The chicken curry – with no chicken in it

HAVING NAAN OF IT: Darren Ford with the Asda chicken curry he said contained no chicken. Picture: Paul Jackson. 0813253001

HAVING NAAN OF IT: Darren Ford with the Asda chicken curry he said contained no chicken. Picture: Paul Jackson. 0813253001

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A FURIOUS shopper has vowed never to return to a supermarket after he found his chicken curry contained no chicken.

Darren Ford bought the meal from Asda in St Martin’s Quarter, Worcester, on Monday as part of a £6 deal. But when his family sat down to eat the food on Wednesday night, they were shocked to find the curry contained just sauce.

The married father-of-one then had to spend a further £20 on a takeaway to feed his wife Louise, 14-year-old Tara and her friend. However, when the trained chef complained to Asda, they refused to reimburse him for the extra expense.

The 44-year-old, of Guildford Close, Ronkswood, said: “It’s not something we regularly do because I’m a chef, but as it was the Brits and my wife had been working all week we thought we’d have it.

“I put it in the oven and I’m looking at it and thinking, ‘Where’s the chicken?’. We had to spend £20 on a takeaway because I can’t drive and it was late at night. I phoned customer services to be told I was only going to get a refund and a £5 gift voucher. I’ve told them they can keep their gift card and I won’t be going in there again.

“I’m unemployed at the moment and £20 is money I haven’t got to spare. It’s absolutely ridiculous.”

After your Worcester News contacted Asda, they upped their offer to Mr Ford to a £35 voucher. He said he would spend the gift card on “anything but food”.

An Asda spokesperson said: “We are sorry to hear that Mr Ford has purchased a meal that doesn’t meet our usual high standards.

“We’ve spoken with the customer and decided that on this occasion we can offer Mr Ford a gesture of goodwill which goes some way to make up for the inconvenience caused.”

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9:21am Sat 23 Feb 13

brooksider says...

A great story.

Hilarious on so many levels.
A great story. Hilarious on so many levels. brooksider
  • Score: 3

9:40am Sat 23 Feb 13

moonpig says...

He did not HAVE to spend £20 on a takeaway. He could have eaten what was there. It may not have had chicken in it but it would have been perfectly edible. But I guess then he couldn't have gone running to the newspaper. I hardly think the pack in the story would have fed 4 of them anyway. Mistakes happen and it sounds like Asda have been more than co-operative.
What a ridiculous story to put in the news!
He did not HAVE to spend £20 on a takeaway. He could have eaten what was there. It may not have had chicken in it but it would have been perfectly edible. But I guess then he couldn't have gone running to the newspaper. I hardly think the pack in the story would have fed 4 of them anyway. Mistakes happen and it sounds like Asda have been more than co-operative. What a ridiculous story to put in the news! moonpig
  • Score: 10

9:53am Sat 23 Feb 13

Grumbleweed Connection says...

What! No horse? Send it back....
What! No horse? Send it back.... Grumbleweed Connection
  • Score: 4

10:14am Sat 23 Feb 13

CJH says...

Ridiculous, pointless story. What was he thinking going to the WN with this? What were the WN thinking printing it?
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He says 'I’m unemployed at the moment and £20 is money I haven’t got to spare. It’s absolutely ridiculous' NO! You are the ridiculous one. Mistakes happen (leaving aside the recent horsemeat issue) so get over it. Most people would probably have a laugh about it, perhaps a bit annoyed,but to be FURIOUS? That means full of fury, violent passion, or rage. He's a man in his forties, not a toddler having a tantrum. His wife and child must be really embarrassed.
Ridiculous, pointless story. What was he thinking going to the WN with this? What were the WN thinking printing it? . He says 'I’m unemployed at the moment and £20 is money I haven’t got to spare. It’s absolutely ridiculous' NO! You are the ridiculous one. Mistakes happen (leaving aside the recent horsemeat issue) so get over it. Most people would probably have a laugh about it, perhaps a bit annoyed,but to be FURIOUS? That means full of fury, violent passion, or rage. He's a man in his forties, not a toddler having a tantrum. His wife and child must be really embarrassed. CJH
  • Score: 5

11:19am Sat 23 Feb 13

longpete says...

If the guys a chef, he ought to have been competent enough to find something in his kitchen to add to what he'd got to make a meal of it.

Have to admit, though, that Asda aren't the only ones. I used to love Fray Bentos steak and kidney pies but the last two I've bought had about two bits of beef and three of kidney in a family-sized one. Never buying one again.
If the guys a chef, he ought to have been competent enough to find something in his kitchen to add to what he'd got to make a meal of it. Have to admit, though, that Asda aren't the only ones. I used to love Fray Bentos steak and kidney pies but the last two I've bought had about two bits of beef and three of kidney in a family-sized one. Never buying one again. longpete
  • Score: 3

11:27am Sat 23 Feb 13

TmP says...

Cook for yourself use your local butcher you know what you are getting and it's overall cheaper as one does not have to use expensive cuts of meat. Added to veg, rice or pasta a healthy meal and it could cook whilst u are watching the Oscars.
Cook for yourself use your local butcher you know what you are getting and it's overall cheaper as one does not have to use expensive cuts of meat. Added to veg, rice or pasta a healthy meal and it could cook whilst u are watching the Oscars. TmP
  • Score: -3

11:28am Sat 23 Feb 13

rainbowchaser says...

Well I had a chicken curry from Asda this week and I can only think that I must have had this guys portion of chicken in it as there was plenty of it.
Well I had a chicken curry from Asda this week and I can only think that I must have had this guys portion of chicken in it as there was plenty of it. rainbowchaser
  • Score: 0

11:36am Sat 23 Feb 13

CJH says...

rainbowchaser wrote:
Well I had a chicken curry from Asda this week and I can only think that I must have had this guys portion of chicken in it as there was plenty of it.
Well, quick - get a photographer and a reporter round - this could be Monday's front page! Can you look really, really fed up because of all the extra eating you had to do? And try and think of a word that's even more excessive than 'furious'.
[quote][p][bold]rainbowchaser[/bold] wrote: Well I had a chicken curry from Asda this week and I can only think that I must have had this guys portion of chicken in it as there was plenty of it.[/p][/quote]Well, quick - get a photographer and a reporter round - this could be Monday's front page! Can you look really, really fed up because of all the extra eating you had to do? And try and think of a word that's even more excessive than 'furious'. CJH
  • Score: 2

12:03pm Sat 23 Feb 13

CYNIC_AL says...

Can't be much of a chef if he buys supermarket ready meals. Maybe that's why he's unemployed...
Can't be much of a chef if he buys supermarket ready meals. Maybe that's why he's unemployed... CYNIC_AL
  • Score: 3

12:06pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Gillian1961 says...

I am unemployed and i make my own curry and to pay £20 for a take away thats a weeks shopping for me call him self a chef, probley work in a chip shop
I am unemployed and i make my own curry and to pay £20 for a take away thats a weeks shopping for me call him self a chef, probley work in a chip shop Gillian1961
  • Score: 0

12:34pm Sat 23 Feb 13

jovialcommonsense says...

Mmmm Brit awards were on at 8pm.
Guildford Close is yards away from the Costcutter store which closes at 8pm. Co op in Ronkswood is open to at least 10pm. Wife working all week and cannot afford £20?
Trained chef who cannot make a meal?
Come on WN ask questions before publishing such rubbish.
Mmmm Brit awards were on at 8pm. Guildford Close is yards away from the Costcutter store which closes at 8pm. Co op in Ronkswood is open to at least 10pm. Wife working all week and cannot afford £20? Trained chef who cannot make a meal? Come on WN ask questions before publishing such rubbish. jovialcommonsense
  • Score: 3

12:50pm Sat 23 Feb 13

CJH says...

jovialcommonsense wrote:
Mmmm Brit awards were on at 8pm.
Guildford Close is yards away from the Costcutter store which closes at 8pm. Co op in Ronkswood is open to at least 10pm. Wife working all week and cannot afford £20?
Trained chef who cannot make a meal?
Come on WN ask questions before publishing such rubbish.
It appears to me that reporters used to be cynical old hacks, but now they seem to fall for any old tosh, and don't know enough about life to question even the most basic and obvious flaws in their stories. Of which, I'm afraid, there are many and various. I'd like to know the editors view on this and similar stories, and how he justifies running them. Also why his reporters don't ask the questions which seem obvious to most of us?
[quote][p][bold]jovialcommonsense[/bold] wrote: Mmmm Brit awards were on at 8pm. Guildford Close is yards away from the Costcutter store which closes at 8pm. Co op in Ronkswood is open to at least 10pm. Wife working all week and cannot afford £20? Trained chef who cannot make a meal? Come on WN ask questions before publishing such rubbish.[/p][/quote]It appears to me that reporters used to be cynical old hacks, but now they seem to fall for any old tosh, and don't know enough about life to question even the most basic and obvious flaws in their stories. Of which, I'm afraid, there are many and various. I'd like to know the editors view on this and similar stories, and how he justifies running them. Also why his reporters don't ask the questions which seem obvious to most of us? CJH
  • Score: 0

12:54pm Sat 23 Feb 13

gemma6 says...

This story reminds me of the following article. Take a moment to listen to the call, it's hilarious:

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This story reminds me of the following article. Take a moment to listen to the call, it's hilarious: http://www.telegraph .co.uk/news/newstopi cs/howaboutthat/5299 709/Man-complains-hi s-pizza-has-no-toppi ng-until-he-realises -it-is-upside-down.h tml gemma6
  • Score: 0

1:21pm Sat 23 Feb 13

pronstar says...

Probably more of a burger flipper than a trained chef and no way is he 44.

What I really want to know is...where's Keith?
Probably more of a burger flipper than a trained chef and no way is he 44. What I really want to know is...where's Keith? pronstar
  • Score: 1

2:06pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Jabbadad says...

Well for those who judging by your comments have completely missed the point, When we go to buy WHATEVER from WHEREVER we are entitled to by LAW to get what we pay for. SIMPLE AS THAT, Whether he has or is a Chef or his wife works full time or even if they lived above a take away has no bearing on the fact that this man was cheated over his purchase.
And those who don't feel this is so are probably among those I see when after passing through the checkout and I am stood out of the way but still in the store, checking my Till receipt, I see those who just throw their purchase into the trolley and stuff the receipt into their pockets or even throw them away,and away they go.
I use 3 and sometimes 4 different supermarkets and I can assure customers who don't check their bills that I quite regularly find mistakes, and not just pence sometimes over £2 and more. Some staff scan the goods so fast that you cannot keep up with them.
It may be a genuine error or maybe not so, but back to the point, We are entitled to get what we pay for.
NO MORE AND NO LESS.
Well for those who judging by your comments have completely missed the point, When we go to buy WHATEVER from WHEREVER we are entitled to by LAW to get what we pay for. SIMPLE AS THAT, Whether he has or is a Chef or his wife works full time or even if they lived above a take away has no bearing on the fact that this man was cheated over his purchase. And those who don't feel this is so are probably among those I see when after passing through the checkout and I am stood out of the way but still in the store, checking my Till receipt, I see those who just throw their purchase into the trolley and stuff the receipt into their pockets or even throw them away,and away they go. I use 3 and sometimes 4 different supermarkets and I can assure customers who don't check their bills that I quite regularly find mistakes, and not just pence sometimes over £2 and more. Some staff scan the goods so fast that you cannot keep up with them. It may be a genuine error or maybe not so, but back to the point, We are entitled to get what we pay for. NO MORE AND NO LESS. Jabbadad
  • Score: 1

2:20pm Sat 23 Feb 13

CJH says...

No Jabba, I don't think anyone's missed the point. It was a mistake, which Asda offered to correct, and were turned down. And then having said he wouldn't accept it, low and behold suddenly he takes their higher offer. So much for principles. The point you are missing it that this man has completely blown out of all proportion what has happened here. No one was hurt, just a little put out. And why have you turned this into a crusade for people checking their till receipts? It is not connected in any way is it?
No Jabba, I don't think anyone's missed the point. It was a mistake, which Asda offered to correct, and were turned down. And then having said he wouldn't accept it, low and behold suddenly he takes their higher offer. So much for principles. The point you are missing it that this man has completely blown out of all proportion what has happened here. No one was hurt, just a little put out. And why have you turned this into a crusade for people checking their till receipts? It is not connected in any way is it? CJH
  • Score: 0

2:20pm Sat 23 Feb 13

jovialcommonsense says...

