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Monday, October 04, 2010

Prats of The Week- Aldi Selby

Prats of The WeekTis a Monday morning and time, yet again, for me to award another of my prestigious and internationally renowned "Prats of The Week" Awards.

This week it goes to the Aldi store in Selby.

For why?

Ask Paul Ward, who sent his 10 year old son (David) to the store recently to buy a loaf of bread.


Well yes actually.

David was allowed to enter the store, wander round, pick up the bread and walk to the counter.

So far, so good.

Can you guess what happened next children?

Yes, that's right, the store refused to sell it to him!

For why?

Aldi in Selby, seemingly, has a policy of not selling anything to children under 16 unless they are accompanied by an adult.

Despite being sent back again by his father, to explain he was on a mission for his father, David left empty handed and hugely embarrassed.

Seemingly Aldi is wary of child shoplifters.

Fair enough, in theory, but here's why this particular store's policy is bollocks:

1 Not all kids under 16 are shoplifters, whilst some adults (over 16) are shoplifters. Shouldn't they ban adults as well then?

2 Given the policy of banning kids, why was David allowed to enter the store and wander round in the first place?

3 Where did commonsense go in all of this? I can well understand if a gang of kids "run amok" in a store they should be kicked out. However, one child with one loaf of bread who is paying for the loaf surely does not a present a threat to the security of the store? Were they accusing him of stealing something else (it doesn't appear to be the case)?

4 Shall we demonise all kids in this manner? What kind of life do we condemn them to if they grow up in a world where they are treated with suspicion, shunned and taught the mantra "guilty until proven innocent"?

5 How are children meant to grow into responsible adults if they are not allowed to go on errands such as this, on their own, for their parents?

As noted Aldi Selby, well deserving Prats of The Week!

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  1. Prats of the week indeed. What a stupid policy.
    I'll have to add though, it also takes a prat to send their kid to a supermarket, twice, for a loaf of bread rather than getting off their fat lazy arse and doing it themselves.
    My mother also thought that the purpose of having kids was so you could send them to the shop rather than getting off the couch yourself.

  2. David J Hilton11:44 AM

    You just couldn't make this crap up!

    It's totally beyond barmy.

  3. Lord of Atlantis11:52 AM

    I often used to run errands for mum and dad, when I was young, which included nipping down to the shop when they were busy. At no time was I refused service. How times have changed, and not for the better, in many ways!

  4. microdave12:28 PM

    He should consider himself lucky - if the Eco Lunatics at 10:10 had their way, the assistant would have pressed a red button and blown him to pieces...

  5. Uncle John6:04 PM

    I only hope that the father ISN'T enough of a 'prat' to ever, ever, purchase anything from that shop again.

  6. earthworm6:39 PM

    At this rate we will have a generation of completely clueless kids growing up to be adults without ever having been allowed to learn how to function in the 'real' world.

  7. We used to enjoy a game of jousting in our local Bejam supermarket. A couple of trollys and some broom handles was all that was needed, apart from a sprint out of the door when the manager came to investigate.
    Now it would cost us £2 for our trusty steeds before we even got in the shop.

  8. Sadly, I'm not surprised. It's usually at least daily I see a story about how ridiculous things are in England.

    My feeling is this. All of the sane people left in England should come to the states so the nuts can get on with destroying the country quicker.

    Besides, we need more sane people here!

  9. Anonymous4:43 PM

    I get followed around my local supermarket because I'm 15, good to know that I'm trusted. But I just usually go around the isle and follow the security guard. The look on their faces is priceless.

  10. Guilty until proven innocent is already here according to thames valley police.i recieved a circular about number plate thefts,and apparently"if your number plate has been stolen and used to dodge the congestion charge in london,IT WILL BE UP TO YOU TO PROVE YOUR INNOCENCE!"it seems that English common law has already been done away with and the code napoleon introduced.

  11. Anonymous2:23 PM

    English man, of course it has we are ruled by the EU now. Hands up all the twats who voted Lib/Lab/Con for more of the same?