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(BBC-US)   Tesco employees are really bad at playing "knifey-spoony"   ( bbc.com) divider line
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2014-03-14 05:09:25 PM  
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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 05:01:55 PM  
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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 05:00:07 PM  
2 votes:

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 06:56:56 PM  
1 vote:

HairBolus: http://www.tesco.com/direct/tesco-value-teaspoons-5pce/378-4357.prd?p a geLevel=&skuId=378-4357

Stainless steel 18/0 Materials, Better Design
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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 06:03:43 PM  
1 vote:
The employees were rightly worried about the boy making weapons.


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 05:45:49 PM  
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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 05:40:12 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:31:36 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:12:24 PM  
1 vote:
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.

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