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To think that there should not be (another) hair in my ready meal from a relatively posh supermarket?

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mameulah · 09/05/2013 22:10

So, this afternoon I bought a more expensive type ready meal from the upmarket orange type supermarket and there was a hair in it.

WWYD bearing in mind two months ago there was a hair in a bag of poppadoms I bought from the green type supermarket. I sent them back and they sent a very nice apology and a ten pound voucher. To be honest the letter of apology would have been better on its own. Bearing in mind all the terrible publicity pre packaged food has had of late a ten pound voucher seemed lame.

Bin and who cares or what?

And no I didn't finish my meal.

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bumperella · 09/05/2013 22:33

Hair or mushroom fibre? I only ask becuase in my distant past I worked for a compnay that made ready meals and they'd get returns which were ALWAYS bloody mushroom bloody fibres and not hairs. AND they were a PITA to sort out....
Actually is odd to get stuff lke that in packaged meals as they're typically made on production lines with plastic-clad workers.


ParadiseChick · 09/05/2013 22:35

A ready meal is a ready meal regardless of where you buy it. You can't polish a true. And fyi, sainsburys is not posh!


mameulah · 09/05/2013 22:42

bumperella - the hair is blonde!

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LastTangoInDevonshire · 09/05/2013 22:45

Paradise - where can you buy a polished 'true' as I've never seen one.


ivykaty44 · 09/05/2013 22:47

I don't like shopping in sainsbury as I don't like the colouring of the outfits the staff wear - i always feel so sad for them that they have to wear brown and orange, i prefer blue or green uniforms Smile


DeskPlanner · 09/05/2013 23:01

ivy, have you seen the new M&S summer uniforms ? Vair smart.


ivykaty44 · 09/05/2013 23:04

No I can't bring myself to enter M&S since they put a cafe in store


MaryMotherOfCheeses · 09/05/2013 23:04

Bumperella, i am soooooo glad to learn about mushroom fibres! I've spent the last 15 years feeling cringy about the pube I found in some garlic mushrooms. Maybe it wasn't a pube after all!

OP, you need to complain though.


LittleTyga · 09/05/2013 23:08

Cook your own food!

I don't know how anyone can eat a vile, nasty, salty, fatty, disgusting, made by someone sweating all over it, ready meal, yuk!


MaryMotherOfCheeses · 09/05/2013 23:11

Something of an over reaction there Tyga?


ivykaty44 · 09/05/2013 23:13

she did cook her own food - it wasn't next doors ready meal it was her own ready meal and she cooked it -so there Grin


MardyBra · 09/05/2013 23:15

What's wrong with having a café in M&S?


CloudsAndTrees · 09/05/2013 23:23

Is Sainsburys supposed to be upmarket?

I didn't think any supermarket that felt the need to have a finest/taste the difference/whatever wanky name they have chosen type range could be considered upmarket.

I'd be happy with the voucher. Buy stuff other than ready meals with it.


LittleTyga · 09/05/2013 23:23

Ivy - Heating something up in a microwave isn't cooking and no Mary - I hate ready meals with a passion - I'll only eat something that I have seen been prepared and cooked (not heated up!)

Seriously though - how long does it take to grill a piece of fish? A chicken breast? Cook some rice with some veggies?


ivykaty44 · 09/05/2013 23:24

it lowers the tone having a cafe its all trays and self service not a proper place to get tea and they did this in M&S - well they wouldn't have done that back int he day - would they now? Good gracious whatever next


ivykaty44 · 09/05/2013 23:25

little toga don't you know how long it takes to cook rice?


MaryMotherOfCheeses · 09/05/2013 23:29

I'm perfectly capable of cooking and once in a while I like the convenience of a ready meal.

That's hardly immoral. There's nothing virtuous about cooking everything from scratch. It's nice to do so, but it's ok to take a short cut occasionally.


Hashtagwhatever · 09/05/2013 23:30

Are you sure your not molting?


MaryMotherOfCheeses · 09/05/2013 23:30

M&S cafes are a sad disappointment.

They're the Per Una of tea and cake.


Monty27 · 09/05/2013 23:31

Got two meal deal curries and sides from the green type supermarket at the weekend for me and teen ds. It was RANK.

Agree it probably wasn't a hair, agree most ready meals are rank and also agree Sainsbo's isn't posh.


LittleTyga · 09/05/2013 23:34

Noooooo Mary - Not virtuous - just squeamish!


MardyBra · 09/05/2013 23:40

I never go into the M&S self service café, but that doesn't stop me shopping in their food hall.


ivykaty44 · 09/05/2013 23:42

MMofC they are all frilly knickers and no draws - its simply awful, I can't shop with them after they did this


MaryMotherOfCheeses · 09/05/2013 23:44

There are many reasons I can't shop in M&S Grin

The caffs just seem so boring to me, I wish there were a few more frilly knickers, iyswim. But maybe not in my soup...


mameulah · 09/05/2013 23:49

Okay, I shouldn't have said 'posh' I should have said 'more expensive' and I have a pfb so I decided to purchase a ready meal because frankly I am knackered and could have done without having a hair in it.

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