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(BBC-US)   Tesco employees are really bad at playing "knifey-spoony"   (bbc.com) divider line 71
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2014-03-14 04:22:41 PM
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2014-03-14 04:55:43 PM

DanZero: [31.media.tumblr.com image 428x241]


And we're done here. Thread over, after-party at Moe's
 
2014-03-14 04:58:45 PM
I see the headline and the Boobies have this taken care of
 
2014-03-14 04:58:49 PM
My question is how the fark these kids loose teaspoons?
 
2014-03-14 05:00:07 PM

Darth_Lukecash: My question is how the fark these kids loose teaspoons?


Probably had to throw them away because they were so charred from melting heroin.
 
2014-03-14 05:00:19 PM
FTA:  "We do include a till prompt for proof of age on our self-service tills for some items. "

Like spoons. That's the funny part. It wasn't just an over-zealous cashier.
 
2014-03-14 05:00:22 PM

Darth_Lukecash: My question is how the fark these kids loose teaspoons?


They set the flame too high when cooking crack.
 
2014-03-14 05:00:47 PM

Darth_Lukecash: My question is how the fark these kids loose teaspoons?


Cooking heroin, Tesco was RIGHT to not sell to him
 
2014-03-14 05:01:55 PM
FTA: "Knives, forks I can understand but teaspoons? No," she said.

Are you people farking daft? You believe it's reasonable to restrict the purchase of cutlery to persons over 18? Alcohol, tobacco, firearms, etc. I can understand age restrictions on, but cutlery?
 
2014-03-14 05:05:20 PM
I'd rather play knife-wrench:

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2014-03-14 05:05:56 PM

Tyrosine: FTA: "Knives, forks I can understand but teaspoons? No," she said.

Are you people farking daft? You believe it's reasonable to restrict the purchase of cutlery to persons over 18? Alcohol, tobacco, firearms, etc. I can understand age restrictions on, but cutlery?


Even people in mental institutions can get at least a spork.
 
2014-03-14 05:07:17 PM
Well, it is the nanny state of England.  They were just looking out for his health since the spoons could make him fat.
 
2014-03-14 05:07:52 PM

Tyrosine: FTA: "Knives, forks I can understand but teaspoons? No," she said.

Are you people farking daft? You believe it's reasonable to restrict the purchase of cutlery to persons over 18? Alcohol, tobacco, firearms, etc. I can understand age restrictions on, but cutlery?


It was hard growing up here as a teenager not being able to buy cutlery, but somehow we survived to adulthood.
 
2014-03-14 05:08:41 PM

lindalouwho: Tyrosine: FTA: "Knives, forks I can understand but teaspoons? No," she said.

Are you people farking daft? You believe it's reasonable to restrict the purchase of cutlery to persons over 18? Alcohol, tobacco, firearms, etc. I can understand age restrictions on, but cutlery?

Even people in mental institutions can get at least a spork.


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2014-03-14 05:09:25 PM

yakmans_dad: FTA:  "We do include a till prompt for proof of age on our self-service tills for some items. "

Like spoons. That's the funny part. It wasn't just an over-zealous cashier.


I take issue with the "over-zealous cashier" theory.  If the prompt comes up and you don't do it, don't think the company won't use that to defer blame to you.  The company needs to be more selective about what items they choose to initiate a proof of age prompt.  The cashier was doing their job and following the rules, putting the blame on the cashier is just a form of blaming the victim.  I'm sure they knew it was ridiculous at the time but companies often ask employees to do ridiculous things for them, why should this one be an exception?  Because you think its logical for them to ignore their job and just do it anyway this one time?  Nope.
 
2014-03-14 05:11:39 PM
Stepmother has bigger problems than Tesco, I believe.
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2014-03-14 05:12:24 PM
NCSB: A roommate of mine and I had a big party years ago and one of the guys there was one of those "I thought you invited him..." types that show up at parties.

Anyways, he was showing off some magic tricks, one of which was the old "bending the spoon with my mind" trick. It was pretty cool at the time, until the next morning when we sobered up and realized like 3/4's of our forks and spoons were broken.

Some douchebag we didn't know was trying to impress women with magic, and I had to go buy all new silverware. F*cker.

End NCSB.
 
2014-03-14 05:12:26 PM

What_do_you_want_now: DanZero: [31.media.tumblr.com image 428x241]

And we're done here. Thread over, after-party at Moe's


I'll have a coffee.
 
2014-03-14 05:12:31 PM

Tyrosine: FTA: "Knives, forks I can understand but teaspoons? No," she said.

Are you people farking daft? You believe it's reasonable to restrict the purchase of cutlery to persons over 18? Alcohol, tobacco, firearms, etc. I can understand age restrictions on, but cutlery?


That was the part that I enjoyed most.  She'd apparently have been totally cool with her kid not being allowed to buy forks, but they crossed the line with teaspoons!
 
2014-03-14 05:12:40 PM

fusillade762: lindalouwho: Tyrosine: FTA: "Knives, forks I can understand but teaspoons? No," she said.

