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To be shocked by this interaction in Morrison’s ?

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BurrSir Tue 23-Apr-19 16:45:24

I was doing my weekly shop at the supermarket today when the lady at the checkout started talking to DD (aged 2). DD is a chatty little thing so all was fine.
The lady asked DD’s name to which DD replied with her name. The lady then said to me oh I prefer and then said a different name that starts with the same sound. I thought this was odd but never mind!
After that she started asking DD questions like are you a good girl? is mummy a good girl? And then just as I was paying she said to DD “Does Mummy like to have a drink?”
I hadn’t even bought any wine? AIBU in thinking this was a strange thing to say?

AtrociousCircumstance Tue 23-Apr-19 16:46:07

She sounds a bit odd. Very strange.

Samind Tue 23-Apr-19 16:47:35

Maybe she'd had a little tipple 😂

Deadpoet Tue 23-Apr-19 16:48:09

Sounds very very odd. Even if you had a couple of bottles in the trolley there’s no need to ask a child that.

coolestmum Tue 23-Apr-19 16:48:49

Sounds a bit odd. She wasn't thinking of asking you out on a date was she? wink grin

OnlyPostInEmergencies Tue 23-Apr-19 16:49:05

Completely inappropriate. I’d be tempted to report to store manager

EssentialHummus Tue 23-Apr-19 16:49:05

How weird! My only explanation is that your Morrison’s, like my Sainsbury’s, employs people with LDs/MH issues. And sometimes their client interactions aren’t appropriate.

ArgyMargy Tue 23-Apr-19 16:49:05

This is why I use self service checkouts.

HoraceCope Tue 23-Apr-19 16:50:21

sounds like learning difficulties, agree,
no harm done though.

RockinHippy Tue 23-Apr-19 16:55:23

<"How weird! My only explanation is that your Morrison’s, like my Sainsbury’s, employs people with LDs/MH issues. And sometimes their client interactions aren’t appropriate.">

This 🔼

Our Morrison's does this too & we also had an incident in the past where my DD was much more upset by a total stranger suddenly scooping her up to cuddle & apologise to her, after knocking her over with a trolley, than she was she was by being hurt by the trolley.

The lady did have SN & meant no harm, but still inappropriate

ShakeYourTailFeathers Tue 23-Apr-19 16:56:47

Were you wearing your I LOVE WINE t-shirt grin ?

Bibijayne Tue 23-Apr-19 16:57:41

That would make me incredibly uncomfortable. And I would likely have a word with her manager. I'd be perhaps gentle if I suspected SEN, more constructive criticism than a complaint, but it is worth raising.

WeCameToDance Tue 23-Apr-19 16:59:12

It's not exactly the conversation you expect while paying for your shopping and it would make me slightly uncomfortable but I wouldn't report it.
I would wonder whether there were any disabilities at play. My local Sainsbury's hires people with disabilities and I wouldn't want to complain just incase it discourages them from hiring disabled people in the future.

Bibijayne Tue 23-Apr-19 16:59:23

FWIW I have ASD and have had MH issues in the last, I'd have really appreciated a quiet word if I was being very weird/ made someone uncomfortable. It would allow me to behaviour and be a.bit more aware.

BelulahBlanca Tue 23-Apr-19 17:00:55

You didn’t have win? Did you have gin grin

BelulahBlanca Tue 23-Apr-19 17:01:55

Wine not win!

BurrSir Tue 23-Apr-19 17:07:11

No Belulah. No wine or gin or even win. I wouldn’t have suspected SEN from previous times I’ve been through her till but she may be apt at masking.

BusterGonad Tue 23-Apr-19 17:08:22

I wouldn't report it, it seems like she's lucky to have a job and if she loses it she'd be hard pushed to find another. It was odd but not worth risking her job over. I feel a bit sad for her tbh.

cushioncovers Tue 23-Apr-19 17:10:30

How old was the lady? My 88 grandmother comes out with some right corkers these days especially in supermarkets and the gp surgery grin

Acis Tue 23-Apr-19 17:10:46

I wouldn’t find this shocking. She’s probably been told she has to interact with customers and struggles to know what to say.

cushioncovers Tue 23-Apr-19 17:12:42

Oh just realised it was the person on the checkout. That is a bit odd.

BlueMerchant Tue 23-Apr-19 17:12:53

Wierd things to say. Rude too.
Maybe she is socially awkward and is sitting now cringing at what she's just said!
Strange job for someone if they are socially inept though!

AryaStarkWolf Tue 23-Apr-19 17:13:05

I mean she surely has SEN, I'd be very surprised otherwise.

notatwork Tue 23-Apr-19 17:16:01

Clearly she's been told to interact with the customers and if you will dress your toddler in a 'My Mummy's a dipsomaniac' t-shirt what can you expect? grin

GreyGardens88 Tue 23-Apr-19 17:16:42

It's being rather over sensitive to obsess or even complain about this no?

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