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gatheringstones Thu 20-Aug-09 15:40:22

i'd rather pay more in sainsburys and not have to put up with the constant agro in morrisons car park? honestly, people shouting, horns blaring, speeding - you name it. i just snapped today and thought 'never again' when i heard a man shout 'FUCK OFF CUNT' at the top of his voice at some woman in a car who was giving as good as she got. no idea what happened but he was a pedestrian, elderly and with a stick. going by past experience he prob wasn't moving fast enough for her or forced her to slow down or - horror - wait for a second.

meanwhile dd1,almost 4 just gazes at me, 'why are those people shouting mummy?'

and it's not much better in the shop.

then you venture out onto holloway road. the police go out in groups of four.

i really don't want to live in a middle class enclave in london - where's the point of living in london then? and i know i can't shield the kids from conflict and everyday shit on the streets - but there's limits and jeez i've had enough for one day. i want a house. in the country. deep in the country.

LaurieFairyCake Thu 20-Aug-09 15:43:22

lol at your post.

Everyone has days like that.

Get your crappy food shopping delivered - it's taken my blood pressure down a few noughts. Now I positively enjoy getting little bits and knowing I don't have to bear a shitey supermarket.

OrmIrian Thu 20-Aug-09 15:43:52

Goodness! Tis not like that in our Morrisons. How horrible. Am not in the depths of the country though. Our town is a bot rough but not like that sad

Heated Thu 20-Aug-09 15:44:38

LFC has it right; home delivery is my sanity.

gingernutlover Thu 20-Aug-09 15:46:07

oh no, I've met people like that in sainsburys too, they are not immune from it. I was shouted at and sworn at by a man in front of my dd a couple of months back.The customer services manager came to check I was okay and said she's seen him do it to other people too but it was horrible. I just told her that was the reason I hate going to the actaul shop.

Do your shop online, much much easier and less hassle.

gingernutlover Thu 20-Aug-09 15:47:53

oh, and we live in the rolling hills of kent LOL so where you live is no guararntee of who else might be living there too LOL.

KERALA1 Thu 20-Aug-09 15:48:23

Went this morning. We now in a posh small city so it was very civilised most people brought their own bags (my benchmark of civilisation in a supermarket!).

However my nearest branch where we used to live in London could have featured in an ITV2 type documentary. Scary. Home delivery surely the answer. £3.50 to avoid all the hassle surely worth paying..

gatheringstones Thu 20-Aug-09 15:49:52

isn't there something a bit depressing about shopping online in order to avoid other people? i think it worse cos it's a small car park and it's dark and cramped. but yeah, you're probably right. just do it online.

notanumber Thu 20-Aug-09 15:54:30

YANBU. Holloway Road is mental .

Go to the Waitrose instead and breathe in the calm.

Alternatively, go to the Morrisons in Wood Green to experience the ultimate in supermarket hell, the Holloway branch will seem almost civilised after that.

branflake81 Thu 20-Aug-09 15:57:18

That's why I always do my food shopping on food. I loathe supermarket carparks, they always seem to bring the worst out in people.

gatheringstones Thu 20-Aug-09 15:57:25

lauriefariecake you should hear about the rest of my morning. morrisons was just the start. spent the rest of it being patronised by men in bike shops (why are bike shops always like that...even the good ones are just a bit sneery 'well, it's come all the way from taiwan in a box luv, i can't guarantee i'm going to find one without a chip in the paintwork' oh right. that's me being a nutter then expecting a new bike not to be chipped.)

don't even start me on the parking. £2 for an hour in the middle of a council estate in kentish town?! wtf?! is the bike shop such a draw? no; surely it's to keep people away from the market selling big nylon knickers for £1. benevolent paternalism in the shape of a london borough.

branflake81 Thu 20-Aug-09 15:57:34

foot shopping on foot.

gatheringstones Thu 20-Aug-09 15:59:35

haha wood green. i have been there. three times. there was a fight each time. a proper, running, catching up with, flailing around, kicking on ground fight.
and three time's a trend.

no. i've learned the wood green lesson.

notanumber Thu 20-Aug-09 16:07:06

They do love a fight in Wood Green.

The last time I was there, a bloke was waving a machete around by the cashpoint next to the tube.

The most disturbing thing about it was that no-one batted an eyelid.

Honestly. Go to Wood Green then go to Hollway Morrisons. It'll be like entering an oasis on Middle Class tranquility. You'll want to adopt the Fuck Off Cunt man as a spare Grandad for your kids.

gatheringstones Thu 20-Aug-09 16:08:35

ah yes, the support your local shops, do it on foot, take your own bags, with kids and buggy. every day. cos you can only buy what you can carry.

that's the real fucker. that i have to work for a living and am still so broke i have to go to morrisons.

i agree my life should consist of flitting around crouch end's finest greengrocers, traditional fishmongers and laughably overpriced italian deli shopping for seasonal, locally produced - nay artisan produced - food fresh every day.

GirlsAreLoud Thu 20-Aug-09 16:10:34

YABU to live near the Holloway Rd.

gatheringstones Thu 20-Aug-09 16:10:39

oh sorry, branflake, you were correcting a typo, i thought you were advising me to shop on foot. blush not that i'm tightly wound today...

gatheringstones Thu 20-Aug-09 16:14:01

and where do you live girlsareloud?

BitOfFun Thu 20-Aug-09 16:16:31

branflake, is that food shopping on foot then? grin

GetOrfMoiLand Thu 20-Aug-09 16:17:49

I think people are morons wherever you go.

I witnessed a profan slanging match between two tearful and drunk women in the car park of Waitrose in Cheltenham at Christmas. And I thought you couldn't get much more refined and middle-class than Cheltenham Waitrose.

I think it is just supermarkets all over, they raise the blood pressure. The worst supermarket I have ever been in was Somerfield in a Devon market town. It was carnage.

Like evryone says, get 'em to deliver.

Hassled Thu 20-Aug-09 16:20:00

I am so glad sometimes to be living in the provinces. Morrisons out in the sticks is still slightly dodgier than the others, but using your yardstick its a veritable paradise.

I used to live in Peckham - but this was before Knife Crime. I'm such an innocent.

oneopinionatedmother Thu 20-Aug-09 16:22:55

sainsburys at Eltham was the only place i've ever had a tyre slashed (why? i turned down a car wash...) (i'd only gone up to help in the refit back in 2005)

Wood Green had a bit of a rep in the business. (think, armed robbery, theft, car-park punch ups as a regular feature)

mind you East Grinstead is the only shop i've ever worked at where people complain (or even notice!) when you run out of blinis.

notanumber Thu 20-Aug-09 16:23:40

Actually, I quite like the Holloway Road.

I soothe myself with a huge bowl of gnocci at Amici when all the crazy people annoy me.

And you can get your eyebows threaded for a tenner at Selbys.

OrmIrian Thu 20-Aug-09 16:24:52

rofl at adopting fuck off cunt man grin

NigellaTufnel Thu 20-Aug-09 16:29:58

Ahh the Holloway Road Morrisons....

I hate to offend anyone, but there was always a lot of people there without the full compliment of limbs.

Even my most hardened friend who used to take the piss out of us for refusing to set foot in there has succumbed to the lure of Waitrose a few hundred yards away.

It's like all the bad bits of Shameless. On crack.

In fact, now that we have moved to the sticks I miss that Waitrose...

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