Sainsburys. Again. I think I will do my shopping somewhere else from now on. Why? Well, they are bullies. Environment bullies. And charity bullies.
Oh yes, and they don´t know nothing about beer. Hoegaarden, the best beer in the world (which must be drank with a slice of lemon) is not only totally overpriced but also labelled with "try with indian food". Indian food? Are you kidding me? Maybe with moule-frites (the Belgian traditional dish) but certainly not with Indian food.
Remember last time I was there and the lady asked me if I really needed a bag? Well, it happened again. But this time it was worse.
So I go to Sainsburys, after a long day at work, just to buy a couple of things because I really fancy a steak and Sainsburys are quite good when it comes to organic meat. "Taste the difference" they call their organic range.
Talking about tasting the difference, you do really taste the difference when it comes to organic meat (especially pork chops) but unfortunately you also taste the diffence in their "Taste the difference sausage range". With them one often wishes one would actually NOT taste any bleeding differnce. Why? Well, stuffing sausages with Red wine and Apples and all sorts of weird things that can go anywhere BUT into sausages just isn´t right. BELIEVE ME. I come from sausage paradiese Germany and that rubbish does by definition NOT go into sausages. Bread does not either by the way!!
Anyway, back to my lovely Sainsburys experience.
I bought about 10 items and did not have a bag with me as usual. In other supermarkets they notice that and even ask you if you need any help with packing (Look you Germans, you are rubbish at that! Meaning this kindness does not exist in Germania! Brits are much better at this!). However, this lady saw from the corner of her eye that I did not start packing. (Maybe she was German). So I asked her: "Could I have a bag please?" She threw one at me, of course again with a thought bubble that said "environment terrorist" . Whatever.
When it came to pay my items she asked me if I wanted to donate my vouchers to any kiddies in need. "No I don´t." I said. My Gosh. I could see the indignation in her eyes. How dare she not donating her vouchers to underprivileged kids? Well darling, life is expensive in the UK, especially when you are single or pensioner, and the whole point of vouchers is to save some money on your shopping. Why don´t YOU put your prices down a penny or two and donate to the kiddies in need then, eh? To have 10 Quit less in our pockets does hurt us, it would not hurt you!
"If you don´t want to donate your vouchers to underprivileged kids do you at least (!) want to donate your nectar points to underprivileged kids?"
Hello-o? "No I don´t." I said again. Not only did I get the bad looks from the lady on the till but also from the single mums and dads who were behind me in the queue. "Why doesn´t she help the poor kids in the world?" I heard a small girl innocently asking her father. "She probably doesn´t have any kids." he replied so everyone could here it.
Bingo. No, I don´t have kids. Therefore I don´t care about kids don´t I? Well, I care a lot about chicken, I don´t eat them. Do you care about chicken? No you don´t. You buy them, not even organic ones, buy one get one free and eat them without even thinking of what life (or better: existence) they had and what pain and torture they had to go through before they were finally killed and put into small bags just to satisfy your need to have chicken!!!! Does your donating points and vouchers make you a better person? It sure does not!
I don´t mind charity. I have nothing against charity. I am happy to do my contribution at work where I know where my money goes to in the end and that there is noone else involved who wants to get their hands on some of it. I just don´t like it when the guilt card is being played or when big so-called charity organisations are involved.
Therefore, sorry Sainsburys, I will continue to keep my vouchers AND my nectar points and continue to use as many shopping bags as possible.
I have spoken.