Jabbadad wrote:
Well for those who judging by your comments have completely missed the point, When we go to buy WHATEVER from WHEREVER we are entitled to by LAW to get what we pay for. SIMPLE AS THAT, Whether he has or is a Chef or his wife works full time or even if they lived above a take away has no bearing on the fact that this man was cheated over his purchase.
And those who don't feel this is so are probably among those I see when after passing through the checkout and I am stood out of the way but still in the store, checking my Till receipt, I see those who just throw their purchase into the trolley and stuff the receipt into their pockets or even throw them away,and away they go.
I use 3 and sometimes 4 different supermarkets and I can assure customers who don't check their bills that I quite regularly find mistakes, and not just pence sometimes over £2 and more. Some staff scan the goods so fast that you cannot keep up with them.
It may be a genuine error or maybe not so, but back to the point, We are entitled to get what we pay for.
NO MORE AND NO LESS.
Absolutely correct, but there are two issues to this story.
The first is as you point out, but is not really in this article.
The second is how, when faced with a problem, you handle it.
Following the theme in the article it seems as though he should have ordered a taxi and gone for a 5* meal, then expected full recompense and compensation from the supermarket.
[quote][p][bold]Jabbadad[/bold] wrote: Well for those who judging by your comments have completely missed the point, When we go to buy WHATEVER from WHEREVER we are entitled to by LAW to get what we pay for. SIMPLE AS THAT, Whether he has or is a Chef or his wife works full time or even if they lived above a take away has no bearing on the fact that this man was cheated over his purchase. And those who don't feel this is so are probably among those I see when after passing through the checkout and I am stood out of the way but still in the store, checking my Till receipt, I see those who just throw their purchase into the trolley and stuff the receipt into their pockets or even throw them away,and away they go. I use 3 and sometimes 4 different supermarkets and I can assure customers who don't check their bills that I quite regularly find mistakes, and not just pence sometimes over £2 and more. Some staff scan the goods so fast that you cannot keep up with them. It may be a genuine error or maybe not so, but back to the point, We are entitled to get what we pay for. NO MORE AND NO LESS.[/p][/quote]Absolutely correct, but there are two issues to this story. The first is as you point out, but is not really in this article. The second is how, when faced with a problem, you handle it. Following the theme in the article it seems as though he should have ordered a taxi and gone for a 5* meal, then expected full recompense and compensation from the supermarket. jovialcommonsense
  • Score: 0

3:00pm Sat 23 Feb 13

jabroner says...

Jabbadad wrote:
Well for those who judging by your comments have completely missed the point, When we go to buy WHATEVER from WHEREVER we are entitled to by LAW to get what we pay for. SIMPLE AS THAT, Whether he has or is a Chef or his wife works full time or even if they lived above a take away has no bearing on the fact that this man was cheated over his purchase.
And those who don't feel this is so are probably among those I see when after passing through the checkout and I am stood out of the way but still in the store, checking my Till receipt, I see those who just throw their purchase into the trolley and stuff the receipt into their pockets or even throw them away,and away they go.
I use 3 and sometimes 4 different supermarkets and I can assure customers who don't check their bills that I quite regularly find mistakes, and not just pence sometimes over £2 and more. Some staff scan the goods so fast that you cannot keep up with them.
It may be a genuine error or maybe not so, but back to the point, We are entitled to get what we pay for.
NO MORE AND NO LESS.
Just use self service checkouts....
[quote][p][bold]Jabbadad[/bold] wrote: Well for those who judging by your comments have completely missed the point, When we go to buy WHATEVER from WHEREVER we are entitled to by LAW to get what we pay for. SIMPLE AS THAT, Whether he has or is a Chef or his wife works full time or even if they lived above a take away has no bearing on the fact that this man was cheated over his purchase. And those who don't feel this is so are probably among those I see when after passing through the checkout and I am stood out of the way but still in the store, checking my Till receipt, I see those who just throw their purchase into the trolley and stuff the receipt into their pockets or even throw them away,and away they go. I use 3 and sometimes 4 different supermarkets and I can assure customers who don't check their bills that I quite regularly find mistakes, and not just pence sometimes over £2 and more. Some staff scan the goods so fast that you cannot keep up with them. It may be a genuine error or maybe not so, but back to the point, We are entitled to get what we pay for. NO MORE AND NO LESS.[/p][/quote]Just use self service checkouts.... jabroner
  • Score: 0

3:12pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Jabbadad says...

Sorry CJH my comments (crusade???) obviously don't apply to you.
Sorry CJH my comments (crusade???) obviously don't apply to you. Jabbadad
  • Score: 0

3:20pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Jabbadad says...

As to self service checkouts they are not there for the benefit of the customer, but each one is designed to replace the need for staff at the other Tills. I was told Sainsbury's aim is to have 40% of its trade going through self-service.
As to self service checkouts they are not there for the benefit of the customer, but each one is designed to replace the need for staff at the other Tills. I was told Sainsbury's aim is to have 40% of its trade going through self-service. Jabbadad
  • Score: 0

3:38pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Vox populi says...

Jabbadad wrote:
Well for those who judging by your comments have completely missed the point, When we go to buy WHATEVER from WHEREVER we are entitled to by LAW to get what we pay for. SIMPLE AS THAT, Whether he has or is a Chef or his wife works full time or even if they lived above a take away has no bearing on the fact that this man was cheated over his purchase.
And those who don't feel this is so are probably among those I see when after passing through the checkout and I am stood out of the way but still in the store, checking my Till receipt, I see those who just throw their purchase into the trolley and stuff the receipt into their pockets or even throw them away,and away they go.
I use 3 and sometimes 4 different supermarkets and I can assure customers who don't check their bills that I quite regularly find mistakes, and not just pence sometimes over £2 and more. Some staff scan the goods so fast that you cannot keep up with them.
It may be a genuine error or maybe not so, but back to the point, We are entitled to get what we pay for.
NO MORE AND NO LESS.
Too much time on your hands....

Unemployed or retired?!
[quote][p][bold]Jabbadad[/bold] wrote: Well for those who judging by your comments have completely missed the point, When we go to buy WHATEVER from WHEREVER we are entitled to by LAW to get what we pay for. SIMPLE AS THAT, Whether he has or is a Chef or his wife works full time or even if they lived above a take away has no bearing on the fact that this man was cheated over his purchase. And those who don't feel this is so are probably among those I see when after passing through the checkout and I am stood out of the way but still in the store, checking my Till receipt, I see those who just throw their purchase into the trolley and stuff the receipt into their pockets or even throw them away,and away they go. I use 3 and sometimes 4 different supermarkets and I can assure customers who don't check their bills that I quite regularly find mistakes, and not just pence sometimes over £2 and more. Some staff scan the goods so fast that you cannot keep up with them. It may be a genuine error or maybe not so, but back to the point, We are entitled to get what we pay for. NO MORE AND NO LESS.[/p][/quote]Too much time on your hands.... Unemployed or retired?! Vox populi
  • Score: 1

4:44pm Sat 23 Feb 13

nobby7 says...

i once had a smartie cake with no smartie on it,Ooh i was livid!
i once had a smartie cake with no smartie on it,Ooh i was livid! nobby7
  • Score: 1

4:58pm Sat 23 Feb 13

CJH says...

nobby7 wrote:
i once had a smartie cake with no smartie on it,Ooh i was livid!
I don't remember that being in the WN...now that would have been a travesty!
[quote][p][bold]nobby7[/bold] wrote: i once had a smartie cake with no smartie on it,Ooh i was livid![/p][/quote]I don't remember that being in the WN...now that would have been a travesty! CJH
  • Score: 0

5:05pm Sat 23 Feb 13

MulsanneChap says...

So all in all, someone who is unemployed was quite happy to spend £40 on a takeaway, rather than conserve money. And quite what the Brits has anything to do with his gripe is beyond me.
So all in all, someone who is unemployed was quite happy to spend £40 on a takeaway, rather than conserve money. And quite what the Brits has anything to do with his gripe is beyond me. MulsanneChap
  • Score: 1

5:06pm Sat 23 Feb 13

SAVA9E says...

Didnt think to buy some dice chicken and stick it in, ok i know he shouldnt have too but when offered a full refund +£5 he refuses even though he is unemployed but instead runs to the local paper.
Didnt think to buy some dice chicken and stick it in, ok i know he shouldnt have too but when offered a full refund +£5 he refuses even though he is unemployed but instead runs to the local paper. SAVA9E
  • Score: 0

5:08pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Heffalump22 says...

The portion size of those curry's don't feed one person let alone 3 a complete non story if you ask me.
The portion size of those curry's don't feed one person let alone 3 a complete non story if you ask me. Heffalump22
  • Score: -1

5:19pm Sat 23 Feb 13

marklewisbcfc says...

This has made me laugh, not the actual story just the fact that the worcester news have even took it up, I must say the worcester news is absolutely pathetic at times what a waste of ink!
This has made me laugh, not the actual story just the fact that the worcester news have even took it up, I must say the worcester news is absolutely pathetic at times what a waste of ink! marklewisbcfc
  • Score: 0

6:06pm Sat 23 Feb 13

leemo79 says...

Lesson for the day?? Stop being so god **** idle, relying on 'meals in minutes' and cook!!

What a total waste of paper space this story is.
Lesson for the day?? Stop being so god **** idle, relying on 'meals in minutes' and cook!! What a total waste of paper space this story is. leemo79
  • Score: 0

6:08pm Sat 23 Feb 13

leemo79 says...

Oh. it gets better... not only did he waste money on the factory product, he then brought a take away?? Seriously?

Dude.. recipes, cookers, fresh foods really does not cost that much.
If your wife can not cook, send her for lessons,, it will cost you less in the long run!
Oh. it gets better... not only did he waste money on the factory product, he then brought a take away?? Seriously? Dude.. recipes, cookers, fresh foods really does not cost that much. If your wife can not cook, send her for lessons,, it will cost you less in the long run! leemo79
  • Score: 0

6:09pm Sat 23 Feb 13

leemo79 says...

And then... i take it all back when i red he is a chef....


*eats humble pie*
And then... i take it all back when i red he is a chef.... *eats humble pie* leemo79
  • Score: 0

6:36pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Biggles says...

What on earth do people want ?
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ASDA only sell it, they don't make it.
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They offered him a refund and a £5 voucher ?
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I'd have been happy if they'd just replaced it.
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I imagine he'll have had enough food in to rustle something up for his family, even if it was just beans on toast.
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Darren Ford ..... get a life mate, there are people starving, literally.
What on earth do people want ? . ASDA only sell it, they don't make it. . They offered him a refund and a £5 voucher ? . I'd have been happy if they'd just replaced it. . I imagine he'll have had enough food in to rustle something up for his family, even if it was just beans on toast. . Darren Ford ..... get a life mate, there are people starving, literally. Biggles
  • Score: 1

7:04pm Sat 23 Feb 13

daffy says...

why should asda reimburse him the £20 that he chose to spend elsewhere. surely if he's a chef then he could've thrown something together with what (if any) food they had in their cupboards or fridge/freezer unless they're not buying 'proper' food that could be thrown together to make a meal i:e potatoes - can be turned into chips or jacket potatoes simple and basic and maybe some cheese for topping.
why should asda reimburse him the £20 that he chose to spend elsewhere. surely if he's a chef then he could've thrown something together with what (if any) food they had in their cupboards or fridge/freezer unless they're not buying 'proper' food that could be thrown together to make a meal i:e potatoes - can be turned into chips or jacket potatoes simple and basic and maybe some cheese for topping. daffy
  • Score: 0

7:05pm Sat 23 Feb 13

tara_louise says...

nobby7 wrote:
i once had a smartie cake with no smartie on it,Ooh i was livid!
Its abit different having a smartie cake with no smarties, to a curry, to feed a family with no chicken in? grow up and cut the sarcasm.
[quote][p][bold]nobby7[/bold] wrote: i once had a smartie cake with no smartie on it,Ooh i was livid![/p][/quote]Its abit different having a smartie cake with no smarties, to a curry, to feed a family with no chicken in? grow up and cut the sarcasm. tara_louise
  • Score: -2

7:22pm Sat 23 Feb 13

annadean says...

what is this guy moaning at more is it the fact that he never had any chicken in his curry which he reckons will feed a family which i find is funny as they are not that big, or is it that he is hard done by because he is unemployed, and he wants more money to buy more shopping, if he is a chef so he professes then he would no that making food is far cheaper then buying pre cooked rubbish and to be honest if hes not working then hes got allday to prepare something to eat and as for say he spent £20 on another takeaway he would only need one meal to add to the rice which he already had "because they only eat small meals".
what is this guy moaning at more is it the fact that he never had any chicken in his curry which he reckons will feed a family which i find is funny as they are not that big, or is it that he is hard done by because he is unemployed, and he wants more money to buy more shopping, if he is a chef so he professes then he would no that making food is far cheaper then buying pre cooked rubbish and to be honest if hes not working then hes got allday to prepare something to eat and as for say he spent £20 on another takeaway he would only need one meal to add to the rice which he already had "because they only eat small meals". annadean
  • Score: 0

7:55pm Sat 23 Feb 13

tara_louise says...

