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Open season for stereotyping ?

MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
edited June 2011 in The bottom bracket
Couldn't be easier, fill yer boots !!!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-13621315
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  • CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,483
    Be fair, Matt, it could have happened anywhere in the UK and there would have been the same reaction. That's the trouble with stereotypes; they stop the terminally weak minded from engaging the brain and prop up their predjudices.
    A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject - Churchill
  • AndyF16AndyF16 Posts: 506
    Have to agree with Crapaud - and nowhere does it even suggest there was only a rush cos it was north o' the border
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  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,674
    Crapaud wrote:
    Be fair, Matt, it could have happened anywhere in the UK and there would have been the same reaction. That's the trouble with stereotypes; they stop the terminally weak minded from engaging the brain and prop up their predjudices.
    True, you should look at the facts instead
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Don't get me wrong guys, I wasn't stereotyping, I just found it amusing that considering said stereotype, this happened in Scotland.

    But:
    "Customer John Donnelly on one of his three "beer runs" to Tesco at Glasgow Silverburn "
    or
    "One customer said the situation was "bedlam" as people phoned their friends and some went home to change clothing to come back and buy more beer."

    or from Twitter feeds:
    "Price glitch for beer has literally caused a stampede at the local Tesco. Tempers are flying in car park."
    or
    "Was casually chatting to my dad about the beer situation at Tesco mention 3 crates for 11 quid and he sprints to the car."

    I don't remember that happening at my local waitrose a couple of months ago when, due to a mistake, I managad to buy 12 very nice bottles of Rioja for £6.
    Science adjusts it’s beliefs based on what’s observed.
    Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,386
    MattC59 wrote:
    I don't remember that happening at my local waitrose a couple of months ago when, due to a mistake, I managad to buy 12 very nice bottles of Rioja for £6.

    The follow up question to this is - Did you tell everyone you know, post on Facebook and announce it on Twitter?
    Or did you just go home feeling highly chuffed? :wink:

    What can be learned from the OP is how quickly word spreads these days. Just ask Ryan Giggs :twisted:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • OlliedaOllieda Posts: 1,010
    Seriously, did none of the tesco staff think "hold on this doesn't seem right, let me check with head office, oh look its wrong, i'll change that and save the store money"

    or, maybe its a trick by tesco to get more people in the doors, bit of pr - probably still made money on the beer!
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,754
    daviesee wrote:
    MattC59 wrote:
    I don't remember that happening at my local waitrose a couple of months ago when, due to a mistake, I managad to buy 12 very nice bottles of Rioja for £6.

    The follow up question to this is - Did you tell everyone you know, post on Facebook and announce it on Twitter?
    Or did you just go home feeling highly chuffed? :wink:

    What can be learned from the OP is how quickly word spreads these days. Just ask Ryan Giggs :twisted:

    I was soooo tempted to post your average Scot wouldn't know what Rioja was purely to see how many bites I got. Feeling a little mischeivous this afternoon.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,675
    You've hit a nerve, Matt!

















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  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,686
    Nice that they stayed off the heroin long enough to get down there.

    Anyway, I thought they usually shoplifted it?
  • bearfraserbearfraser Posts: 435
    Xenophobia is NOT being scared of a warrior princess . :lol:
  • BarryBondsBarryBonds Posts: 344
    Crapaud wrote:
    Be fair, Matt, it could have happened anywhere in the UK and there would have been the same reaction. That's the trouble with stereotypes; they stop the terminally weak minded from engaging the brain and prop up their predjudices.

    and the perenially PC from engaging in original or challenging thought
  • thecrofterthecrofter Posts: 734
    Ollieda wrote:
    Seriously, did none of the tesco staff think "hold on this doesn't seem right, let me check with head office, oh look its wrong, i'll change that and save the store money"

    I was buying a bottle of rioja (born and bred Scottish so I'd never heard of it and thought I would give it a go :lol: ) at my local Tesco a couple of years ago. It wouldn't scan at the checkout, so I jokingly said to the assistant "If it doesn't scan does that mean it's free" after a moments thought they said "Aye alright then" :shock: :shock: :shock:
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  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Ben6899 wrote:
    You've hit a nerve, Matt!
    :wink:
    Science adjusts it’s beliefs based on what’s observed.
    Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    There'll be a Nigerian fraudulently making money out of it somewhere.
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  • CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,483
    bompington wrote:
    Crapaud wrote:
    Be fair, Matt, it could have happened anywhere in the UK and there would have been the same reaction. That's the trouble with stereotypes; they stop the terminally weak minded from engaging the brain and prop up their predjudices.
    True, you should look at the facts instead
    I rest my case:
    New Tesco price blunder sees second beer stampede

    A pricing glitch saw Britons cash in as cans of Carling, Kronenberg and Budweiser sold for 17p at Tesco yesterday.

    As word spread across the country shoppers rushed to take advantage, with some posting pictures online of shopping trolleys stacked high with bargain booze.

    "Everyone get to Tesco at Wath [in Yorkshire] … a crate of 24 bottles is £4, it's like the place has been looted," Dean Prigmore said on Twitter. ...
    A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject - Churchill
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,754
    Crapaud wrote:
    bompington wrote:
    Crapaud wrote:
    Be fair, Matt, it could have happened anywhere in the UK and there would have been the same reaction. That's the trouble with stereotypes; they stop the terminally weak minded from engaging the brain and prop up their predjudices.
    True, you should look at the facts instead
    I rest my case:
    New Tesco price blunder sees second beer stampede

    A pricing glitch saw Britons cash in as cans of Carling, Kronenberg and Budweiser sold for 17p at Tesco yesterday.

    As word spread across the country shoppers rushed to take advantage, with some posting pictures online of shopping trolleys stacked high with bargain booze.

    "Everyone get to Tesco at Wath [in Yorkshire] … a crate of 24 bottles is £4, it's like the place has been looted," Dean Prigmore said on Twitter. ...
    Does this not leave the door open to more stereotype jokes about the folk of Yorkshire being tight and loving a bargain? :P
  • pedylanpedylan Posts: 768
    It leaves the door open to a suspicion that Tesco aren't accident prone, they're doing this deliberately. More column inches.
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  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    pedylan wrote:
    It leaves the door open to a suspicion that Tesco aren't accident prone, they're doing this deliberately. More column inches.

    I wish that described my todge.
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  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    pedylan wrote:
    It leaves the door open to a suspicion that Tesco aren't accident prone, they're doing this deliberately. More column inches.

    I wish that described my todge.

    Like Nelson's column mine.
















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