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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 06:10:51 PM

HawgWild: I'd rather play knife-wrench:

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2014-03-14 06:31:34 PM

Slaxl: 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.


The unlanded & untitled seem, from most recent such accounts, to be putting on airs & appropriating methods rightly the bailiwick of the nobility, i.e., a `self-beheading' lot, the rabble are.

In Britain, beheading was used in Anglo Saxon times as a punishment for certain types of serious theft.  It was reintroduced during the reign of William the Conqueror for the execution of Waltheof, Earl of Northumberland on the 31st of May 1076 on St. Giles Hill, near Winchester. Waltheof had been convicted of treason for taking part in the Revolt of the Earls against the King and was beheaded with a sword.
Beheading was confined to those of noble birth who were convicted of treason and was an alternative to the normal punishments for this crime.  Men convicted of High Treason were condemned to hanged drawn and quartered and women to be burned at the stake.  In the case of the nobility the monarch could vary these punishments to death by beheading.  Beheading was both far less painful and considered far less dishonourable than these other methods.  Several members of Royalty were beheaded, including Charles I, Anne Boleyn, Mary Queen of Scots and Lady Jane Grey. Many other Earls, Lords and Knights, including Sir Walter Raleigh, and even some bishops were executed thus.


Alas, the Colonies are so infected, as well.
 
2014-03-14 06:35:14 PM

Needlessly Complicated: HawgWild: I'd rather play knife-wrench:

I like you.


*blushes*
 
2014-03-14 06:41:18 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?


Why should kids be exposed to forks when sporks have been invented?
 
2014-03-14 06:42:57 PM

Lars The Canadian Viking: 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!


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2014-03-14 06:56:56 PM

HairBolus: 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
[tesco.scene7.com image 170x170]
5 for £0.75 is US .25 a piece.

As expensive as the UK is, some things are bizarrely super-cheap. You can go to a Boots and pick up a pack (10? 16? 20? pills) of generic paracetamol (acetaminophen) for like 19p. That's a fraction of what it would cost even at Target in the U.S.
 
2014-03-14 07:10:24 PM
Just a shiatty POS system joined with a cashier who is just doing what the computer says. Nothing more.

A Tesco spokesperson said: "We do include a till prompt for proof of age on our self-service tills for some items.
"We ask our colleagues to use their judgment as to whether this should be applied.
"In this instance, this was not followed and we apologise to our customer for any inconvenience caused."


Oh wait it is just a button pusher who makes not much more than minim-wage not bothering to think.
 
2014-03-14 07:10:28 PM
SPOONMAN!
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2014-03-14 07:17:16 PM
Knife-wrench, can you dodge it?
 
2014-03-14 07:25:30 PM

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


No, it's not even that. It's a store chain, Tesco. Zero to do with the nanny state/government.
 
2014-03-14 07:35:29 PM

skinink: "...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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SPOOOOOOOOONNNN!!!!!

Also, GIS for "Combat Spoon":

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2014-03-14 07:36:46 PM

HawgWild: I'd rather play knife-wrench:

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If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a knife-wrench.
 
2014-03-14 07:37:54 PM

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

No, it's not even that. It's a store chain, Tesco. Zero to do with the nanny state/government.


It has EVERYTHING to do with the nanny state.

It's that weird pro nanny state philosophy that made them place age limits on cutlery in the first place. In many cultures, you were a full fledged adult by 14 or 15. That's why Mexico still has the quinceanera. Take it back a few centuries and that meant that by 15 boys were full fledged warriors going out into the jungle with the weapons of war.

If an entire society can trust teens with obsidian swords powerful enough to take off a horse's head, why can't we in the modern era trust children of any age with spoons?
 
2014-03-14 08:09:24 PM

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

No, it's not even that. It's a store chain, Tesco. Zero to do with the nanny state/government.


Why not both?

https://www.gov.uk/find-out-if-i-can-buy-or-carry-a-knife
It is illegal to:
 sell a knife of any kind (including cutlery and kitchen knives) to anyone under 18


Tesco probably has "age check" flagged on all their cutlery items or maybe just the metal ones.

It is illegal to sell these to someone under 18.
http://www.tesco.com/direct/tesco-value-stainless-steel-knives-4pk/5 23 -2710.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=523-2710
tesco.scene7.com
for online sales it says: "Age restrictions for product"

however for the 5 pack of teaspoons he wanted, http://www.tesco.com/direct/tesco-value-teaspoons-5pce/378-4357.prd?p a geLevel=&skuId=378-4357
there is no mention of an "Age restriction" for online sales.
 
2014-03-14 09:06:45 PM
 
2014-03-14 09:51:25 PM
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FARK I AM DISSAPOINT
 
2014-03-14 09:55:34 PM
This is what happens when you have government run amok to make sure that everyone stays safe
 
2014-03-14 10:31:46 PM

Prophet of Loss: You fail to see the image.


Oh, I saw the risky image of a teen holding a spoon. How dare they place a child in danger like that just for a photo!
 
2014-03-14 10:33:49 PM

ImpendingCynic: HairBolus: 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
[tesco.scene7.com image 170x170]
5 for £0.75 is US .25 a piece.
As expensive as the UK is, some things are bizarrely super-cheap. You can go to a Boots and pick up a pack (10? 16? 20? pills) of generic paracetamol (acetaminophen) for like 19p. That's a fraction of what it would cost even at Target in the U.S.


19p? Outrageous! Our local corner shop has 16 packs of ibuprofen for 16p, paracetamol 16s is 15p and co-codamol (paracetamol&codeine) is £1.87 in Boots. I have no idea why basic pain relief is so expensive in the US, last time I was on holiday there I bought some Advil and couldn't believe how much you guys paid for plain old ibuprofen.

As for the teaspoons, it's a gateway utensil. Start off with just a few teaspoons here and there and before you know it you're in deep with dessert spoons then its just a short leap from there to full blown ladles.
 
2014-03-14 10:34:47 PM
Don't you people care that spoons are just a gateway utensil? Sure, it's "Ha Ha LOL" when we're talking about teaspoons, but tomorrow the kids will try to buy tablespoons, then before you know it, they've worked their way all the way up to assault spatulas. I bet you won't be laughing when the streets are filled with whisk-wielding hoodlums, or roving gangs of salad-tossers trying to brutalize your sons (and maybe your daughters, but mostly your sons). Just remember the day you chuckled off the quaint little "oh-look-who-couldn't-buy-a-spoon" news story when your town is overrun with homicidal cheese-slicer maniacs.

STRONGER UTENSIL CONTROL NOW - BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!!! Wake up, sheeple! Save our children!!!!!11!!

also:

sleep lack: Was is this little vandal?
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There *is* no spoon.
 
2014-03-15 02:54:42 AM

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?


Well, you probably don't want to sell a steak knife to a three year old.

But other than that, yeah, really really stupid.

I don't remember how many knives I had when I was 16, but it was definitely non-zero.  Had a few forks and spoons too, I'm sure.  Oh, and of course a gun.
 
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