My Dad isnt moaning about either the fact that the curry had no chicken in, or the fact they only offered him a refund, he is more angry about the way Asda staff spoke to him on the phone, which was a very rude way. He is unemployed for illnesses, and is currently searching for a job and attending regular meetings at the job center. And yes, he is a chef. He was a chef in pubs in cornwall, and was a chef in the Oak Apple for about 5 years, he has worked as a chef for the most of his career, just in different places. And he couldnt make anything else for us too cook, because it was about 8 at night, the only other option we had was to buy a take away, which is not something you want to do you dont have alot of money to spend. Rant over:)
My Dad isnt moaning about either the fact that the curry had no chicken in, or the fact they only offered him a refund, he is more angry about the way Asda staff spoke to him on the phone, which was a very rude way. He is unemployed for illnesses, and is currently searching for a job and attending regular meetings at the job center. And yes, he is a chef. He was a chef in pubs in cornwall, and was a chef in the Oak Apple for about 5 years, he has worked as a chef for the most of his career, just in different places. And he couldnt make anything else for us too cook, because it was about 8 at night, the only other option we had was to buy a take away, which is not something you want to do you dont have alot of money to spend. Rant over:) tara_louise
  • Score: -1

8:30pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Arthur Blenkinsop says...

No chicken? does anyone suspect fowl (sic) play?
No chicken? does anyone suspect fowl (sic) play? Arthur Blenkinsop
  • Score: 0

8:32pm Sat 23 Feb 13

pinkfluff says...

tara_louise wrote:
My Dad isnt moaning about either the fact that the curry had no chicken in, or the fact they only offered him a refund, he is more angry about the way Asda staff spoke to him on the phone, which was a very rude way. He is unemployed for illnesses, and is currently searching for a job and attending regular meetings at the job center. And yes, he is a chef. He was a chef in pubs in cornwall, and was a chef in the Oak Apple for about 5 years, he has worked as a chef for the most of his career, just in different places. And he couldnt make anything else for us too cook, because it was about 8 at night, the only other option we had was to buy a take away, which is not something you want to do you dont have alot of money to spend. Rant over:)
It doesn't say any of that in the article. So unfortunately it does come across that he was trying to get a free takeaway, that he didn't HAVE to buy......he chose to buy it.
[quote][p][bold]tara_louise[/bold] wrote: My Dad isnt moaning about either the fact that the curry had no chicken in, or the fact they only offered him a refund, he is more angry about the way Asda staff spoke to him on the phone, which was a very rude way. He is unemployed for illnesses, and is currently searching for a job and attending regular meetings at the job center. And yes, he is a chef. He was a chef in pubs in cornwall, and was a chef in the Oak Apple for about 5 years, he has worked as a chef for the most of his career, just in different places. And he couldnt make anything else for us too cook, because it was about 8 at night, the only other option we had was to buy a take away, which is not something you want to do you dont have alot of money to spend. Rant over:)[/p][/quote]It doesn't say any of that in the article. So unfortunately it does come across that he was trying to get a free takeaway, that he didn't HAVE to buy......he chose to buy it. pinkfluff
  • Score: 0

8:41pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Saturn V says...

And a good rant it was too Louise, extra facts to a story from the people concerned is always welcome.

To go back to what Jabbadad mentioned about checking receipts.
Recently I've been doing extra shopping on someone else's behalf so I have to sit down with a calculator to work out the money I'm owed.
Mistakes happen frequently, especially on reduced items where the wrong bar code has been scanned. I just e-mail my till receipt, and wait for my £x apology voucher in the post, it's quite lucrative.
And a good rant it was too Louise, extra facts to a story from the people concerned is always welcome. To go back to what Jabbadad mentioned about checking receipts. Recently I've been doing extra shopping on someone else's behalf so I have to sit down with a calculator to work out the money I'm owed. Mistakes happen frequently, especially on reduced items where the wrong bar code has been scanned. I just e-mail my till receipt, and wait for my £x apology voucher in the post, it's quite lucrative. Saturn V
  • Score: 0

8:42pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Ballymoss says...

What an utterly pointless story and it would be so easy to pick the chicken pieces out and claim they weren't there in the first place....not that I'm casting aspersions but what a good way to make a bit of cash when you don't have any. worthless front page for the Worcester News, thank goodness I don't waste 45p on this paper!
What an utterly pointless story and it would be so easy to pick the chicken pieces out and claim they weren't there in the first place....not that I'm casting aspersions but what a good way to make a bit of cash when you don't have any. worthless front page for the Worcester News, thank goodness I don't waste 45p on this paper! Ballymoss
  • Score: 1

8:43pm Sat 23 Feb 13

pronstar says...

pinkfluff wrote:
tara_louise wrote:
My Dad isnt moaning about either the fact that the curry had no chicken in, or the fact they only offered him a refund, he is more angry about the way Asda staff spoke to him on the phone, which was a very rude way. He is unemployed for illnesses, and is currently searching for a job and attending regular meetings at the job center. And yes, he is a chef. He was a chef in pubs in cornwall, and was a chef in the Oak Apple for about 5 years, he has worked as a chef for the most of his career, just in different places. And he couldnt make anything else for us too cook, because it was about 8 at night, the only other option we had was to buy a take away, which is not something you want to do you dont have alot of money to spend. Rant over:)
It doesn't say any of that in the article. So unfortunately it does come across that he was trying to get a free takeaway, that he didn't HAVE to buy......he chose to buy it.
In fairness, and after reading the story again, the guy does have a point and if Asda were rude to him then this pretty much sums up the contempt some supermarkets have for their customers.
[quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tara_louise[/bold] wrote: My Dad isnt moaning about either the fact that the curry had no chicken in, or the fact they only offered him a refund, he is more angry about the way Asda staff spoke to him on the phone, which was a very rude way. He is unemployed for illnesses, and is currently searching for a job and attending regular meetings at the job center. And yes, he is a chef. He was a chef in pubs in cornwall, and was a chef in the Oak Apple for about 5 years, he has worked as a chef for the most of his career, just in different places. And he couldnt make anything else for us too cook, because it was about 8 at night, the only other option we had was to buy a take away, which is not something you want to do you dont have alot of money to spend. Rant over:)[/p][/quote]It doesn't say any of that in the article. So unfortunately it does come across that he was trying to get a free takeaway, that he didn't HAVE to buy......he chose to buy it.[/p][/quote]In fairness, and after reading the story again, the guy does have a point and if Asda were rude to him then this pretty much sums up the contempt some supermarkets have for their customers. pronstar
  • Score: 0

8:51pm Sat 23 Feb 13

pinkfluff says...

pronstar wrote:
pinkfluff wrote:
tara_louise wrote:
My Dad isnt moaning about either the fact that the curry had no chicken in, or the fact they only offered him a refund, he is more angry about the way Asda staff spoke to him on the phone, which was a very rude way. He is unemployed for illnesses, and is currently searching for a job and attending regular meetings at the job center. And yes, he is a chef. He was a chef in pubs in cornwall, and was a chef in the Oak Apple for about 5 years, he has worked as a chef for the most of his career, just in different places. And he couldnt make anything else for us too cook, because it was about 8 at night, the only other option we had was to buy a take away, which is not something you want to do you dont have alot of money to spend. Rant over:)
It doesn't say any of that in the article. So unfortunately it does come across that he was trying to get a free takeaway, that he didn't HAVE to buy......he chose to buy it.
In fairness, and after reading the story again, the guy does have a point and if Asda were rude to him then this pretty much sums up the contempt some supermarkets have for their customers.
What came first....the purchase of the takeaway before the rudeness? (which he felt Asda should pay for) or were they rude after he bought the takeaway? (which he felt Asda should pay for)
[quote][p][bold]pronstar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tara_louise[/bold] wrote: My Dad isnt moaning about either the fact that the curry had no chicken in, or the fact they only offered him a refund, he is more angry about the way Asda staff spoke to him on the phone, which was a very rude way. He is unemployed for illnesses, and is currently searching for a job and attending regular meetings at the job center. And yes, he is a chef. He was a chef in pubs in cornwall, and was a chef in the Oak Apple for about 5 years, he has worked as a chef for the most of his career, just in different places. And he couldnt make anything else for us too cook, because it was about 8 at night, the only other option we had was to buy a take away, which is not something you want to do you dont have alot of money to spend. Rant over:)[/p][/quote]It doesn't say any of that in the article. So unfortunately it does come across that he was trying to get a free takeaway, that he didn't HAVE to buy......he chose to buy it.[/p][/quote]In fairness, and after reading the story again, the guy does have a point and if Asda were rude to him then this pretty much sums up the contempt some supermarkets have for their customers.[/p][/quote]What came first....the purchase of the takeaway before the rudeness? (which he felt Asda should pay for) or were they rude after he bought the takeaway? (which he felt Asda should pay for) pinkfluff
  • Score: 0

8:54pm Sat 23 Feb 13

CJH says...

How lucky he is if this is the worst thing that ever happens to him. I'm sure there are many, many people who would swap their real and much more serious problems for something as insignificant as this. He's 'furious' about the way he was treated? He needs to get over himself, stop looking for sympathy, (because he's not going to get any) and stop embarrassing himself and his family. When will the WN stop pandering to these people? Does he think that all this publicity will help him get a job? Think again - it's likely to work against him I'm afraid. If he has any sense he would contact the WN and ask them to take the story down.
How lucky he is if this is the worst thing that ever happens to him. I'm sure there are many, many people who would swap their real and much more serious problems for something as insignificant as this. He's 'furious' about the way he was treated? He needs to get over himself, stop looking for sympathy, (because he's not going to get any) and stop embarrassing himself and his family. When will the WN stop pandering to these people? Does he think that all this publicity will help him get a job? Think again - it's likely to work against him I'm afraid. If he has any sense he would contact the WN and ask them to take the story down. CJH
  • Score: 1

9:01pm Sat 23 Feb 13

CJH says...

Ballymoss wrote:
What an utterly pointless story and it would be so easy to pick the chicken pieces out and claim they weren't there in the first place....not that I'm casting aspersions but what a good way to make a bit of cash when you don't have any. worthless front page for the Worcester News, thank goodness I don't waste 45p on this paper!
It was on the front page???? Tell me you're joking. Please!
[quote][p][bold]Ballymoss[/bold] wrote: What an utterly pointless story and it would be so easy to pick the chicken pieces out and claim they weren't there in the first place....not that I'm casting aspersions but what a good way to make a bit of cash when you don't have any. worthless front page for the Worcester News, thank goodness I don't waste 45p on this paper![/p][/quote]It was on the front page???? Tell me you're joking. Please! CJH
  • Score: 0

9:22pm Sat 23 Feb 13

queenjulia says...

Hello... All I can say is OMG... why did this man got £35 just for no chicken? This story is unfair as in the past week brides lost £250 when the pub in stone hall would not hold there wedding reception- they got nothing for good will... Well think some got another venue now with discount
There was also the valentines couple who could not use there prize at vue as no baby sitter and Vue did not give them nothing in good will or tickets for another night...
So i think it's unfair that this man got £35.00 for good will?
Hello... All I can say is OMG... why did this man got £35 just for no chicken? This story is unfair as in the past week brides lost £250 when the pub in stone hall would not hold there wedding reception- they got nothing for good will... Well think some got another venue now with discount There was also the valentines couple who could not use there prize at vue as no baby sitter and Vue did not give them nothing in good will or tickets for another night... So i think it's unfair that this man got £35.00 for good will? queenjulia
  • Score: 0

9:45pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Budweis-her says...

tara_louise wrote:
My Dad isnt moaning about either the fact that the curry had no chicken in, or the fact they only offered him a refund, he is more angry about the way Asda staff spoke to him on the phone, which was a very rude way. He is unemployed for illnesses, and is currently searching for a job and attending regular meetings at the job center. And yes, he is a chef. He was a chef in pubs in cornwall, and was a chef in the Oak Apple for about 5 years, he has worked as a chef for the most of his career, just in different places. And he couldnt make anything else for us too cook, because it was about 8 at night, the only other option we had was to buy a take away, which is not something you want to do you dont have alot of money to spend. Rant over:)
Why couldn't he cook just because it was 8pm? In the time it took to order the takeaway, pick it up and get home again he could have cooked AND eaten something decent. I regularly don't start cooking till 8pm, it's not that late really.
[quote][p][bold]tara_louise[/bold] wrote: My Dad isnt moaning about either the fact that the curry had no chicken in, or the fact they only offered him a refund, he is more angry about the way Asda staff spoke to him on the phone, which was a very rude way. He is unemployed for illnesses, and is currently searching for a job and attending regular meetings at the job center. And yes, he is a chef. He was a chef in pubs in cornwall, and was a chef in the Oak Apple for about 5 years, he has worked as a chef for the most of his career, just in different places. And he couldnt make anything else for us too cook, because it was about 8 at night, the only other option we had was to buy a take away, which is not something you want to do you dont have alot of money to spend. Rant over:)[/p][/quote]Why couldn't he cook just because it was 8pm? In the time it took to order the takeaway, pick it up and get home again he could have cooked AND eaten something decent. I regularly don't start cooking till 8pm, it's not that late really. Budweis-her
  • Score: 0

9:45pm Sat 23 Feb 13

tara_louise says...

worcester news decided to print this story, not my dad, he contacted worcester news because of the way asda staff spoke to him, not because of this story, it has all been blown out of proportion, it is not all about the chicken.
worcester news decided to print this story, not my dad, he contacted worcester news because of the way asda staff spoke to him, not because of this story, it has all been blown out of proportion, it is not all about the chicken. tara_louise
  • Score: 0

10:15pm Sat 23 Feb 13

batchelorboy says...

