Popular Taunton shop lays down the law on mobile phones

Owner Hugh Duder and counter assistant Sharon Kidd

Owner Hugh Duder and counter assistant Sharon Kidd

First published in News Somerset County Gazette: Photograph of the Author by

CUSTOMERS in a busy town centre store are being told – ‘if you’re on your mobile you won’t be served’.

A notice politely informs anyone having a natter over the phone that staff will ignore them and serve the next person in the queue.

The ban at County Stores, Taunton, was the idea of counter assistants Sharon Kidd and Sarah Holley, who were fed up with having to wait for customers to hang up.

Sharon said: “Quite simply, if someone’s on their phone we’ll serve the next person.

“It’s happening increasingly, and as we’re selling Lotto tickets the queue can get quite long.

“We had some people coming up to us on the phone, not paying attention to what we were asking them and holding up the queue.”

Sharon said the policy had generally been well received, but she has heard the odd grumble and one young customer stormed out shouting ‘stuff you’.

She said: “We’ve had plenty of positive comments, and the majority of customers on their phone apologise and stop the call.

“People say it’s a good idea because it’s rude being on your phone and holding up the queue.”

County Stores owner Hugh Duder backs the rule, saying: “It’s disrespectful to be on the phone when you want to get served, and the counter assistants shouldn’t have to put up with it.”

Comments (28)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:17am Sun 21 Oct 12

confusedconfucious says...

Here is one customer that supports you fully! Thankyou.
Here is one customer that supports you fully! Thankyou. confusedconfucious
  • Score: 0

10:07am Sun 21 Oct 12

CosApp says...

Yes, well done County Stores. ....and the sooner the law takes the driving licence away from these ignorant peasants who continue to use them on the road instead of giving them a paltry £30 fine and three points (if they are unlucky) the better. I wrote to the MP concerned and he (Quentin) says the penalties are income related so those people on lower incomes or benefits pay less! If they can afford a car and a mobile they can afford an appropriate penalty! That penalty should be a six month ban! At least!
Yes, well done County Stores. ....and the sooner the law takes the driving licence away from these ignorant peasants who continue to use them on the road instead of giving them a paltry £30 fine and three points (if they are unlucky) the better. I wrote to the MP concerned and he (Quentin) says the penalties are income related so those people on lower incomes or benefits pay less! If they can afford a car and a mobile they can afford an appropriate penalty! That penalty should be a six month ban! At least! CosApp
  • Score: 0

10:51am Sun 21 Oct 12

boliston says...

I wish more stores would adapt this policy - I'm not sure why people need to spend so much time glued to their mobiles anyway - I can't think of anything more boring than making endless phone calls, but I guess people need to use up their "free" minutes somehow if they are on contract.
I wish more stores would adapt this policy - I'm not sure why people need to spend so much time glued to their mobiles anyway - I can't think of anything more boring than making endless phone calls, but I guess people need to use up their "free" minutes somehow if they are on contract. boliston
  • Score: 0

11:13am Sun 21 Oct 12

souwesterly says...

At last - some small victory for common decency.
An excellent fight-back against public ignorance by a highly respected pillar of the community. There's nothing so rude as someone who insists on talking (usually loudly) to someone else on the phone while shopping.
Essentially, the shopkeeper is being ignored or treated with contempt.

And this also comes at the perfect time - in the week when David Cameron has finally had enough of 'hoodies' and soft policing and prison options.....perhaps a return to some degree of civilisation.

My only other thought is, 'why has the country been let to sink so far before anything has been done – locally or nationally?'
At last - some small victory for common decency. An excellent fight-back against public ignorance by a highly respected pillar of the community. There's nothing so rude as someone who insists on talking (usually loudly) to someone else on the phone while shopping. Essentially, the shopkeeper is being ignored or treated with contempt. And this also comes at the perfect time - in the week when David Cameron has finally had enough of 'hoodies' and soft policing and prison options.....perhaps a return to some degree of civilisation. My only other thought is, 'why has the country been let to sink so far before anything has been done – locally or nationally?' souwesterly
  • Score: 0

2:14pm Mon 22 Oct 12

BaldyLocks says...

Another good reason not to shop in Taunton.
Another good reason not to shop in Taunton. BaldyLocks
  • Score: 0

3:25pm Mon 22 Oct 12

Useacarpark.com says...