Are you people farking daft? You believe it's reasonable to restrict the purchase of cutlery to persons over 18? Alcohol, tobacco, firearms, etc. I can understand age restrictions on, but cutlery?

Even people in mental institutions can get at least a spork.


/jk
 
2014-03-14 05:14:46 PM
An international news story about some average unremarkable English people encountering a bit of everyday real-life red tape that, as happens occasionally, went a little too far?

I WON'T TRUST THIS UNTIL I SEE IT IN THE DAILY FAIL.
 
2014-03-14 05:18:39 PM

DanZero: [31.media.tumblr.com image 428x241]


This is one of those times where the GIF meme works exactly as expected. I came in hoping for a screenshot and received a veritable pearl necklace of hot steamy GIF love.

Thank you.
 
2014-03-14 05:18:46 PM
http://www.tesco.com/direct/tesco-value-teaspoons-5pce/378-4357.prd?p a geLevel=&skuId=378-4357

TESCO VALUE TEASPOONS 5PCE - £0.75
Stainless steel 18/0 Materials, Better Design

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5 for £0.75 is US .25 a piece.
 
2014-03-14 05:21:02 PM
Teaspoons are horrible weapons!

Don't believe me? Imagine being stabbed to death with a knife. Bad? Now, imagine a spoon.
 
2014-03-14 05:21:09 PM
Kids probably lost spoons when they were packed with their lunches, for jello, pudding, fruit cups etc.
 
2014-03-14 05:21:59 PM

Prophet of Loss: Teaspoons are horrible weapons!

Don't believe me? Imagine being stabbed to death with a knife. Bad? Now, imagine a spoon.


Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an axe?
 
2014-03-14 05:22:45 PM
Was is this little vandal?
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2014-03-14 05:23:16 PM
Oops, I was thinking Tesco (Death In June's label). My goof.
 
2014-03-14 05:24:17 PM

HMS_Blinkin: Tyrosine: FTA: "Knives, forks I can understand but teaspoons? No," she said.

Are you people farking daft? You believe it's reasonable to restrict the purchase of cutlery to persons over 18? Alcohol, tobacco, firearms, etc. I can understand age restrictions on, but cutlery?

That was the part that I enjoyed most.  She'd apparently have been totally cool with her kid not being allowed to buy forks, but they crossed the line with teaspoons!


So effin British. The biggest farking pussies on the planet.
 
2014-03-14 05:28:44 PM

Ponzholio: Prophet of Loss: Teaspoons are horrible weapons!

Don't believe me? Imagine being stabbed to death with a knife. Bad? Now, imagine a spoon.

Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an axe?


Because it's dull, you twit!! It'll hurt more!

Also that kid...

Liam Whelan was "really embarrassed", his stepmother said

Really? You were really embarrassed? Now that everyone knows you're a big girly boy who can't even buy spoons at Tesco... how embarrassed are you now?
 
2014-03-14 05:30:29 PM

Prophet of Loss: Teaspoons are horrible weapons!

Don't believe me? Imagine being stabbed to death with a knife. Bad? Now, imagine a spoon.


Grind down the edges and make a shiv, and it's just as bad.
 
2014-03-14 05:30:47 PM

picturescrazy: What_do_you_want_now: DanZero: [31.media.tumblr.com image 428x241]

And we're done here. Thread over, after-party at Moe's

I'll have a coffee.


Alright, one beer for the missus
 
2014-03-14 05:31:22 PM

"...And, isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh, oooh, the sky is the limit."


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2014-03-14 05:31:36 PM

Darth_Lukecash: My question is how the fark these kids loose teaspoons?


Probably by creating some sort of notch in the handle
 
2014-03-14 05:31:50 PM

HMS_Blinkin: Tyrosine: FTA: "Knives, forks I can understand but teaspoons? No," she said.

Are you people farking daft? You believe it's reasonable to restrict the purchase of cutlery to persons over 18? Alcohol, tobacco, firearms, etc. I can understand age restrictions on, but cutlery?

That was the part that I enjoyed most.  She'd apparently have been totally cool with her kid not being allowed to buy forks, but they crossed the line with teaspoons!


I wonder how she would feel about a TITANIUM SPORK!

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2014-03-14 05:32:56 PM
Store refuses to sell lots of spoons to a teenager - outrage that the store would refuse the sale!
Store sells lots of spoons to a teenager who does something stupid with them - outrage that the store would sell a bunch of spoons to a teenage boy.

Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
 
2014-03-14 05:40:12 PM
This is the country that produced Horatio Nelson, Colin Campbell and George Broadfoot. The Charge of the Light Brigade, the Thin Red Line, Piper's Fort, Rorke's Drift. I just don't comprehend how the pendulum could have swung so far, so quickly. And America is rapidly headed in the same direction.
 
2014-03-14 05:40:55 PM

Billy Liar: Prophet of Loss: Teaspoons are horrible weapons!

Don't believe me? Imagine being stabbed to death with a knife. Bad? Now, imagine a spoon.

Grind down the edges and make a shiv, and it's just as bad.