Budweis-her wrote:
tara_louise wrote:
My Dad isnt moaning about either the fact that the curry had no chicken in, or the fact they only offered him a refund, he is more angry about the way Asda staff spoke to him on the phone, which was a very rude way. He is unemployed for illnesses, and is currently searching for a job and attending regular meetings at the job center. And yes, he is a chef. He was a chef in pubs in cornwall, and was a chef in the Oak Apple for about 5 years, he has worked as a chef for the most of his career, just in different places. And he couldnt make anything else for us too cook, because it was about 8 at night, the only other option we had was to buy a take away, which is not something you want to do you dont have alot of money to spend. Rant over:)
Why couldn't he cook just because it was 8pm? In the time it took to order the takeaway, pick it up and get home again he could have cooked AND eaten something decent. I regularly don't start cooking till 8pm, it's not that late really.
He couldn't have picked it up cos he can't drive...

This story makes me a lit mad.

He doesn't mention if his wife drives and if she could've picked something up on the way home from work. He/she obviously went shopping on Monday, they must have got some other food??

If I was a trained chef and my daughter's friend was coming round for tea I wouldn't have cooked a ready meal! I'm not a trained chef but I could have russled something up in less time than waiting for a take away!

Lowesmoor Chippy deliver - sausage and chips all round, with a loaf of bread from the shop down the road = around a tenner.

WN is getting worse for publishing this type of story.
[quote][p][bold]Budweis-her[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tara_louise[/bold] wrote: My Dad isnt moaning about either the fact that the curry had no chicken in, or the fact they only offered him a refund, he is more angry about the way Asda staff spoke to him on the phone, which was a very rude way. He is unemployed for illnesses, and is currently searching for a job and attending regular meetings at the job center. And yes, he is a chef. He was a chef in pubs in cornwall, and was a chef in the Oak Apple for about 5 years, he has worked as a chef for the most of his career, just in different places. And he couldnt make anything else for us too cook, because it was about 8 at night, the only other option we had was to buy a take away, which is not something you want to do you dont have alot of money to spend. Rant over:)[/p][/quote]Why couldn't he cook just because it was 8pm? In the time it took to order the takeaway, pick it up and get home again he could have cooked AND eaten something decent. I regularly don't start cooking till 8pm, it's not that late really.[/p][/quote]He couldn't have picked it up cos he can't drive... This story makes me a lit mad. He doesn't mention if his wife drives and if she could've picked something up on the way home from work. He/she obviously went shopping on Monday, they must have got some other food?? If I was a trained chef and my daughter's friend was coming round for tea I wouldn't have cooked a ready meal! I'm not a trained chef but I could have russled something up in less time than waiting for a take away! Lowesmoor Chippy deliver - sausage and chips all round, with a loaf of bread from the shop down the road = around a tenner. WN is getting worse for publishing this type of story. batchelorboy
  • Score: 0

10:17pm Sat 23 Feb 13

truth must out says...

tara_louise wrote:
worcester news decided to print this story, not my dad, he contacted worcester news because of the way asda staff spoke to him, not because of this story, it has all been blown out of proportion, it is not all about the chicken.
Nah it's all about your dad trying to skank some extra moolah out of a reputable firm.....the term scrounger comes to mind!!!
[quote][p][bold]tara_louise[/bold] wrote: worcester news decided to print this story, not my dad, he contacted worcester news because of the way asda staff spoke to him, not because of this story, it has all been blown out of proportion, it is not all about the chicken.[/p][/quote]Nah it's all about your dad trying to skank some extra moolah out of a reputable firm.....the term scrounger comes to mind!!! truth must out
  • Score: 2

10:17pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Norah61 says...

and the lack of meat in the curry is Asda's fault because....? They have the processed meals made for them. Perhaps their Customer Service Team could have been better but we don't know exactly the conversation that took place between them and Mr Ford. Perhaps one of the problems was that he spoke to them over the telephone rather than taking the tray back to the store. It would be interesting to see if the weight of the chickenless tray was the same as the outside packagking claims it was. Perhaps then they may have been more sympathetic. Just one thought: if he is unemployed doesn't that means he had all day to prepare a meal that could just be reheated at 8pm.
and the lack of meat in the curry is Asda's fault because....? They have the processed meals made for them. Perhaps their Customer Service Team could have been better but we don't know exactly the conversation that took place between them and Mr Ford. Perhaps one of the problems was that he spoke to them over the telephone rather than taking the tray back to the store. It would be interesting to see if the weight of the chickenless tray was the same as the outside packagking claims it was. Perhaps then they may have been more sympathetic. Just one thought: if he is unemployed doesn't that means he had all day to prepare a meal that could just be reheated at 8pm. Norah61
  • Score: 0

10:20pm Sat 23 Feb 13

leemo79 says...

Oh i can see the next headline already! 'Asda being investigated for selling chicken curries with 100%nothing DNA in it'
Oh i can see the next headline already! 'Asda being investigated for selling chicken curries with 100%nothing DNA in it' leemo79
  • Score: 1

10:34pm Sat 23 Feb 13

rainbowchaser says...

Well for a waste of time and ink this story is getting plenty of resonse
Well for a waste of time and ink this story is getting plenty of resonse rainbowchaser
  • Score: 0

10:36pm Sat 23 Feb 13

marklewisbcfc says...

truth must out wrote:
tara_louise wrote:
worcester news decided to print this story, not my dad, he contacted worcester news because of the way asda staff spoke to him, not because of this story, it has all been blown out of proportion, it is not all about the chicken.
Nah it's all about your dad trying to skank some extra moolah out of a reputable firm.....the term scrounger comes to mind!!!
Hahaha you've done it now lol
[quote][p][bold]truth must out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tara_louise[/bold] wrote: worcester news decided to print this story, not my dad, he contacted worcester news because of the way asda staff spoke to him, not because of this story, it has all been blown out of proportion, it is not all about the chicken.[/p][/quote]Nah it's all about your dad trying to skank some extra moolah out of a reputable firm.....the term scrounger comes to mind!!![/p][/quote]Hahaha you've done it now lol marklewisbcfc
  • Score: 0

10:37pm Sat 23 Feb 13

lizzyloolah says...

tara_louise wrote:
worcester news decided to print this story, not my dad, he contacted worcester news because of the way asda staff spoke to him, not because of this story, it has all been blown out of proportion, it is not all about the chicken.
But why contact them if he didnt want it to be in the paper? He could have rang trading standards instead.
[quote][p][bold]tara_louise[/bold] wrote: worcester news decided to print this story, not my dad, he contacted worcester news because of the way asda staff spoke to him, not because of this story, it has all been blown out of proportion, it is not all about the chicken.[/p][/quote]But why contact them if he didnt want it to be in the paper? He could have rang trading standards instead. lizzyloolah
  • Score: 0

11:01pm Sat 23 Feb 13

pinkfluff says...

Maybe I've missed a trick here, perhaps I should have gone to the paper when I found blue plastic wrapping in my margarine and the piece of metal I found in a cheese and onion roll instead of accepting a refund a £5 worth of vouchers.
Maybe I've missed a trick here, perhaps I should have gone to the paper when I found blue plastic wrapping in my margarine and the piece of metal I found in a cheese and onion roll instead of accepting a refund a £5 worth of vouchers. pinkfluff
  • Score: 0

11:41pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Biggles says...

pinkfluff wrote:
Maybe I've missed a trick here, perhaps I should have gone to the paper when I found blue plastic wrapping in my margarine and the piece of metal I found in a cheese and onion roll instead of accepting a refund a £5 worth of vouchers.
Naw, I think you're just too fair and not looking for handouts !
.
Like most of us I'd hope.
[quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: Maybe I've missed a trick here, perhaps I should have gone to the paper when I found blue plastic wrapping in my margarine and the piece of metal I found in a cheese and onion roll instead of accepting a refund a £5 worth of vouchers.[/p][/quote]Naw, I think you're just too fair and not looking for handouts ! . Like most of us I'd hope. Biggles
  • Score: 0

12:16am Sun 24 Feb 13

grumpy woman says...

It's time the WN started going out looking for stories and not waiting for idiots like this to contact them. If this is all they can find to put in the paper maybe it should be reduced to a weekly.
Oh, I forgot; that would be the Berrows.
It's time the WN started going out looking for stories and not waiting for idiots like this to contact them. If this is all they can find to put in the paper maybe it should be reduced to a weekly. Oh, I forgot; that would be the Berrows. grumpy woman
  • Score: 0

12:24am Sun 24 Feb 13

MRCharlieBOY says...

four chicken breasts in asda = £4.00, bag of rice= 98p, curry sauce= £1.00

£5.98

taxi there and back £6

£11.98

hmmm.....
four chicken breasts in asda = £4.00, bag of rice= 98p, curry sauce= £1.00 £5.98 taxi there and back £6 £11.98 hmmm..... MRCharlieBOY
  • Score: 0

2:27am Sun 24 Feb 13

topjock1972 says...

what a load of rubbish. ...
Sarah Davis really needs to get out on the streets more looking for real stories instead of sitting at her desk writing this trivial crap.
and sarah if you looked into the manufacturing process you would have found that the product is weighed at every stage and if it had failed to deposit the chicken then the scales would have pushed it off the automated production line.
what a load of rubbish. ... Sarah Davis really needs to get out on the streets more looking for real stories instead of sitting at her desk writing this trivial crap. and sarah if you looked into the manufacturing process you would have found that the product is weighed at every stage and if it had failed to deposit the chicken then the scales would have pushed it off the automated production line. topjock1972
  • Score: 0

8:32am Sun 24 Feb 13

katiekins says...

Well Worcester news you are really scrapping the bottom of the barrel now.How boring is this story......
Well Worcester news you are really scrapping the bottom of the barrel now.How boring is this story...... katiekins
  • Score: 0

9:51am Sun 24 Feb 13

jabroner says...

tara_louise wrote:
My Dad isnt moaning about either the fact that the curry had no chicken in, or the fact they only offered him a refund, he is more angry about the way Asda staff spoke to him on the phone, which was a very rude way. He is unemployed for illnesses, and is currently searching for a job and attending regular meetings at the job center. And yes, he is a chef. He was a chef in pubs in cornwall, and was a chef in the Oak Apple for about 5 years, he has worked as a chef for the most of his career, just in different places. And he couldnt make anything else for us too cook, because it was about 8 at night, the only other option we had was to buy a take away, which is not something you want to do you dont have alot of money to spend. Rant over:)
He will be good at cooking microwave meals if he worked in the oak apple!
[quote][p][bold]tara_louise[/bold] wrote: My Dad isnt moaning about either the fact that the curry had no chicken in, or the fact they only offered him a refund, he is more angry about the way Asda staff spoke to him on the phone, which was a very rude way. He is unemployed for illnesses, and is currently searching for a job and attending regular meetings at the job center. And yes, he is a chef. He was a chef in pubs in cornwall, and was a chef in the Oak Apple for about 5 years, he has worked as a chef for the most of his career, just in different places. And he couldnt make anything else for us too cook, because it was about 8 at night, the only other option we had was to buy a take away, which is not something you want to do you dont have alot of money to spend. Rant over:)[/p][/quote]He will be good at cooking microwave meals if he worked in the oak apple! jabroner
  • Score: 0

11:00am Sun 24 Feb 13

WooWoo123 says...

I've missed a trick here. When I received poor customer service at Asda I accepted the managers apology and went on my way. I should of claimed my petrol, parking and all the shopping I've done in Asda since then!!

Ps. WN- I had a great bbq chicken pasta bake from Tesco's last night with ample amount of ingredients. Let me know if you're looking for happy front page stories. I'm sure I still have the packaging in the recycling i could dig out if you wanted me to pose smugly with it?
I've missed a trick here. When I received poor customer service at Asda I accepted the managers apology and went on my way. I should of claimed my petrol, parking and all the shopping I've done in Asda since then!! Ps. WN- I had a great bbq chicken pasta bake from Tesco's last night with ample amount of ingredients. Let me know if you're looking for happy front page stories. I'm sure I still have the packaging in the recycling i could dig out if you wanted me to pose smugly with it? WooWoo123
  • Score: 0

11:12am Sun 24 Feb 13

nobby7 says...

