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to expect check veg at the market before buying

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Lettherebelight Wed 07-Feb-18 22:35:15

At the market today I stopped at a stall I've never bought from. It was set up as bowls of fruit/veg. I asked the guy at the stall if I could look at the veg (just out of politeness really) and he said abruptly 'what do you want to do that for?', so I said 'to see what it's like' a bit puzzled and he said 'it's like a £1 a bowl' aggressively and so I left and as I was walking away he said 'good grief' as if I had asked something unreasonable. So, was I?

Justmuddlingalong Wed 07-Feb-18 22:38:07

Did you want to 'look' with your eyes, or 'look' with your hands to give the produce a squeeze?

Lettherebelight Wed 07-Feb-18 22:41:57

Hands I suppose to check if they were OK as I couldn't see the ones underneath - it wasn't squashy veg I could ruin though

Argeles Wed 07-Feb-18 22:43:45

I love markets, but I find a lot of the fruit and veg sellers very abrupt and rude.

I used to find I was wasting lots of food when I bought it from the markets, as they would hide the shit stuff at the bottom of the bowls. I stopped buying from them and buying from the supermarkets instead.

MrsJoshDun Wed 07-Feb-18 22:46:26

I’ve seen a market trader really shout at someone for this. They were actually picking items up and inspecting them. Bloke went crazy.

I never buy from a market.

brownelephant Wed 07-Feb-18 22:48:21

loose veg, yes check. but those pay-per-bowl are just grab and pay.

Lettherebelight Wed 07-Feb-18 22:54:14

Ohhh, that makes sense Elephant, the stalls I usually go to are loose veg

MotherofaSurvivor Thu 08-Feb-18 02:02:34


CheshireChat Thu 08-Feb-18 02:41:25

MotherofaSurvivor You get pre weighted fruit or vegetable that are usually £1 in a bowl rather than a plastic bag and they just tip them in a carrier for you.

Some people don't seem to realise if they're abrasive they'll have no customers.

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