Why are pensioners allowed out on Saturdays?

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  • globalti
    Member

    They go out for a pootle in the car and block the road, then they block the supermarket car park, block the aisles and block the checkouts.

    They’ve had all week to do the shopping – they ought to be banned from shopping on Saturdays when working folk want to get things done.

    Rant over.

    jools182
    Member

    And also banned from leaving the house during the week between the hours of 7 and 9, 12 and 2pm, and 5 until 7pm

    😉

    Mikkel
    Member

    jools, thats exactly how i felt yesterday when queing behind a million of them at the post office :0)

    On the other hand, when i get to that age, my hobby will be going to post office to buy stamps everyday after 4, and in summer sit in my front garden shouting at young people walking past.

    TimothyD
    Member

    Thread title made me laugh. I heard an old lady grumbling in the Post Office about the queue which had other old people in it, now I don’t feel bad at feeling annoyed sometimes.

    I sometimes feel like there should be rules in supermarkets about stopping in the same place for more than a certain amount of time.

    If you stop for too long you need to set off again and do a loop around the shelves to get back to where you were, so as to let faster people nip in and get things if they’re in a rush.

    Might make it stressfull for potterers though. 🙂

    TimothyD
    Member

    I do remain calm, but how long can it take to choose some soup? I don’t really get people can stand in the same place for ages.

    You’d think people would want to get out of there.

    It’s a bit like a lesson in being ‘Zen’ for me, being peacefully in the moment and not getting annoyed.

    I have to remind myself to be like that when I go in.

    jools182
    Member

    Had a battle of wills with some crazy woman in m & s

    I just wanted some spices. She must have been stood there staring for 10 minutes while I was trying to squeeze past to look at the shelves. Didn’t move an inch until I found what i was looking for and walked off

    Also – they think they can pair up down aisles, walking at 0.0002mph (or stood still), so as you approach from behind, the only option is to hit their fat arses with your trolley. The thing is – this doesn’t change if you are facing them either – they are totally oblivious to anything.

    eruptron
    Member

    And let’s not forget the fact they go to B&Q on other days than a Wednesday when they get 10% and stand about 12 across generally getting in the way of those of us with less time. 😀 Suppose they have to find out who’s died this week somehow 😈

    pennine
    Member

    I’m a pensioner & complain about the buggers too 😆

    I suppose we have to go a bit easy on the stupid old farts – we’ll all be there much sooner than we think… 😕

    bigyinn
    Member

    Err, it’s SUNDAY today.

    bigG
    Member

    They are allowed out every day because they’ve worked hard (mostly) and paid their debt to society (mostly) so they can go out whenever they damn well please in my opinion. Good on them for making the most of their retirement. I look forward to mine. I just hope I can get a brown Allegro and a box of tissues for the parcel shelf because my pension is going to be worth bugger all the economy keeps going the way it is.

    project
    Member

    Best thing to do is get in the queue in front of a load of pensioners,and just faff about, taking ages to put stuff on the belt, taking endless time to ensure that all bar codes are not visible, nothing must be piled on anything else, or even within 2 to 3 inches of the next item.

    Then when it comes to pay, fiddle with your pockets, and say loudly im sure i brought some cash with me, then get a card out, and loudly chant the number which is your year of birth,finally put all the accumulated bags in the trolley one by one SLOWLY,finally when you think all those behind have aged enough, slowly move away from the checkout, then STOP DEAD,look puzzled and loudly ask the checkout operator, you diod give me the receipt, or card back didnt you .

    Furtive scuttling of the checkout operator, as thy search for missing card ,receipt etc.

    As you finally look back youll find various pensioners in a state of catatonic shock or just given up the will to live, some of the more militant ones will be looking at various items with which to inflict grevious bodily harm on you, a french stick or cucumber can inflict terrible injuries on an un prepared shopper.

    glasgowdan
    Member

    Try and remember, they are people, not pensioners.

    brakes
    Member

    Good on them for making the most of their retirement

    only if you see ‘making the most of your retirement’ as parking your trolley across the aisle whilst taking 10 minutes to decide whether to get battenburg or angel cake

    johnners
    Member

    I’m sure pensioners wouldn’t do it if they only knew how important you all are.

    You should tell them how precious your time is and that you’ve all got web forums to get back to.

    bigG
    Member

    Brakes, are you in too much of a hurry to give them a polite smile and say excuse me? Works everytime in my experience

    wingnuts
    Member

    Mikkel – I thought it was only pensioners who went into post offices?

    brakes
    Member

    are you in too much of a hurry to give them a polite smile and say excuse me?

    I find it hard to break a smile when I’m gagging at the stench of urine.

    bensales
    Member

    Never understand the problem in supermarkets. If someone leaves their trolley blocking the aisle, I just move it. If someone is standing in front of a shelf debating what they want, a quick “excuse me” and reach in front of them for what I want.