CJH wrote:
nobby7 wrote:
i once had a smartie cake with no smartie on it,Ooh i was livid!
I don't remember that being in the WN...now that would have been a travesty!
yes i would have loved a photo of me looking grumpy pointing to a smartie less cake!
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nobby7[/bold] wrote: i once had a smartie cake with no smartie on it,Ooh i was livid![/p][/quote]I don't remember that being in the WN...now that would have been a travesty![/p][/quote]yes i would have loved a photo of me looking grumpy pointing to a smartie less cake! nobby7
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11:16am Sun 24 Feb 13

nobby7 says...

tara_louise wrote:
nobby7 wrote:
i once had a smartie cake with no smartie on it,Ooh i was livid!
Its abit different having a smartie cake with no smarties, to a curry, to feed a family with no chicken in? grow up and cut the sarcasm.
Oh alright i wasnt really livid just a bit miffed.
[quote][p][bold]tara_louise[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nobby7[/bold] wrote: i once had a smartie cake with no smartie on it,Ooh i was livid![/p][/quote]Its abit different having a smartie cake with no smarties, to a curry, to feed a family with no chicken in? grow up and cut the sarcasm.[/p][/quote]Oh alright i wasnt really livid just a bit miffed. nobby7
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11:22am Sun 24 Feb 13

CJH says...

nobby7 wrote:
tara_louise wrote:
nobby7 wrote:
i once had a smartie cake with no smartie on it,Ooh i was livid!
Its abit different having a smartie cake with no smarties, to a curry, to feed a family with no chicken in? grow up and cut the sarcasm.
Oh alright i wasnt really livid just a bit miffed.
Could have found smarties in your chicken curry though. Now that would be a proper story.
[quote][p][bold]nobby7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tara_louise[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nobby7[/bold] wrote: i once had a smartie cake with no smartie on it,Ooh i was livid![/p][/quote]Its abit different having a smartie cake with no smarties, to a curry, to feed a family with no chicken in? grow up and cut the sarcasm.[/p][/quote]Oh alright i wasnt really livid just a bit miffed.[/p][/quote]Could have found smarties in your chicken curry though. Now that would be a proper story. CJH
  • Score: 0

3:08pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Brummagem Bertie says...

truth must out, Asda, a reputable firm? You're having a laugh, aren't you? Have you been in isolation the last few weeks and not seen the horsemeat stories?

And supermarkets are responsible for their suppliers. They appoint them, tie them down to contracts and specifications running to hundreds of pages, inspect them and audit them.

As for the derisory offer of compensation, as soon as the paper were involved Asda increased their offer by 700%. Rather suggests they were just trying to fob their customer off, which is what I would expect from them.

In contract law, they were in clear breach of contract and liable to pay damages to put their customer in the position he would have been in had the breach not occurred, so £20 for the takeaway is perfectly reasonable. The increased offer indicates Asda are perfectly aware of this.

The attitude of many people commenting on this story is exactly why the big supermarkets don't really care about customer service and try it on so often - because so many people are happy to let them get away with it.
truth must out, Asda, a reputable firm? You're having a laugh, aren't you? Have you been in isolation the last few weeks and not seen the horsemeat stories? And supermarkets are responsible for their suppliers. They appoint them, tie them down to contracts and specifications running to hundreds of pages, inspect them and audit them. As for the derisory offer of compensation, as soon as the paper were involved Asda increased their offer by 700%. Rather suggests they were just trying to fob their customer off, which is what I would expect from them. In contract law, they were in clear breach of contract and liable to pay damages to put their customer in the position he would have been in had the breach not occurred, so £20 for the takeaway is perfectly reasonable. The increased offer indicates Asda are perfectly aware of this. The attitude of many people commenting on this story is exactly why the big supermarkets don't really care about customer service and try it on so often - because so many people are happy to let them get away with it. Brummagem Bertie
  • Score: 1

3:22pm Sun 24 Feb 13

CJH says...

Brummagem Bertie wrote:
truth must out, Asda, a reputable firm? You're having a laugh, aren't you? Have you been in isolation the last few weeks and not seen the horsemeat stories?

And supermarkets are responsible for their suppliers. They appoint them, tie them down to contracts and specifications running to hundreds of pages, inspect them and audit them.

As for the derisory offer of compensation, as soon as the paper were involved Asda increased their offer by 700%. Rather suggests they were just trying to fob their customer off, which is what I would expect from them.

In contract law, they were in clear breach of contract and liable to pay damages to put their customer in the position he would have been in had the breach not occurred, so £20 for the takeaway is perfectly reasonable. The increased offer indicates Asda are perfectly aware of this.

The attitude of many people commenting on this story is exactly why the big supermarkets don't really care about customer service and try it on so often - because so many people are happy to let them get away with it.
I'm thinking...good grief, get a life mate!
[quote][p][bold]Brummagem Bertie[/bold] wrote: truth must out, Asda, a reputable firm? You're having a laugh, aren't you? Have you been in isolation the last few weeks and not seen the horsemeat stories? And supermarkets are responsible for their suppliers. They appoint them, tie them down to contracts and specifications running to hundreds of pages, inspect them and audit them. As for the derisory offer of compensation, as soon as the paper were involved Asda increased their offer by 700%. Rather suggests they were just trying to fob their customer off, which is what I would expect from them. In contract law, they were in clear breach of contract and liable to pay damages to put their customer in the position he would have been in had the breach not occurred, so £20 for the takeaway is perfectly reasonable. The increased offer indicates Asda are perfectly aware of this. The attitude of many people commenting on this story is exactly why the big supermarkets don't really care about customer service and try it on so often - because so many people are happy to let them get away with it.[/p][/quote]I'm thinking...good grief, get a life mate! CJH
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3:36pm Sun 24 Feb 13

truth must out says...

Brummagem Bertie wrote:
truth must out, Asda, a reputable firm? You're having a laugh, aren't you? Have you been in isolation the last few weeks and not seen the horsemeat stories?

And supermarkets are responsible for their suppliers. They appoint them, tie them down to contracts and specifications running to hundreds of pages, inspect them and audit them.

As for the derisory offer of compensation, as soon as the paper were involved Asda increased their offer by 700%. Rather suggests they were just trying to fob their customer off, which is what I would expect from them.

In contract law, they were in clear breach of contract and liable to pay damages to put their customer in the position he would have been in had the breach not occurred, so £20 for the takeaway is perfectly reasonable. The increased offer indicates Asda are perfectly aware of this.

The attitude of many people commenting on this story is exactly why the big supermarkets don't really care about customer service and try it on so often - because so many people are happy to let them get away with it.
Think you should really get out more mate..........
[quote][p][bold]Brummagem Bertie[/bold] wrote: truth must out, Asda, a reputable firm? You're having a laugh, aren't you? Have you been in isolation the last few weeks and not seen the horsemeat stories? And supermarkets are responsible for their suppliers. They appoint them, tie them down to contracts and specifications running to hundreds of pages, inspect them and audit them. As for the derisory offer of compensation, as soon as the paper were involved Asda increased their offer by 700%. Rather suggests they were just trying to fob their customer off, which is what I would expect from them. In contract law, they were in clear breach of contract and liable to pay damages to put their customer in the position he would have been in had the breach not occurred, so £20 for the takeaway is perfectly reasonable. The increased offer indicates Asda are perfectly aware of this. The attitude of many people commenting on this story is exactly why the big supermarkets don't really care about customer service and try it on so often - because so many people are happy to let them get away with it.[/p][/quote]Think you should really get out more mate.......... truth must out
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6:33pm Sun 24 Feb 13

DarrenM says...

"In contract law, they were in clear breach of contract and liable to pay damages to put their customer in the position he would have been in had the breach not occurred, so £20 for the takeaway is perfectly reasonable"

Consequential Damages may form part of contract law, but do not form part of the sale of goods of act. For any rights outside of the SOGA (rights under which cannot be signed away by contract) the transaction would be governed by Asda's terms and conditions. I haven't read them but I highly suspect they have a limitation of consequential damages clause.
"In contract law, they were in clear breach of contract and liable to pay damages to put their customer in the position he would have been in had the breach not occurred, so £20 for the takeaway is perfectly reasonable" Consequential Damages may form part of contract law, but do not form part of the sale of goods of act. For any rights outside of the SOGA (rights under which cannot be signed away by contract) the transaction would be governed by Asda's terms and conditions. I haven't read them but I highly suspect they have a limitation of consequential damages clause. DarrenM
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6:42pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Mobey says...

I saw this article in the paper today and if you look closely at the one that he has got there clearly appears to be chicken in there?!
I saw this article in the paper today and if you look closely at the one that he has got there clearly appears to be chicken in there?! Mobey
  • Score: 1

6:56pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Dickie of Dodderhill says...

Hold the front page !!

I bought the Worcester News on Saturday, and as usual there was nothing in it !

am I entitled to compensation ?

On a serious note, the Gentleman was right to complain if, as is qouted, Asda were rude to him, but honestly who on earth is editing this rag, when stories like this, with the standard stock in trade glum photo (again !), make the front page.
Hold the front page !! I bought the Worcester News on Saturday, and as usual there was nothing in it ! am I entitled to compensation ? On a serious note, the Gentleman was right to complain if, as is qouted, Asda were rude to him, but honestly who on earth is editing this rag, when stories like this, with the standard stock in trade glum photo (again !), make the front page. Dickie of Dodderhill
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7:25pm Sun 24 Feb 13

queenjulia says...

I still feel this story is worthless due to the brides that lost deposits and the valentines couple that could not get another day to go to pictures as VUE was not as nice as Asda and let them have good will...
I still feel this story is worthless due to the brides that lost deposits and the valentines couple that could not get another day to go to pictures as VUE was not as nice as Asda and let them have good will... queenjulia
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9:12pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Horatio One says...

We were so poor when I was young we dreamed of curry with no Chicken in it ...
We were so poor when I was young we dreamed of curry with no Chicken in it ... Horatio One
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10:24pm Sun 24 Feb 13

orangecat says...

Strange how this was bought on MONDAY and The Brits were not on until WEDNESDAY?? Anyone else spot the deliberate mistake! lol

He's an idiot! Asda are fantastic at refunding if you're not happy, he's just out for what he can get- moron!
Strange how this was bought on MONDAY and The Brits were not on until WEDNESDAY?? Anyone else spot the deliberate mistake! lol He's an idiot! Asda are fantastic at refunding if you're not happy, he's just out for what he can get- moron! orangecat
  • Score: 1

10:32pm Sun 24 Feb 13

orangecat says...

Jabbadad wrote:
Well for those who judging by your comments have completely missed the point, When we go to buy WHATEVER from WHEREVER we are entitled to by LAW to get what we pay for. SIMPLE AS THAT, Whether he has or is a Chef or his wife works full time or even if they lived above a take away has no bearing on the fact that this man was cheated over his purchase.
And those who don't feel this is so are probably among those I see when after passing through the checkout and I am stood out of the way but still in the store, checking my Till receipt, I see those who just throw their purchase into the trolley and stuff the receipt into their pockets or even throw them away,and away they go.
I use 3 and sometimes 4 different supermarkets and I can assure customers who don't check their bills that I quite regularly find mistakes, and not just pence sometimes over £2 and more. Some staff scan the goods so fast that you cannot keep up with them.
It may be a genuine error or maybe not so, but back to the point, We are entitled to get what we pay for.
NO MORE AND NO LESS.
I fully agree with what you are saying. We all deserve to get what we pay for and I would not have been happy that there was no chicken. But, as others have commented, Asda did offer a full refund and a £5 gogw (gesture of goodwill).

Asda offer a no quibble refund which he refused because he took the Pi** by trying to claim for the takeaway as well.

There is NO WAY this curry would have fed 4 people, the box probably recommends it feeds 2-3 at most. He is just out for what he can get, a sad state of affairs but sadly the norm these days when it comes to complaining.

Maybe if he put as much effort in cooking the meal himself, he would get better value for money and wouldn't have to waste newspaper space with this drivel.
[quote][p][bold]Jabbadad[/bold] wrote: Well for those who judging by your comments have completely missed the point, When we go to buy WHATEVER from WHEREVER we are entitled to by LAW to get what we pay for. SIMPLE AS THAT, Whether he has or is a Chef or his wife works full time or even if they lived above a take away has no bearing on the fact that this man was cheated over his purchase. And those who don't feel this is so are probably among those I see when after passing through the checkout and I am stood out of the way but still in the store, checking my Till receipt, I see those who just throw their purchase into the trolley and stuff the receipt into their pockets or even throw them away,and away they go. I use 3 and sometimes 4 different supermarkets and I can assure customers who don't check their bills that I quite regularly find mistakes, and not just pence sometimes over £2 and more. Some staff scan the goods so fast that you cannot keep up with them. It may be a genuine error or maybe not so, but back to the point, We are entitled to get what we pay for. NO MORE AND NO LESS.[/p][/quote]I fully agree with what you are saying. We all deserve to get what we pay for and I would not have been happy that there was no chicken. But, as others have commented, Asda did offer a full refund and a £5 gogw (gesture of goodwill). Asda offer a no quibble refund which he refused because he took the Pi** by trying to claim for the takeaway as well. There is NO WAY this curry would have fed 4 people, the box probably recommends it feeds 2-3 at most. He is just out for what he can get, a sad state of affairs but sadly the norm these days when it comes to complaining. Maybe if he put as much effort in cooking the meal himself, he would get better value for money and wouldn't have to waste newspaper space with this drivel. orangecat
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10:38pm Sun 24 Feb 13

CJH says...

