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(Metro)   Front page news in the UK today involves an older couple outraged they can't buy meat pies before 9AM at their favorite grocer   ( metro.co.uk) divider line
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2018-04-16 10:37:23 AM  
Linda concluded: 'I wasn't waiting 20 minutes so I went to Cooplands'

i couldn't let them win, so i wasted 45 minutes going to another store instead of doing some other shopping at the same store for a few minutes then going back the the pie department at the appointed time
 
2018-04-16 10:39:06 AM  
the store should've trolled them and said it was per EU regulations that no meat pies can be sold before 10am Brussels time
 
2018-04-16 10:52:43 AM  
butter pie?

(the butter wouldn't melt, so I put it in a pie)

ahhhh  hands across the water (water)
ahhhh hands above the sky
 
2018-04-16 10:53:32 AM  
 
2018-04-16 10:53:42 AM  
So it's easier to get a gun in the US of Murica than it is to get a meat pie in the UK?  USA! USA! USA! USA! FARK, YEAH!
 
2018-04-16 10:53:52 AM  
Pie-gate has begun.
 
2018-04-16 10:54:42 AM  
Will have to reschedule pudding from brunch to noon meal.
 
2018-04-16 10:56:47 AM  
'There's more to this,' he said. 'Morrisons have got their own agenda.

The meat pie agenda is serious business.
That guy best shut up about it before he disappears!
 
2018-04-16 10:56:51 AM  
Is it just my browser or is the formatting on that website absolute garbage?
 
2018-04-16 10:56:53 AM  
Mrs Lovett's is open 24/7.
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2018-04-16 10:57:59 AM  
It takes time to process the partially macerated sheep carcasses we get off the roadways.  We'll get you your meat pies as soon as that's done, unless you'd like glass shards, paint chips, gravel, and tire chunks in it as well.  If that's the case, CMOT Dibbler's on the corner has just the pie for you.
 
2018-04-16 10:59:14 AM  
A hidden agenda indeed. They sell Fruit pie before 9. Sounds like the geh agenda at work again sheeple. Plus Morrison starts with an M - that's the same as the Masons and we all know they're part of The Deep State.
 
2018-04-16 11:00:22 AM  
Some hooligans knocked over a dustbin in Shaftsbury.
 
2018-04-16 11:01:00 AM  
If they can't eat their meat, how can they have any pudding?
 
2018-04-16 11:01:10 AM  
"'There's more to this,' he said. 'Morrisons have got their own agenda."

More like the person that makes the meat pies doesn't work every day, or starts a different times for whatever reason. So in order to give the customer a consistent time, they just have a "no pies before 9am" policy. That way, they don't have to face "I got a pie yesterday at 9am, but I showed up today at 9 and they were already gone!! The OUTRAGE". Some days they're on the trolley early, some days they aren't, but they're always out by 9am. See? Totally plausible and not a sinister plot to get you to eat your pudding before you eat your meat, or something. ROYT, NIGEL, OY FINK YORE ONTA SUMFIN'.
 
2018-04-16 11:02:36 AM  
We need to get Bob Mueller on this.
 
2018-04-16 11:02:43 AM  
They will really be outraged if they come to NYC, Myers doesn't open until 10am.

http://www.myersofkeswick.com/product​s​/fresh-goods/pies/
 
2018-04-16 11:03:46 AM  
You can't have your meat pie if it isn't 9 am!
If it isn't 9 am how can you have your meat pie?!
 
2018-04-16 11:04:09 AM  
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2018-04-16 11:05:47 AM  
Greg's is better.
 
2018-04-16 11:06:35 AM  

steklo: [img.fark.net image 748x667]


Well, look at them.  Ten minutes is like a quarter of the life they have left.
 
2018-04-16 11:07:46 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Linda concluded: 'I wasn't waiting 20 minutes so I went to Cooplands'

i couldn't let them win, so i wasted 45 minutes going to another store instead of doing some other shopping at the same store for a few minutes then going back the the pie department at the appointed time


Not only that, they picture them in front of Morrison's with their pies. So they went back just to take a picture with their pies. Stigginit!
 
2018-04-16 11:08:04 AM  

steklo: [img.fark.net image 748x667]


Chortled, I did.
 
2018-04-16 11:09:04 AM  
It's a hidden agenda. Wake up sheep pie people!
 
2018-04-16 11:10:41 AM  
See what the boys in the detector van will have then.
 
2018-04-16 11:12:40 AM  

RobotSpider: "'There's more to this,' he said. 'Morrisons have got their own agenda."

More like the person that makes the meat pies doesn't work every day, or starts a different times for whatever reason. So in order to give the customer a consistent time, they just have a "no pies before 9am" policy. That way, they don't have to face "I got a pie yesterday at 9am, but I showed up today at 9 and they were already gone!! The OUTRAGE". Some days they're on the trolley early, some days they aren't, but they're always out by 9am. See? Totally plausible and not a sinister plot to get you to eat your pudding before you eat your meat, or something. ROYT, NIGEL, OY FINK YORE ONTA SUMFIN'.


