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To wonder what a code 99 is?

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olderthanyouthink Sat 11-Aug-18 20:07:15

I'm in IKEA and there was a staff announcement saying there was a code 99 in the children's department and just now another announcement saying the code 99 had been terminated.

An ideas? DP thinks poop or a rat confused

YeTalkShiteHen Sat 11-Aug-18 20:08:06

No idea but I await the answer!

I think 💩

ApolloandDaphne Sat 11-Aug-18 20:08:43

They are giving everyone in children's a Mr Whippy with a flake?

BishopstonFaffing Sat 11-Aug-18 20:09:15

Lost child

WorraLiberty Sat 11-Aug-18 20:10:10

I just Googled and it says it means a lost child in store.

ScreamingValenta Sat 11-Aug-18 20:10:25

Child having a mahoosive tantrum? grin

WorraLiberty Sat 11-Aug-18 20:10:50

An ideas? DP thinks poop or a rat

Did Google not occur to him?

YeTalkShiteHen Sat 11-Aug-18 20:10:56

Wonder what the code is for lost adult?

Took me fucking ages to get our last time!

Quickerthanavicar Sat 11-Aug-18 20:11:56

Lost child.

olderthanyouthink Sat 11-Aug-18 20:39:07

DP had no internet (he couldn't get on the wifi) and it was more fun guessing.

Yeah, looks like lost child. It's just phrasing was weird.

FinallyHere Sat 11-Aug-18 20:58:28

I had a summer job in a department store.... Code 17 was the way to ask a colleague to take over if you were desperate for a loo break..... Wonder what other codes are in use?

MereDintofPandiculation Sat 11-Aug-18 21:26:33

lost child That puts rather a sinister meaning on "code 99 terminated"!

Janni01 Sat 11-Aug-18 21:36:26

Love a good old code system me.
In the care home I work at we have a code 22 which is fucking bingo is starting soon grin.

YeTalkShiteHen Sat 11-Aug-18 22:35:41

That puts rather a sinister meaning on "code 99 terminated"!

Woe betide the code 99 in ikea!

olderthanyouthink Sat 11-Aug-18 22:36:42

mere very sinister, could have said cancelled or something

janni nice grin

FabulouslyGlamorousFerret Sat 11-Aug-18 22:36:49

🤣 yetalkshitehen

Fluffyears Sat 11-Aug-18 22:59:17

A store I worked in had ‘tom cruise’ forba dogy cheque ‘tom cruise report to check outs’ and the department managers would all appear. We did have another celebrity for something else dodgy but the details escape me now.

InsuranceGirl Sun 12-Aug-18 00:09:22

I worked for a large supermarket 13 years ago when a code 10 went on the tannoy, we had to pretend our tills were frozen and keep customers in place.

Code 10 for that supermarket meant an armed robbery was taking place. Turned out they had shotguns. The police caught them a few days later.

FinallyHere Sun 12-Aug-18 08:21:45

Loving the 'codes' talk

@InsuranceGirl shotguns eeeeekkkkk

girlsyearapart Sun 12-Aug-18 08:25:06

I worked at a swimming pool wanna guess what code brown was...

NicoAndTheNiners Sun 12-Aug-18 08:26:01

In my local Tesco “Mrs Robinson at customer service” means shoplifter in store all staff who fancy tackling them get to the front door. The trolley guys and warehouse staff were beside themselves with excitement!

NicoAndTheNiners Sun 12-Aug-18 08:26:56

And on a labour ward “Mrs Brown is fully” means cup of tea for you in the staff room.

LittleCandle Sun 12-Aug-18 08:27:26

A place I used to work called for Mrs Robinson to report to reception if there was a suspected shop lifter spotted.

Hortonlovesahoo Sun 12-Aug-18 08:28:13

Code 99 at a supermarket I worked at meant shoplifter. Code 20 or 30 was missing child (which happened surprisingly a lot !)

AlpacaPicnic Sun 12-Aug-18 08:32:06

A couple of unofficial ones here...

'Theres a call for you in the office' is our code for saving a colleague from an irritating or tedious customer.

DH uses 'anyone fancy a beer tonight?' as code for 'this customer is a mahoosive twat, please help me'

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