It's also strange that there is no mention of anyone at Asda being rude to him in the original report. I'm sure if he had told the reporter this it would definitely have been in the article. The first time this is mentioned is when his daughter commented on it as his 'defence'. She said 'it wasn't about the chicken'. She's right, as usual in these cases it's all about 'me,me,me' and what can I get for nothing.
.
Maybe the WN do actually know what they're doing when they print these stories; it's made this man and his family a subject of ridicule (although he brought it on himself), stirred all us up to make comments; we've all probably visited this site much more than we would normally do. Anyone else feel used and manipulated?
It's also strange that there is no mention of anyone at Asda being rude to him in the original report. I'm sure if he had told the reporter this it would definitely have been in the article. The first time this is mentioned is when his daughter commented on it as his 'defence'. She said 'it wasn't about the chicken'. She's right, as usual in these cases it's all about 'me,me,me' and what can I get for nothing. . Maybe the WN do actually know what they're doing when they print these stories; it's made this man and his family a subject of ridicule (although he brought it on himself), stirred all us up to make comments; we've all probably visited this site much more than we would normally do. Anyone else feel used and manipulated? CJH
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12:26am Mon 25 Feb 13

pronstar says...

CJH wrote:
It's also strange that there is no mention of anyone at Asda being rude to him in the original report. I'm sure if he had told the reporter this it would definitely have been in the article. The first time this is mentioned is when his daughter commented on it as his 'defence'. She said 'it wasn't about the chicken'. She's right, as usual in these cases it's all about 'me,me,me' and what can I get for nothing.
.
Maybe the WN do actually know what they're doing when they print these stories; it's made this man and his family a subject of ridicule (although he brought it on himself), stirred all us up to make comments; we've all probably visited this site much more than we would normally do. Anyone else feel used and manipulated?
I'm thinking...good grief, get a life mate!
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: It's also strange that there is no mention of anyone at Asda being rude to him in the original report. I'm sure if he had told the reporter this it would definitely have been in the article. The first time this is mentioned is when his daughter commented on it as his 'defence'. She said 'it wasn't about the chicken'. She's right, as usual in these cases it's all about 'me,me,me' and what can I get for nothing. . Maybe the WN do actually know what they're doing when they print these stories; it's made this man and his family a subject of ridicule (although he brought it on himself), stirred all us up to make comments; we've all probably visited this site much more than we would normally do. Anyone else feel used and manipulated?[/p][/quote]I'm thinking...good grief, get a life mate! pronstar
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7:41am Mon 25 Feb 13

Green'un says...

Now Darren did not think it funny
On finding his curry was runny.
It should have been lumpy
Which made Darren grumpy
And now he is rolling in money!
Now Darren did not think it funny On finding his curry was runny. It should have been lumpy Which made Darren grumpy And now he is rolling in money! Green'un
  • Score: 2

8:59am Mon 25 Feb 13

Respectable says...

These "News" items that feature grumpy looking "Victims" of alleged incompetance and malpractice don't half agitate the general public... Over recent months there have been a number ranging from a company director who had to pay for his prescription to a young mother who'd assumed child care was free..
WHY won't the editorial staff at "OUR" Worcester News sit an listen to the readers ? We don't want to read about these foolish people who are not victims of anything other than their own stupidity and false expectations ! The world is full of proper issues and hardship.
These "News" items that feature grumpy looking "Victims" of alleged incompetance and malpractice don't half agitate the general public... Over recent months there have been a number ranging from a company director who had to pay for his prescription to a young mother who'd assumed child care was free.. WHY won't the editorial staff at "OUR" Worcester News sit an listen to the readers ? We don't want to read about these foolish people who are not victims of anything other than their own stupidity and false expectations ! The world is full of proper issues and hardship. Respectable
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12:11pm Mon 25 Feb 13

sugarlump says...

OMG!!!! I can see why he is an unemployed cook!!
OMG!!!! I can see why he is an unemployed cook!! sugarlump
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12:14pm Mon 25 Feb 13

andiwbr82 says...

I wonder of Mr Ford is regretting going public with this story, He may be unemployed for a long time
I wonder of Mr Ford is regretting going public with this story, He may be unemployed for a long time andiwbr82
  • Score: 1

12:45pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Flomay says...

leemo79 wrote:
And then... i take it all back when i red he is a chef.... *eats humble pie*
would that be a homemade humble pie or a shop bought one? lol
[quote][p][bold]leemo79[/bold] wrote: And then... i take it all back when i red he is a chef.... *eats humble pie*[/p][/quote]would that be a homemade humble pie or a shop bought one? lol Flomay
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1:28pm Mon 25 Feb 13

leemo79 says...

Flomay wrote:
leemo79 wrote:
And then... i take it all back when i red he is a chef.... *eats humble pie*
would that be a homemade humble pie or a shop bought one? lol
Home made.. i want humble in it. not sure i would get the right amount in a shop brought one and WHOOSH i would be so furious!
[quote][p][bold]Flomay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leemo79[/bold] wrote: And then... i take it all back when i red he is a chef.... *eats humble pie*[/p][/quote]would that be a homemade humble pie or a shop bought one? lol[/p][/quote]Home made.. i want humble in it. not sure i would get the right amount in a shop brought one and WHOOSH i would be so furious! leemo79
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1:40pm Mon 25 Feb 13

CJH says...

leemo79 wrote:
Flomay wrote:
leemo79 wrote:
And then... i take it all back when i red he is a chef.... *eats humble pie*
would that be a homemade humble pie or a shop bought one? lol
Home made.. i want humble in it. not sure i would get the right amount in a shop brought one and WHOOSH i would be so furious!
Everyone knows humbles aren't in season yet! You can't shoot them until after Easter. AND, you need a licence.
[quote][p][bold]leemo79[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Flomay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leemo79[/bold] wrote: And then... i take it all back when i red he is a chef.... *eats humble pie*[/p][/quote]would that be a homemade humble pie or a shop bought one? lol[/p][/quote]Home made.. i want humble in it. not sure i would get the right amount in a shop brought one and WHOOSH i would be so furious![/p][/quote]Everyone knows humbles aren't in season yet! You can't shoot them until after Easter. AND, you need a licence. CJH
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2:08pm Mon 25 Feb 13

OrdinaryMan says...

tara_louise wrote:
My Dad isnt moaning about either the fact that the curry had no chicken in, or the fact they only offered him a refund, he is more angry about the way Asda staff spoke to him on the phone, which was a very rude way. He is unemployed for illnesses, and is currently searching for a job and attending regular meetings at the job center. And yes, he is a chef. He was a chef in pubs in cornwall, and was a chef in the Oak Apple for about 5 years, he has worked as a chef for the most of his career, just in different places. And he couldnt make anything else for us too cook, because it was about 8 at night, the only other option we had was to buy a take away, which is not something you want to do you dont have alot of money to spend. Rant over:)
"He is unemployed for illnesses"

Not a dodgy tikka, I hope ;)
[quote][p][bold]tara_louise[/bold] wrote: My Dad isnt moaning about either the fact that the curry had no chicken in, or the fact they only offered him a refund, he is more angry about the way Asda staff spoke to him on the phone, which was a very rude way. He is unemployed for illnesses, and is currently searching for a job and attending regular meetings at the job center. And yes, he is a chef. He was a chef in pubs in cornwall, and was a chef in the Oak Apple for about 5 years, he has worked as a chef for the most of his career, just in different places. And he couldnt make anything else for us too cook, because it was about 8 at night, the only other option we had was to buy a take away, which is not something you want to do you dont have alot of money to spend. Rant over:)[/p][/quote]"He is unemployed for illnesses" Not a dodgy tikka, I hope ;) OrdinaryMan
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2:25pm Mon 25 Feb 13

leemo79 says...

CJH wrote:
leemo79 wrote:
Flomay wrote:
leemo79 wrote:
And then... i take it all back when i red he is a chef.... *eats humble pie*
would that be a homemade humble pie or a shop bought one? lol
Home made.. i want humble in it. not sure i would get the right amount in a shop brought one and WHOOSH i would be so furious!
Everyone knows humbles aren't in season yet! You can't shoot them until after Easter. AND, you need a licence.
Lucky for me i am an unemployed poacher then.. who needs a license.. those pwesky Humbles!
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leemo79[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Flomay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leemo79[/bold] wrote: And then... i take it all back when i red he is a chef.... *eats humble pie*[/p][/quote]would that be a homemade humble pie or a shop bought one? lol[/p][/quote]Home made.. i want humble in it. not sure i would get the right amount in a shop brought one and WHOOSH i would be so furious![/p][/quote]Everyone knows humbles aren't in season yet! You can't shoot them until after Easter. AND, you need a licence.[/p][/quote]Lucky for me i am an unemployed poacher then.. who needs a license.. those pwesky Humbles! leemo79
  • Score: 0

3:55pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Green'un says...

I blame the parents.
I blame the parents. Green'un
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4:24pm Mon 25 Feb 13

theowenfamilyisgreat says...

Hello every one and Worcester news... We are all keen readers on the Worcester news and over the months there has been some heart warming stories and some stupid and silly ones like this one!!!
Why on earth was the man in the story given a £35 voucher for? i know you said it was good well but why?
Also the Harris family has been though the hell after loosing a child were they offered any thing?
Also like i have read on a post some where the brides that lost £250 as the stone hill pub closed were they offered some thing?
Also the valentines couple who won two tickets to VUE on valentintimes night and could not go as no baby sitter were they offered tickets for another night? No they were not as VUE would not offer tickets for another night or show...
so why did this man get £35 in goodwill for?
Hello every one and Worcester news... We are all keen readers on the Worcester news and over the months there has been some heart warming stories and some stupid and silly ones like this one!!! Why on earth was the man in the story given a £35 voucher for? i know you said it was good well but why? Also the Harris family has been though the hell after loosing a child were they offered any thing? Also like i have read on a post some where the brides that lost £250 as the stone hill pub closed were they offered some thing? Also the valentines couple who won two tickets to VUE on valentintimes night and could not go as no baby sitter were they offered tickets for another night? No they were not as VUE would not offer tickets for another night or show... so why did this man get £35 in goodwill for? theowenfamilyisgreat
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6:08pm Mon 25 Feb 13

annadean says...

haha me and hubby bought a bag of smarties each and decided to count them in my bag was a smartie short perhaps i should of complained lol.... by the way only joking
haha me and hubby bought a bag of smarties each and decided to count them in my bag was a smartie short perhaps i should of complained lol.... by the way only joking annadean
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6:40pm Mon 25 Feb 13

timevans says...

A chicken curry with no chicken in it!
Worcester News with no news in it?

Is there a trend developing here?
A chicken curry with no chicken in it! Worcester News with no news in it? Is there a trend developing here? timevans
  • Score: 0

6:40pm Mon 25 Feb 13

louw07 says...

“I’m unemployed at the moment and £20 is money I haven’t got to spare. It’s absolutely ridiculous.”

You didn't HAVE to spend £20, that was your choice. What did you expect ASDA to do, pay for your gourmet takeaway? I'm surprised you even got a giftcard from them, they usually just refund.

So let's get this straight - you're a trained chef, but couldn't do anything with the meal that you already had? You didn't think that you could just walk to the shop and buy chicken to go in it (or veg or other meat for that matter)

Instead, you spent £20 on something else?

You should of just been grateful that you got £5 extra. There are some unemployed people that would be so happy to get a £5 voucher, you're obviously on too many benefits to appreciate this.
“I’m unemployed at the moment and £20 is money I haven’t got to spare. It’s absolutely ridiculous.” You didn't HAVE to spend £20, that was your choice. What did you expect ASDA to do, pay for your gourmet takeaway? I'm surprised you even got a giftcard from them, they usually just refund. So let's get this straight - you're a trained chef, but couldn't do anything with the meal that you already had? You didn't think that you could just walk to the shop and buy chicken to go in it (or veg or other meat for that matter) Instead, you spent £20 on something else? You should of just been grateful that you got £5 extra. There are some unemployed people that would be so happy to get a £5 voucher, you're obviously on too many benefits to appreciate this. louw07
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7:12pm Mon 25 Feb 13

M@lvernite says...

I once bought a Shepherds pie from Asda but the only meat it appeared to have in it was minced lamb. I had to go on a Caribbean cruise to get over the anxiety it put me though but Asda wouldn't cover the cost of it. Now I have a 3 hour round trip to get to the nearest supermarket I haven't boycotted, which means I can no longer buy frozen food.

In all seriousness though it sounds to me like Darren Ford has sold his dignity for the princely sum of £35.
Minus the cost of the takeaway and he came out of it £15 better off with the world and his wife thinking he's a moaner and a scrounger, which aren't personal attributes at the top of most potential employers' lists.
I once bought a Shepherds pie from Asda but the only meat it appeared to have in it was minced lamb. I had to go on a Caribbean cruise to get over the anxiety it put me though but Asda wouldn't cover the cost of it. Now I have a 3 hour round trip to get to the nearest supermarket I haven't boycotted, which means I can no longer buy frozen food. In all seriousness though it sounds to me like Darren Ford has sold his dignity for the princely sum of £35. Minus the cost of the takeaway and he came out of it £15 better off with the world and his wife thinking he's a moaner and a scrounger, which aren't personal attributes at the top of most potential employers' lists. M@lvernite
  • Score: 0

8:16pm Mon 25 Feb 13

WooWoo123 says...

tara_louise wrote:
My Dad isnt moaning about either the fact that the curry had no chicken in, or the fact they only offered him a refund, he is more angry about the way Asda staff spoke to him on the phone, which was a very rude way. He is unemployed for illnesses, and is currently searching for a job and attending regular meetings at the job center. And yes, he is a chef. He was a chef in pubs in cornwall, and was a chef in the Oak Apple for about 5 years, he has worked as a chef for the most of his career, just in different places. And he couldnt make anything else for us too cook, because it was about 8 at night, the only other option we had was to buy a take away, which is not something you want to do you dont have alot of money to spend. Rant over:)
I don't understand why there is so much attention to "it was about 8 at night".

Does the family microwave get turned off then!?
[quote][p][bold]tara_louise[/bold] wrote: My Dad isnt moaning about either the fact that the curry had no chicken in, or the fact they only offered him a refund, he is more angry about the way Asda staff spoke to him on the phone, which was a very rude way. He is unemployed for illnesses, and is currently searching for a job and attending regular meetings at the job center. And yes, he is a chef. He was a chef in pubs in cornwall, and was a chef in the Oak Apple for about 5 years, he has worked as a chef for the most of his career, just in different places. And he couldnt make anything else for us too cook, because it was about 8 at night, the only other option we had was to buy a take away, which is not something you want to do you dont have alot of money to spend. Rant over:)[/p][/quote]I don't understand why there is so much attention to "it was about 8 at night". Does the family microwave get turned off then!? WooWoo123
  • Score: 0

9:38pm Mon 25 Feb 13

nicki1967 says...

Was it not 8pm when the farce that is the BRITs started? Maybe that's why no-one in this family could be bothered to cook anything.
I'm not a chef and work full-time but there's no excuse for not cooking proper food.
I agree with the general opinion here....the guy is taking the p*** and is nothing but a scrounger.
Was it not 8pm when the farce that is the BRITs started? Maybe that's why no-one in this family could be bothered to cook anything. I'm not a chef and work full-time but there's no excuse for not cooking proper food. I agree with the general opinion here....the guy is taking the p*** and is nothing but a scrounger. nicki1967
  • Score: 2

1:19am Tue 26 Feb 13

Leeds united fan says...

MRCharlieBOY wrote:
four chicken breasts in asda = £4.00, bag of rice= 98p, curry sauce= £1.00

£5.98

taxi there and back £6

£11.98

hmmm.....
were u getting this taxi from
[quote][p][bold]MRCharlieBOY[/bold] wrote: four chicken breasts in asda = £4.00, bag of rice= 98p, curry sauce= £1.00 £5.98 taxi there and back £6 £11.98 hmmm.....[/p][/quote]were u getting this taxi from Leeds united fan
  • Score: 0

8:42am Tue 26 Feb 13

ushmush83 says...

I think you mean 'where'?
I think you mean 'where'? ushmush83
  • Score: 0

8:54am Tue 26 Feb 13

pronstar says...

Does the 100th comment get a prize?

Perhaps Asda could donate a voucher for the winner seeing as how they've had so much publicity from this event.
Does the 100th comment get a prize? Perhaps Asda could donate a voucher for the winner seeing as how they've had so much publicity from this event. pronstar
  • Score: 0

9:06am Tue 26 Feb 13

Respectable says...

timevans wrote:
A chicken curry with no chicken in it! Worcester News with no news in it? Is there a trend developing here?
Brilliant.... Probably the best post of all..Thanks for the chuckle..
[quote][p][bold]timevans[/bold] wrote: A chicken curry with no chicken in it! Worcester News with no news in it? Is there a trend developing here?[/p][/quote]Brilliant.... Probably the best post of all..Thanks for the chuckle.. Respectable
  • Score: 0

10:55am Tue 26 Feb 13

MRCharlieBOY says...

Leeds united fan wrote:
MRCharlieBOY wrote: four chicken breasts in asda = £4.00, bag of rice= 98p, curry sauce= £1.00 £5.98 taxi there and back £6 £11.98 hmmm.....
were u getting this taxi from
VIP Taxi's
[quote][p][bold]Leeds united fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MRCharlieBOY[/bold] wrote: four chicken breasts in asda = £4.00, bag of rice= 98p, curry sauce= £1.00 £5.98 taxi there and back £6 £11.98 hmmm.....[/p][/quote]were u getting this taxi from[/p][/quote]VIP Taxi's MRCharlieBOY
  • Score: 0

12:08pm Tue 26 Feb 13

l_pool says...

my partner works in asda and i can say that the customer service desk and the managers are more than helpful.

to offer a refund and extra is far beyond what any other company would of done so praise to them.

for him to go out a buy a meal and try and claim it back just shows how bad times are for people.

I would expect nothing more than my money back which they offered.

the people in store never made the product, they helped him to get his refund and extra.

well done asda.
my partner works in asda and i can say that the customer service desk and the managers are more than helpful. to offer a refund and extra is far beyond what any other company would of done so praise to them. for him to go out a buy a meal and try and claim it back just shows how bad times are for people. I would expect nothing more than my money back which they offered. the people in store never made the product, they helped him to get his refund and extra. well done asda. l_pool
  • Score: 0

1:02pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Omicron says...

I've heard through the grapevine that this person is known at ASDA as he has made several "complaints" before.
I've heard through the grapevine that this person is known at ASDA as he has made several "complaints" before. Omicron
  • Score: 1

4:28pm Tue 26 Feb 13

imustbeoldiwearacap says...

never has so much empty talk been said about something that wasn't there in the first place!!!
never has so much empty talk been said about something that wasn't there in the first place!!! imustbeoldiwearacap
  • Score: 0

7:50pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Kenni says...

I bet you in his working life as a chef, he must have messed up on someones order before? Like forgot to put chicken in a curry accidentally?

He should know, the roles were reversed and you should know that mistakes DO happen. No big deal!

For the staff being rude, get your refund and write a letter to Asda HQ.
I bet you in his working life as a chef, he must have messed up on someones order before? Like forgot to put chicken in a curry accidentally? He should know, the roles were reversed and you should know that mistakes DO happen. No big deal! For the staff being rude, get your refund and write a letter to Asda HQ. Kenni
  • Score: 0

9:29pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Vox Rationis says...

http://www.facebook.
com/darren.ford.7587


Oh dear...
http://www.facebook. com/darren.ford.7587 Oh dear... Vox Rationis
  • Score: 1

9:36pm Tue 26 Feb 13

CJH says...

For those of you who don't have Facebook this was posted on 22 Feb:
.
Darren Ford posted: '35 pound from asda result'
Louise Ford (his wife) posted 'yipee. clothes for me!!'
For those of you who don't have Facebook this was posted on 22 Feb: . Darren Ford posted: '35 pound from asda result' Louise Ford (his wife) posted 'yipee. clothes for me!!' CJH
  • Score: 0

9:37pm Tue 26 Feb 13

jabroner says...

ushmush83 wrote:
I think you mean 'where'?
Haha, love it!
[quote][p][bold]ushmush83[/bold] wrote: I think you mean 'where'?[/p][/quote]Haha, love it! jabroner
  • Score: 0

10:15pm Tue 26 Feb 13

alfiepie says...

I have no view on this guy or the quality of food from Asda - if he wants to complain to Asda every single day then good luck to him - my issue is that WN again choose a lazy assed story to print as "news" instead of actually getting out there and getting proper news that we all want to read - get your money on Newsquest closing WN within 5 years if this keeps up because they simply have so many non stories people are getting fed up with buying it.......
I have no view on this guy or the quality of food from Asda - if he wants to complain to Asda every single day then good luck to him - my issue is that WN again choose a lazy assed story to print as "news" instead of actually getting out there and getting proper news that we all want to read - get your money on Newsquest closing WN within 5 years if this keeps up because they simply have so many non stories people are getting fed up with buying it....... alfiepie
  • Score: 0

6:58am Wed 27 Feb 13

Jay1981 says...

Comes to something when this paper has nothing better to report.

I wish they would spend the time on a artical about the state of the streets around worcester. Littered with dog fouling. Every day this seams to happen...

Outside local schools to. Dog owners who let there dogs do this need a heavy fine.
Comes to something when this paper has nothing better to report. I wish they would spend the time on a artical about the state of the streets around worcester. Littered with dog fouling. Every day this seams to happen... Outside local schools to. Dog owners who let there dogs do this need a heavy fine. Jay1981
  • Score: 0

8:17am Wed 27 Feb 13

nobby7 says...

Jay1981 wrote:
Comes to something when this paper has nothing better to report.

I wish they would spend the time on a artical about the state of the streets around worcester. Littered with dog fouling. Every day this seams to happen...

Outside local schools to. Dog owners who let there dogs do this need a heavy fine.
couldnt agree more,trying to dodge the dog crap on the way to my daughters school in the morning is a nightmare! and theirs always a fresh dollop right outside the gates that some poor kids stepped in, id love to catch the owner and rub their nose in it! come to think of it,it looks a bit like like chicken curry with no chicken in it...?
[quote][p][bold]Jay1981[/bold] wrote: Comes to something when this paper has nothing better to report. I wish they would spend the time on a artical about the state of the streets around worcester. Littered with dog fouling. Every day this seams to happen... Outside local schools to. Dog owners who let there dogs do this need a heavy fine.[/p][/quote]couldnt agree more,trying to dodge the dog crap on the way to my daughters school in the morning is a nightmare! and theirs always a fresh dollop right outside the gates that some poor kids stepped in, id love to catch the owner and rub their nose in it! come to think of it,it looks a bit like like chicken curry with no chicken in it...? nobby7
  • Score: 0

9:13am Wed 27 Feb 13

Dickie of Dodderhill says...

CJH wrote:
For those of you who don't have Facebook this was posted on 22 Feb: . Darren Ford posted: '35 pound from asda result' Louise Ford (his wife) posted 'yipee. clothes for me!!'
Oh dear Worcester News !
if this is correct, I think you have been taken for a ride.

I don't think I have seen so many comments about one insignificant story, many crititical of the editorial decision to front page lead on this rubbish.

Cn we expect a response from WN ?
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: For those of you who don't have Facebook this was posted on 22 Feb: . Darren Ford posted: '35 pound from asda result' Louise Ford (his wife) posted 'yipee. clothes for me!!'[/p][/quote]Oh dear Worcester News ! if this is correct, I think you have been taken for a ride. I don't think I have seen so many comments about one insignificant story, many crititical of the editorial decision to front page lead on this rubbish. Cn we expect a response from WN ? Dickie of Dodderhill
  • Score: 1

9:39am Wed 27 Feb 13

Respectable says...

Yes will "OUR" WN respond at all..?
Yes will "OUR" WN respond at all..? Respectable
  • Score: 0

11:27am Wed 27 Feb 13

spuggy_1 says...

He's also got cheap tobacco for sale if anybody wants any, What a joker!
He's also got cheap tobacco for sale if anybody wants any, What a joker! spuggy_1
  • Score: 0

11:31am Wed 27 Feb 13

CJH says...

The £6 deal from Asda also includes a side order and a dessert. Wonder if they ate that? Surely they'd be too principled...wouldn'
t they?
The £6 deal from Asda also includes a side order and a dessert. Wonder if they ate that? Surely they'd be too principled...wouldn' t they? CJH
  • Score: 0

2:08pm Wed 27 Feb 13

More Tea Vicar says...

Sorry, I had to read this several times....first I thought I had read it wrong, then I couldn't stop laughing.

The WN - sorry YOUR Worcester News - seems to be on a crusade to make itself look like a complete bunch of pillocks.

Why do they keep

a - referring to themselves as YOUR Worcester News

and

b - printing silly stories which inevitably involve some ridiculous whinge, capped off by the obligatory picture of someone looking glum and pointing at something.

This one is right up there with the Jabba Riaz water cut crisis.

If it was true, this story could be construed as being worth mentioning, as Asda would have some questions to answer. But the details the WN mentions undermine the story anyway. He's unemployed, and a chef, yet he HAS to order a takeaway? Seriously?

Despite its foibles, I actually quite admire the WN.

But by printing 'stories' like this, it makes itself look ridiculous, at very best.
Sorry, I had to read this several times....first I thought I had read it wrong, then I couldn't stop laughing. The WN - sorry YOUR Worcester News - seems to be on a crusade to make itself look like a complete bunch of pillocks. Why do they keep a - referring to themselves as YOUR Worcester News and b - printing silly stories which inevitably involve some ridiculous whinge, capped off by the obligatory picture of someone looking glum and pointing at something. This one is right up there with the Jabba Riaz water cut crisis. If it was true, this story could be construed as being worth mentioning, as Asda would have some questions to answer. But the details the WN mentions undermine the story anyway. He's unemployed, and a chef, yet he HAS to order a takeaway? Seriously? Despite its foibles, I actually quite admire the WN. But by printing 'stories' like this, it makes itself look ridiculous, at very best. More Tea Vicar
  • Score: 0

2:18pm Wed 27 Feb 13

CJH says...

