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To put this woman straight next time?

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LuisSuarezTeeth Mon 17-Jun-13 09:38:06

In tesco yesterday. My trolley contained mostly value products, including fruit, veg, meat and cheese. I am on a very tight budget. 2 women behind me and I hear one stage-whisper "would you buy all that crap?"

Woman 2 says something I didn't hear, then woman 1 says "could be for the food bank, you wouldn't give them quality stuff..."

I turned and glared, they obviously realised I'd heard and looked embarrassed.

I should have said something, shouldn't I? What a cow sad

aldiwhore Mon 17-Jun-13 09:40:06

Some people are arseholes, best ignored, keep your head held high and let them fester.

No. You did the right thing. Dont rise to it. They are the nasty ones, ignore them.

yaimee Mon 17-Jun-13 09:43:39

Are you sure they were talking about you? If so I'd definitely have set them straight. Probably pelted them with my value fruit and veg to be honest.

Scholes34 Mon 17-Jun-13 09:45:36

It's the people who turn their noses up at all Value products that are the idiots and have more money then sense. I think a glare was sufficient in this case.

ThinkAboutItTomorrow Mon 17-Jun-13 09:46:48

Total cow, yes. Just console yourself that no amount of money can buy her the personality transplant she very desperately needs.

Or the brains. Fancy judging someone on their supermarket brand choice. Just ridiculous.

MalcolmTuckersMum Mon 17-Jun-13 09:47:20

But you don't know they were talking about your stuff do you? And anyway - stop earwigging - no good ever comes of it.

Elquota Mon 17-Jun-13 09:49:02

You did the right thing and it's good that they were embarrassed when they realised you'd heard. Having a rant wouldn't have done you any favours.

LuisSuarezTeeth Mon 17-Jun-13 09:50:41

Yes I'm sure it was about me - I could tell by how they looked when I turned round. Not many other people in there and the next till had no cashier.

It was quite a long glare I gave them but I wish I had said that food banks are not just for "crap", not that that's what I had bought!

LuisSuarezTeeth Mon 17-Jun-13 09:52:33

Malcolm I wasn't earwigging! I just heard that's all they weren't very discreet

Snoopytwist Mon 17-Jun-13 09:54:02

Don't worry about it - hold your head high in the knowledge that you are living within your budget - you never know, they could well be maxed up to the eyeballs on credit cards and debt, and just about to have their card declined at the checkout grin

ephemeralfairy Mon 17-Jun-13 09:54:06

What the fuck is so bad about buying fruit and veg?? Value or otherwise?? They're probably the kind of imbeciles who think a Taste the Difference ready meal represents good quality food just because it's overpriced and has posh(er) packaging...!
Don't let it bother you. The glare was sufficient.

1Veryhungrycaterpillar Mon 17-Jun-13 09:55:51

They can't be very good friends to each other if all they've got to talk about is a strangers basket of food! Maybe there was someone standing just out of your eyeliner with a trolley full of doughnuts

DeepRedBetty Mon 17-Jun-13 09:56:19

Anyone that rude is going to be so serenely convinced that she is right that nothing you can do or say will ever get through.

Loutwenty Mon 17-Jun-13 09:56:28

I have had the same thing in Sainsbury's. I can only afford to buy own brand stuff, so my basket is full of everything in white and orange packaging!

However, none of it is 'crap' it's all healthy stuff or cleaning products.

Loutwenty Mon 17-Jun-13 09:57:21

And, to be honest, I am buggered if I am going to pay over a pound for a tin of beans when I can pay 20p. It's baked beans fgs.

LEMisdisappointed Mon 17-Jun-13 09:59:27

I only buy value products, we are on a budget. Yesterday my DP asked me if i would buy differently if i won the lottery, my honest answer - no.

LuisSuarezTeeth Mon 17-Jun-13 10:01:08

I assume she thought it was crap because it was all value stuff. Tbh I was too tired for a row anyway.

LuisSuarezTeeth Mon 17-Jun-13 10:02:17

Hmm LEM I'm not sure on that one - never thought about it.

IcingTheCake Mon 17-Jun-13 10:02:22

I hate people like this! At the end of the day, its food, and the fruit and veg especially is all the same no matter what 'brand' it is! Why waste money on the same product with better packaging?!

GobbySadcase Mon 17-Jun-13 10:02:47

Funnily enough a lot of value stuff - ie smart price pasta sauce_ has far less colours, flavours and bulking agents in. They all make it more expensive.

thistlelicker Mon 17-Jun-13 10:06:51

How does the apple know its going in the value bag as opposed to the taste the difference pack???? What exactly is the difference??? Some things I think have to be bought branded... For me beans and soup! Other things like pasata, spaghetti, tinned veg don't bother me!!!!

How dare them woman have their hoiky judge pants on! May karma bite their arse!! Well done op for the glare

Sparklysilversequins Mon 17-Jun-13 10:09:27

Its size and shape that determines value fruit and veg. Ridiculous isn't it? An spud exactly the same as the usual bag goes into the value pack because it's a bit small.

wheredidiputit Mon 17-Jun-13 10:11:20

I buy smart price fruit on purpose as they are smaller and the right size for my children to eat with no waste.

pianodoodle Mon 17-Jun-13 10:20:02

Silly mares.

I got a funny look at the self service till the other day - it normally shouts "coupon accepted" at you but mine shouted "coupons exceeded" :D

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