Imagine the scene - cashier: "that's £75.60 please sir", (ring ring, ring ring) Customer: "sorry I really need to answer this it's my daughters school" Cashier: "sorry sir I'm not allowed to serve you now because you are on your phone". The one benefit of this is that county stores will have to employ more staff to put back all the unsold goods left at the checkouts. If you've been in a long queue on a busy day it's not the end of the world if the customer is on the phone. As long as the customer isn't breaking the law or being offensive they can do what they want in my eyes, it's a business, not a school!
Imagine the scene - cashier: "that's £75.60 please sir", (ring ring, ring ring) Customer: "sorry I really need to answer this it's my daughters school" Cashier: "sorry sir I'm not allowed to serve you now because you are on your phone". The one benefit of this is that county stores will have to employ more staff to put back all the unsold goods left at the checkouts. If you've been in a long queue on a busy day it's not the end of the world if the customer is on the phone. As long as the customer isn't breaking the law or being offensive they can do what they want in my eyes, it's a business, not a school! Useacarpark.com
  • Score: 0

4:25pm Mon 22 Oct 12

FreeSpeech? says...

Useacarpark.com wrote:
Imagine the scene - cashier: "that's £75.60 please sir", (ring ring, ring ring) Customer: "sorry I really need to answer this it's my daughters school" Cashier: "sorry sir I'm not allowed to serve you now because you are on your phone". The one benefit of this is that county stores will have to employ more staff to put back all the unsold goods left at the checkouts. If you've been in a long queue on a busy day it's not the end of the world if the customer is on the phone. As long as the customer isn't breaking the law or being offensive they can do what they want in my eyes, it's a business, not a school!
Imagine the scene, you've just bought some items that should only cost £5.50 but because your a rude customer who can't leave your phone alone for 5 mins your card has been charged £55.50.
What a shame I'll now go back hold all the other customers up because I couldn't be bothered to pay attention and now I need a refund.
Do you do the same whilst your driving or in the cinema?
[quote][p][bold]Useacarpark.com[/bold] wrote: Imagine the scene - cashier: "that's £75.60 please sir", (ring ring, ring ring) Customer: "sorry I really need to answer this it's my daughters school" Cashier: "sorry sir I'm not allowed to serve you now because you are on your phone". The one benefit of this is that county stores will have to employ more staff to put back all the unsold goods left at the checkouts. If you've been in a long queue on a busy day it's not the end of the world if the customer is on the phone. As long as the customer isn't breaking the law or being offensive they can do what they want in my eyes, it's a business, not a school![/p][/quote]Imagine the scene, you've just bought some items that should only cost £5.50 but because your a rude customer who can't leave your phone alone for 5 mins your card has been charged £55.50. What a shame I'll now go back hold all the other customers up because I couldn't be bothered to pay attention and now I need a refund. Do you do the same whilst your driving or in the cinema? FreeSpeech?
  • Score: 0

5:19pm Mon 22 Oct 12

Taunton Reader says...

Not sure if this sort of publicity has done County Stores any favours.  It may have got them some free advertising, but I am sure that this sort of message will actually lose them trade.  Why is everyone who uses a mobile phone being branded rude and disrespectful? I don't use my phone very often but if I was contacted whilst being served at County Stores, I would like to think that I wouldn't be asked to go to the back of the queue or hang-up.  If this is seriously what the management is suggesting, I will be shopping elsewhere from now on. I can understand people being asked to mute or turn off phones in the cinema or at the doctor's surgery, but not when they call into a shop to buy a paper or a sandwich. Absolute madness!
Not sure if this sort of publicity has done County Stores any favours.  It may have got them some free advertising, but I am sure that this sort of message will actually lose them trade.  Why is everyone who uses a mobile phone being branded rude and disrespectful? I don't use my phone very often but if I was contacted whilst being served at County Stores, I would like to think that I wouldn't be asked to go to the back of the queue or hang-up.  If this is seriously what the management is suggesting, I will be shopping elsewhere from now on. I can understand people being asked to mute or turn off phones in the cinema or at the doctor's surgery, but not when they call into a shop to buy a paper or a sandwich. Absolute madness! Taunton Reader
  • Score: 0

9:33pm Mon 22 Oct 12

Useacarpark.com says...

