On 30 Aug 2015 at 12:04am sasha Ridley wrote:
Popped into Cheese please looking for a certain chutney. Was in there for all of 60 secs. Our son picked up some small wooden spoons and the woman from behind the counter quite aggressively came over and snatched them off him declaring they are not toys! He's only 4 and was just looking at them. Very child unfriendly and very over priced. Smacks of up their own a*se. If you want cheese and chutney and good service then dont go there.
On 30 Aug 2015 at 2:03am me wrote:
Or you could just keep your offspring under control... Does it grab food or other peoples' property too?
On 30 Aug 2015 at 6:55am U wrote:
Typical stringseller Lewes shop. Why not just put the items that attract children out of reach.
On 30 Aug 2015 at 8:12am Janet Street Preacher wrote:
I have always had excellent service in there and their range of cheese and chutneys is exceptional
On 30 Aug 2015 at 10:16am Food snob wrote:
Sounds like the assistant's response was not judged well - running around the counter and snatching is not appropriate, there are other ways to deal with this.
On 30 Aug 2015 at 11:22am Earl of Lewes wrote:
Did she fly off the handle straight away, or did she wait for you to tell your child not to touch the spoons? Obviously, she shouldn't have lost her temper, but I also believe that it's not okay for even small chidren to treat the outside world as if it's an extension of their home.
On 30 Aug 2015 at 12:41pm The Old Mayor wrote:
"he's only 4 and just looking at them " Duh he wasn't just looking, you said it yourself he was fingering them !! You want a child friendly cheese shop ?? Oh please ! Get a grip for gawds sake !! Who'd be a shop keeper these days ?
On 30 Aug 2015 at 1:49pm Newell Fisher wrote:
Do you make a habit of referring to other people's children as "it", when their gender has been made clear?
Dehumanising children is a particularly despicable trait.
On 30 Aug 2015 at 2:58pm Only me wrote:
Did the child just 'pick up' the spoons or did he use them as drum sticks banging on the shelves?
On 30 Aug 2015 at 3:44pm U wrote:
Miserable scrotes reading this "forum" and I use the term loosely,putting thumbs down everywhere, Lewes the home of the misery and the DFL.
On 30 Aug 2015 at 4:02pm kiddywinkles wrote:
Shop keeper does sounds as if she was maybe being a bit over cautious, but the chances are that she has probably had quite a few kiddies in there with their parents, just 'having a look' in the past. And when stuff breaks, even just chips, it's not really something she can then sell, therefore she is loosing a profit.
I know not all children are destructive, but it just takes one.
On 30 Aug 2015 at 4:21pm Kfc wrote:
NF Really ,you just can't help yourself can you , I'm guessing the 4year old doesn't read this forum so will be unaffected , and the rest of us with just a few Brian cells will not worry about a slight slip like he ,she ,it , the poster could had added 2 letters in front of IT ,now that might have been ovensive ,or indeed deserved . Who knows ? You don't you were not there , stop being so childish nah nah ne nah na blows raspberry
On 30 Aug 2015 at 6:46pm Inspector Clouseau wrote:
NF "Dehumanising children is a particularly despicable trait"
Really?? They're not she she or it, they're BRATS.
On 30 Aug 2015 at 7:52pm Newell Fisher wrote:
KFC: I wonder who you might be? Go stalk someone else.
How we refer to people matters. Only someone who wants their freedom to display hatred and prejudice preserved would say otherwise.
On 30 Aug 2015 at 7:57pm Newell Fisher wrote:
Brats now...in 30 years time they'll be the people wiping our senile arses and deciding what level of care we merit.
Worth bearing in mind the next time you dismiss other people's children as an inconvenience.
On 30 Aug 2015 at 7:59pm Newell Fisher wrote:
By the way.......what are 'Brian cells' ?
On 30 Aug 2015 at 8:13pm Inspector Clouseau wrote:
NF. Wrong again, the people who will be dealing with my senility are already adults.
On 30 Aug 2015 at 8:26pm Newell Fisher wrote:
Oh I'm terribly sorry. I failed to guess your age. So they would have been the people you called brats 10-20 years ago.
On 31 Aug 2015 at 7:06am Curate wrote:
Reading between the lines - Sasha Ridley ( brave or foolish to use her real name?) with her son went into the shop and the boy picked up a wooden spoon and looked at it. I wonder what the assistant's reaction would have been if Sasha had done the same and then replaced it? And now the Lewes Loons are loosed. How many of you have examined the goods in the stringsellers' shops? Let him who is without sin cast the first spoon.
On 31 Aug 2015 at 8:24am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I'm not sure I like the idea of buying a wooden spoon that's had some child's mucky fingers on it, tbh.
That's assuming it's the sort you cook with, not some bit of ornamental nicknackery.