The level of tinfoil-hatness on this geezer is amazing.
 
2018-04-16 11:13:50 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: i couldn't let them win, so i wasted 45 minutes going to another store instead of doing some other shopping at the same store for a few minutes then going back the the pie department at the appointed time


Should all protesters yield to convenience over ideals?
 
2018-04-16 11:18:38 AM  

zamboni: Dead for Tax Reasons: Linda concluded: 'I wasn't waiting 20 minutes so I went to Cooplands'

i couldn't let them win, so i wasted 45 minutes going to another store instead of doing some other shopping at the same store for a few minutes then going back the the pie department at the appointed time

Not only that, they picture them in front of Morrison's with their pies. So they went back just to take a picture with their pies. Stigginit!


Those aren't  pies, they're pasties.
 
2018-04-16 11:20:05 AM  
They should have been more cunning and gone to Mrs. Miggen's Pie Shop:

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2018-04-16 11:22:44 AM  
I wish this was a front page news item worldwide right now.

Anything but what's real news.
 
2018-04-16 11:26:31 AM  
On a side note, I found a place stateside that makes authentic meat pies and sausage rolls, shipped nationwide. Years spent living in the UK and NZ sometimes gives me cravings and they're not exactly a common find here.
 
2018-04-16 11:28:24 AM  

GaperKiller: On a side note, I found a place stateside that makes authentic meat pies and sausage rolls, shipped nationwide. Years spent living in the UK and NZ sometimes gives me cravings and they're not exactly a common find here.


And yet you don't bother to share.:-D
 
2018-04-16 11:28:52 AM  

sturnus vulgaris: zamboni: Dead for Tax Reasons: Linda concluded: 'I wasn't waiting 20 minutes so I went to Cooplands'

i couldn't let them win, so i wasted 45 minutes going to another store instead of doing some other shopping at the same store for a few minutes then going back the the pie department at the appointed time

Not only that, they picture them in front of Morrison's with their pies. So they went back just to take a picture with their pies. Stigginit!

Those aren't  pies, they're pasties.


^This
 
2018-04-16 11:31:43 AM  

mrsleep: 'There's more to this,' he said. 'Morrisons have got their own agenda.

The meat pie agenda is serious business.
That guy best shut up about it before he disappears!


What do think's in the meat pies?

/Apologies to YCDTOT
 
2018-04-16 11:34:22 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: the store should've trolled them and said it was per EU regulations that no meat pies can be sold before 10am Brussels time


Some Farkers will claim this is happening because of Brexit.
 
2018-04-16 11:34:37 AM  

lostcat: mrsleep: 'There's more to this,' he said. 'Morrisons have got their own agenda.

The meat pie agenda is serious business.
That guy best shut up about it before he disappears!

What do think's in the meat pies?

/Apologies to YCDTOT


A little Priest.
 
2018-04-16 11:35:04 AM  

zamboni: And yet you don't bother to share.:-D


Here you go.
www.parkersbritishinstitution.com
 
2018-04-16 11:39:25 AM  

This text is now purple: Dead for Tax Reasons: i couldn't let them win, so i wasted 45 minutes going to another store instead of doing some other shopping at the same store for a few minutes then going back the the pie department at the appointed time

Should all protesters yield to convenience over ideals?


given their age, diet and undue level of outrage, you'd figure they should be out enjoying the short time they have left

maybe that's why they complained - they think they may keel over in the 20 minutes they were being made to wait
 
2018-04-16 11:43:13 AM  

sturnus vulgaris: zamboni: Dead for Tax Reasons: Linda concluded: 'I wasn't waiting 20 minutes so I went to Cooplands'

i couldn't let them win, so i wasted 45 minutes going to another store instead of doing some other shopping at the same store for a few minutes then going back the the pie department at the appointed time

Not only that, they picture them in front of Morrison's with their pies. So they went back just to take a picture with their pies. Stigginit!

Those aren't  pies, they're pasties.


With all due respect to the fine people of Cornwall. I don't care. If I see pastry with a filling, I'll call it a pie. The story was about meat pies (the story called them meat pies), Morrison's and outraged customers who were demanding meat pies. The photo was from the article. At that point, they could've been holding rabid corgis and my comment would've been the same. Well... similar anyway. I might have mentioned the muzzle froth.
 
2018-04-16 11:43:39 AM  

steklo: [img.fark.net image 748x667]


Those aren't pies, they're Cornish pasties. FFS,  I'm outraged!
 
2018-04-16 11:44:28 AM  
I am sure it goes without saying but be very careful when you GIS meat pie.
 
2018-04-16 11:44:39 AM  

ukexpat: steklo: [img.fark.net image 748x667]

Those aren't pies, they're Cornish pasties. FFS,  I'm outraged!


