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To wonder if I'm allowed to shop in Waitrose?

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ohmymimi Mon 18-Nov-13 14:30:47

One is opening nearby. I'm probably slightly lower middle class, I have ordered on-line from John Lewis, though, and I've never shopped in my pyjamas without a jumper and jeans on top.

CocacolaMum Mon 18-Nov-13 14:33:02

Absolutely (if not just because it keeps you out of Aldi so I can avoid the queues formed recently because some idiot said that all the posh people now shop there.. so now they do..)

TiggyD Mon 18-Nov-13 14:42:54

If you're upper lower middle class like me you are allowed to shop in Waitrose if it's nearby or just for a few special things. I'm afraid you can't main shop there. Sorry. Sainsburys or lower for the likes of us.

TravelinColour Mon 18-Nov-13 14:44:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Punkatheart Mon 18-Nov-13 14:53:07

I have cancer, a runaway partner and a daughter with mental health issues. My life is awful. I go to Waitrose, have a free coffee and a paper - pick up a few bargains (yes, I am a VERY good shopper and can spot 'em a mile away), have the staff chat to me and then I go home, having food in the fridge - to sleep for some of the afternoon.

Waitrose makes me happy and I have very little else that does so yes, I would encourage you to shop there.

lookatmybutt Mon 18-Nov-13 15:05:32

Sorry, you can't. They have one of those things sort of like those trolley lock up devices you get at some supermarkets, except it's to prevent poorer people getting in rather than trollies getting out wink

What's up with Waitrose, anyway? A couple of Christmases ago you could buy an ostrich egg but no artichokes. Overrated in my opinion.

I'm poor, btw, and didn't want to spend £40 making the world's biggest omelette.

TiggyD Mon 18-Nov-13 15:08:14

I believe machines in the entrances scan you for polyester as you go in. Any trace and you get "dealt with".

Meerkatwhiskers Mon 18-Nov-13 15:21:09

They let me in on Saturday. I am 8% posh according to a Facebook quiz highly academic way of testing poshness grin

HoneyDragon Mon 18-Nov-13 15:24:12

My Waitrose must be broken. It's often cheaper than the Tesco.

DameDeepRedBetty Mon 18-Nov-13 15:27:06

Honey I have noticed this too!

And Morrisons is cheaper than the pair of them.

Absolutmum Mon 18-Nov-13 15:27:21

I like to alternate between Waitrose and Lidl's. I find this regime keeps me grounded.

MardyBra Mon 18-Nov-13 15:27:26

I've never seen a fake tan in Waitrose. Do they have an orange metre as you go in? Anything within a whiff of an Andre or Dickinson would be excluded.

MardyBra Mon 18-Nov-13 15:29:45

Loving the distinct category of "upper lower middle class" Tiggy.

I think I'm lower upper middle class and I mainly use Ocado with top ups from Waitrose, Sainsburys and the local co-op (where I happen to be in town). Is that OK?

oldgrandmama Mon 18-Nov-13 15:30:47

I used to shop in Budgens, until a young guy ran me over with a wheelchair (it contained his ancient grandmama). As I picked myself up off the floor he snarled 'you should have got out of my way ...'

As I was standing at the freezer cabinet at the time, looking down at the frozen peas, I was a bit bewildered as to how I was in his way.

You probably won't get run over in Waitrose.

ohmymimi Mon 18-Nov-13 15:33:28

Punk - Life is being tough for you, so you need all the TLC you can get - a big score for WR (and do they really give out free coffee to everyone?).

SorryCola I'll still be faithful to Aldi, but I do like a bit of supermarket promiscuity. I even pop into ASDA, sometimes.

MardyBra Mon 18-Nov-13 15:33:51


MardyBra Mon 18-Nov-13 15:34:38

Supermarket promiscuity is good if you use the loyalty cards. If you neglect one for long enough they sometimes send you more incentives to shop there.

worsestershiresauce Mon 18-Nov-13 15:37:32

Waitrose will take anyone's money, same as anywhere else. On the other hand if you have a problem with them don't go there.

MardyBra Mon 18-Nov-13 15:38:49

I think the thread is lighthearted worse.

Barbeasty Mon 18-Nov-13 15:40:27

If you have a my waitrose card, then you can have a free tea or coffee every day.

NettoSuperstar Mon 18-Nov-13 15:41:31

I was in there the other day wearing a witches hat, with my DD and another MNetter.

nancerama Mon 18-Nov-13 15:42:55

The women on the unwelcome desk in my town are awful, but the yummy food and lovely cake and wine ladies and fish man keep me going back.

Just steer clear of the overpriced Heston shite. The mince pies that taste of loo cleaner were an unforgettable "treat".

Eastwickwitch Mon 18-Nov-13 15:43:15

Surely if you plead your need for Pomegranite Molasses they will let you in just this once.?
Take the Fortnums bag for life, just in case.

UriGeller Mon 18-Nov-13 15:43:19

I love Waitrose. I sneak in in the afternoon, they always have their gluten free bread marked down.

out2lunch Mon 18-Nov-13 15:44:46

ahh if you have feelings of self doubt then no you can't because you may end up spoiling the experience for the rest of us. ;).

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