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On 3 Jun 2011 at 11:40pm AHMED IMADINNERJACKET wrote:
I shop in both so am unbiased, Waitrose is more customer friendly the staff speak to you when serving you, also they seem to employ people who are not surly teenagers, from a generation when manners were the norm, also their staff are shareholders in the company so the more happy shoppers they get the more money they make which is a good incentive to be nice to everyone.
Tescos has more choice, but the staff are not shareholders and are paid less so what incentive do they have to be nice, although I have to say there are some who are of Waitrose standard, Lynn on tobacco and Mike the security guard, they always say hello and have a smile on there faces and will help you, its the young part timers on the minimum wage that seem to have the couldn't care less attitude. And get rid of the self service tills, do we get a discount for using them, after all they are not paying staff there, do we hell!!!
Maybe Tescos should send their staff on a Waitrose Customer Service course, and when Waitrose expands, then we will all be happy!!!!!
On 4 Jun 2011 at 3:18am @mrmzholland wrote:
On 4 Jun 2011 at 6:11am Paul Newman wrote:
The fact Waitrose pay their staff to grin sycophantically may explain the high prices they charge for the same old commodity in a desirable faux-recycled brown wrapper.
If you want a picture of one of the things that has gone wrong with this country you could do worse than compare the shoppers at Waitrose and Tescos . The Waitrosian is typically retired, tanned, relaxed, wears expensive, ( if gruesome ), clothes, lurid corduroys exquisitely tooled loafers ,shops for meals not weeks and will often be seen judging which wine will complete the evenings gormandizing." Ahhh this cheeky number reminds me of my last SKI holiday .."( Spend Kidz Inheritahce ).." they chuckle vampirically
At Tescos, over taxed ,overworked, stressed families hunt like starving coyotes for bogof-s, looking as if they have just been dug up, cheered only by their shared suffering , pausing to comfort weeping mothers stabbing hopelessly at their calculator and crossing out 'soap' if not " child's eye operation".Waitrose ...Pah !
On 4 Jun 2011 at 6:33am Tesco shopper wrote:
I go to Tesco for my weekly shopping purely because it's easier to park and they have a wider choice. However, last week, i ventured into Waitrose for the first time in several years and i was pleasantly surprised. There wasn't a wide variety of everyday groceries and essentials but some of their own brand stuff was superb...if a little expensive. Will certainly go back again when i need some non-essentials !!!
On 4 Jun 2011 at 7:36am MC wrote:
I'm increasingly using Waitrose as I get more disgusted with Tescos dishonest and confusing cons;

a) wine billed as half price which isn't
b) 2 for 1 offers (when you really only want to buy 1 item)
c) deliberately making it hard to compare prices of fresh veg and fruit by not standardising a common weight measurement
d) advertised price reductions which aren't.

And if you've ever talked to a Tesco supplier you'll have heard how they badly they get treated.

Waitrose is so much more civilised too, but it is hard not to resent the apparent privileged complacency of many of those that shop there. Now and again I get a nearly uncontrollable urge to slap the odd shopper.

Hopefully Aldi will up Tescos game (and make the store a bit less crowded).
On 4 Jun 2011 at 10:03am king cnut wrote:
I like the fact that waitrose has an effect like garlic to vampires for the dreaded fat tattoed chavs (or those pretending to be disabled on their mobolity scooters)
Tescos is like visiting the walmart people website.
And Tesco fruit & veg is cr*p.
Still at least Lewes hasn't got morrisons/sainsburys/tesco express shop on every street corner as in Brighton.
On 4 Jun 2011 at 10:51am Old Cynic wrote:
Paul was your post meant to be funny? Or are you just rolling out the usual tired stereotypes....or did you post before your first coffee of the day?
On 4 Jun 2011 at 11:07am Madame Bovary wrote:
Old Cynic - I don't believe it was Paul: it was really overwritten and with a childish class bias. Paul may be biased, but he is not usually childish.
On 4 Jun 2011 at 2:33pm No Pot Pourri wrote:
It was definitely Paul Newman. I thought it was quite funny. Also, he frequently inserts a space before a full stop or comma.
On 4 Jun 2011 at 3:21pm Scooter Person wrote:
King Knut. If you have definitive proof of these people you say are pretending to be disabled,ie.you know them, so have proof, have you alerted the authorities in case these people are taking our hard earned money,perhaps in D L A.? iIf none of the above apply, perhaps you would like to retract that comment with an apology to those who are genuinely disabled!
On 4 Jun 2011 at 4:29pm king cnut wrote:
Scooter person - I work closely with a fraud department. Its next to impossible to disprove, DWP are simply not interested.
I can certainly give you three names of people in Lewes who have thousands of pounds of the system for many years. I'm tempted sometimes just to push them off.