Aaaaand, that's been covered. As you were.
 
2018-04-16 11:45:02 AM  
Early morning sausage rolls are more of a younger person thing IYKWIMAITYD.
 
2018-04-16 11:45:31 AM  
Just do what Lily Allen does...go to Tesco so you can eat Al Fresco....

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2018-04-16 11:47:12 AM  
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2018-04-16 11:47:17 AM  
These kind of stories are a regular staple of UK tabloids. Middle aged white people "outraged" that the council / supermarket / EU does something that inconveniences them in some way, usually top loaded to stoke the indignity of their plight and ensuring any mitigating / reality-based explanations are buried at the bottom.
 
2018-04-16 11:47:23 AM  
'There's more to this,' he said. 'Morrisons have got their own agenda.
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2018-04-16 11:47:56 AM  

Odoriferous Queef: Problem solved:
http://metro.co.uk/2018/04/16/victory-​pie-couple-morrisons-vows-sell-meat-pi​es-7am-7471602/


Now I lost all respect for Morrisons, they should have fought this. Soup Nazi would have known what to do.
 
2018-04-16 11:48:08 AM  
#FirstWorldProblems

You didn't see me running to the media when I was slightly miffed that I couldn't get a bloody mary at the airport lounge until 6AM.
 
2018-04-16 11:48:46 AM  
If you think that's bad, in Oregon:
Alcohol may be purchased between 7 a.m. and 2:30 a.m.

I found that out when trying to buy a bottle of wine just after Daylight Saving Time started. Hitting the store at my usual 7am time resulted in a sad Sunday. The store's clocks didn't spring ahead, so I was sleep-and-wine deprived that day. :(
 
2018-04-16 11:52:00 AM  

Snarfangel: If you think that's bad, in Oregon:
Alcohol may be purchased between 7 a.m. and 2:30 a.m.

I found that out when trying to buy a bottle of wine just after Daylight Saving Time started. Hitting the store at my usual 7am time resulted in a sad Sunday. The store's clocks didn't spring ahead, so I was sleep-and-wine deprived that day. :(



Wow....my state (WA) has always had its fair share of lousy liquor laws, but at least we can buy alcohol starting at the previously mentioned 6AM.

/But to be honest, the only day is was an issue for me was that one time at the airport.
//6AM flight, so I couldn't properly enjoy the lounge.
 
2018-04-16 11:53:55 AM  

drxym: These kind of stories are a regular staple of UK tabloids. Middle aged white people "outraged" that the council / supermarket / EU does something that inconveniences them in some way, usually top loaded to stoke the indignity of their plight and ensuring any mitigating / reality-based explanations are buried at the bottom.



That should be a thing in Florida....if it already isn't.
 
2018-04-16 11:54:11 AM  
You can't get a rotisserie chicken until 11am here.  WTF?
 
2018-04-16 11:54:32 AM  

steklo: [img.fark.net image 748x667]


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I can't be the only one that sees the resemblance.
 
2018-04-16 11:55:27 AM  

Odoriferous Queef: Problem solved:
http://metro.co.uk/2018/04/16/victory-​pie-couple-morrisons-vows-sell-meat-pi​es-7am-7471602/


Well, thank f@%king Christ!!! This spares us from Nigel Farrage and/or Boris Johnson going off on an unhinged, Alex Jones-like, mouth-frothing tirade.
 
2018-04-16 11:55:45 AM  
We call stuff like that "blue laws" over here.  They usually loosen up one item at a time when a legislator can't by something on a Sunday.
 
2018-04-16 11:55:51 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Linda concluded: 'I wasn't waiting 20 minutes so I went to Cooplands'

i couldn't let them win, so i wasted 45 minutes going to another store instead of doing some other shopping at the same store for a few minutes then going back the the pie department at the appointed time


Spite may be the most powerful force on Earth
 
2018-04-16 11:56:34 AM  
We had much the same outrage here in the states, when McDonald's would not serve breakfast after 10:30 am.
 
2018-04-16 11:57:31 AM  
I just wish Costco would open earlier.

/I'll get over it.
 
2018-04-16 11:58:19 AM  

steklo: [img.fark.net image 748x667]


Oh god. shiatheads like this always wonder why life is so hard. They will never grasp in their case it's because they make it so, and the Universe pushes back against their farkery.
 
2018-04-16 11:58:44 AM  
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Interior--Morrison's Grocery, pie department.
Pan--Close up of Morrison's employee holding sausage rolls to camera

Voice Over: Here at Morrison's we take our pie baking seriously. We spend our time, crafting and rolling out the best home-made dough, while our butchers carve delicious and sultry meats to incorporate into our famous meat pies.  Its not uncommon for people to wait over 20 minutes until we're done baking them. Except or Linda and Tony Gilkes, two pensioners who feel like waiting 20 minutes is way to long. Face it folks, when you come to Morrison's you're going to be in the check out line for longer then 20 minutes. Aren't you? Why not hang around and get some meat pies while you're waiting.

