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"I don't think I feel comfortable selling you that...."

(53 Posts)
prettywhiteguitar Fri 19-Dec-14 16:36:49

Me buying Stilton from the local cheese shop, with my two dc and stupid dp who asked if I should be eating it. Then the assistant piped up " quote above"

Check the stupid fucking NHS website before ever speaking to me again you twats

Rant over, I walked out with the kids. There are plenty of other cheese shops in york..... Left dp to buy cheese from stupid cow

Eminybob Fri 19-Dec-14 16:43:59

That would have made me cross. I would have said "good because I don't think I feel comfortable shopping here" before flouncing out.

pinkmagic1 Fri 19-Dec-14 16:47:58

That's ridiculous, it was cheese not crack for gods sake. I would have been furious.

UmizoomiThis Fri 19-Dec-14 16:48:07

"Oh really? And is that your professional opinion" is a good standard phrase for unsolicited advice.

When they reply and stammer that well no that's their personal opinion.... Just stare at them. Hard.

OHolyShite Fri 19-Dec-14 16:50:58

Ridiculous. I wouldn't darken their door again.

Your DP is a tit for questioning you as well.

<<sends OP a big wedge of smelly veiny Stilton>>

prettywhiteguitar Fri 19-Dec-14 16:54:40

Sat here fuming ignoring said dp

Don't worry this is York, home of deli and cheese shops.

God I was so mad I nearly tweeted them the nhs guidelines, don't want to look like a mental, hormonal preggo though. Best to retain dignity and just shop somewhere else

divingoffthebalcony Fri 19-Dec-14 16:57:39

Bloody hell, the extent to which pregnant women are considered public property by jobsworth do-gooders never ceases to amaze me!

The Cheese Police is a new one on me, though. I would tweet them!

RedTinsel Fri 19-Dec-14 17:02:47

But even if it caused your legs to fall off, wtf has it got to do with them?

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Fri 19-Dec-14 17:04:53

Which shop was it (so I can avoid them)? Please don't say the Hairy Fig.

OnTheThursdayOfChristmas Fri 19-Dec-14 17:06:40

One of my saturday girls onece wanted to ask a pregnant customer if she knew that we did decaf tea as well as the normal tea the customer had ordered!

She was trying to be well meaning, but luckily I stopped her before she got to the pregnant woman!

DanyStormborn Fri 19-Dec-14 17:20:51

This annoys me so much, first they need to get their facts right then they need to remember to butt out even if it is food with a slight risk, none of their business.

prettywhiteguitar Fri 19-Dec-14 17:25:33

Love cheese on Gillygate

Annoying cause it's my closest, defo going to be the hairy fig in future.


My friends like to tease me offering decaf, I let them off with a casual feck orrrf. And they are joking.

The manager also piped up that French women don't avoid the kinds of cheese we do and it's up to me but the assistant was the one serving first, I just did a very theatrical sigh at dp and then she slunk off to serve someone else.

tiktok Fri 19-Dec-14 17:25:36

Go on - tweet them the guidelines. And also tell them to mind their own....

How utterly ridiculous sad sad

prettywhiteguitar Fri 19-Dec-14 17:26:46

Honestly do people still not know about pregnancy rage ???? I could still be raging about this next year !!!!

shoofly Fri 19-Dec-14 17:32:32

angry You did well to stay calm. I'd have probably turned into shouty cross mode and then spoiled it all by bursting into tears

GlitzAndGigglesx Fri 19-Dec-14 17:37:06

When I was heavily pregnant with my first I was buying a bottle of wine and flowers for a relative and the cashier asked if I should be drinking that. I said yes and paid to her huge disapproval. Not that it's any of their business!

Nyancat Fri 19-Dec-14 17:37:22

I once had a waitress query whether she should serve me a cheese toastie when pregnant because it had soft cheese ie melted cheddar. she got a hard stare!

LaceyLee Fri 19-Dec-14 17:40:34

Ugh what an utter twat. I would make a complaint to owner and never go back! I've been buying the odd bottle of wine or beer for dh/ guests and never has this. But for cheese! Which is fine! Clearly an idiot :-)

oswellkettleblack Fri 19-Dec-14 17:40:54

They should be tweeted the guidelines. I would expect an apology, too.

prettywhiteguitar Fri 19-Dec-14 17:43:02

Oh I have been in tears today already ! This is just making me angry

These stories are ridiculous ! Thing is normally I would politely correct them same as if they had got any other kind of fact wrong but HORMONES get in the way

JulesJules Fri 19-Dec-14 17:50:47


I think you should complain to the shop. Even if she had been right it is not up to her to tell you what you should or shouldn't be eating.

JulesJules Fri 19-Dec-14 17:56:33

I've just found them on twitter, apparently their cafe is closed for a couple of days as the cheese elves are just too busy serving the lovely people of York Christmas cheeses!
and handing out incorrect medical advice


Teeste Fri 19-Dec-14 17:56:54

'Cheese police' fgrin

I've been lectured on my food choices by a childless friend who, quite frankly, got told to stick it. Talk to me again when you know what cravings are like!

Name and shame on Twitter, deffo.

queenofthepirates Fri 19-Dec-14 17:59:33

and relax and let it go... she meant well.....

Blu Fri 19-Dec-14 18:02:59

The guidelines are neither her nor there. A shop assistant has no more right to decide what a pg woman should buy whether she is buying organic spinach or a case of Jagermeister and Red Bull.

Sanctimonious public ownership of pg women gives me the Big Rage.

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