On 4 Jun 2011 at 4:46pm Scooter Person wrote:
Then take photos of these supposed "invalids" doing something an able person can do. Thing is, unless you are absolutely sure of your facts, it is a little unfair what you wrote earlier.I also have association with D L A and believe me, the system is quite rigorous. Even more so very recently. There are reports from people(like you)that when investigated,there are facts others do not know. Quite rightly in my opinion. I hear of holidays people have,ever stopped to think family or charities pay for them?Unless you have absolute PROOF that you would be willing to stand up in court and give, I suggest you rethink!
On 4 Jun 2011 at 4:55pm king cnut wrote:
scooter person = gullible
On 4 Jun 2011 at 5:21pm Scooter Person wrote:
I was speaking from experience King Knut. You are obviously speaking from tittle tattle and rumour.There are many things you may not be aware of as to disability. Why should you? It is not your business. Scooters are not free.ALL anonymous calls are investigated and acted upon where necessary. D L A welcome calls. How do you know these are claiming disability?People can buy then as they wish.Before you get on your high horse,make sure your not riding an ass. Confucius said.
On 4 Jun 2011 at 7:44pm Paul Newman wrote:
Scooter person - Its a related subject but there are 2.5 million blue badge holders and when they had the last fraud crack down( only a month or two ago), government ministers estimated that about half of them were really needed. 16,000 at least are using badges issued to dead relatives. I read that there is plan to introduce independent health checks.
It will not be easy. Look at he weeping and wailing at the suggestion that those on incapacity benefit might actually have merit it. The people who suffer most from those who abuse the system are those in genuine need. How does it feel when you have a wheelchair to watch someone pirouette away from a disabled space?
I think we should make everyone re-apply, genuine cases have nothing to fear and anyone else should face the possibility of a large fine if they do not fess up right now.
On 4 Jun 2011 at 8:26pm the old mayor wrote:
You seem to have gone off on a tangent about benefit fraud, old people often start on about something else, my old nan's just the same. Anyway, as suggested on the previous thread it was suggested to try M & S Food at Hollingbury, so we did today. Now whether it is the area or the shopper, it started with a quid for the trolley melarkie ! Once inside, it's a case of forget the essentials and glide the classy air conditioned aisles (it was 27* outside today) The check outs were absolutely empty, no queueing here ! (Bring your own bags or just BUY some) Its def MNO (Money No Object ) here. They dont sell clothes here just underwear and socks I seem to remember, (that might tell you more about the Clientele)! It was an experience but not weekly shopping for food. This is the second attempt, the first post disappeared, so forgive us if it turns up later.
On 4 Jun 2011 at 10:11pm Grunge wrote:
Thanks for that, Old Mayor. You have quenched my curiosity about the new M & S and saved me a journey. Perhaps another time, when I feel a bit richer.
On 7 Jun 2011 at 12:38am Sfb wrote:
Are people referring to the two scooter junkies?
On 8 Jun 2011 at 12:10am The Greek wrote:
The two people with the scooters that always hang around the station? I've also seen them in Berwick I do believe! Who drive around town with fake flowers and stereos blaring out music in the front of their scooters whilst smoking endless cigarettes?? Always wondered about them...
On 8 Jun 2011 at 11:05am Clifford wrote:
I thought they were the 'Lewes Highway Patrol'.

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