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Post Office displaying Sweets in the queuing area.

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Ushaginda46 Mon 08-Jun-15 15:25:58

Would like to have your view on a new marketing strategy dreamed up by Post Office and WHSmiths. At Camden High St Post Office in Camden, London. The PO and WHS are doing a trial run in 4 PO's where they are displaying and selling at the main counter sweets to customers. I as a mother am horrified that young children are going to be subjected to this display as their parents wait in 10-20 min queue's to pay bills.

FranksRegret Mon 08-Jun-15 16:04:06

I'm horrified that some other parents seem to feel that displaying a perfectly legal product on a shop shelf is "subjecting" their children to it.

I can't quite see what your problem is.

Is it that some parents have a problem with saying "no" nowadays?

PureMorning Mon 08-Jun-15 16:08:01


I as a mother just say no.

LongDistanceLove Mon 08-Jun-15 16:12:56

Horrified? Really? If it was jizz mags then you'd have a point, but sweets? Just say no.

ScrambledEggAndToast Mon 08-Jun-15 16:13:41

Calm down love grin

PerspicaciaTick Mon 08-Jun-15 16:15:15

Parents are allowed to say no to their children. HTH.

Mypubesarestraight Mon 08-Jun-15 16:16:32

<hands grip>

Bunbaker Mon 08-Jun-15 16:17:50

No is a complete sentence.

Sorry, but I couldn't help coming up with this MN gem grin

SoupDragon Mon 08-Jun-15 16:17:50

Just say no. It's really not that hard.

FranksRegret Mon 08-Jun-15 16:20:08

LongDistanceLove thanks, I just choked on my coffee! grin

DeeWe Fri 12-Jun-15 14:29:39

Um... them and pretty much every other shop.

You'll get hardened to saying "no" very quickly. grin Actually some shops and certain of my dc <glares at dd2> I often say "no" before I've even entered.

SewingBox Fri 12-Jun-15 14:42:10

As the other said, children need to hear no often.

It will be a success because people can't say no, to themselves, or their children, but TBH we need our post offices to be successful or we'll lose them.

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