FreeSpeech? wrote:
Useacarpark.com wrote:
Imagine the scene - cashier: "that's £75.60 please sir", (ring ring, ring ring) Customer: "sorry I really need to answer this it's my daughters school" Cashier: "sorry sir I'm not allowed to serve you now because you are on your phone". The one benefit of this is that county stores will have to employ more staff to put back all the unsold goods left at the checkouts. If you've been in a long queue on a busy day it's not the end of the world if the customer is on the phone. As long as the customer isn't breaking the law or being offensive they can do what they want in my eyes, it's a business, not a school!
Imagine the scene, you've just bought some items that should only cost £5.50 but because your a rude customer who can't leave your phone alone for 5 mins your card has been charged £55.50.
What a shame I'll now go back hold all the other customers up because I couldn't be bothered to pay attention and now I need a refund.
Do you do the same whilst your driving or in the cinema?
That's a rubbish and irrelevant argument, as driving on the phone is illegal and dangerous, and the cinema is a quiet place where phones ruin everyone's experience. A grocery shop is generally a busy and noisy place where you buy goods, like food and drink which are required to stay alive.
[quote][p][bold]FreeSpeech?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Useacarpark.com[/bold] wrote: Imagine the scene - cashier: "that's £75.60 please sir", (ring ring, ring ring) Customer: "sorry I really need to answer this it's my daughters school" Cashier: "sorry sir I'm not allowed to serve you now because you are on your phone". The one benefit of this is that county stores will have to employ more staff to put back all the unsold goods left at the checkouts. If you've been in a long queue on a busy day it's not the end of the world if the customer is on the phone. As long as the customer isn't breaking the law or being offensive they can do what they want in my eyes, it's a business, not a school![/p][/quote]Imagine the scene, you've just bought some items that should only cost £5.50 but because your a rude customer who can't leave your phone alone for 5 mins your card has been charged £55.50. What a shame I'll now go back hold all the other customers up because I couldn't be bothered to pay attention and now I need a refund. Do you do the same whilst your driving or in the cinema?[/p][/quote]That's a rubbish and irrelevant argument, as driving on the phone is illegal and dangerous, and the cinema is a quiet place where phones ruin everyone's experience. A grocery shop is generally a busy and noisy place where you buy goods, like food and drink which are required to stay alive. Useacarpark.com
  • Score: 0

9:50am Tue 23 Oct 12

CosApp says...

Useacarpark.com wrote:
Imagine the scene - cashier: "that's £75.60 please sir", (ring ring, ring ring) Customer: "sorry I really need to answer this it's my daughters school" Cashier: "sorry sir I'm not allowed to serve you now because you are on your phone". The one benefit of this is that county stores will have to employ more staff to put back all the unsold goods left at the checkouts. If you've been in a long queue on a busy day it's not the end of the world if the customer is on the phone. As long as the customer isn't breaking the law or being offensive they can do what they want in my eyes, it's a business, not a school!
.... it may be a business but the business has a right to reuse entry and service. If the phone call from the school is that important then they will be leaving the queue anyway. Moreover, if their shopping is more important the phone user can use call back. If the individual stomps off in a childish tantrum at least the people waiting impatiently behind will be able to move forward. Please stop making excuses for this ignorant behaviour.
[quote][p][bold]Useacarpark.com[/bold] wrote: Imagine the scene - cashier: "that's £75.60 please sir", (ring ring, ring ring) Customer: "sorry I really need to answer this it's my daughters school" Cashier: "sorry sir I'm not allowed to serve you now because you are on your phone". The one benefit of this is that county stores will have to employ more staff to put back all the unsold goods left at the checkouts. If you've been in a long queue on a busy day it's not the end of the world if the customer is on the phone. As long as the customer isn't breaking the law or being offensive they can do what they want in my eyes, it's a business, not a school![/p][/quote].... it may be a business but the business has a right to reuse entry and service. If the phone call from the school is that important then they will be leaving the queue anyway. Moreover, if their shopping is more important the phone user can use call back. If the individual stomps off in a childish tantrum at least the people waiting impatiently behind will be able to move forward. Please stop making excuses for this ignorant behaviour. CosApp
  • Score: 0

11:37am Tue 23 Oct 12

souwesterly says...

