Tesco rant

Sorry for actually posting but....

So I had an interesting experience at Tesco ( Fulborn ) today, I wanted to buy some anti-histamines and some painkillers so I ended up buying three tins of chocolates 6 packs of anti-histamines and two packets of paracetamol and two packets of ibuprofen. I did try to buy some more but something happened....

I was using a self service register and they always annoy. So someone came over when I put the third pain killer though the till and they said I wasn’t allowed to buy more than two painkillers in a single transaction. So I completed that transaction and started another one for the next two packets. I completed that and had started another when I was told that I was not allowed to buy any more. I asked why and they said it was company policy.

Basically I ended up being surrounded by the manager for the checkouts, the deputy manger for the store and a security guard. And they wouldn’t let me leave the store with the medicines I had bought, they kept on saying it was against company policy. When the store manager turned up I started recording this on my ipod, I told them I was doing this and they told me to stop because of company policy I refused. I was really shaking and felt very intimidated and unwell I also left my card in the card reader I was so shaken. I have about 10 minutes of audio where they will not let me leave the store with the items I had purchased. I did ask them to ring the police when the said they really were not going to let me out of the shop with the medicines I had bought. Eventually the manager said it was the medicines act and I think he said 1998 but I can only find an 1968 medicines act which googling implies that it limits the drugs that shops which are not pharmacies are allowed to sell. I did then give him the extra packets of paracetamol and ibuprofen but refused a refund as I just wanted to leave the shop. This has really shaken myself and my 10 year old son who was with me up.

Even if I wasn’t allowed to buy the medicines are they allowed to stop me from leaving the building ? I did pop into the police station later in the day to ask if they were allowed to detain me and they said it was a civil mater. I also asked the police if Tesco had rung them and they refused to answer.

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You're a Slytherpuff!: This is a rare combination
but those that are true Slytherpuffs are not
people you want to make your enemy. You take
loyalty very seriously and if someone gives you
their word you expect them to keep it. You
either project a cold exterior and have a heart
of gold inside or you seem all cuddly and nice
on the outside and you are ruthless on the
inside. People frequently underestimate you but
this usually suits your purpose. Whoever has
your loyalty is a very lucky person because you
will fight tooth and nail to protect them. You
have a protective streak and you like to
champion the underdog. In life, experience has
taught you that it's better not to be too
idealistic or expect to much of other people.
Still, deep inside you, you still have hope
that everything will always turn out for the
best. Your weakness is that sometimes you trust
blindly, follow without question and this can
lead you into trouble. With the loyalty of a
Hufflepuff and the ruthlessness of a Slytherin
you are a formidable person!

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You scored as Remus Lupin. Your alter ego is Remus Lupin. You are a wise and caring wizard and a good, loyal friend to boot. However sometimes in an effort to be liked by others you can let things slide by which ordinairly you would protest about.


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