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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 10:39:06 AM  
57 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 11:04:09 AM  
24 votes:
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2018-04-16 11:01:00 AM  
17 votes:
If they can't eat their meat, how can they have any pudding?
2018-04-16 10:56:47 AM  
17 votes:
'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 10:56:53 AM  
14 votes:
Mrs Lovett's is open 24/7.
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2018-04-16 11:06:35 AM  
13 votes:

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 10:53:42 AM  
12 votes:
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 10:59:14 AM  
9 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 10:57:59 AM  
8 votes:
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 11:03:46 AM  
7 votes:
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 10:52:43 AM  
7 votes:
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 12:05:34 PM  
6 votes:

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 12:04:01 PM  
6 votes:
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2018-04-16 11:07:46 AM  
6 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


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 11:00:22 AM  
6 votes:
Some hooligans knocked over a dustbin in Shaftsbury.
2018-04-16 11:44:28 AM  
5 votes:
I am sure it goes without saying but be very careful when you GIS meat pie.
2018-04-16 11:09:04 AM  
5 votes:
It's a hidden agenda. Wake up sheep pie people!
2018-04-16 12:28:03 PM  
4 votes:
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2018-04-16 12:26:00 PM  
4 votes:
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/always sensitive to customer service
2018-04-16 11:58:44 AM  
4 votes:
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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 11:54:32 AM  
4 votes:

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


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I can't be the only one that sees the resemblance.
2018-04-16 11:47:23 AM  
4 votes:
'There's more to this,' he said. 'Morrisons have got their own agenda.
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2018-04-16 06:26:38 PM  
3 votes:

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


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2018-04-16 12:47:32 PM  
3 votes:
Wait, are they buying 10 meat pies at a gas station at 8am?
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2018-04-16 11:45:31 AM  
3 votes:
Just do what Lily Allen does...go to Tesco so you can eat Al Fresco....

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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 11:43:13 AM  
3 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 11:28:24 AM  
3 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 11:20:05 AM  
3 votes:
They should have been more cunning and gone to Mrs. Miggen's Pie Shop:

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2018-04-16 12:42:25 PM  
2 votes:
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"You cannot make a proper gravy before 9 am. It simply cannot be done!"
2018-04-16 12:38:35 PM  
2 votes:
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Those aren't even pies.
They're PASTIES!

Disqualified! Turn in your apron...
2018-04-16 12:18:21 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:12:23 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:03:05 PM  
2 votes:
Let them eat
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..bread or something
2018-04-16 11:55:51 AM  
2 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 11:48:08 AM  
2 votes:
#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 11:47:56 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:47:12 AM  
2 votes:
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2018-04-16 11:18:38 AM  
2 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 10:54:42 AM  
2 votes:
Will have to reschedule pudding from brunch to noon meal.
2018-04-16 10:53:52 AM  
2 votes:
Pie-gate has begun.
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 02:54:44 PM  
1 vote:
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This new Mike Myers character is weird.
2018-04-16 02:54:20 PM  
1 vote:
They're lucky to get meat pies ANYWHERE with all these Muslims about.
2018-04-16 02:11:42 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:59:29 PM  
1 vote:
Studebaker Hoch unavailable for comment.
2018-04-16 01:51:15 PM  
1 vote:

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 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 12:32:55 PM  
1 vote:
Those aren't even pies.
They're PASTIES.
I'd be upset too at such an obvious glaring error.
2018-04-16 12:30:19 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:22:34 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 12:22:19 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:20:41 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.


What a pasty might look like:
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2018-04-16 12:06:05 PM  
1 vote:
Can't blame them really, how can you have any pudding if you don't have your meat?
2018-04-16 12:05:20 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:04:48 PM  
1 vote:
NSFW
White only pies
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2018-04-16 12:00:52 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:59:18 AM  
1 vote:

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 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 11:39:25 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:35:04 AM  
1 vote:

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


Here you go.
www.parkersbritishinstitution.com
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 11:12:40 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:10:41 AM  
1 vote:
See what the boys in the detector van will have then.
2018-04-16 11:08:04 AM  
1 vote:

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


Chortled, I did.
2018-04-16 11:02:43 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:02:36 AM  
1 vote:
We need to get Bob Mueller on this.
2018-04-16 11:01:10 AM  
1 vote:
"'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 10:53:32 AM  
1 vote:
2018-04-16 10:37:23 AM  
1 vote:
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
 
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