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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 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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/always sensitive to customer service
 
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....
 
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