    That said, Sainsbury’s Online was invented for a reason.

    pennine
    Member

    Parking the trolley across the aisle applies to ALL age groups in my supermarket. I just say excuse me to which they usually reply with ‘sorry’.

    Don’t know how old you are Brakes, but you’re beginning to sound a bit nasty. Getting old is a right of passage and not an affliction to which younger folk need to be shielded from.

    Yes, they sometimes irritate me (already said above) but also think that could be me in a few years.

    keefus
    Member

    I’m a pensioner and I often say that about young buggers on the trail!

    brakes
    Member

    but you’re beginning to sound a bit nasty

    it’s a joke man.
    I’m not nasty, I regularly pat pensioners on the head and give them a biscuit.

    DrJ
    Member

    LOL @ brakes

    And why do they get free bus travel? Is there something to be gained from them travelling aimlessly around taking up seats?

    Rscott
    Member

    currently working for a supermarket chain and i can happily say the pesinors are the least of your worries, yes they are slow and sometimes smell and loose there money. But they are polite and understand that we have a job to do which is why they are nice when you ask them politly to move. They don’t talk on there phones at the checkout they say good morning and are always willing to have a quick chat which occasionaly makes your day, hearing about there earler life.

    Younger customers however are rude always in a rush pushing and shoveing, running staffs fingers over who are stacking shelfs. talking on there phone at the check out, not saying thank you, No good mornings or hello’s as they come in the shop, and genraly think because you work in a super market they are better than you. I know which generation i’d rather have in my shop.

    Premier Icon PMK2060
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    I think a lot of pensioners shop on Saturday because they always have. I don’t mind as i shop in the week (most supermarkets are now open 24 hours and i can find better things to do at the weekend).

    What annoys me is shoppers who spend ages in a queue and then have to fish around in their gigantic handbags to find their purse when told the amount. Do they not realize they have to pay?

    ebygomm
    Member

    And why do they get free bus travel?

    They call them twirlies round here.

    Everyday they’ll get on the bus at 9.25am (free bus travel from 9.30 onwards) and ask “Am i too early?”

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    That said, Sainsbury’s Online was invented for a reason.

    Surely it’s there to keep the riff-raff out of Waitrose.com?

    Yeah us Brits should treat our old folk even worse than we already do by not allowing them out of their house on certain days.

    As annoying as it is, It’s a bit of a low blow having a rant about old people being “out and about”.

    Italians know how to treat their old folk. (Not saying all Brits don’t – we moved 10 mins down the road from ours when they started getting on a bit so we can be there in 10mins if we need to be.)

    spchantler
    Member

    what a stupid thread.

    stevewhyte
    Member

    They will probably have give more to society than anyone under 30 will ever give.

    With a bit of luck hopefully most of you lot complaining will not make it to 65, save the country paying your pensions. Not that I wish a horrible plague on you………

    andyruss
    Member

    worse is when you go to trail centres and there’s queues of 29er riders holding everyone up on tech sections 😀

    Premier Icon FuzzyWuzzy
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    @rscott – that sounds like more your problem (supermarket workers) than ‘our’ problem. Tesco exists to get my money off me, not to be my friend, I want to be in and out as fast as I can. Pensioners slowing me down = bad, youths talking on the phone or not saying hello to the checkout person = I couldn’t care less.

    DrJ
    Member

    we moved 10 mins down the road from ours when they started getting on a bit so we can be there in 10mins if we need to be.)

    Wouldn’t it be more logical for them to move? Just wonderin’ …

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Many old people are slow, cantankerous, and irritate younger people. And they don’t give a shit.

    When I’m old I shall be slow, cantankerous, and irritate younger people. And I won’t give a shit.

    When those young people are old they shall be slow, cantankerous, and irritate other younger people. And they won’t give a shit.

    It’s the cycle of life. Such is the way of the world. Look at the Duke of Edinburgh; he might not be “king” in any sort of practical manner, but he’s the king of not giving a shit. And if I were him, I would be too.

    Rscott
    Member

    FuzzyWuzzy its more to do with manners. the same people who talk on there phones are the same ones who complain when the cashiers don’t thank them.what i was getting at is manners dont cost anythingand the older people know this the younger people dont seem to grasp this concept.

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    It baffles me as to how slow they go, surely any sane person speeds things up a bit when they’re running out of time.

    I’ve had a go at my MiL about her going out to the supermarket for her weekly shop on a Saturday and how selfish she is as thats the only time working folk can usually go.

    She thought I was joking.

    My Step mum insists on getting her hair done on Saturday mornings thereby taking a valuable appointment and seat at the hair dressers that some poor working woman might need because she’s at work all week.

    selfish selfish old people.

    Premier Icon binners
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    I don’t think we’ll have to worry about this kind of thing for too much longer. The whole concept of retirement is being phased out. Have you not noticed this? We’re all going to be working until we drop anyway

    Ahhhhhh Monday Morning happy thoughts

    beefheart
    Member

    Seeing groups of them in shopping centres reminds me of the zombies in Dawn of the Dead.

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