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Old 19 Jun 19, 01:39 PM  
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First world problems in M and S!

I popped into M and S today to get some goodies for our MC in Florida! Obviously I picked up a few extra bits too (as you do), anyway when we got to checkout Cash Only. I looked in my purse and I had exactly 42 in cash. Luckily there was a cash point (a very slow one) so I joined the queue for that, mentally adding up how much I'd spent. Anyway two people in front of me the cash machine went down. I stomped back to the trolley mentally discarding the non essentials to be told the card were now being accepted. So I paid (56 something) and then remembered I needed a card. I bought said card and went to self pay checkout clasping my 2 coins and it refused to take cash. I pressed for help and waited and waited and waited some more then stomped over to the basket only till and paid.
I remember when M and S had enough staff and they are no cheaper now than they were then!

On a high note the cherries I bought were gorgeous tho. And I recommend the coronation potato salad.

Of course had I only bought what I went for I would have been well able to pay cash in the first place. There's a moral there somewhere!

PS and I forgot to use my Sparks card again.

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Old 19 Jun 19, 01:45 PM  
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Our local M & S foodstore has loads of staff. All really nice. I hope they don't make cutbacks as it attracts a lot of the more mature shoppers some of whom need the staff to help them with their shopping and carrying stuff. Not me!

I don't know the last time I ever had any cash on me be it notes or coins
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M&S first world problems for me yesterday... the chocolate petit pains on the bakery counter were over cooked so had to go without lol.
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Old 19 Jun 19, 02:15 PM  
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Originally Posted by Mr Tom Morrow View Post
Our local M & S foodstore has loads of staff. All really nice. I hope they don't make cutbacks as it attracts a lot of the more mature shoppers some of whom need the staff to help them with their shopping and carrying stuff. Not me!

I don't know the last time I ever had any cash on me be it notes or coins
You've made an interesting point there. This was a traditional store, I usually go to the food stores and they seem to be better staffed. I travelled further and fared worse!
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Sue, your problem was not as serious as mine, because our local marks closed and we have to travel to Pinner (where Elton John was born), and it is too posh an area for me, so I'm still waiting for marks to start a food delivery service so the posh folk of Pinner don't have to look down at me because I have a tattoo.
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Originally Posted by mickey house View Post
Sue, your problem was not as serious as mine, because our local marks closed and we have to travel to Pinner (where Elton John was born), and it is too posh an area for me, so I'm still waiting for marks to start a food delivery service so the posh folk of Pinner don't have to look down at me because I have a tattoo.
I had family in Pinner many years ago. It wasn't Elton John though.

I did go into Hertfordshire today maybe that was the problem.
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Originally Posted by mickey house View Post
Sue, your problem was not as serious as mine, because our local marks closed and we have to travel to Pinner (where Elton John was born), and it is too posh an area for me, so I'm still waiting for marks to start a food delivery service so the posh folk of Pinner don't have to look down at me because I have a tattoo.
And very hairy arms too! I'm sure the local food bank will not look down on you!

PS Our M and S food is very good, plenty of staff to help. Wasabi Peas are reduced to 1 a bag! Lovely cherries!
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Originally Posted by mickey house View Post
Sue, your problem was not as serious as mine, because our local marks closed and we have to travel to Pinner (where Elton John was born), and it is too posh an area for me, so I'm still waiting for marks to start a food delivery service so the posh folk of Pinner don't have to look down at me because I have a tattoo.
Pinner is our local as well , I think they let me in as we live here although I do get some funny looks sometime if I pop in without my hair done
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I popped into M and S today to get some goodies for our MC in Florida! Obviously I picked up a few extra bits too (as you do), anyway when we got to checkout Cash Only. I looked in my purse and I had exactly 42 in cash. Luckily there was a cash point (a very slow one) so I joined the queue for that, mentally adding up how much I'd spent. Anyway two people in front of me the cash machine went down. I stomped back to the trolley mentally discarding the non essentials to be told the card were now being accepted. So I paid (56 something) and then remembered I needed a card. I bought said card and went to self pay checkout clasping my 2 coins and it refused to take cash. I pressed for help and waited and waited and waited some more then stomped over to the basket only till and paid.
I remember when M and S had enough staff and they are no cheaper now than they were then!

On a high note the cherries I bought were gorgeous tho. And I recommend the coronation potato salad.

Of course had I only bought what I went for I would have been well able to pay cash in the first place. There's a moral there somewhere!

PS and I forgot to use my Sparks card again.
I usually have about 20p in my purse just always forget to get cash out !
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