Cue Morrison's them music.
cut to Fade to black
 
2018-04-16 11:59:18 AM  

lostcat: mrsleep: 'There's more to this,' he said. 'Morrisons have got their own agenda.

The meat pie agenda is serious business.
That guy best shut up about it before he disappears!

What do think's in the meat pies?

/Apologies to YCDTOT


Username checks out

/daaaaa, I heard that!
 
2018-04-16 12:00:52 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: We had much the same outrage here in the states, when McDonald's would not serve breakfast after 10:30 am.


Those were dark times.
 
2018-04-16 12:00:53 PM  
So here's what happened:

Store bakes meat pies between 8:30 and 9, and the rule is they have to be ready by 9:00.  The workers are all repeatedly told the meat pies have to be ready to sell at 9:00.  Some dumbass employee misunderstands and thinks that means they don't sell meat pies until 9:00.

Crazy old man freaks out and overreacts upon finding this out, and goes off on a weird paranoid rant, alerting the media.  Media runs with the story because they need stories to run with.

Store decides to get some positive publicity by declaring they will now have meat pies ready by 7am.

After a few months, if it turns out that nobody is buying the meat pies before 9, they'll go back to the old system.
 
2018-04-16 12:01:12 PM  
A really old person should tell them about the meat pie situation during WWII.
 
2018-04-16 12:03:05 PM  
Let them eat
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..bread or something
 
2018-04-16 12:04:01 PM  
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2018-04-16 12:04:48 PM  
NSFW
White only pies
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2018-04-16 12:05:20 PM  
I've only eaten mom & pop bakery pasties and when done right, are very delicious. However, I would assume eating a pastie made at a supermarket is the same as getting a deli sandwich at the supermarket.
Pretty awful at best.

These two should've went to a real bakery for their "meat pies" and not some overpriced supermarket.
 
2018-04-16 12:05:34 PM  

The_Sponge: #FirstWorldProblems

You didn't see me running to the media when I was slightly miffed that I couldn't get a bloody mary at the airport lounge until 6AM.


You just posted that on an news aggregation site. So maybe not running but you got around to it eventually.......
 
2018-04-16 12:06:05 PM  
Can't blame them really, how can you have any pudding if you don't have your meat?
 
2018-04-16 12:07:37 PM  
I remember the olden days at some grocery stores locally. If there wasn't a union butcher on duty they closed up the display cases full of meat and wouldn't sell any, I'm guessing because it was in the union's contract. There was also some sort of law that the grocery part of the store couldn't sell liquor so they had to create a separate store-within-a-store where you had to go buy it independently.

I wonder what other retail idiocies we take for granted these days will be looked back on and people will wonder why we ever put up with that garbage.
 
2018-04-16 12:07:47 PM  
We will sell no pie before it's time.

Otherwise the terrorists win.

Even corporation or institution is an artificial person (some even have human rights now). Leviathan lives in many forms everywhere.

Every artificial person is an artificial moron.

As for the common garden variety of morons, they haven't got a clue any way, so all in all institions and corporations tend to work well enough and thus promote the survival of garden variety morons. Evolution. It explains everything. To biologists it is the keystone of understanding all biology. But it never stops at biology. It continues to "work" at higher levels such as groups and eco-systems. They survive, or they do not. Evolution, natural selection, sustainability.
 
2018-04-16 12:08:10 PM  

genner: The_Sponge: #FirstWorldProblems

You didn't see me running to the media when I was slightly miffed that I couldn't get a bloody mary at the airport lounge until 6AM.

You just posted that on an news aggregation site. So maybe not running but you got around to it eventually.......



I chuckled.
 
2018-04-16 12:11:33 PM  
If they sell pies at 9:00 A.M. prompt, people know when to line up. Some line up early and whine needlessly.

If they sell pies when they happen to be ready, people line up as soon as the store opens and everybody whines needlessly. They may even take their custom elsewhere to no advantage to anybody, including themselves.

Arbitrary stupid bureaucracy is perfectly natural and sometimes good. It reduces the pressure on employees and slaves (this is called slack and is stolen ruthlessly when capitalists can get away with it). It reduces the disappointment and crabbiness of the customers, who are more likely to line up way too early if they don't have a set time to aim for.

It is a good thing.

There's no fool like an old fool. At 70 years you ought to have figured out evolution, natural selection and "the Real World" and its workings to some degree or other. If you have not, you are a moron. A faith-based, not fact-based moron.
 
2018-04-16 12:11:53 PM  

steklo: butter pie?

(the butter wouldn't melt, so I put it in a pie)

ahhhh  hands across the water (water)
ahhhh hands above the sky


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Put down that cup of tea and give me a birth or i wont be able to get to sea.
Damn tea drinking butter pie eaters.
 
2018-04-16 12:12:23 PM  
Tony, who has fish and chips three days a week and says he rarely touches pastry, believes Morrisons have a hidden agenda. He said: 'You can have fruit pies, but you can't have meat pies.'


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I have a gut feeling that the evil sorcerer, Fruitpie The Magician, is behind this.  It's time we all took a stand against Big Fruitpie.
 
2018-04-16 12:15:16 PM  
sturnus vulgaris:
Those aren't  pies, they're pasties.

ukexpat:
Those aren't pies, they're Cornish pasties. FFS,  I'm outraged!

A) That's like saying "I don't drive a car. . . I drive a hatchback."  A pasty IS a pie.

B) Cornish Pasty is a Protected Geographical Indicator.  If it wasn't made in Cornwall, it ain't a Pasty.  As this outrage was perpetrated in Middlesborough, ipso facto these ain't no pasties.
 
2018-04-16 12:15:56 PM  
berth
/Stupid auto correct
 
2018-04-16 12:17:47 PM  

brap: Tony, who has fish and chips three days a week and says he rarely touches pastry, believes Morrisons have a hidden agenda. He said: 'You can have fruit pies, but you can't have meat pies.'


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I have a gut feeling that the evil sorcerer, Fruitpie The Magician, is behind this.  It's time we all took a stand against Big Fruitpie.



I can't find the peach ones in my area. :-(
 
2018-04-16 12:18:21 PM  
Evil is a necessary, permanent, largely unavoidable result of a system which produces goods of any kind, including social and moral goods, adaptation and life.

Death is also. Death I call the great topiary artist because like a sculptor, it carves away everything that is not, say, a man. Michelangelo stated a great truth when he quipped that he created great statues by carving away everything that was not the statue. The statue existed in his mind, but if you carve away everything that is not part of that vision, you too would get a great statue. You would be Michelangelo by default, by the via negatori.

You take the high road and I'll take the low road, and I'll get to Scotland before ye.


I always say that Darwin was a great theologian and solved the Problem of Evil in the only possible way (probabilistically speaking).

Liebnitz, Sir Terry Pratchett and many great scientists agree. It was not an original idea of mine.

Carve away the dead wood, the frauds and the delusions, and what is left must be the truth (Sherlock Holmes) or sustainable (Darwin, climate science, ecology, economics).

Yup, I have it all sussed out. Darwin Rules.
 
2018-04-16 12:18:52 PM  
They could just make their own.
 
2018-04-16 12:20:41 PM  

JMacPA: sturnus vulgaris:
Those aren't  pies, they're pasties.

ukexpat:
Those aren't pies, they're Cornish pasties. FFS,  I'm outraged!

A) That's like saying "I don't drive a car. . . I drive a hatchback."  A pasty IS a pie.

B) Cornish Pasty is a Protected Geographical Indicator.  If it wasn't made in Cornwall, it ain't a Pasty.  As this outrage was perpetrated in Middlesborough, ipso facto these ain't no pasties.


What a pasty might look like:
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2018-04-16 12:22:19 PM  

brap: Tony, who has fish and chips three days a week and says he rarely touches pastry, believes Morrisons have a hidden agenda. He said: 'You can have fruit pies, but you can't have meat pies.'


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I have a gut feeling that the evil sorcerer, Fruitpie The Magician, is behind this.  It's time we all took a stand against Big Fruitpie.


He might be right. Perhaps the 9:00 AM rule is a sort of non-money rationing. If you put all the meat pies out at 6:00 AM, the Early Birds (old people) would get all the meat pies.

Who ate all the meat pies? You did, you did, you crotchety old bastids!

In order to ensure that growing children and youths get some of the meat pies, they have to sell them after the people who buy on the way to work are up and about. They have to give the night shift and the day shift a chance. Old people will pie meat pies at 3:00 AM if you let them.

Donald Trump is already tweeting at 3:00 AM, the selfish bastid.

This is a global corporate conspiracy against Donald Jerkface Trump.

Good.

If you want me, I will be over here, feeding your meat pie to Grumpy Cat, bless his little soul.
 
2018-04-16 12:22:34 PM  
15 minutes is a big chunk of the remaining lifespan for someone who needs that many meat pies before 9 am.
 
2018-04-16 12:24:25 PM  
'They are dictating to me when I can buy pies and when I can shop.'

A store is telling you when you can purchase items and shop at said store? No way!

/next thing you know they'll be telling you how much things cost.
//biatch if you really need a pie before 9, get up at 6 and make one your own damn self
///or just shut the fark up and wait 15 minutes like an adult or even a mildly well behaved child.
 
2018-04-16 12:24:44 PM  
Fish and chips three days a week is good. More and you are getting way too much carbs. Less and you are not getting the optimal amount of fish. He is a genius at what is good for him personally, a moron at what is good for society.

