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> Bringing Home The Bacon In Byres Road, Customers resort to nicking cheap meat
amclpreston
post 30th Sep 2011, 10:49am
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The poll...

If someone is stealing to feed their kids, I have no problem with that.

Tesco make squillions in profit, their workers are hardly paid a kings ransom, and the shareholder are rewarded handsomely.

I noticed on the poll, that 2/3rds said that stealing food to feed your children is unacceptable. Perhaps they are ones still with jobs, and they are .... all right Jack.

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post 30th Sep 2011, 11:09am
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QUOTE (*bette* @ 30th Sep 2011, 10:36am) *
Morrisons are the height of customer care.

Not in my book, I'm afraid. They handled our complaint very badly, and as a result, we stopped buying from them. It won't be enough to damage their annual profits, but as a result of the poor response to a customer complaint, they've lost around 20,000 of our custom in the years since then, which Sainsbury's gained.

Others, I'm sure, will have a different experience, but ours was not good.


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post 30th Sep 2011, 11:10am
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There is one big drawback when stealing from a shop such as Tesco or any other supermarket.You are liable to get caught,arrested and taken to court.So what happens to the kids when their mum is taken away by the Police.Ill tell you.If a relative cannot be found quickly the social work dept become involved and they take the kids.Now is that worth all the hassle?
Forget the profits and shareholders.Supermarkets are businesses there to provide a service and make a profit and if a person takes their property they normally take proceedings as far as they can whether its a 2 pack of bacon or a 30 bottle of whisky.
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post 30th Sep 2011, 11:11am
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Perhaps Springburn Tesco should have security guards on the front door to make sure that only locals get access and not these hooligans from across the city intent on thieving.
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post 30th Sep 2011, 11:12am
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QUOTE (amclpreston @ 30th Sep 2011, 12:35pm) *
I noticed on the poll, that 2/3rds said that stealing food to feed your children is unacceptable. Perhaps they are ones still with jobs, and they are .... all right Jack.

Are you prepared to be repeatedly robbed and burgled by someone who gives a plausible explanation for choosing you as his victim?


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post 30th Sep 2011, 11:13am
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I blame the tourists.... first they are throwing their fags in the streets.... and now they are nicking our streaky bacon!! Next they'll be getting bevvied and shouting the odds at Old Firm matches!!

Ban them!!
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post 30th Sep 2011, 11:15am
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Of course, the fact that the local Tesco manager chooses to do this might not bear much relation to the size of the problem.

And that fact that other Tesco managers choose not to do it...etc


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post 30th Sep 2011, 11:30am
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One of the local Govanhill girls way back in the late 50's or early 60's married and she and hubby duly bought villa in Newton Mearns.
This may sound off topic...It's not.
Afew of us visited each other and had dinner. When we went to said persons home we were given a !Spam Sandwich.
She could not afford shopping due to mortgage!

Perhaps those would be "Byres Road shoppers are in similiar position.

No excuse for theft.

Mind you if my kids were hungry no telling what level would stoop to put a bit of food in their mouths.
My priority after roof over your head is proper nutritional food. unsure.gif


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post 30th Sep 2011, 11:31am
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QUOTE (*greta* @ 30th Sep 2011, 11:10am) *

Well said, greta

However its probably more accurate to say, youve never KNOWINGLY stolen anything LOL) if you were given change of a tenner, instead of a fiver, on the high street - would you go all the way back into town, pay the parking charge, and offer the difference back to the retailer???

I too find it very difficult to sympathise with the 'big boys' at this time - they're xmas's have all come at once, with the present austerity climate.

I saw somewhere, they're putting tags on big bars of chocolate - I can see a lot of gloomy female faces out there laugh.gif


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post 30th Sep 2011, 11:34am
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QUOTE
No excuse for theft.

Mind you if my kids were hungry no telling what level would stoop to put a bit of food in their mouths.


classic, stratson smile.gif wink.gif


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post 30th Sep 2011, 11:58am
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Perhaps supermarkets could have a special counter with the sign 'Free food, poor people only'.



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post 30th Sep 2011, 11:59am
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In the recession of the late 1970/early 80s we moved to be near husband's work. Living in a rented flat while trying to pay mortgage on our old flat which didn't sell until about 18 months later was now easy. Worse off, couple off years later when we tried to get back into the housing market. Older cottage flat that needing re-wiring. Then the rates went up. Husband walked to work as we couldn't afford petrol. Really had to eke out our money as unfortunately earning just over the benefit line. Never crossed my mind to steal food or anything else for that matter. We just made do.

Came across a photo some 20 years later, of me from then and showed it to some of my colleagues. Younger ones liked my ripped denims. Hadn't the heart to tell them that wasn't the fashion, they were truly worn out. LOL

PS Why you would want to steal in this day and age. Its not the 19th century. There is help out there if you get down off your high horse and look for it.
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post 30th Sep 2011, 12:01pm
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QUOTE (wee davy @ 30th Sep 2011, 12:17pm) *
... if you were given change of a tenner, instead of a fiver, on the high street - would you go all the way back into town ... and offer the difference back to the retailer???

Davy, in an other existence ... my wife who had walked all the way into town to pay the weekly newspaper bill, discovered as she almost reached home on the way back, that the newsagent had given her tuppence too much in her change (it had taken her that long to work it out rolleyes.gif ) and went all the way back into town to return the 2d.
"Here's the man with the most honest wife in town", was my greeting on the Monday morn as I collected my paper on my way to work, amid howls of laughter; since almost everyone who knew her knew also that she was the most noted liar in town. rolleyes.gif


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post 30th Sep 2011, 12:35pm
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QUOTE (Alex MacPhee @ 30th Sep 2011, 12:44pm) *
Perhaps supermarkets could have a special counter with the sign 'Free food, poor people only'.

Thats around the back, Alex.
ts called a SKIP!


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post 30th Sep 2011, 12:44pm
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The poll never mentioned anything about feeding kids on my screen, but it wouldn't change my answer. I was raised to be honest & my parents always managed to put food on the table, maybe cos my dad grew loads of veg in his garden. He'd often swap surplus for somebody else's chicken or pork, maybe these 'poor' people could get an allotment?

Times may be hard at the moment, but as someone with an interest in history, I know for a fact that we've still got it easy compared to our parents & grand-parents. I don't have any sympathy for thieves, especially those stealing to prop up their middle-class mortgage. The phrase 'fur coat an' nae knickers' comes to mind.
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