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> Bringing Home The Bacon In Byres Road, Customers resort to nicking cheap meat
Alex MacPhee
post 11th Oct 2011, 10:01am
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QUOTE (Jupiter @ 10th Oct 2011, 05:55pm) *
Ashfield,Ive just read that item.I can see why you say hilarious but in reality dont you think it is absolutely unbelievable what is going on?I see many people,and do it myself, wander about the supermarket with pen and paper in hand.Whats the beef?

I do it too. In fact, when I remember, I use a shopping-list jotter pad bought from the same supermarket. Sometimes I use my mobile phone, because I usually write the things I urgently need on the whiteboard on the kitchen wall, and take a picture of that using the phone's camera before I go off on the shopping trip. I guess that's me breaking every rule in Tesco's book. Or I would be if I shopped there instead of Sainsbury's.


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post 11th Oct 2011, 10:35am
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Near where I live there are two of the bigger supermarkets in Australia in competition virtually across the road from each other. The latter only opened a little over a year ago and, since then, it has become common to see people (husband and wife or neighbour and neighbour) shopping in tandem, using a mobile phone to communicate differences in prices.

I don't think we've reached the stage of security tagging bacon, mainly because it's a lot bloody cheaper to buy bacon, pork and chicken over here at the moment than it is to buy beef or lamb !

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post 11th Oct 2011, 10:43am
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laugh.gif laugh.gif Loved the outfit Martin, ye look fair dapper in that. See if ye look like that folk are feart tae talk tae ye and ye get away wi' anything.. laugh.gif
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post 10th Nov 2011, 10:18am
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It appears that Tesco have extended their "tagging" to other goods, including detergent tablets and fabric softener. They must be worried about folk getting clean away rolleyes.gif Other items tagged included scented candles, Ferrero Rocher and batteries.

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/try-to-...ubble-1.1133890


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post 10th Nov 2011, 02:02pm
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Ashfield, I remember reaching for a packet off (4x) batteries only to find that 2 had been removed. I couldn't understand that. unsure.gif


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post 10th Nov 2011, 02:07pm
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QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 10th Nov 2011, 02:11pm) *
Ashfield, I remember reaching for a packet off (4x) batteries only to find that 2 had been removed. I couldn't understand that. unsure.gif


What..........and nobody got charged rolleyes.gif laugh.gif


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post 10th Nov 2011, 02:38pm
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post 11th Nov 2011, 01:25am
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Ah remember gaun intae the supermarket in Balloch years ago, in the days when they used tae hiv wee "stamps" on the side of their boxes of teabags, which you could collect and redeem. Somebody had cut the stamps ooty umpteen boxes, but left the teabags. biggrin.gif


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post 11th Nov 2011, 01:55am
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QUOTE (ashfield @ 10th Nov 2011, 09:27am) *
It appears that Tesco have extended their "tagging" to other goods, including detergent tablets and fabric softener. They must be worried about folk getting clean away rolleyes.gif Other items tagged included scented candles, Ferrero Rocher and batteries.

Thanks ashfield, I read that article ... seems like the problem of theft in the city centre is getting worse. There was a theory that the council's rushed closure of Paddy's Market would have a adverse effect on nearby shops, and this could be the realisation of those worries?

The tagging policy can hardly make for good public relations for Tesco, especially considering the number of customers who are going to be wrongly 'tagged' as thieves after staff forget to deactivate/remove the tags from everyday goods. In the Evening Times article, there was an account of a customer having his bags searched because the tag was still on the product when he passed through the exit.

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A wee bit off topic, but...

It emerged earlier this year that the out-going chief executive of Tesco, Sir Terry Leahy, 'earned' a total of 12m in his final year before retirement in March.

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post 11th Nov 2011, 06:01am
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QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 10th Nov 2011, 02:11pm) *
Ashfield, I remember reaching for a packet off (4x) batteries only to find that 2 had been removed. I couldn't understand that. unsure.gif

Maybe it was a sale "reduced by 50%" biggrin.gif
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post 11th Nov 2011, 09:20am
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QUOTE (GG @ 11th Nov 2011, 01:23am) *
A wee bit off topic, but...
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I think you'll find that the Webmaster has opened a specific Off Topic topic for off topic comments. tongue.gif biggrin.gif
Meanwhile, back on topic, if all the alarms go off in one of our local shops as you leave, the person who comes to control your bag has a 5 voucher handy in case of error. rolleyes.gif



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post 28th Dec 2011, 10:53am
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When you mention people stealing the bacon etc. are you talking about politicians and government employees?
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post 16th Mar 2012, 07:48pm
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I was in Tesco today, on special offer, buy a large pineapple and a honeydew melon together for only 3.00.

Or you could buy them separately, large pineapple for 1.00 and the honeydew melon for 1.97 rolleyes.gif


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Ever wonder where the expression Bringing home the bacon came from?

Or Piss poor? ...

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They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low. The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor."

The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and "chew the fat".

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.

England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, "saved by the bell" or was considered a "dead ringer". And that's the truth....

Now, whoever said History was boring?


The above was taken from the Timeline page of, "The last person to enter parliament with honest intentions was Guy Fawkes" in Facebook.
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