I miss Murray!
I miss Murray! CJH
  • Score: 0

2:19pm Wed 27 Feb 13

andiwbr82 says...

I'd love this to feature on the Jeremy Kyle show..... I'd watch it
I'd love this to feature on the Jeremy Kyle show..... I'd watch it andiwbr82
  • Score: 1

2:19pm Wed 27 Feb 13

andiwbr82 says...

I'd love this to feature on the Jeremy Kyle show..... I'd watch it
I'd love this to feature on the Jeremy Kyle show..... I'd watch it andiwbr82
  • Score: 0

3:53pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Respectable says...

Apparently Asda Shepherd's Pie's contain ZERO shepherds.

Someone fire up the Sky-Copter and roll that film.
Apparently Asda Shepherd's Pie's contain ZERO shepherds. Someone fire up the Sky-Copter and roll that film. Respectable
  • Score: 1

4:36pm Wed 27 Feb 13

old misery says...

What a story to run for so long any way most pubs serve ready made meals which they stick in a microwave "simples" not much chef work involved
What a story to run for so long any way most pubs serve ready made meals which they stick in a microwave "simples" not much chef work involved old misery
  • Score: 0

2:42am Thu 28 Feb 13

Rooneybob says...

And the winner of the best comment award goes to... Respectable at 3:53pm 27 Feb. Completely un-newsworthy story, but the comments are the most entertaining I've seen in ages. Keep it up people!
And the winner of the best comment award goes to... Respectable at 3:53pm 27 Feb. Completely un-newsworthy story, but the comments are the most entertaining I've seen in ages. Keep it up people! Rooneybob
  • Score: 0

12:34pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Flomay says...

Rooneybob wrote:
And the winner of the best comment award goes to... Respectable at 3:53pm 27 Feb. Completely un-newsworthy story, but the comments are the most entertaining I've seen in ages. Keep it up people!
I totally agree, it's made me chuckle!
[quote][p][bold]Rooneybob[/bold] wrote: And the winner of the best comment award goes to... Respectable at 3:53pm 27 Feb. Completely un-newsworthy story, but the comments are the most entertaining I've seen in ages. Keep it up people![/p][/quote]I totally agree, it's made me chuckle! Flomay
  • Score: 1

6:33pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Keith B says...

This could have been a serious story.

"Escaped Chicken savages cat in the St Martins area of Worcester. Police on the look-out for chook trying to hitch a lift on City Walls Road."

And why hasn't Mr Ford got his arms folded in the picture like all other aggrieved Worcester News story participants. Instead he's got his elbow on the table - something we were always told not to do when I was young. Standards are slipping.

120 comments on this - even our joke of a Police Commissioner attracted less than that - at least on a single story. (What has he done so far for his £40 and hour.)

Saddest of all - I've just made it 121
This could have been a serious story. "Escaped Chicken savages cat in the St Martins area of Worcester. Police on the look-out for chook trying to hitch a lift on City Walls Road." And why hasn't Mr Ford got his arms folded in the picture like all other aggrieved Worcester News story participants. Instead he's got his elbow on the table - something we were always told not to do when I was young. Standards are slipping. 120 comments on this - even our joke of a Police Commissioner attracted less than that - at least on a single story. (What has he done so far for his £40 and hour.) Saddest of all - I've just made it 121 Keith B
  • Score: 0

6:49pm Thu 28 Feb 13

alfiepie says...

Keith B wrote:
This could have been a serious story.

"Escaped Chicken savages cat in the St Martins area of Worcester. Police on the look-out for chook trying to hitch a lift on City Walls Road."

And why hasn't Mr Ford got his arms folded in the picture like all other aggrieved Worcester News story participants. Instead he's got his elbow on the table - something we were always told not to do when I was young. Standards are slipping.

120 comments on this - even our joke of a Police Commissioner attracted less than that - at least on a single story. (What has he done so far for his £40 and hour.)

Saddest of all - I've just made it 121
Just as long as nobody makes it 121...........oh B@&?!!$#ks......
[quote][p][bold]Keith B[/bold] wrote: This could have been a serious story. "Escaped Chicken savages cat in the St Martins area of Worcester. Police on the look-out for chook trying to hitch a lift on City Walls Road." And why hasn't Mr Ford got his arms folded in the picture like all other aggrieved Worcester News story participants. Instead he's got his elbow on the table - something we were always told not to do when I was young. Standards are slipping. 120 comments on this - even our joke of a Police Commissioner attracted less than that - at least on a single story. (What has he done so far for his £40 and hour.) Saddest of all - I've just made it 121[/p][/quote]Just as long as nobody makes it 121...........oh B@&?!!$#ks...... alfiepie
  • Score: 0

9:17pm Thu 28 Feb 13

pinkfluff says...

alfiepie wrote:
Keith B wrote:
This could have been a serious story.

"Escaped Chicken savages cat in the St Martins area of Worcester. Police on the look-out for chook trying to hitch a lift on City Walls Road."

And why hasn't Mr Ford got his arms folded in the picture like all other aggrieved Worcester News story participants. Instead he's got his elbow on the table - something we were always told not to do when I was young. Standards are slipping.

120 comments on this - even our joke of a Police Commissioner attracted less than that - at least on a single story. (What has he done so far for his £40 and hour.)

Saddest of all - I've just made it 121
Just as long as nobody makes it 121...........oh B@&?!!$#ks......
LOL
[quote][p][bold]alfiepie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keith B[/bold] wrote: This could have been a serious story. "Escaped Chicken savages cat in the St Martins area of Worcester. Police on the look-out for chook trying to hitch a lift on City Walls Road." And why hasn't Mr Ford got his arms folded in the picture like all other aggrieved Worcester News story participants. Instead he's got his elbow on the table - something we were always told not to do when I was young. Standards are slipping. 120 comments on this - even our joke of a Police Commissioner attracted less than that - at least on a single story. (What has he done so far for his £40 and hour.) Saddest of all - I've just made it 121[/p][/quote]Just as long as nobody makes it 121...........oh B@&?!!$#ks......[/p][/quote]LOL pinkfluff
  • Score: 1

10:56pm Thu 28 Feb 13

lettysmith says...

Omg! Get a life! Some people really do like to winge dont they! Going to the paper over a chicken curry! Must have a pretty good life of thats all he has to moan about, thats all i can say.
Omg! Get a life! Some people really do like to winge dont they! Going to the paper over a chicken curry! Must have a pretty good life of thats all he has to moan about, thats all i can say. lettysmith
  • Score: 0

8:47am Fri 1 Mar 13

leemo79 says...

lettysmith wrote:
Omg! Get a life! Some people really do like to winge dont they! Going to the paper over a chicken curry! Must have a pretty good life of thats all he has to moan about, thats all i can say.
^quoted for truth!!

Oh well at least his wifey will have a nice new pair of shoes to show for the humiliation this pathetic story has caused lol.
[quote][p][bold]lettysmith[/bold] wrote: Omg! Get a life! Some people really do like to winge dont they! Going to the paper over a chicken curry! Must have a pretty good life of thats all he has to moan about, thats all i can say.[/p][/quote]^quoted for truth!! Oh well at least his wifey will have a nice new pair of shoes to show for the humiliation this pathetic story has caused lol. leemo79
  • Score: 0

10:35am Fri 1 Mar 13

Keith B says...

125 (now 126 with this sad contribution) and the police commissioner has already earn't £60 (assuming a 9 o'clock start) with his sidekick getting £40.

Did our policing improve over the last hour and a half .... or are we just continuing the policy of fundraising from motorists with easy catch speed traps.
125 (now 126 with this sad contribution) and the police commissioner has already earn't £60 (assuming a 9 o'clock start) with his sidekick getting £40. Did our policing improve over the last hour and a half .... or are we just continuing the policy of fundraising from motorists with easy catch speed traps. Keith B
  • Score: -1

1:06pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Flomay says...

leemo79 wrote:
lettysmith wrote: Omg! Get a life! Some people really do like to winge dont they! Going to the paper over a chicken curry! Must have a pretty good life of thats all he has to moan about, thats all i can say.
^quoted for truth!! Oh well at least his wifey will have a nice new pair of shoes to show for the humiliation this pathetic story has caused lol.
he could always write a book on the effect not having any chicken in his curry had on his life...make a bit more money it lol
[quote][p][bold]leemo79[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lettysmith[/bold] wrote: Omg! Get a life! Some people really do like to winge dont they! Going to the paper over a chicken curry! Must have a pretty good life of thats all he has to moan about, thats all i can say.[/p][/quote]^quoted for truth!! Oh well at least his wifey will have a nice new pair of shoes to show for the humiliation this pathetic story has caused lol.[/p][/quote]he could always write a book on the effect not having any chicken in his curry had on his life...make a bit more money it lol Flomay
  • Score: 0

1:53pm Fri 1 Mar 13

leemo79 says...

Flomay wrote:
leemo79 wrote:
lettysmith wrote: Omg! Get a life! Some people really do like to winge dont they! Going to the paper over a chicken curry! Must have a pretty good life of thats all he has to moan about, thats all i can say.
^quoted for truth!! Oh well at least his wifey will have a nice new pair of shoes to show for the humiliation this pathetic story has caused lol.
he could always write a book on the effect not having any chicken in his curry had on his life...make a bit more money it lol
Then turn it into a Hollywood blockbuster?

Im thinking 'CurryGate'

;) lol
[quote][p][bold]Flomay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leemo79[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lettysmith[/bold] wrote: Omg! Get a life! Some people really do like to winge dont they! Going to the paper over a chicken curry! Must have a pretty good life of thats all he has to moan about, thats all i can say.[/p][/quote]^quoted for truth!! Oh well at least his wifey will have a nice new pair of shoes to show for the humiliation this pathetic story has caused lol.[/p][/quote]he could always write a book on the effect not having any chicken in his curry had on his life...make a bit more money it lol[/p][/quote]Then turn it into a Hollywood blockbuster? Im thinking 'CurryGate' ;) lol leemo79
  • Score: 1

3:10pm Fri 1 Mar 13

CJH says...

I noticed on his Facebook page on the day the story came out he told someone to look at the front page of the WN followed by 'LMAO'. Bet he's not laughing now...(unless you count being a laughing stock!) Well, one good thing at least every supermarket in the city will now recognise him and not fall for any of his sob stories again. I find it very hard to hide my contempt for this man. (Well, I haven't really - oops) As ordinary shoppers we are the ones actually paying for his 'compensation'.
I noticed on his Facebook page on the day the story came out he told someone to look at the front page of the WN followed by 'LMAO'. Bet he's not laughing now...(unless you count being a laughing stock!) Well, one good thing at least every supermarket in the city will now recognise him and not fall for any of his sob stories again. I find it very hard to hide my contempt for this man. (Well, I haven't really - oops) As ordinary shoppers we are the ones actually paying for his 'compensation'. CJH
  • Score: 0

4:25pm Fri 1 Mar 13

imustbeoldiwearacap says...

I thiunk we are now flogging a dead horse (but not a dead chicken)
I thiunk we are now flogging a dead horse (but not a dead chicken) imustbeoldiwearacap
  • Score: 0

6:40pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Keith B says...

....... if he'd found horse he could have really cleaned up with flogging the story around the nationals.
....... if he'd found horse he could have really cleaned up with flogging the story around the nationals. Keith B
  • Score: 0

11:39pm Fri 15 Mar 13

pronstar says...

I suppose you've all forgiven ASDA and gone back there to buy your chicken curries you ******* *****.
I suppose you've all forgiven ASDA and gone back there to buy your chicken curries you ******* *****. pronstar
  • Score: 1

12:14am Sat 16 Mar 13

nicki1967 says...

old misery wrote:
What a story to run for so long any way most pubs serve ready made meals which they stick in a microwave "simples" not much chef work involved
Apparently this guy used to work in one of these pubs. So much for being a 'chef'! As for his and his wife's postings on Facebook...what a total ****take, but then there's always going to be people out to get something for nothing. What a sad and disgraceful family.
[quote][p][bold]old misery[/bold] wrote: What a story to run for so long any way most pubs serve ready made meals which they stick in a microwave "simples" not much chef work involved[/p][/quote]Apparently this guy used to work in one of these pubs. So much for being a 'chef'! As for his and his wife's postings on Facebook...what a total ****take, but then there's always going to be people out to get something for nothing. What a sad and disgraceful family. nicki1967
  • Score: 0

8:54am Sat 16 Mar 13

Keith B says...

Note: The dates of the previous posts seem to have been altered.
Note: The dates of the previous posts seem to have been altered. Keith B
  • Score: 0

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