara Wed 05-Dec-12 12:14:38

Oh nice approach OP.

I won't be able to look sadly as I don't use facebook, because it's shite.

But good luck al lthe same

stargirl1701 Wed 05-Dec-12 12:16:36

Well, there are only 2 Waitrose supermarkets in Scotland, as far as I know. Stockbridge and Morningside in Edinburgh. Not gonna much of a difference to most Scottish MNers.

WorraLorraTurkey Wed 05-Dec-12 12:16:53

I've never seen a Waitrose in my life.

I've seen plenty of threads like this one dive bomb though...

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Wed 05-Dec-12 12:21:44

I'm guessing that all the people who object don't drive cars or use anything else that relies on oil then.

catgirl1976geesealaying Wed 05-Dec-12 12:21:57

I won't because I don't care tbh

And your post is not going to encourage me to

RantyMcRantpants Wed 05-Dec-12 12:22:16

Hey Ho! was meant to be a bit tongue in cheek, but I obviously failed there. Never mind. Just thought it was an issue MNetters might be interested in.

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Wed 05-Dec-12 12:22:20

Well, I've never been to Waitrose because they don't exist in NI.

I also don't use Shell...I don't have a car.

So, you're right. I won't join the campaign.

Oh wait, I usually don't join campaigns anyway...

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Wed 05-Dec-12 12:22:33

I'm a Waitrose shopping MNer who won't join the campaign because I think it's a load of stupid bollocks.


RooneyMara Wed 05-Dec-12 12:23:55

There's another thread on this topic.

AnyaKnowIt Wed 05-Dec-12 12:24:40

I hate waitrose, full of overpriced crap.

Shell petrol is good, lasts longer then what you get at the supermarket.

Do you have the same problem with tesco and esso?

MrsKwaziipanFruits Wed 05-Dec-12 12:24:44

God, what a tedious thread title. I knew it would be related to FB somehow as it's that stupid phrase that gets added to posts to make out that if you don't pass it on, you don't give a shit.

If you want to engage people in debate don't start off by insulting them. It puts people off from engaging with you, I find.
If you could only find one thread, why not start a new one that sensibly asks people if they've heard about this and what their views are?

catgirl1976geesealaying Wed 05-Dec-12 12:24:50

Had a look

Still don't really care


chrismissymoomoomee Wed 05-Dec-12 12:27:58

I had a look and it doesn't tell me anything apart from 'How to find my Spirit Animal'

Sadly as I am not signed up I can't do it, but I imagine mine would be a monkey. <helpful>

Jins Wed 05-Dec-12 12:29:53

Spot on OP. I won't join the campaign but not for the reasons you cite

RantyMcRantpants Wed 05-Dec-12 12:31:11

OK no problem. I will leave this now.

BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Wed 05-Dec-12 12:31:43

You're right...I won't.......couldn't care less....but good way to get people on side !

LadyBeagleBaublesandBells Wed 05-Dec-12 12:32:34

I don't drive and we don't have a Waitrose up here in the Highlands.
But I never join those stupid boycotts or campaigns anyway.
Oh and there is another thread today about this.

RooneyMara Wed 05-Dec-12 12:32:47

way to start a rational and interesting thread

I know it's got even fewer posts than yours but at least it didn't offend anyone.

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