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WIBU to not tell her where the nearest Waitrose was?

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CreamOfTomatoSoup Fri 01-Feb-13 13:48:01

I was in ASDA today buying my fruitshoots, pombears and billy bear spam. While walking down the meat aisle I heard this:
Customer: 'Do you have any organic chicken? You have free range but do you have any organic?'
Shop assistant: 'What about this?' (points to free range chicken)
Customer: 'No do you have any ORGANIC chicken, that's free range' (said slooooowly)

WIBU to not tell her where the nearest Waitrose was?

Nicknamegrief Fri 01-Feb-13 13:50:44

Waitrose stocks a lovely range of fruit shoots and Pom bears though smile

noblegiraffe Fri 01-Feb-13 13:52:00

Asda does sell organic chicken.

CreamOfTomatoSoup Fri 01-Feb-13 13:53:12

She couldn't find any.

gastrognome Fri 01-Feb-13 15:57:25

Organic chicken and free range are two different things. What's wrong with asking for the product you are looking for?

GetOrf Fri 01-Feb-13 15:58:35

Eh? What's wrong with the woman's question. Asda sells organic chicken doesn't it. And it isn't free range.

Fenton Fri 01-Feb-13 16:00:58

I'm not sure I get it either Getorf, am I missing some irony or summat?

coraltoes Fri 01-Feb-13 16:02:01

Why did this bother you? And why would you Tell her where waitrose was...she hadn't asked you. Looking for an issue where one didn't exist just to write an AIBU post?

gordyslovesheep Fri 01-Feb-13 16:03:34

Asda sells organic as do all supermarkets - not sure how wanting decent chicken makes you are Waitrose 'type' shoppoer

wintertimeisfun Fri 01-Feb-13 16:03:56

i get OP's point, you do get alot o pretentious types in waitrose. I clocked one today complaing about 'her latte' not being good enough ffs BUT you do get some normal types in there too (not affected) smile i like it in waitrose and i eat any old shite :-D

GetOrf Fri 01-Feb-13 16:04:33

And a shop assistant really should know the difference between free range and organic tbh.

GetOrf Fri 01-Feb-13 16:05:46

I don't like Waitrose very much. I don't like the patronising service 'oh let me show you madam'. I am not 5. You don't need to lead me there and show me with an expansive smile. Just tell me.

I admit I am a miserable cow at times, though.

Feminine Fri 01-Feb-13 16:06:23

I wanted Dairylee dunkers when I went in last.

I was blush to told they don't sell them...


HecateWhoopass Fri 01-Feb-13 16:06:59

What is the difference between free range and organic?

katiecubs Fri 01-Feb-13 16:07:34

Um what is the differance between organic and free range chicken?

GetOrf Fri 01-Feb-13 16:08:42

Organic means that it hasn;t been fed chemicals/hormones, treated with pesticides etc (which I don't care about tbh). Free range is to do with the welfare of the animal when it is alive (which I do care about).

MarcelineTheVampireQueen Fri 01-Feb-13 16:08:46

Honestly, these threads are getting more ridiculous by the second. THIS IS NOT AMUSING OP!!! We get it, PomBears, Greggs, pebbly shit, benefit goats, Waitrose and Boden, blah blah blah

Booyhoo Fri 01-Feb-13 16:09:33

1) did she even ask you?

2) if she did then yes you were BU not to tell her.

3) can you explain the problem to me please?

gordyslovesheep Fri 01-Feb-13 16:09:42

Organic relates to what animals EAT and how they are medically treated

Free range means they have freedom to roam in a way natural to their species and are not battery farmed so realted to TREATMENT and HABITAT

CabbageLooking Fri 01-Feb-13 16:11:00

Organic is about what is fed on (corn that has been produced without pesticides) while free-range means that the chicken has had space to run around.

allrightluv Fri 01-Feb-13 16:12:24

What Marceline said.

Pagwatch Fri 01-Feb-13 16:12:42

What's the issue? I don't get it.

I used to go to Waitrose all the time because it was on route to ds2s nursery and I was having to do a special diet for him.
Initially they thought iwas shoplifting but eventually they were very nice smile

HecateWhoopass Fri 01-Feb-13 16:13:05


You know - I thought free range WAS that!

All this time, I have been buying free range thinking that's what I was buying.


ShakeWellBeforeOpening Fri 01-Feb-13 16:14:04

I shop at Waitrose but I dont buy organic - should I change supermarket ?

Pagwatch Fri 01-Feb-13 16:15:02

Interestingly, the exclusion part of his diet at that point included trying to give him small amounts of meat but only organic.

Ok. well it's not really interesting. But, you know..

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