Hence the Donald Trump reference. It is not just gratuitous. People need to think of the beast frequently for the point to sink through thick numb skulls.
 
2018-04-16 12:25:41 PM  
He is a genius at what is good for him personally, a moron at what is good for society. = The practical definition of a conservative old fool.
 
2018-04-16 12:26:00 PM  
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2018-04-16 12:27:06 PM  
With or without their privates?
 
2018-04-16 12:27:13 PM  

JMacPA: sturnus vulgaris:
Those aren't  pies, they're pasties.

ukexpat:
Those aren't pies, they're Cornish pasties. FFS,  I'm outraged!

A) That's like saying "I don't drive a car. . . I drive a hatchback."  A pasty IS a pie.

B) Cornish Pasty is a Protected Geographical Indicator.  If it wasn't made in Cornwall, it ain't a Pasty.  As this outrage was perpetrated in Middlesborough, ipso facto these ain't no pasties.


It's the location that's geographically protected (the clue is in the name), not the pasty bit.
 
2018-04-16 12:28:03 PM  
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2018-04-16 12:30:19 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Linda concluded: 'I wasn't waiting 20 minutes so I went to Cooplands'

i couldn't let them win, so i wasted 45 minutes going to another store instead of doing some other shopping at the same store for a few minutes then going back the the pie department at the appointed time


The weird thing is they aren't even holding pies. They are holding Cornish pasties.
 
2018-04-16 12:31:19 PM  
Their outrage was because the pies were already made up and ready to go, visible from the sales counter.  What they were asking was for the counter drone to take one of those pies and sell them.  The chain acknowledged that there was no rule preventing this.  The old couple were just asking the staff to sell them items that were plainly visible.  I think that they may have had a point.  The media spun it as a funny story when actually it is a tale of piss poor customer service.
 
2018-04-16 12:32:55 PM  
Those aren't even pies.
They're PASTIES.
I'd be upset too at such an obvious glaring error.
 
2018-04-16 12:38:35 PM  
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Those aren't even pies.
They're PASTIES!

Disqualified! Turn in your apron...
 
2018-04-16 12:39:14 PM  

JMacPA: sturnus vulgaris:
Those aren't  pies, they're pasties.

ukexpat:
Those aren't pies, they're Cornish pasties. FFS,  I'm outraged!

A) That's like saying "I don't drive a car. . . I drive a hatchback."  A pasty IS a pie.

B) Cornish Pasty is a Protected Geographical Indicator.  If it wasn't made in Cornwall, it ain't a Pasty.  As this outrage was perpetrated in Middlesborough, ipso facto these ain't no pasties.


There are more types of pasty than Cornish. Also, if it doesn't have a lid it isn't a pie.
 
2018-04-16 12:40:14 PM  

steklo: [img.fark.net image 397x274]
Those aren't even pies.
They're PASTIES!


Those are not pasties, at least if Bing image search is to be believed.
 
2018-04-16 12:42:25 PM  
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"You cannot make a proper gravy before 9 am. It simply cannot be done!"
 
2018-04-16 12:44:49 PM  

Snarfangel: steklo: [img.fark.net image 397x274]
Those aren't even pies.
They're PASTIES!

Those are not pasties, at least if Bing image search is to be believed.


I couldn't tell the difference. All I know is that pasties are more like a hand held meat pie (imagine a hot pocket that tastes good) whereas a meat pie would look like a chicken pot pie at Boston Market that you would need to heat up and serve at a table using a fork and knife. The pasties are for "take away" and are portable and shouldn't require heating up. Unless you want to eat them warm.

I could be totally wrong too. I am a Yank and not from the mother homeland....
 
2018-04-16 12:47:32 PM  
Wait, are they buying 10 meat pies at a gas station at 8am?
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2018-04-16 12:53:30 PM  
The "No pies before 9am" is probably just the job list that the workers are expected to stick to.

7:00 Prep fruit pies
7:30 Put fruit pies into ovens for x time
8:00 Put fruit pies onto shelves
8:10 Prep meat pies
8:30 Put meat pies into oven
9:00 Put meat pies out
9:10 Prep Sausage rolls
etc etc

You do not get paid to use your initiative in a supermarket. You do what the job sheet says.
 
2018-04-16 01:00:50 PM  

steklo: [img.fark.net image 628x631]


Now, The math!
20 min. drive
10 min. to park
10 min. to walk into store
10 min. to check-out
10 min. to get back to car
Grand total= 60 minutes
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2018-04-16 01:02:50 PM  

GrymRpr: steklo: [img.fark.net image 628x631]

Now, The math!
20 min. drive
10 min. to park
10 min. to walk into store
10 min. to check-out
10 min. to get back to car
Grand total= 60 minutes
[img.fark.net image 282x179]


Well they are pensioners. I'm sure they've got time to kill. What with the Morrison's conspiracy and all...
 
