tomatoConservative MPs apparently “mocked the plight of hungry families turning to foodbanks” during a Commons debate. “Tory backbenchers sniggered and hooted as Labour MP Fiona McTaggart told of shocking scenes at her local Tesco in Slough, Berks, as people battled over cut-price fruit and veg.”
Believe me Fiona, it’s not just hungry families who battle over the cut-price fruit and veg!
Tesco reduces prices throughout the day. Then late in the evening, they have some huge bargains with final reductions, to clear the shelves of surplus stock to make way for the fresh produce that arrives during the night.
I’ve waited there for the bargains a lot through the years. The supermarket’s nearly empty and it’s a good time to go shopping when I’ve finished my work.
Why pay £1.50 for a bag of salad when you can get it for 10p?
As soon as the reduced trays are carried out and put down, the Asians rush forward, pushing and shoving everyone else out of the way, and grabbing armfuls of anything they can get hold of.
tescokingstonparkI live in a small town and I know who’s poor and who isn’t.
The real hard-up people don’t get a look in. And these grabbers are well-off, often with connections to local restaurants.
When it’s Ramadam, they can afford to fly back to their home Countries, and there’s no-one pushing and shoving for a few weeks! Everything’s calm and polite.
Don’t you dare think that I’m a racist! I travel a lot and I’ll talk to anyone.
I know that a lot of these people originally come from Nations where it’s every man for himself. But I can’t stand bad manners in any shape or form, and I don’t care who the perpetrators are!
And don’t pity them. There’s absolutely no excuse for behaviour like that. They don’t need to grab the lot, even if they do want to save money.
As they say, Take what you need. The rest is greed!

About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.