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 Post subject: Re: Yet more whinges!!
PostPosted: 31 Oct 2017, 16:19 
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If they are clearly faulty then you are of course entitled to your money back, or a replacement pair if you prefer and want to risk it again.

Shoe retailers do need to see the shoes, which would normally happen in the shop, so I guess sending them back for examination, at their cost since as far you are concerned they are faulty, is reasonable. Sometimes the shop will want to send them away for further testing as people can misuse shoes though I am not suggesting that you have done so Cal!

I take it they fit comfortably and were not straining at the seams? The original box is irrelevant providing you have clear proof of purchase. Here is a useful article from the Consumers' Association on returning faulty goods, however purchased.

My guess is they will refund when they have seen them; if not, let us know!

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 Post subject: Re: Yet more whinges!!
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I felt really upset today.

I was in Sainsbury's, buying a new duvet and a couple of bits and bobs.

In the checkout queue, ahead of me, was an old lady in a motorised wheelchair. She'd dropped two gift bags on the floor. Instead of asking for help, she beckoned people over, then told them to pick the bags up. This was our very nice checkout young lady, from Eastern Europe, who works damned hard for her children, and always tells me how they are getting on.

This summer, her mother treated her to a month in Portugal, and she was over the moon about it.

Then this woman treats her like dirt.

THEN!!!

I was standing in the queue when this man walked up to stand in the queue, then moved up, and into my personal space, pushing my arm quite forcefully into the side of my left breast, just where it would hurt me, because I have an operation scar there. Then he grinned at me and said 'Hello' in that awful sickly, ingratiating tone of voice that so many people use. I moved away from him so sharply that anyone would have realised that I wanted to get away from him.

Then he tried to lift the stuff out of my trolley. I told him that I didn't need any help, thank you, and please leave the things alone. He tried again, so I told him that I did not require his help, thank you.

He and the woman with him then started to talk in very loud voices, saying how ungrateful I was, as he was only trying to help.

Help? He was trying to push himself up against me. I felt smirched. I just put the things back into the trolley, paid and left.

I loaded up my shopping bag and nearly ran. I honestly felt that I had been molested. If I see him again, and he tries it again, then I'm going to ask that he is banned from
the shop.

What do you all think? Should people put up with this type of behaviour?

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 Post subject: Re: Yet more whinges!!
PostPosted: 08 Nov 2017, 15:19 
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Nope. You shouldn't have to put up with that crap. Molesting people is not ok. Forcing your 'help' on people is not ok. I'm really sorry that happened to you, Jennie.

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 Post subject: Re: Yet more whinges!!
PostPosted: 08 Nov 2017, 16:26 
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Good grief - whatever gets into these people, Jennie? The first incident seems to be not uncommon, unfortunately. The second I regard as much more serious, and if the idiot makes a pest of himself again, I would certainly warn the management about him - who knows how many other people might be subjected to his idea of 'help'?


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 Post subject: Re: Yet more whinges!!
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I think you're right Noreen.

I was strong enough to deal with it, but how would a much younger person cope?

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A certain edge when she spoke of Mrs Maynard, certainly, but, after all, not everyone could love Joey.
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 Post subject: Re: Yet more whinges!!
PostPosted: 08 Nov 2017, 18:05 
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Exactly - or any one else who doesn't have your strength of mind. More power to your elbow that you didn't let him get away with it!


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 Post subject: Re: Yet more whinges!!
PostPosted: 09 Nov 2017, 13:03 
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Maybe you shouldn't wait until (if) you see him again, Jennie, but contact the store and tell them what happened and how it made you feel? In the first instance, it could be a training issue for their staff - to look out for behaviour which may appear well meant at a first glance but is actually aggressive and intimidating. In the second instance, they may have CCTV which could identify him and enable them to keep an eye out for him in the future. As you say, you had the strength and presence of mind to deal with him but it still affected you and no one should be subject to that.


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 Post subject: Re: Yet more whinges!!
PostPosted: 10 Nov 2017, 17:27 
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I've taken your advice, and told a member of Sainsbury's staff about this sorry excuse for a man, and he will notify the security staff as well as the management.

Rhys is a nice young man, we often have a little chat.

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A certain edge when she spoke of Mrs Maynard, certainly, but, after all, not everyone could love Joey.
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 Post subject: Re: Yet more whinges!!
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Nice one, Jennie! (I'm glad he took you seriously, too)

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 Post subject: Re: Yet more whinges!!
PostPosted: 10 Nov 2017, 21:50 
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Great news, Jennie, and sorry to hear about your experience.


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 Post subject: Re: Yet more whinges!!
PostPosted: 10 Nov 2017, 22:22 
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Good for you Jennie and good for Sainsbury's.


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 Post subject: Re: Yet more whinges!!
PostPosted: 20 Nov 2017, 21:11 
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Hugs to everyone who needs them! The past couple of months have been pretty tough for me and I'm finally feeling a bit run and weighed down by all the tough things my friends are going through as well. On top of that, I had a rubbish day at work and someone spilt the news about another colleague's transfer before he could tell me (and he seemingly was the only one to realise it would cause some concern on my part about job stability since my job is timezone dependent...) Whinge over! I'm off to read a good book...


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 Post subject: Re: Yet more whinges!!
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(((((roversgirl)))). I hope things start to improve for you soon. I think you are an amazing person.


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Hugs to all, especially to roversgirl and Jennie (what a dreaful man!)

Just want to say that what I like about this thread is that it really illustrates what a lovely, caring bunch CBBers are :)

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((roversgirl)) - hope things look up soon.

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PostPosted: 21 Nov 2017, 22:20 
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Thanks all and yes, the board is a lovely place!


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 Post subject: Re: Yet more whinges!!
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I may have whinged about this last year, if so, apologies, but I'm getting really annoyed at all the makers of Christmas cards who seem to think putting a simple "Merry Christmas" or "Seasons Greetings" inside is old fashioned. The older I get, the more of my cards go to friends/relatives who are widowed, in failing health or in their 80s or 90s. I've lost count of the numbers of boxes of cards I've picked up because I liked the design only to turn the box over and see it says "Have a fun filled Christmas", "Have the best Christmas ever", or "Have a magical Christmas" inside, which just isn't appropriate.

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 Post subject: Re: Yet more whinges!!
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I agree completely, Annied - it's very frustrating. It also amazed me how much choice there is - cards it seems for every occasion, relative, pet etc and yet when you start trying to find one nothing seems suitable!!

I always find card shopping quite emotional these days too and have to exit shops hurriedly :roll:

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Sympathies, Lisa. I've long had a tendency to head for the 'blanks' section!


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I was trying to find a nice e-card yesterday - I do send proper cards to most people, but a few get e-cards. I wanted one that played some reasonably nice festive music - anything decent would have done - and the website asked me if I wanted to select "reindeer farts" :roll: .

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