Advanced search

To take this lady's pound?

(18 Posts)
MrFlibbles Mon 19-Jun-17 14:06:30

So been having one of those bit-grumpy-hot-and-bothered-kids-whining kind of days. I'm not sure what possessed me to go to the supermarket, but anyway I needed chocolate icecream supplies.

Sweating my arse off after an even more frustrating march around the shop, whining toddler in one arm, I went to return my trolley. The chain to insert into the slot to release my personalised trolley token was stuck in the trolley in front. Mid yank of said chain a lady approached me offering me her pound coin for my trolley to save me going through trolley kerfuffle. I politely said "thank you but it's my own token in there so need to get it back." I guess she didn't understand as she continued to still wave her coin at me, reaching for the trolley as I tried to jam the trolley into the one in front. I again said "but it's my token." More jamming. More waving of coin. More sweating. Lady now getting impatient. Ok so I'm not proud of it but I gave up, dropped the trolley "ok have the frickin token." Started to walk away, bless her she said "here you go" and handed me her shiny pound coin.

She'll be pleased with her MrFlibbles trolley token right?

SparklyLeprechaun Mon 19-Jun-17 14:11:27

I've been meaning to buy one of those tokens for yonks, so if it was me I wouldn't mind at all. Not so sure about the lady in question. grin

29xThePain Mon 19-Jun-17 20:48:02

Yes they're useful. I always end up spending my coins on chocolate

29xThePain Mon 19-Jun-17 20:48:04

Yes they're useful. I always end up spending my coins on chocolate

malmi Mon 19-Jun-17 21:00:17

If you're sure you definitely said the word 'token' three times and she still insisted on giving you a pound, then it's fair enough. She's just bought your token, that's all. Next time you go to get a trolley and you don't have a pound or a token you'll curse her, though.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Mon 19-Jun-17 21:02:35

I have two or three tokens. My mum keeps giving them to me. Maybe she's the lady in the OP?

I had a 'trolley pound' which was coloured with Sharpie but I used it in a chocolate emergency.

StillDrivingMeBonkers Mon 19-Jun-17 21:02:46

Depends I suppose whether she was hard of hearing/had dementia/vulnerable.

trufflecake Mon 19-Jun-17 22:36:52

I wouldn;t worry abou it. She was probably just wanting to be nice. Perhaps she could sense that you were having a bad day!?!

thatorchidmoment Mon 19-Jun-17 22:52:48

It's pretty much a like-for-like trade. I'd be happy with either tbh!

Hope the ice cream was good after the angst you went through to get it! flowers

WorraLiberty Mon 19-Jun-17 22:55:55

What if she needed that pound for little Timmy's life saving operation? sad

RightOnTheEdge Mon 19-Jun-17 23:00:36

My Dm had this once. She didn't want the pound she wanted her token and explained this several times to the woman but the woman kept insisting and and got really arsey with Dm about it!

fridayrain Mon 19-Jun-17 23:11:20

I gave a woman a pound for a trolley she was leaving back and when i had finished and returned it, it had a token.

sweetbitter Mon 19-Jun-17 23:14:09

You have to buy trolley tokens? They give them away free at the customer services desks in all the supermarkets here. Which I guess does make the whole scheme redundant, thinking about it...

BloodWorries Mon 19-Jun-17 23:18:40

It's not like you didn't warn her.
I'd guess either she didn't hear or didn't understand, otherwise she would of got a different trolley. People don't tend to offer strangers in a carpark money for their items, even in this way... This is one of the reasons I don't like using tokens. I do however like the ones that you can attach to your keys and use whilst still attached rather than having to remove first. That makes it obvious, rather than a loose token.

Yeah... free tokens in the supermarket really does make it redundant.

UterusUterusGhali Mon 19-Jun-17 23:26:58

I prefer using a pound to a token for speedy trolley exchanges; it's one of the few times people are nice to each other.

Only I never have a quid. But I do have my token which i am ridiculously attached to. blush

In you case, I'd have taken the nugget and tried to remember to buy a new token or kept it in the car. (Especially if it were an old-style pond coin.)

BestZebbie Mon 19-Jun-17 23:28:48

I note that now that old pound coins are becoming rarer as they get taken out of circulation, trolley tokens are suddenly incredibly useful as so many places haven't changed their trolleys/lockers/etc to accept new ones might have got the worst part of the deal there.

caoraich Mon 19-Jun-17 23:33:11

but I used it in a chocolate emergency

Off topic but I love this, thank you. I am going to steal "I spent your money/crashed the car/forgot to pick up the kids because of a chocolate emergency" as default excuse from now on

OP I get you. I have the world's naffest trolley token- my grandma brought it back from one of the tat shops she frequents on her coach tours- and it's both sparkly AND tartan. I'd be gutted if it got trapped in a trolley!!

KeepServingTheDrinks Tue 20-Jun-17 00:02:26

New Pound Coin, people. All our lovely tokens are redundant. I'm keeping a stealthy eye out for any free giveaways to get a new token in the new pound coin shape! elbows other MNers out the way in a subtle but pointed fashion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: