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To be seething about trying to escape tesco carpark

(48 Posts)
Wearegoingtobedlehem Thu 04-Apr-13 13:48:34

Have been trying to get out for 1hr 20 mins and it is hell. We are all stationary hmm

Footface Thu 04-Apr-13 13:49:34

Why, what's happened?

JammySplodger Thu 04-Apr-13 13:49:42


Buzzardbird Thu 04-Apr-13 13:50:29

Can't get out of your car and go and see what is happening?


TheBigJessie Thu 04-Apr-13 13:50:47

Is the Tesco located in Bermuda?

Wearegoingtobedlehem Thu 04-Apr-13 14:05:37

It's Salisbury. There are roadworks on the exit slip. I have now been trying to leave ( along with a lot of others since 12.20). Absolute unbelievable gridlock and kids getting fractious. If there was a fire etc here they could never get the services in. Management can't do anything, police don't seem interested other than saying shut store. Tesco customer service line were only vaguely interested. I'm just so pissed off. Stuck in accident traffic is annoying but absolutely reasonable/ one of those things. This is just sheer craziness and not on!

Neighbourhoodwatchbitch Thu 04-Apr-13 14:08:44

Start eating your shopping!!

JammySplodger Thu 04-Apr-13 14:09:50

I'd declare it an emergency and crack open the chocolate. Hope you haven't got much to go in the freezer.

Buzzardbird Thu 04-Apr-13 14:14:25

Phone up manager of Tesco and tell him that unless they get down to the manager of the roadworks pronto then everyone in the queue is going to be claiming for all their spoiled food.

I think it is reasonable to claim for spoiled food if you can't get off the premises to get it in the fridge.

NorbertDentressangle Thu 04-Apr-13 14:15:38

I wondered if it was people still stuck there from trying to do their shopping on the Thu before Easter as our supermarket was worse than Xmas that day.

ShirazSavedMySanity Thu 04-Apr-13 14:15:46

Park up. Go back inside for a bottle of wine. Take it to the cafe, order anything full of sugar for the DC's and sit back and enjoy the wine.

nextphase Thu 04-Apr-13 14:19:11

Shiraz has beaten me too it, and actually has a better plan.

I was going to say park up, and take the kids out for afternoon tea, and a play, if there is somewhere walkable to near by. It sounds like your going nowhere for a while, so make the most of it - and charge tesco for any frozen goods, and possibly the meat.

kelda Thu 04-Apr-13 14:20:06

That's happened to me. We all got out and went to a cafe for dinner for three hours.

kelda Thu 04-Apr-13 14:21:01

I wasn't in Tesco though. We were in the top of a multistorey car park and there was no way anyone could get out for three hours.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 04-Apr-13 14:26:01

This used to happen regularly at our local Sainsburys aftere thenshop was enlarged and the car park re designed

cumfy Thu 04-Apr-13 14:30:57

Surely it's police responsibility to ensure that traffic flows.

The fact that it's coming from Tesco is not relevant.

Aldwick Thu 04-Apr-13 14:33:11

Salisbury Tesco is hellish at the best of times. You have my sympathy.

Maggie111 Thu 04-Apr-13 14:35:05

Tesco Chelmsford can have 2 hour queues on a busy Saturday - effing ridiculous.

TheSecondComing Thu 04-Apr-13 14:36:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

eggsandwich Thu 04-Apr-13 14:40:38

is it tesco on the hardwick kings lynn ?

magimedi Thu 04-Apr-13 14:42:24

Blimey! I lived near there back in the 90's & if it's the Tesco at Petersfinger, it was bad then - can't believe they haven't solved it.

Wearegoingtobedlehem Thu 04-Apr-13 14:45:09

Unbelievably they have shut the store! Still not out yet shock

JammySplodger Thu 04-Apr-13 14:49:48

Snotty letter asking for a free-delivery online shop I think!

Buzzardbird Thu 04-Apr-13 14:50:03

Not unless Salisbury had moved to Norfolk egg? grin

<mutters about no-one ever reading a thread>

lindsey077 Thu 04-Apr-13 14:54:38

I had a feeling it would be Salisbury from the thread title alone. I spent 45 minutes waiting to leave the carpark last year before the roadworks had even started. If I have to go to tesco now I park in the staples carpark over the road. It is awful and you have my sympathy.

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