Scenario.....You're having a chat with someone when their phone rings. They answer it and start chatting to the person on the phone while ignoring you. How are you supposed to feel?
Do you just let them chat on,while tapping you foot impatiently?
Do you say "excuse me, I was talking to you!"
Do you walk away and let them talk to their new 'friend'?
Come on - be honest - you'd feel really annoyed and would want that person to devote their attention back to you again.

New scenario: the person is buying something from you and the phone rings. They answer it and start chatting, while now doing the transaction wordlessly, or with hand gestures.
Do you, as the shopkeeper or seller, smile politely and continue to serve them?
Consider them to be ignorant and tell them to go away?
Or do you say "excuse me, I was talking to you!"
The shopkeeper can't do the latter so he/she has to do one of the previous things.
So - is a shopkeeper so low down the social caste that they are to be ignored and not treated as an equal?

Useacarpark - you're implying that as a business, they stand lower than you - to be looked down on.
Oh yes - they're "public servants, aren't they?"
Well, please believe me, if someone, as you say, "did what they want" in my shop while I was serving them, I'd tell them exactly where they could go - business or not.
Scenario.....You're having a chat with someone when their phone rings. They answer it and start chatting to the person on the phone while ignoring you. How are you supposed to feel? Do you just let them chat on,while tapping you foot impatiently? Do you say "excuse me, I was talking to you!" Do you walk away and let them talk to their new 'friend'? Come on - be honest - you'd feel really annoyed and would want that person to devote their attention back to you again. New scenario: the person is buying something from you and the phone rings. They answer it and start chatting, while now doing the transaction wordlessly, or with hand gestures. Do you, as the shopkeeper or seller, smile politely and continue to serve them? Consider them to be ignorant and tell them to go away? Or do you say "excuse me, I was talking to you!" The shopkeeper can't do the latter so he/she has to do one of the previous things. So - is a shopkeeper so low down the social caste that they are to be ignored and not treated as an equal? Useacarpark - you're implying that as a business, they stand lower than you - to be looked down on. Oh yes - they're "public servants, aren't they?" Well, please believe me, if someone, as you say, "did what they want" in my shop while I was serving them, I'd tell them exactly where they could go - business or not. souwesterly
  • Score: 0

12:23pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Useacarpark.com says...

souwesterly wrote:
Scenario.....You're having a chat with someone when their phone rings. They answer it and start chatting to the person on the phone while ignoring you. How are you supposed to feel?
Do you just let them chat on,while tapping you foot impatiently?
Do you say "excuse me, I was talking to you!"
Do you walk away and let them talk to their new 'friend'?
Come on - be honest - you'd feel really annoyed and would want that person to devote their attention back to you again.

New scenario: the person is buying something from you and the phone rings. They answer it and start chatting, while now doing the transaction wordlessly, or with hand gestures.
Do you, as the shopkeeper or seller, smile politely and continue to serve them?
Consider them to be ignorant and tell them to go away?
Or do you say "excuse me, I was talking to you!"
The shopkeeper can't do the latter so he/she has to do one of the previous things.
So - is a shopkeeper so low down the social caste that they are to be ignored and not treated as an equal?

