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aibu to not understand the view on waitrose here :)

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mummywithsmiles Sat 15-Feb-14 21:09:10

Do only certain people shop there ?

neffi Sat 15-Feb-14 21:10:34

No. HTH.

DomesticSlobbess Sat 15-Feb-14 21:10:56

What's the view on Waitrose on here OP?

squoosh Sat 15-Feb-14 21:12:33

I'm not sure what the view is either.

Trills Sat 15-Feb-14 21:13:56

YABU to think that MN has " a view" on any subject.

MNers have many many views on every subject, even those that you think are uncontroversial.

quirrelquarrel Sat 15-Feb-14 21:14:09

what are you talking about guys, what about the secret Waitrose club? there's a handshake and a password and everything. glasnost!

Writerwannabe83 Sat 15-Feb-14 21:15:29

I don't even know what a Waitrose is?? A fancy shop with expensive food??

mrscumberbatch Sat 15-Feb-14 21:15:40

I think Waitrose is quite expensive for run of the mill stuff. You'd get better at m&s or wholefoods.

There is a couple of things that are worth buying but on the whole, it's just another supermarket.

MooMaid Sat 15-Feb-14 21:15:42

Huh?? Well, I'm part of the Waitrose club. Can't divulge the secret handshake I'm afraid but I consider myself pretty abnormal

What is the view? I like it but can't afford to do all of my shopping there. Is that a view?

quirrelquarrel Sat 15-Feb-14 21:18:34

is Wholefoods that health mecca shop, there's one in Covent Garden that I wandered into, and upstairs they had wildly expensive lip balms for sale.

Waitrose is fun to shop at, it's a little perfect universe (that's what we tell ourselves to distract from the bill). I wonder why other supermarkets chose their logos to be like that when Waitrose's looks so much better really.

TheGreatHunt Sat 15-Feb-14 21:19:28


Mumsnet is not one sentient being ffs.

The views on waitrose are reflected in the "real" world.

squoosh Sat 15-Feb-14 21:19:37

You get the best discounts at Waitrose if you're there at the right time.

Much as I love Morrison's their discounted spatchcock poussins are thin on the ground.

mummywithsmiles Sat 15-Feb-14 21:20:29

I've read 2 threads one a while bk about shopping in there and class and another where they was saying mentioning shopping in waitrose was a stealth post...I was just wondering as here its just a normal shop everyone shops in didn't mean to offend

ISeeYouShiverWithAntici Sat 15-Feb-14 21:20:40

What view?

Waitrose will be unique on all of mumsnet if there is a single, lonely old one view about it grin

BankWadger Sat 15-Feb-14 21:21:20

People in my local Waitrose are the biggest trolley fuckers going. I feel lied to by MN having had the image of polite, sensible non aisle hogging trolley pushers built up in my mind.

Plus their fresh bread is shit and their fruit and veg section isn't flash.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Sat 15-Feb-14 21:22:19

I was there earlier... bought the divine Victoria Sponge and then some Edamame beans for balance.

ISeeYouShiverWithAntici Sat 15-Feb-14 21:22:48

x post. Oh, you mean the running joke about different supermarkets appealing to different types of people?

Yeah, that's just something some people think. Not everyone or anywhere close.

More people don't give a shit about it than have any opinion at all.

As with most things grin

andadietcoke Sat 15-Feb-14 21:22:50

The only view I have is that I really appreciated the free coffee when the DTs were tiny and I hadn't managed to finish a coffee at home in weeks. And they have Cartmel sticky toffee pudding.

MooMaid Sat 15-Feb-14 21:23:41

BankWadger you almost made me snort my drink out with that!

We use my supermarket and Waitrose has consistently been cheaper that the usuals for the last 4 shops. I like it and never had a bad shop, but if Tesco came up cheaper one week I'd defect over there.

But I must say they do some lovely bread at my Waitrose (and I'm not a trolley fucker!) grin

mrscumberbatch Sat 15-Feb-14 21:24:33

Quirrel, Wholefoods is mostly organic and does a lot of local produce.

Their makeup/bath products are all ethical and where possible also local.

And the cafe is delicious!

southeastastra Sat 15-Feb-14 21:25:00

twatrose can do no wrong on mn

FoxesRevenge Sat 15-Feb-14 21:25:13

I've always got from threads that Waitrose is naice but Asda isn't grin

ISeeYouShiverWithAntici Sat 15-Feb-14 21:25:47

I think the fact you just called it twatrose proves that wrong, sea grin

MrsCosmopilite Sat 15-Feb-14 21:26:05

Quite a few people I know think that Waitrose is posh and expensive. It isn't. Our local one is lovely. Staff are very friendly, and helpful. And nobody tutted when DD had a full on tantrum there last week.

Also, their mini-pancakes are 40p cheaper a pack than the Co-Op.

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