2018-04-16 01:12:15 PM  
I was already unsympathetic with these entitled idiots, but they one of them threw in "'Who do they think us customers are? We are the people paying their wages.'.


No, no you don't.
 
2018-04-16 01:14:31 PM  
steklo:
Well they are pensioners. I'm sure they've got time to kill. What with the Morrison's conspiracy and all...
Did they ever clarify what that  conspiracy was?

On second thought they are old and from the sounds of it, a tad feeble minded so
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2018-04-16 01:25:58 PM  

GrymRpr: steklo:
Well they are pensioners. I'm sure they've got time to kill. What with the Morrison's conspiracy and all...
Did they ever clarify what that  conspiracy was?

On second thought they are old and from the sounds of it, a tad feeble minded so
[img.fark.net image 200x200]


Not mentioned in the article but if i were to take a guess, it seems the Illuminate is now recruiting
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Free Masons to build slaughter houses so that Morrisons can make meat pies faster...
 
2018-04-16 01:29:29 PM  
My wife is cooking a home-made meat pie for our dinner tonight.

/just saying
 
2018-04-16 01:31:11 PM  

LewDux: Let them eat
[metrouk2.files.wordpress.com image 235x313]

..bread or something


Pasties. Those are pasties - but not Cornish pasties.
 
2018-04-16 01:37:39 PM  
Can you get spotted dick early in the morning as well?
 
2018-04-16 01:43:53 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Can you get spotted dick early in the morning as well?


Yes, its right next to the frozen bangers and mash...top shelf of course....nothings too good over at Morrison's!
 
2018-04-16 01:47:11 PM  
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2018-04-16 01:51:15 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Can you get spotted dick early in the morning as well?


only if I've spent the night in Bristol
 
2018-04-16 01:59:29 PM  
Studebaker Hoch unavailable for comment.
 
2018-04-16 02:02:08 PM  
pie holes.
 
2018-04-16 02:06:49 PM  
What? The customer ISN'T always right? Heresy.

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2018-04-16 02:09:15 PM  

lostcat: mrsleep: 'There's more to this,' he said. 'Morrisons have got their own agenda.

The meat pie agenda is serious business.
That guy best shut up about it before he disappears!

What do think's in the meat pies?

/Apologies to YCDTOT


"meat"

(of unspecified, and sometimes unknown, origin)
 
2018-04-16 02:09:18 PM  
Old people.

Bet they complain about how today's kids are spoiled and demand instant gratification about everything.
/tell that to the baker in back who has to show up every morning before sunrise so that most of the time your pies are out before 9...
 
2018-04-16 02:10:22 PM  

GrymRpr: steklo: [img.fark.net image 628x631]

Now, The math!
20 min. drive
10 min. to park
10 min. to walk into store
10 min. to check-out
10 min. to get back to car
Grand total= 60 minutes
[img.fark.net image 282x179]


Oh you'd be amazed what old people will do for spite.
 
2018-04-16 02:11:42 PM  

Ishidan: Old people.

Bet they complain about how today's kids are spoiled and demand instant gratification about everything.
/tell that to the baker in back who has to show up every morning before sunrise so that most of the time your pies are out before 9...


So? Hire an old fart baker. Pretty sure they'd be there at 4:45am every day.
 
2018-04-16 02:31:07 PM  
Serious question, what is a meat pie?
 
2018-04-16 02:44:29 PM  

soupafi: Serious question, what is a meat pie?


It's what has become of hair pie
 
2018-04-16 02:52:50 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Dead for Tax Reasons: the store should've trolled them and said it was per EU regulations that no meat pies can be sold before 10am Brussels time

Some Farkers will claim this is happening because of Brexit.


I doubt that, but those people are Brexit personified.
 
2018-04-16 02:54:20 PM  
They're lucky to get meat pies ANYWHERE with all these Muslims about.
 
2018-04-16 02:54:44 PM  
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This new Mike Myers character is weird.
 
2018-04-16 02:56:38 PM  
Should've gone to Sweeney Todd's.
 
2018-04-16 03:07:13 PM  

Begoggle: [img.fark.net image 235x313]
This new Mike Myers character is weird.


At first, I thought this was one of those pics where you 'shop the same face on everyone. Do that with this pic and nobody would notice!
 
2018-04-16 03:14:29 PM  
As someone who had a UP pasty for lunch, I'm definitely getting a kick out of this thread.
 
2018-04-16 03:15:51 PM  
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The worst pies in London?
\I'd eat her meat pie
\\if you know what I mean
\\\Kidney of a horse, liver of a cat. Filling up her pie with this and that.
 
2018-04-16 03:16:12 PM  

soupafi: Serious question, what is a meat pie?


What does an ice-cube maker do?
 
2018-04-16 03:17:03 PM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: soupafi: Serious question, what is a meat pie?

What does an ice-cube maker do?


Who's buried in Grant's tomb?
 
