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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Aciiiid!



Following on from yesterday's article about supermarket idiocy, I am gemused to read that yet another supermarket (this time the mantle of idiocy falls on Asda) has managed to cover itself in "glory".

Marisa Zoccolan, a chef, popped into her local Asda in Wallsend to buy some groceries including two limes.

She went to the self checkout to pay.

Can you guess what happened next children?

Yes, that's right, she was forbidden from buying the two limes.

For why?

The acid contained within the two limes is deemed by Asda to constitute a potential weapon!

An "assistant" informed her that one lime was OK, because a single lime could not be used as a weapon.

Well, I would dispute that. I am sure an imaginative assailant could do an awful lot of damage to someone with but one citrus fruit!


Anyhoo, Asda "graciously" allowed her to buy two limes.

Asda blame a software glitch for this and other fruit related incidents.

Dear oh dear!




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10 comments:

  1. If this wasn't so crazy, it would be funny.

    The drone was worried that because the limes had acidic juice, it could be thrown in someone's face. If I was the worrying/Nannying kind, I would worry more about bleach or caustic soda which could actually do harm and is sold in most supermarkets.

    Having worked in forensic psychiatric hospitals as a nurse and indeed in prisons, I know that most things can be used, or adapted, to become weapons however, even I have never seen a lime, nor any other citrus fruit for that matter, inflict any kind of injury on anyone and certainly not any acid burns. I did once have an apple thrown at me, but I survived.

    I love the Monty Python sketch; it brings back many happy memories, I was chatting to Mrs Tonk yesterday about old situation commodies and we wondered how many of those that we all laughed at, would be banned in Nanny's new world? Love thy neighbour? So haunt me? The original Alf Garnett's 'Til death do us part? Please Sir? Around the Horn?......There must be a few

    Is our real government in Westminster, Brussles or the boardroom?

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  2. Opppps sorry.....Should read comedies

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  3. Anonymous11:00 AM

    And these checkout morons are the same ones that sheeple obligingly hand their documents to because they can supposedly spot a fake ID from a real one.

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  4. If you ever get asked for proof you are over 18, ask the checkout chick for a date. They are mostly young and if you are in your forties like me you are obviously too old for 'em. They know this.

    So they sell you the wine.

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  5. Anonymous2:37 PM

    They can't still be blaming this on a software glitch. This first happened to my girlfriend and me at the beginning of the year in Widnes Asda. We used the self-service checkout to buy our Coronas and a couple of limes to go with them. It was more hassle buying the Limes than the booze.

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  6. Supermarket checkout stupidity is a bigger threat to health than two limes anyday...how many 'older' people die of heart attacks after suffering at the hands of these idiots (who should be unemployable) must be the question...perhaps the govt. could set up a study group to ascertain the risks, maybe supermarkets should have health warnings on them...or perhaps like smoking be banned, there must be cases of secondary death from supermarket stupidity, statistically it cannot be unknown surely!

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  7. Lord of atlantis3:37 PM

    Tonk said: "If I was the worrying/Nannying kind, I would worry more about bleach or caustic soda which could actually do harm and is sold in most supermarkets."

    These can cause a lot of harm, in the wrong hands, yet anyone can buy these without any problem!

    Tonk also said: "I love the Monty Python sketch; it brings back many happy memories, I was chatting to Mrs Tonk yesterday about old situation commodies and we wondered how many of those that we all laughed at, would be banned in Nanny's new world? Love thy neighbour? So haunt me? The original Alf Garnett's 'Til death do us part? Please Sir? Around the Horn?......There must be a few."

    And the Gooh Show! Yet these are all far funnier than most of the sterile new programmes that are classed as comedy!

    Tonk also said: "Is our real government in Westminster, Brussles or the boardroom?"

    Judging by some of the decisions and decrees that have been imposed on us in recent years, I'd say it is in the lunatic asylum!

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  8. Un-nanny - an example?

    Yesterday I purchased a pack of 'disposable' craft KNIVES from a Big Quality DIY store. Apparently these are NOT dangerous, as they didn't flash up any warning.

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  9. Once is a software glitch. Twice is a nanny state.

    The next step is a photo ID needed to buy horseradish. Chili peppers will require a government clearance.

    There will, of course, be black-market spices, but we can expect the dealers to cut them with bland substances. We can also expect to find increased police corruption from this Prohibition. When spices are outlawed, only outlaws will have tasty food.

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  10. Echoing Tonks comment, I have done some 'interesting' training courses in my time in which it was demonstrated that most things can become a weapon in the right hands (you will never view a credit card, plastic cup or ballpoint pen in the same light having been shown by an ex-SAS member how it can be used to take out an undesirable). However, not once did citrus fruit feature in such training so I guess they are not that dangerous.

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