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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 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
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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
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..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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