You fail to see the image. Its not about slicing, its about stabbing hard enough for the spoon to plunge into your flesh and then pulled out and repeated. Knives go in and come out easy (unless you strike bone). If the person didn't have the strength, it would be an even worse slow bludgeoning death and probably take hours or days.

Sometimes, knives are better.
 
2014-03-14 05:41:27 PM
She admitted she thought he was lying about the incident at first and he had not been to the store.
"Knives, forks I can understand but teaspoons? No," she said.



Look out! He's got a butter knife!
 
2014-03-14 05:44:26 PM

Prophet of Loss: Teaspoons are horrible weapons!

Don't believe me? Imagine being stabbed to death with a knife. Bad? Now, imagine a spoon.


Detective 1: I think he was stabbed to death repeatedly with a spoon.
Detective 2: What makes you say that?
Detective 1: Because I don't think there's terminal disease that makes the sufferer break out in dozens of little smiles.
 
2014-03-14 05:45:49 PM

Darth_Lukecash: My question is how the fark these kids loose teaspoons?


My stepson used to throw away the fork or spoon a lot of the time he scraped his plate until he was 8 or 9. We just got lucky eventually and noticed him doing it one day. He'd scrape the plate, throw away the utensil and walk away. We had extra at the time because I had cheap shiat from a restaurant I used to work at.

Maybe this dude has the same issue?
 
2014-03-14 05:52:00 PM
I'm still missing a damned steak knife.

It's just me and the dog here, so I can't for the life of me figure out where the hell a steak knife could've gotten off to.

The empty slot in the block has been driving me nuts for two months now.
 
2014-03-14 05:52:31 PM
I'm sure if the lad had brown or black hair, hell, even blonde, there would have been no questions asked.

Damn England and their gingerphobia.
 
2014-03-14 05:53:40 PM

TinyFist: I'm still missing a damned steak knife.

It's just me and the dog here.


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2014-03-14 05:54:59 PM

Oblio13: This is the country that produced Horatio Nelson, Colin Campbell and George Broadfoot. The Charge of the Light Brigade, the Thin Red Line, Piper's Fort, Rorke's Drift. I just don't comprehend how the pendulum could have swung so far, so quickly. And America is rapidly headed in the same direction.


It's because people have nothing better to do than moan, and politicians love to pander, because if they don't they're seen as useless, or worse, as supporters of child-stabbings.

As a teenager I was mugged by a group of kids, one of whom had a steak knife, and while I don't support a ban on selling them to people (because he clearly just took it out of his kitchen drawer) the problem is that idiots who complain don't think things through, and they love to think they've done something useful. So they complain and demand everything be banned. Politicians can't say no because then they're characterised as being pro-child stabbing. It's a stupid slope and everyone involved is stupid. There's no way to stop it. These people are everywhere, and they're idiots.

Also the charge of the light brigade was hardly a moment worthy of mention among past glories, and Rorke's Drift was a follow up to Isandalwana, another instance of brash overconfidence being punished. I'm partial to the story of Winston Churchill's cavalry charge into the Dervish lines at Omdurman. It really exemplifies the attitude of one raised in the surety of the power, and invincibility, of himself, and the Empire. But I digress.

They never should have allowed poor people to vote.
 
2014-03-14 05:56:10 PM

Prophet of Loss: TinyFist: I'm still missing a damned steak knife.

It's just me and the dog here.

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Alright, that got a "funny" vote. Dick.
 
2014-03-14 06:03:43 PM
The employees were rightly worried about the boy making weapons.

Example:


This is because many people in England and the UK in general are farking psychotic yobs who will stab shoot or beat each other to death for 3 quid. Thus they've tried to change the culture by banning weapons systematically to the point where they won't sell metal teaspoons to a teenage boy in case he makes a weapon, as if that could possibly stop him. It's shameful to the whole of the UK.


On the other end of the philosophical coin, take Japan. In Japan, every middle school student must carry a paper knife.

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Like that but a little smaller. No stabbings, no slicings, no knife fights at all. Why? Because the kids are growing up. They're going to be adults, so they're trusted as adults, and surprise they mostly act like adults when it comes to sharps.

If you tried the same thing in America or England, you'd probably think the streets would run red with bloooooood. OH MY GLOB! But no, I don't think so. Do people in your town run around as adults and stick you with knives? If the answer is no, you can probably trust the kids in that area, too. Kids really just want to grow up and be adults, and all the psychos I know always had their weapons on hand anyway, regardless of the law.

So I guess what I'm saying is give the yobs teaspoons that mostly a magnesium alloy because the soft metal won't hold an edge and you need two brain cells to figure out it's flammable.
 
2014-03-14 06:05:05 PM
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2014-03-14 06:09:17 PM

HawgWild: I'd rather play knife-wrench:


I like you.
 
2014-03-14 06:09:48 PM

hugh chardon: Well, it is the nanny state of England.  They were just looking out for his health since in case the spoons could make him fat.


Well, it is England.

/No idea why they say it that way.
 
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