On 31 Aug 2015 at 9:02am Autoclave wrote:
That's what you need in your kitchen Annette. You're a long way off the peck of dirt we all eat before we die. I've probably ingested a bushel and am still going strong.
On 31 Aug 2015 at 9:12am Tipex wrote:
Could it be the actions of 1 member of staff don't reflect the attitudes of the shop as a whole? These kind of forum attacks leads to businesses closing, unemployment and vacant premises ripe for yet more coffee shops.
On 31 Aug 2015 at 11:37am Kfc wrote:
Can you say I wonder and then add a question mark my enlerlish ain't grate please in lighten moi
On 31 Aug 2015 at 12:33pm Tipex wrote:
Er yes KFC. Whatever it is you're trying to say, I agree.
On 31 Aug 2015 at 1:16pm Shopper wrote:
While her reaction was a bit OTT, I do wish that people would teach their kids not to handle things in shops. If it's a toy or a book that you might buy then fine but otherwise PUT IT DOWN. My kids seemed to grasp this without too much trouble.
On 31 Aug 2015 at 3:30pm Amber wrote:
Me; for once I totally agree with Newell Fisher- calling anyone, especially a 4 year old boy 'it' is disgusting. Really, does insulting a toddler make you feel big and clever? Poor you...
On 31 Aug 2015 at 5:50pm Bumble wrote:
Sasha if your child is 4 years old what were you doing letting them pick up things in a shop (which are not toys) and what would you have done had they picked up one of the knives and hurt themselves? The ladies that work in "Cheese Please" are lovely and always encourage youngsters to try the produce, the owner is an ex teacher so she knows what is acceptable in children's behaviour. Why not try keeping an eye on your little one rather than being rude when others have to do it for you. It's a cheese mongers not a toy shop!
On 31 Aug 2015 at 5:58pm billbomber wrote:
What a rude woman you are SASHA, over priced and up their own arse all because your miffed at them removing something your kid was playing with. Look after your kid better and it wouldn't happen would it. Never had a problem in the cheese shop at all, nice ladies, shame the blonde ones gone, quite fancied her!
On 31 Aug 2015 at 8:34pm Prit Stick wrote:
@tipex Which businesses is it that have closed down due to publicity on this forum?
On 31 Aug 2015 at 9:18pm NB wrote:
What a pity parents over react to situations and exaggerate the situation. Inwas there and the assistant was in no way aggressive nor did she snatch the spoons from the child. In fact I felt she handled the situation well. Sacha left the shop in a hostile manner and made the rest of us customers feel uncomfortable.
I always find the ladies there very friendly, and this not an accurate representation of what happened.
On 1 Sep 2015 at 12:55pm Just me wrote:
Had that of been me in the shop with my mum then she would have told me off before the person behind the counter even noticed that i had hold of something
On 1 Sep 2015 at 2:06pm Town Flyer wrote:
I agree with most on here. It is a great shop and the staff are always really nice! It sounds as though the items should be kept out of reach of children though. Children are naturally inquisitive, but god only knows what's on their hands....
On 1 Sep 2015 at 2:17pm U wrote:
I have to say, Well Said NB as an eye witness, I have changed my mind after your post. I think Town Flyer has a good point too.
On 1 Sep 2015 at 2:25pm Celine wrote:
My feeling is that so many parents are so obsessed with the little darlings that neither parent nor child is ever in the wrong. And since when did parent as victim begin? The number of times I've been told by a parent how terrible it is having to keep a constant grip on their child. I thought parenting was about socialisation of the child?
On 1 Sep 2015 at 3:13pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I've never understood why parents don't keep young children on reins, like they used to. It's so much safer, and that they way they don't have to keep a constant grip on them.
Some parents can't seem to accept that their children are not the centre of everyone's universe.
On 2 Sep 2015 at 5:16pm Savvylady wrote:
I work in a charity shop and dare I say it but over the past 6 weeks we have been inundated with some extremely badly behaved children, who don't do as they are told, who do handle goods, who do break and damage things and we do ask the parents to monitor their children, and we ask them nicely. What do we get? Mouthfuls of abuse.
On 2 Sep 2015 at 11:20pm LewesResident wrote:
Sasha, you kids are your responsibility. If they have a bad experience in a shop due behaviour deemed unacceptable by the shopkeeper it is your fault. You need to ensure your kids know that different people/ cultures have different rules and it is RUDE to violate them. You may think everyone in England should have your view. They DON'T! And when your kids are teenagers and they go abroad?
Respect others, even if you don't understand them. They may be stupid parents, or stupid shopkeepers but respect them. When kids are older they may understand them.
How could you not GET this? It will come to haunt you, as you don't respect others; your kids will not respect you or your views.