Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Out of Focus area > The lounge

The lounge Relax, take a break from photo and camera talk - have a chat about something else for a change. Just keep it clean and polite!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 8th February 2016
Harold Gough Harold Gough is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Reading UK
Posts: 5,747
Thanks: 58
Thanked 804 Times in 733 Posts
Likes: 40
Liked 3,186 Times in 1,716 Posts
Sign of the Times?

In Tesco, food section, on a shelf "Please pay for purchases before consuming". This was in the pet food section, and I have never even seen a guide dog in there.

Harold
__________________
The body is willing but the mind is weak.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 8th February 2016
photo_owl photo_owl is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kent
Posts: 1,423
Thanks: 37
Thanked 129 Times in 113 Posts
Likes: 55
Liked 53 Times in 42 Posts
Re: Sign of the Times?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harold Gough View Post
In Tesco, food section, on a shelf "Please pay for purchases before consuming". This was in the pet food section, and I have never even seen a guide dog in there.

Harold
Even if there was one, he would have to be able to read....
__________________
E, Pen and OM-D bodies
43 m43 and legacy glass
loads of flashes and accessories from all the systems
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 8th February 2016
Imageryone Imageryone is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Suffolk,England
Posts: 4,934
Thanks: 1,101
Thanked 797 Times in 755 Posts
Likes: 656
Liked 564 Times in 336 Posts
Re: Sign of the Times?

Not only able to read, but Paws to check if he had the right change
__________________
The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 8th February 2016
The Technician's Avatar
The Technician The Technician is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Posts: 843
Thanks: 258
Thanked 84 Times in 65 Posts
Likes: 556
Liked 62 Times in 33 Posts
Re: Sign of the Times?

Aaahh but the dog has to be able to read as the blind owner would not see the sign !!
__________________
Regards
Michael

OM-D E-M5 mk2, m12-40mm f2.8, m25mm f1.8, m45mm f1.8, m60mm f2.8 Macro, M14‑150mm 1:4-5.6 II, M75-300mm MK2, Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 fisheye
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 8th February 2016
Graham_of_Rainham's Avatar
Graham_of_Rainham Graham_of_Rainham is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Rainham
Posts: 8,096
Thanks: 642
Thanked 939 Times in 727 Posts
Likes: 2,259
Liked 1,579 Times in 910 Posts
Re: Sign of the Times?

I've seen women in Tesco feed a family of five, with out one item being paid for.

Say one word to them and the air turns blue. Mention it to "security" and they ignore you.

I often paid for half a French stick when our kids were sat in the trolley.

This attitude that the freeloaders have really annoys me.
__________________
Graham

We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Imageryone (8th February 2016)
  #6  
Old 8th February 2016
Naughty Nigel's Avatar
Naughty Nigel Naughty Nigel is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Land of the Prince Bishops
Posts: 9,514
Thanks: 384
Thanked 546 Times in 461 Posts
Likes: 3,298
Liked 2,269 Times in 1,499 Posts
Re: Sign of the Times?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
I've seen women in Tesco feed a family of five, with out one item being paid for.

Say one word to them and the air turns blue. Mention it to "security" and they ignore you.

I often paid for half a French stick when our kids were sat in the trolley.

This attitude that the freeloaders have really annoys me.
Nothing surprises me about Tesco, although they are a little upmarket when compared to Asda.

I cannot recall having visited a Tesco supermarket for at least twenty years, but a friend complained to the manager of the Gateshead store after finding bottles of quite decent Merlot kept in the fridge!
__________________
---------------

Naughty Nigel


Difficult is worth doing
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Graham_of_Rainham (8th February 2016)
  #7  
Old 8th February 2016
David M's Avatar
David M David M is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: A Brit now living in Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 6,605
Thanks: 39
Thanked 678 Times in 640 Posts
Likes: 254
Liked 1,313 Times in 792 Posts
Re: Sign of the Times?

I've eaten those bone shaped dog biscuits as a joke before now but never in the store.
__________________
It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

David M's Photoblog or follow me on Instagram.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 8th February 2016
Ross the fiddler's Avatar
Ross the fiddler Ross the fiddler is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Blue Mtns, NSW Australia
Posts: 13,927
Thanks: 2,057
Thanked 1,309 Times in 1,024 Posts
Likes: 5,350
Liked 2,061 Times in 1,118 Posts
Re: Sign of the Times?

Quote:
Originally Posted by David M View Post
I've eaten those bone shaped dog biscuits as a joke before now but never in the store.
And now you're barking mad?
__________________
Ross
I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
David M (9th February 2016)
  #9  
Old 8th February 2016
Zuiko's Avatar
Zuiko Zuiko is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dunmow, Essex
Posts: 22,041
Thanks: 1,981
Thanked 3,144 Times in 2,453 Posts
Likes: 3,378
Liked 4,450 Times in 2,112 Posts
Re: Sign of the Times?

Parents feeding their children with as yet unpaid for items in supermarkets is one of my pet hates. I've seen mothers give their child a yoghurt with a spoon evidently brought from home for the purpose. They will never learn to be patient or disciplined - and the children will grow up even worse!
__________________
John

"A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Graham_of_Rainham (8th February 2016), Naughty Nigel (9th February 2016)
  #10  
Old 8th February 2016
Zuiko's Avatar
Zuiko Zuiko is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dunmow, Essex
Posts: 22,041
Thanks: 1,981
Thanked 3,144 Times in 2,453 Posts
Likes: 3,378
Liked 4,450 Times in 2,112 Posts
Re: Sign of the Times?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
Nothing surprises me about Tesco, although they are a little upmarket when compared to Asda.

I cannot recall having visited a Tesco supermarket for at least twenty years, but a friend complained to the manager of the Gateshead store after finding bottles of quite decent Merlot kept in the fridge!
I'm quite surprised that in Gateshead there is a fridge or a Merlot. I'd have thought that the local customers would be more familiar with tepid Newcastle Brown.
__________________
John

"A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 9th February 2016
Internaut Internaut is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Manchester
Posts: 2,986
Thanks: 329
Thanked 314 Times in 293 Posts
Likes: 1,582
Liked 686 Times in 296 Posts
Re: Sign of the Times?

Meh, I've never met a dog who wouldn't break the rules, given the chance to break the rules.

Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 9th February 2016
Naughty Nigel's Avatar
Naughty Nigel Naughty Nigel is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Land of the Prince Bishops
Posts: 9,514
Thanks: 384
Thanked 546 Times in 461 Posts
Likes: 3,298
Liked 2,269 Times in 1,499 Posts
Re: Sign of the Times?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zuiko View Post
I'm quite surprised that in Gateshead there is a fridge or a Merlot. I'd have thought that the local customers would be more familiar with tepid Newcastle Brown.
Gateshead is slowly moving upmarket. The Gateshead Tesco store is huge, but it is part of a much larger complex which includes flats and student accommodation, so I don't think 'Broon' is quite as popular in the area nowadays.
__________________
---------------

Naughty Nigel


Difficult is worth doing
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 9th February 2016
Zuiko's Avatar
Zuiko Zuiko is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dunmow, Essex
Posts: 22,041
Thanks: 1,981
Thanked 3,144 Times in 2,453 Posts
Likes: 3,378
Liked 4,450 Times in 2,112 Posts
Re: Sign of the Times?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
Gateshead is slowly moving upmarket. The Gateshead Tesco store is huge, but it is part of a much larger complex which includes flats and student accommodation, so I don't think 'Broon' is quite as popular in the area nowadays.
That's true of much of "the North," I wrote that post with my mischievous stereotyping hat on. Why shouldn't Geordies enjoy a good Merlot? I hear that in Liverpool they have recently discovered the delights of Blue Nun.
__________________
John

"A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Naughty Nigel (9th February 2016)
  #14  
Old 9th February 2016
The Technician's Avatar
The Technician The Technician is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Posts: 843
Thanks: 258
Thanked 84 Times in 65 Posts
Likes: 556
Liked 62 Times in 33 Posts
Re: Sign of the Times?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
Gateshead is slowly moving upmarket. The Gateshead Tesco store is huge, but it is part of a much larger complex which includes flats and student accommodation, so I don't think 'Broon' is quite as popular in the area nowadays.
You would be hard pressed to see anyone drinking "A Bottle of Broon" these days, the brewery has gone its brewed down south now and I think the americans drink most of it now
__________________
Regards
Michael

OM-D E-M5 mk2, m12-40mm f2.8, m25mm f1.8, m45mm f1.8, m60mm f2.8 Macro, M14‑150mm 1:4-5.6 II, M75-300mm MK2, Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 fisheye
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to The Technician For This Useful Post:
Naughty Nigel (9th February 2016)
  #15  
Old 9th February 2016
Harold Gough Harold Gough is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Reading UK
Posts: 5,747
Thanks: 58
Thanked 804 Times in 733 Posts
Likes: 40
Liked 3,186 Times in 1,716 Posts
Re: Sign of the Times?

Quote:
Originally Posted by David M View Post
I've eaten those bone shaped dog biscuits as a joke before now but never in the store.
We used to pinch those, and eat them, regularly. As far as I recall, they were far better than Rich Tea.

Harold
__________________
The body is willing but the mind is weak.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The last sign (for now ...) StephenL Foto Fair 3 17th June 2013 11:16 AM
A sign of things to come David Morison Foto Fair 8 4th March 2012 03:12 PM
Another spring sign andym Foto Fair 2 26th February 2010 07:51 PM
Another Sign of Spring andym Foto Fair 3 16th March 2009 02:35 PM
Sign of the times art frames The lounge 5 27th November 2007 07:50 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:08 PM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger