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Tescos cashier- Atchoo!

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HormonalHeap Sun 20-Mar-16 14:35:29

As I started unloading my trolley, saw the boy on the till twice sneeze heavily into a tissue. Moved my stuff off saying sorry I can't afford to be ill right now. He seemed somewhat surprised.

Am I alone in thinking people who handle food shouldn't be allowed to do so with an obvious heavy viral infection?

VinceNoirLovesHowardMoon Sun 20-Mar-16 14:36:26

It's a cold! Precious much?

cardibach Sun 20-Mar-16 14:37:35

He's handling packaged food. As have many customers - do you want everyone with a cold banned from food shops? He sneezed into a tissue, not over the belt.

outputgap Sun 20-Mar-16 14:38:48

Well, he could do a quick rub with anti viral hand rub, eh? That would be nicer for everyone.

FayKorgasm Sun 20-Mar-16 14:39:20

Do what you want pet, not everyone can take time off for a cold.

2Offwhitecurtains Sun 20-Mar-16 14:40:41

I hate people at tills sniffling and snottering. You have to take their germ infested change off them too.

Passthecake30 Sun 20-Mar-16 14:40:43

I'm sure Tescos can't afford everyone who has a cold to be on paid sick leave? They could be removed from tills but then they could be sneezing all over the fresh bread/fish/veg or stacking shelves?

Saying that, I think yanbu for moving so long as you were nice about it...I've just had a nasty cold and extras for 9 weeks and I am avoiding visible germs as my immune system is shot to pieces.

Allyoucaneat Sun 20-Mar-16 14:40:48

He sneezed into a tissue, not all over your food. Yabu.

How do you know it's not an allergy sneeze?

WorraLiberty Sun 20-Mar-16 14:40:57

How did you cope with the trolley/basket handle?

Terribleknitter Sun 20-Mar-16 14:41:13

Most people I know have had almost permanent colds, coughs and bugs since October - should everyone isolate themselves just in case? It's the time of year and everyone you come into contact with will probably have something. This man has a job to do and was only trying to serve you. What do you suggest he did, my old manager would have laughed if I had said 'sorry I have a cold, I shouldn't go near any food today'.
YABU and unless it's a huge drip free about something important extremely precious.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Sun 20-Mar-16 14:41:55

He sneezed twice?

Fuck me, that is savagely unwell.

What did the Plague Doctor say when you alerted him? Does Tesco now have a massive black cross painted on it's automatic doors and a man in black outside ringing a bell??

usual Sun 20-Mar-16 14:41:56

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ilovesooty Sun 20-Mar-16 14:42:08

I bet Tesco don't pay employees who are off with colds and they also don't need much excuse to lay employees off.

HormonalHeap Sun 20-Mar-16 14:42:20

I've just been in bed for 3 days had both kids off school with a cold and temp. Don't fancy another round. Maybe anti viral rub's the way to go then

HormonalHeap Sun 20-Mar-16 14:43:39

I'm laughing at your answers. I'll have to tame my preciousness then!

sugar21 Sun 20-Mar-16 14:44:07

grin KingJoffrey that is hilarious

bluespiral Sun 20-Mar-16 14:44:10

If you've been ill then I think you were selfish for going shopping yourself. Nobody wants to catch your germs off their trolley or next customer please sign.

Ridiculous isn't it

FayKorgasm Sun 20-Mar-16 14:44:18

Your hands probably have the same germs on them from handling the packets, trolley handle, touching your bag/purse.

usual Sun 20-Mar-16 14:44:33

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Terribleknitter Sun 20-Mar-16 14:45:26

OP I do know how you feel, we've had constant runny noses, viruses and temps for what seems like forever this year but it's just a case of getting through it. He wouldn't like it anymore than you do!

Sparklingbrook Sun 20-Mar-16 14:45:28

Maybe you are more suited to Tesco delivery. I think 'surprised' is probably not what he was feeling at all. probably 'WTF'.

AliceInUnderpants Sun 20-Mar-16 14:45:30


That wasn't me laughing. That was my heavy viral infection. Obviously.

WorraLiberty Sun 20-Mar-16 14:45:32

Am I the only one who's mildly irritated by the thread title?

No idea why confused grin

HormonalHeap Sun 20-Mar-16 14:47:19

Now I'm really laughing and Bluespiral thanks for your concern all better now!

Oysterbabe Sun 20-Mar-16 14:47:24

I can guarantee at least 20 people had sneezed near everything in your basket. Half of them probably didn't even bother covering their mouth.

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