Sunday, 30 March 2014

Taking The Biscuit

Having decided this morning to go on a family trip to Wisley Gardens for a Mothers Day outing, we popped into Waitrose briefly for a few supplies. Mrs WP went in do the business while I sat in the car with WP Junior and after about two songs from the radio she re-emerged with shopping bags in hand. So far so normal.

As we moved off again she decided to have closer look at the receipt, it having occurred to her that £21.40 was a bit much for a few groceries. It seemed the three biscuits she had bought for us has somehow been charged as 32 biscuits and while they were doing a wonderful deal on these biscuits (which they insist for some reason on calling 'cookies') whereby the knock 9p off each one bought as a set of three, 32 of of them was still a bit over the top.

Luckily we hadn't quite reached Lynwood Drive yet so I did a quick drive round the block and she went back in to sort out the issue.

To their credit the staff there sorted it out immediately, organised a refund which was of the face value of the biscuits before the discounts were applied so she ended up getting a couple of pounds extra back too (Hooray).

No discredit to the person who made the mistake to start with; they probably just hit the 2 by mistake after pressing the 3 and neither they nor Mrs WP spotted it at the time - an easy mistake to make. However it was good to know the staff were ready to correct the problem without question afterwards. And the biscuits weren't too bad either...


10 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Maria said...

The staff is always happy to help. They are brilliant.

Parkerilla said...

No doubt the lib-dems were to blame

Iain said...

And the point of the story?

chris m said...

Most boring story ever. Utter rubbish. Who cares about your cookies. That is not local news, get a life.

Worcester Park Blogger said...

Oh I'm sorry Chris, should I refrain from writing part two then?

chris m said...

Why don't you wait you wait for something exiting to happen like they run out of Artichokes, or someone loses a glove .

Arty Choke said...

Or Chris M relieving his boredom by having a domestic in-store and requiring an artichoke to be surgically removed?

Or put another way, why not go surf elsewhere if it makes you that unhappy.

Wouldn't anyone with half a brain who found a website boring, simply click to another one? [As opposed to spending even more time lodging their regret that reading the WP Blog has failed to provide a stimulating pause in an otherwise unproductive day].

chris m said...

Even with at least "half a brain" you will realise this is a Blog. Which means i can comment , agree , disagree or discuss. If my opinion is not what the " Worcester Park Blog " would like as a comment i suggest dropping the name" BLOG " from their web site . NEWS FLASH. Ant seen near PoundLand.

Arfur Brain said...

If you two carry on like this, we'll never get to see part 2 of this enlightening saga.... :P

Arty Choke said...

But no doubt, (and probably the near future), we'll get to see part 4 of Chris M's revealing saga "think this website is website ... so I can't stop coming back to it and uploading rubbish on it!"

What about this idea for a NEWS FLASH: +++ "Chris M, who objects to the WP Blog more than anyone else, is (paradoxically) visiting and uploading comments here, more than anyone else!" +++

Maybe a local psychologist could offer an analysis of Chris's "issues"? Perhaps, based on the 'empty vessels make the most noise' model?

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