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Thursday, 10 November 2011

The £1.47 security-tagged Chop

Last year for the first time the local supermarket started tagging roasting joints, which at the time I found extraordinary. Well, it seems meat theft has reached endemic proportions; everything now bar mince and sausages now bears a security tag that must be de-activated at the till. Including the £1.47 chop for last night's supper. 

And overnight the parking meter some ten metres from my front door was 'done'. And I didn't hear a thing. Oh well, off to the station. And just hope they haven't stolen the copper signal cables again this morning. 


Greg Tingey said...

Food-theft from allotments is starting ....
Always a very bad sign.

Oldrightie said...

Still they pour through our porous borders in their millions!

Woodsy42 said...

The same thing is happening in french supermarkets. It's noticable in the past month since our last visit, expensive items like single malts have always been tagged but now they are down to tagging basic spirits and even better class wine bottles.

TrT said...

I wonder how long till online shopping is the only form?
Or maybe an ikea lite, you walk around the "show room" writing down codes, and then a bod runs round the warehouse getting it for you.

I'm tempted to to try and excuse it, but you'd be amazed how cheap it is to live on potato dishes. Bags of flavour too

Anonymous said...

TrT: " .. a bod runs round the warehouse getting it for you."

You mean Argos?

James Higham said...

The inflated price of meat makes it good sense to knock it off. At £7 or so for even the mangiest joint [£1.74 for 250g of mince], then it is going to happen. Ditto with milk and bread I should have thought. We're getting back to the days of transporting convicts for seven years.