Useacarpark - you're implying that as a business, they stand lower than you - to be looked down on.
Oh yes - they're "public servants, aren't they?"
Well, please believe me, if someone, as you say, "did what they want" in my shop while I was serving them, I'd tell them exactly where they could go - business or not.
If you have a successful business and you can afford to turn away and alienate customers then that's your prerogative. I've worked in customer services and had people on the phone, those that don't say hello or thank you, it happens! But on the other hand you get the nice customers the even everything out. It's not really an issue in my eyes. Should we ban all drivers who don't wave after you've given them right of way? And lock up people who pick their noses in public?
[quote][p][bold]souwesterly[/bold] wrote: Scenario.....You're having a chat with someone when their phone rings. They answer it and start chatting to the person on the phone while ignoring you. How are you supposed to feel? Do you just let them chat on,while tapping you foot impatiently? Do you say "excuse me, I was talking to you!" Do you walk away and let them talk to their new 'friend'? Come on - be honest - you'd feel really annoyed and would want that person to devote their attention back to you again. New scenario: the person is buying something from you and the phone rings. They answer it and start chatting, while now doing the transaction wordlessly, or with hand gestures. Do you, as the shopkeeper or seller, smile politely and continue to serve them? Consider them to be ignorant and tell them to go away? Or do you say "excuse me, I was talking to you!" The shopkeeper can't do the latter so he/she has to do one of the previous things. So - is a shopkeeper so low down the social caste that they are to be ignored and not treated as an equal? Useacarpark - you're implying that as a business, they stand lower than you - to be looked down on. Oh yes - they're "public servants, aren't they?" Well, please believe me, if someone, as you say, "did what they want" in my shop while I was serving them, I'd tell them exactly where they could go - business or not.[/p][/quote]If you have a successful business and you can afford to turn away and alienate customers then that's your prerogative. I've worked in customer services and had people on the phone, those that don't say hello or thank you, it happens! But on the other hand you get the nice customers the even everything out. It's not really an issue in my eyes. Should we ban all drivers who don't wave after you've given them right of way? And lock up people who pick their noses in public? Useacarpark.com
  • Score: 0

1:48pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Somerset_lad says...

It’s all about common courtesy. Whether you’re on your phone, or talking to the person next to you. Give the check-out person your full attention; (shop assistant, waiter, or anyone else that’s trying to help for that matter). How would you would feel on the receiving end?
It’s all about common courtesy. Whether you’re on your phone, or talking to the person next to you. Give the check-out person your full attention; (shop assistant, waiter, or anyone else that’s trying to help for that matter). How would you would feel on the receiving end? Somerset_lad
  • Score: 0

3:37pm Tue 23 Oct 12

loftyjack says...

yes common courtesy,it would also be appreciated by customers if they were acknowledged by shop assistants- maybe everybody should be aware of common decency
yes common courtesy,it would also be appreciated by customers if they were acknowledged by shop assistants- maybe everybody should be aware of common decency loftyjack
  • Score: 0

3:58pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Useacarpark.com says...

Somerset_lad wrote:
It’s all about common courtesy. Whether you’re on your phone, or talking to the person next to you. Give the check-out person your full attention; (shop assistant, waiter, or anyone else that’s trying to help for that matter). How would you would feel on the receiving end?
If I'm on a till I'm paid to be polite and serve the customer, not judge how they behave.
[quote][p][bold]Somerset_lad[/bold] wrote: It’s all about common courtesy. Whether you’re on your phone, or talking to the person next to you. Give the check-out person your full attention; (shop assistant, waiter, or anyone else that’s trying to help for that matter). How would you would feel on the receiving end?[/p][/quote]If I'm on a till I'm paid to be polite and serve the customer, not judge how they behave. Useacarpark.com
  • Score: 0

4:47pm Tue 23 Oct 12

FreeSpeech? says...

Useacarpark.com wrote:
Somerset_lad wrote:
It’s all about common courtesy. Whether you’re on your phone, or talking to the person next to you. Give the check-out person your full attention; (shop assistant, waiter, or anyone else that’s trying to help for that matter). How would you would feel on the receiving end?
If I'm on a till I'm paid to be polite and serve the customer, not judge how they behave.
Whilst I'm working I speak to people as I would wish too be spoken to, judging by your comments you don't mind being ignored whilst talking too others who are on the phone.
Extremely rude interrupting people to talk on a phone or expecting to be served whilst carrying on a conversation whilst already talking.
[quote][p][bold]Useacarpark.com[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Somerset_lad[/bold] wrote: It’s all about common courtesy. Whether you’re on your phone, or talking to the person next to you. Give the check-out person your full attention; (shop assistant, waiter, or anyone else that’s trying to help for that matter). How would you would feel on the receiving end?[/p][/quote]If I'm on a till I'm paid to be polite and serve the customer, not judge how they behave.[/p][/quote]Whilst I'm working I speak to people as I would wish too be spoken to, judging by your comments you don't mind being ignored whilst talking too others who are on the phone. Extremely rude interrupting people to talk on a phone or expecting to be served whilst carrying on a conversation whilst already talking. FreeSpeech?
  • Score: 0

5:01pm Tue 23 Oct 12

Somerset_lad says...

If you believe that you should be paid to be polite, and then you’re in the wrong job, this is an intrinsic quality. Manners, respect and politeness are attributes that are sadly evaporating from our society. It’s a two way process however and I acknowledge that customer service generally has much room for improvement.
If you believe that you should be paid to be polite, and then you’re in the wrong job, this is an intrinsic quality. Manners, respect and politeness are attributes that are sadly evaporating from our society. It’s a two way process however and I acknowledge that customer service generally has much room for improvement. Somerset_lad
  • Score: 0

6:30pm Tue 23 Oct 12

CosApp says...

FreeSpeech? wrote:
Useacarpark.com wrote:
Somerset_lad wrote:
It’s all about common courtesy. Whether you’re on your phone, or talking to the person next to you. Give the check-out person your full attention; (shop assistant, waiter, or anyone else that’s trying to help for that matter). How would you would feel on the receiving end?
If I'm on a till I'm paid to be polite and serve the customer, not judge how they behave.
Whilst I'm working I speak to people as I would wish too be spoken to, judging by your comments you don't mind being ignored whilst talking too others who are on the phone.
Extremely rude interrupting people to talk on a phone or expecting to be served whilst carrying on a conversation whilst already talking.
Useacarpark.com, I agree with FreeSpeech. If you have a job you will be lucky to keep it very long with your apparent selfish and rude attitude.
[quote][p][bold]FreeSpeech?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Useacarpark.com[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Somerset_lad[/bold] wrote: It’s all about common courtesy. Whether you’re on your phone, or talking to the person next to you. Give the check-out person your full attention; (shop assistant, waiter, or anyone else that’s trying to help for that matter). How would you would feel on the receiving end?[/p][/quote]If I'm on a till I'm paid to be polite and serve the customer, not judge how they behave.[/p][/quote]Whilst I'm working I speak to people as I would wish too be spoken to, judging by your comments you don't mind being ignored whilst talking too others who are on the phone. Extremely rude interrupting people to talk on a phone or expecting to be served whilst carrying on a conversation whilst already talking.[/p][/quote]Useacarpark.com, I agree with FreeSpeech. If you have a job you will be lucky to keep it very long with your apparent selfish and rude attitude. CosApp
  • Score: 0

11:11am Wed 24 Oct 12

meekmeek says...

useacarpark.com seriously dude??
if i seen you use a phone. id serve the next customer and when u finally got off the phone id then play around with my phone for a few minutes leaving you waiting for me
useacarpark.com seriously dude?? if i seen you use a phone. id serve the next customer and when u finally got off the phone id then play around with my phone for a few minutes leaving you waiting for me meekmeek
  • Score: 0

1:20pm Wed 24 Oct 12

swjoduk says...

If a company relies on lunch time trade for a large proportion of their trade, they should accept people on phones as this could be the only time they can use their personal phones during the day.

If not the company could end up losing trade to another company who will accept it.
If a company relies on lunch time trade for a large proportion of their trade, they should accept people on phones as this could be the only time they can use their personal phones during the day. If not the company could end up losing trade to another company who will accept it. swjoduk
  • Score: 0

6:11pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Useacarpark.com says...

meekmeek wrote:
useacarpark.com seriously dude??
if i seen you use a phone. id serve the next customer and when u finally got off the phone id then play around with my phone for a few minutes leaving you waiting for me
Then I'd make a complaint and you'd be the one in trouble, what happened to the customer is always right? Who said the cashier would have to wait, im sure most people can pay for goods and have a phone call. I used to read the comments on here about the lack of parking, poor traffic management, lack of good shops and think Taunton couldn't do anymore to restrict trade and tourism, but with the recent story about no Christmas lights and now shop owners becoming little hitlers I have been proved wrong.
[quote][p][bold]meekmeek[/bold] wrote: useacarpark.com seriously dude?? if i seen you use a phone. id serve the next customer and when u finally got off the phone id then play around with my phone for a few minutes leaving you waiting for me[/p][/quote]Then I'd make a complaint and you'd be the one in trouble, what happened to the customer is always right? Who said the cashier would have to wait, im sure most people can pay for goods and have a phone call. I used to read the comments on here about the lack of parking, poor traffic management, lack of good shops and think Taunton couldn't do anymore to restrict trade and tourism, but with the recent story about no Christmas lights and now shop owners becoming little hitlers I have been proved wrong. Useacarpark.com
  • Score: 0

7:23pm Wed 24 Oct 12

souwesterly says...

