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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  
29 votes:
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 12:00:53 PM  
11 votes:
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 11:01:10 AM  
11 votes:
"'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 11:18:38 AM  
8 votes:

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 11:22:44 AM  
7 votes:
I wish this was a front page news item worldwide right now.

Anything but what's real news.
2018-04-16 11:28:24 AM  
5 votes:

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 11:12:40 AM  
5 votes:

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 12:31:19 PM  
4 votes:
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 12:24:25 PM  
4 votes:
'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 12:15:16 PM  
4 votes:
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 11:55:51 AM  
4 votes:

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 11:47:17 AM  
4 votes:
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 03:18:42 PM  
3 votes:
The Tweedy's run a better business....you can buy their pies starting at 7AM.

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2018-04-16 11:43:39 AM  
3 votes:

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


Those aren't pies, they're Cornish pasties. FFS,  I'm outraged!
2018-04-16 02:52:50 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:27:13 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:20:41 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:11:33 PM  
2 votes:
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 11:43:13 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:26:31 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:01:00 AM  
2 votes:
If they can't eat their meat, how can they have any pudding?
2018-04-16 10:59:14 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:39:06 AM  
2 votes:
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 07:48:12 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:26:38 PM  
1 vote:

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


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2018-04-16 03:15:51 PM  
1 vote:
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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 03:07:13 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:09:18 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:47:11 PM  
1 vote:
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2018-04-16 01:12:15 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:40:14 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:39:14 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:26:00 PM  
1 vote:
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/always sensitive to customer service
2018-04-16 12:22:34 PM  
1 vote:
15 minutes is a big chunk of the remaining lifespan for someone who needs that many meat pies before 9 am.
2018-04-16 12:12:23 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:11:53 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:07:37 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:56:34 AM  
1 vote:
We had much the same outrage here in the states, when McDonald's would not serve breakfast after 10:30 am.
2018-04-16 11:48:46 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:31:43 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:05:47 AM  
1 vote:
Greg's is better.
2018-04-16 11:04:09 AM  
1 vote:
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2018-04-16 10:56:51 AM  
1 vote:
Is it just my browser or is the formatting on that website absolute garbage?
 
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