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Re: Earth Shattering Local News
« Reply #960 on: February 21, 2021, 10:35:20 AM »
Current top story on the Oxford Mail:

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/19106259.witney-pensioner-boycotts-co-op-shredded-wheat-coupon/

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John Osman, 91, visited the Co-op in Witney’s High Street, looking to use a voucher he had previously been given in the store.

However, Mr Osman, who has been a loyal shopper at Co-op stores for more than 70 years, did not show the voucher to staff until after he had purchased his items.

Subsequently, staff at the store rejected Mr Osman’s attempts to use the coupon...“I have no intention of boycotting other Co-op stores elsewhere.

“So I’ll make an offer to end my one-man boycott of the High Street store if a managerial representative there offers me fifty pence.

“We shall all have struck a blow against the all too common practice of relying too heavily on computers for everything.”

When contacted by this newspaper, a spokesperson for Co-op: “We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customer, and we would be pleased to welcome them back in to the store at their convenience to collect the fifty pence.”

I remember once the staff at a Tesco being unreasonable because I had mistakenly selected two items that were in a meal deal and one that wasn't. When I replaced the one that wasn't in a meal deal with one that was to try and get the meal deal, they still refused to give me the meal deal and I left the shop without buying anything. I managed to avoid going to the local paper over that.

Could he not just use the voucher next time rather than going to the local paper about it?

I do feel that the Oxford Mail is often unfairly criticised by the assortment of people in its comment section but in this case I think some of the criticism is justified.
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Re: Earth Shattering Local News
« Reply #961 on: February 21, 2021, 11:00:01 AM »
You'd be gutted if your local supermarket was a Co-Op. Stuff costs a fortune in there.

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Re: Earth Shattering Local News
« Reply #962 on: February 25, 2021, 12:55:52 AM »
FOOTPATH SIGN IS A FEW FEET AWAY FROM WHERE YOU WOULD EXPECT IT TO BE

https://www.saffronwaldenreporter.co.uk/news/harry-potter-footpath-sign-7565318

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Re: Earth Shattering Local News
« Reply #965 on: May 02, 2021, 11:06:11 PM »
Forgot that stuff on Maximum Fun is on a spam block on here.
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Re: Earth Shattering Local News
« Reply #966 on: May 03, 2021, 12:59:15 AM »
He he, a flock of sheep, heh, a flock of sheep escape their field into a neighbouring <smirk> park, and... he hee... and the headline is <huff, huff> the headline is "Sheep flock to Himley Hall and Park in unexpected 'ram' raid"

Hoooo HAAA HAAA HAAARRRRRR!!!

https://www.dudleynews.co.uk/news/19267858.sheep-flock-himley-hall-park-unexpected-ram-raid/

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Himley Hall briefly shut as 'ram raiders' strike
https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/dudley/2021/04/29/ram-raiders-strike-himley/

...I don't get it.

Re: Earth Shattering Local News
« Reply #967 on: May 03, 2021, 09:19:31 AM »
I think this has to be one of the most depressing local news headlines i've ever read

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/maureen-wood-book-sex-abuse-5197271

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Re: Earth Shattering Local News
« Reply #968 on: May 03, 2021, 10:23:02 AM »
Bloody hell.

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Re: Earth Shattering Local News
« Reply #969 on: May 05, 2021, 02:09:03 AM »
https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/could-idas-cooker-oldest-britain-20485138
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Could Ida's cooker be the oldest in Britain at 67 YEARS old?

It's so ancient, rationing was still in place when she first bought it as a newlywed; now the 92-year-old is finally getting rid



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"I rang the company - Belling - to tell them about it," says Elza.

"The automated system said 'press two if the appliance is still under warranty' - which made me laugh.