Getting back to the main theme, Useacarpark, you're saying then that shopkeepers are to be subservient?
You obviously look down on them?
You treat them with no respect?
Are you the same person who doesn't say 'thank you' to someone who holds a door open for you?
Do you say 'please' when you buy something?
Sorry if us plebs offend you then.

But try that in a shop I was working in and I'd stick up for my principles and be quite prepared to get into trouble for the likes of you, thank you.
Getting back to the main theme, Useacarpark, you're saying then that shopkeepers are to be subservient? You obviously look down on them? You treat them with no respect? Are you the same person who doesn't say 'thank you' to someone who holds a door open for you? Do you say 'please' when you buy something? Sorry if us plebs offend you then. But try that in a shop I was working in and I'd stick up for my principles and be quite prepared to get into trouble for the likes of you, thank you. souwesterly
  • Score: 0

8:02pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Useacarpark.com says...

Do we really need cashiers anymore? Thank god for self service and chip and pin! I'm not rude and I'm not saying that I'll always be on my phone when I'm in a shop, but this is a stupid take on what is probably a very rare occurrence. Is it really a story for a local paper? No! Is it an actual issue for county stores? Probably not!
Do we really need cashiers anymore? Thank god for self service and chip and pin! I'm not rude and I'm not saying that I'll always be on my phone when I'm in a shop, but this is a stupid take on what is probably a very rare occurrence. Is it really a story for a local paper? No! Is it an actual issue for county stores? Probably not! Useacarpark.com
  • Score: 0

11:20pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Sueglenn says...

Quite right too! Well done County Stores. Good manners don't seem to exist anymore :(
Quite right too! Well done County Stores. Good manners don't seem to exist anymore :( Sueglenn
  • Score: 0

6:47am Thu 25 Oct 12

Siker72 says...

I can't believe that this was picked up by an national radio station yesterday ( oct 24th )
I can't believe that this was picked up by an national radio station yesterday ( oct 24th ) Siker72
  • Score: 0

10:29am Thu 25 Oct 12

BaldyLocks says...

Thank goodness for the internet.
No congestion, no parking, always in stock, no stroppy sales staff, far cheaper and delivered to my door.
Thank goodness for the internet. No congestion, no parking, always in stock, no stroppy sales staff, far cheaper and delivered to my door. BaldyLocks
  • Score: 0

11:33am Fri 26 Oct 12

Mi_Coc says...

This has made the news, I assumed all there customers were 100 plus and therefore dont have internet access or use mobiles so I cant see any issue!
This has made the news, I assumed all there customers were 100 plus and therefore dont have internet access or use mobiles so I cant see any issue! Mi_Coc
  • Score: 0

8:21pm Thu 1 Nov 12

Mi_Coc says...

souwesterly wrote:
Getting back to the main theme, Useacarpark, you're saying then that shopkeepers are to be subservient?
You obviously look down on them?
You treat them with no respect?
Are you the same person who doesn't say 'thank you' to someone who holds a door open for you?
Do you say 'please' when you buy something?
Sorry if us plebs offend you then.

But try that in a shop I was working in and I'd stick up for my principles and be quite prepared to get into trouble for the likes of you, thank you.
Funnily enough he/she/it refered to me as a pleb on another post, so i am starting to think useacarpark.com is some andrew mitchell type, tory silver spoon brigade.
[quote][p][bold]souwesterly[/bold] wrote: Getting back to the main theme, Useacarpark, you're saying then that shopkeepers are to be subservient? You obviously look down on them? You treat them with no respect? Are you the same person who doesn't say 'thank you' to someone who holds a door open for you? Do you say 'please' when you buy something? Sorry if us plebs offend you then. But try that in a shop I was working in and I'd stick up for my principles and be quite prepared to get into trouble for the likes of you, thank you.[/p][/quote]Funnily enough he/she/it refered to me as a pleb on another post, so i am starting to think useacarpark.com is some andrew mitchell type, tory silver spoon brigade. Mi_Coc
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree