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To let DD eat a few grapes in the supermarket?

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LimburgseVlaai Mon 09-Nov-09 15:08:12

This is triggered by the thread about letting children sit in supermarket trolleys, and what is and isn't acceptable.

When I take my DD (2.6yo) shopping, I usually get her to sit in the trolley by feeding her throughout the shop. Most of the food is packaged and weighed and I pay for it as normal (with the checkout lady usually holding up the package and saying "Did you know this has been opened?" or "Has a little mouse been nibbling at this one?")

But sometimes she gets hold of (unpackaged, unweighed) grapes and eats a few. I stop her after the first few, and the shelf stackers see it but don't react. But I do let her eat some.

I know all this is theft, and you shouldn't consume food until you have paid for it, and I would never let her eat (say) a whole banana or an apple; but somehow I have lulled myself into thinking that a few grapes won't do any harm. And yes, I know grapes should be washed before eating.

What do you think? Are my DD and I criminals?

JodieO Mon 09-Nov-09 15:09:04

Have you not seen these threads before? <dons hard hat>

kormaAAAARRRRGGHHchameleon Mon 09-Nov-09 15:09:26

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BecauseImWorthIt Mon 09-Nov-09 15:10:04


Chickenshavenolips Mon 09-Nov-09 15:10:30

<shakes head, folds arms, does cat bum face>

PuppyMonkey Mon 09-Nov-09 15:10:50

Oh, not the old grapes in the supermarket scenario. shock I say YANBU and nick as much as you like, but others will disagree. grin wink

LimburgseVlaai Mon 09-Nov-09 15:11:16

What threads?? <panics>
Yes I am new, please be gentle.

RustyBear Mon 09-Nov-09 15:11:46

The classic

porcamiseria Mon 09-Nov-09 15:11:55


kormaAAAARRRRGGHHchameleon Mon 09-Nov-09 15:12:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

notwavingjustironing Mon 09-Nov-09 15:12:34

someone is obviously bored this afternoon!

itsmeolord Mon 09-Nov-09 15:13:18

FGS. Just a little originality would have been appreciated.

Why is it that on the day when my meeting has been cancelled at the last minute, my heating has died and I have to find something to do to keep my mind from going "AAAARRRRRGGGGH!" at my childminder that no one can have the decency to come up with a good thread.

<wanders off muttering to herself in mad old cat lady type fashion.>

Rubyrubyruby Mon 09-Nov-09 15:13:35

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diddl Mon 09-Nov-09 15:14:05

This is a wind up?
You have to feed your child throughout the shop.hmm

JodieO Mon 09-Nov-09 15:18:22

Lol Korma

LetThereBeRock Mon 09-Nov-09 15:18:30

We've had this thread before and it didn't go well.

You said yourself that it's theft therefore you really don't need us to tell you that it's wrong.

PerArduaAdNauseum Mon 09-Nov-09 15:19:50


juneybean Mon 09-Nov-09 15:20:34

Rubyrubyruby the fruit and veg shop we go to always gives DC a banana to munch on

diddl Mon 09-Nov-09 15:21:14

Seeded or seedless?

LimburgseVlaai Mon 09-Nov-09 15:22:52

Oh no! I'm horrified!! I have obviously broken a centuries-old mumsnet taboo!! blush

My very sincere apologies - I had not realised that this is an ooooold and boooooring subject. Is there a list somewhere, or can I sign up for an apprenticeship?

SolidGoldBangers Mon 09-Nov-09 15:23:44

Look, there is a very easy way round this. Buy your grapes in bags with a fixed price on the bag, then it doesn't matter how many you or your DC stuff down your necks on the way round, you will still be paying for them at the checkout.

PerArduaAdNauseum Mon 09-Nov-09 15:23:52

Just lose a few hours in Classics grin

juneybean Mon 09-Nov-09 15:24:21


Anyone else think they look like boobs?

LetThereBeRock Mon 09-Nov-09 15:26:18

I suggest you see a doctor Juney.

LimburgseVlaai Mon 09-Nov-09 15:27:44

Classics... classics... Where's classics??

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