2018-04-16 03:18:42 PM  
The Tweedy's run a better business....you can buy their pies starting at 7AM.

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2018-04-16 03:41:22 PM  

zamboni: sturnus vulgaris: zamboni: Dead for Tax Reasons: Linda concluded: 'I wasn't waiting 20 minutes so I went to Cooplands'

i couldn't let them win, so i wasted 45 minutes going to another store instead of doing some other shopping at the same store for a few minutes then going back the the pie department at the appointed time

Not only that, they picture them in front of Morrison's with their pies. So they went back just to take a picture with their pies. Stigginit!

Those aren't  pies, they're pasties.

With all due respect to the fine people of Cornwall. I don't care.


Love the way this fake Chinese guy pronounces Cornwall!

Monty Python: British embassy in Smolensk
Youtube NCRacroAorA
 
2018-04-16 03:44:39 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Dead for Tax Reasons: the store should've trolled them and said it was per EU regulations that no meat pies can be sold before 10am Brussels time

Some Farkers will claim this is happening because of Brexit.


it sounds like the type of argument a Brexiter would come up with.

like blaming the EU for all the immigrant Somali drug dealers and being only allowed to sell straight carrots
 
2018-04-16 03:58:04 PM  
Here's one for the suggestion box:

Tongue-punch my meat cakes!
 
2018-04-16 04:09:34 PM  
Not a bad country if that's the worst of their problems daily.
 
2018-04-16 04:14:04 PM  

steklo: GrymRpr: steklo:
Well they are pensioners. I'm sure they've got time to kill. What with the Morrison's conspiracy and all...
Did they ever clarify what that  conspiracy was?

On second thought they are old and from the sounds of it, a tad feeble minded so
[img.fark.net image 200x200]

Not mentioned in the article but if i were to take a guess, it seems the Illuminate is now recruiting[freemasonry.bcy.ca image 670x510] Free Masons to build slaughter houses so that Morrisons can make meat pies faster...


And here we see 2 Freemasons who are employed by Morrisons greeting one another:
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2018-04-16 06:05:27 PM  

jjorsett: I remember the olden days at some grocery stores locally. If there wasn't a union butcher on duty they closed up the display cases full of meat and wouldn't sell any, I'm guessing because it was in the union's contract. There was also some sort of law that the grocery part of the store couldn't sell liquor so they had to create a separate store-within-a-store where you had to go buy it independently.

I wonder what other retail idiocies we take for granted these days will be looked back on and people will wonder why we ever put up with that garbage.


You in Cali, you guys are lucky.  Most places still have liquor stores, and those stores have to be some distance away from things like grocery stores.  Most places in Canada still have gov't owned liquor stores, so you have some bureaucrat giving you the evil eye when buying alcohol.
 
2018-04-16 06:06:05 PM  

ukexpat: steklo: [img.fark.net image 748x667]

Those aren't pies, they're Cornish pasties. FFS,  I'm outraged!


Legally they're not. Cornish Pasties are D shaped and crimped on the side. The ones in the pic are oval and crimped on the top, and legally cannot be called Cornish Pasties even if they're made in Cornwall.

/The cafe in BP stations used to sell great cornish pasties, crimped on the top. But then they changed the recipe or supplier and the new ones were terrible. The pastry puffed up so much you had to take about four bites of just pastry before you got to the meat filling.
//Ginsters aren't bad, especially warmed up and eaten with some HP sauce.
///I sometimes make my own and they come out great.
 
2018-04-16 06:26:38 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Legally they're not. Cornish Pasties are D shaped and crimped on the side.


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2018-04-16 07:48:12 PM  
Tune in next week when Tony and Linda are outraged to find that the pies baked ready for 7am are no longer crisp at 8.45
 
2018-04-16 11:24:07 PM  
theDesertHamster:
It's the location that's geographically protected (the clue is in the name), not the pasty bit.

sturnus vulgaris:

There are more types of pasty than Cornish. Also, if it doesn't have a lid it isn't a pie.

Guys.  I'm not saying it's NOT a pasty.  It's just that calling it a pie is also . . . fine.  Relax.
Loads of things that are called pies don't have lids.  And folding the cover over counts just fine if you really must think it's a necessity.

It's a category problem.  Besides. . . lots of people have a special name for their own particular hand pie. Amiright?
 
2018-04-16 11:26:28 PM  

JMacPA: theDesertHamster:
It's the location that's geographically protected (the clue is in the name), not the pasty bit.

sturnus vulgaris:

There are more types of pasty than Cornish. Also, if it doesn't have a lid it isn't a pie.

Guys.  I'm not saying it's NOT a pasty.  It's just that calling it a pie is also . . . fine.  Relax.
Loads of things that are called pies don't have lids.  And folding the cover over counts just fine if you really must think it's a necessity.

It's a category problem.  Besides. . . lots of people have a special name for their own particular hand pie. Amiright?


Something something your mom's pie.
 
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