Thank you Wilkos, Tesco and other big stores

Started by: Arfur petesake (252)

your policy on making the auto tills take cards only is, Making my corner shop very busy, I have many customers coming in and telling me they pick up their goods and when they go to check out, the only till taking cash is stretched out to the back of the store, Many just leave the basket/trolley and come to my corner shop where, cash is King, Oh joyus day when the cash till doth ring
cha ching

Started: 6th Apr 2021 at 14:41

Posted by: Billinge Biker (629)

Where is it? Give you some custom.

Replied: 6th Apr 2021 at 18:51

Posted by: tonker (23315) 

BB, it's in his head. And it's very short-stocked!

Replied: 6th Apr 2021 at 19:25

Posted by: Platty (389)

Arfur, have you got any election posters up?

Replied: 6th Apr 2021 at 19:28

Posted by: Platty (389)

By the way Arfur, have you got any reduced easter eggs? Always buy mine now for nieces and nephews after everyone else has visited.

Replied: 6th Apr 2021 at 19:40

Posted by: Arfur petesake (252)

pay no heed to that tonker bloke, he's a jealous one time corner shop owner like myself but, the customs and exercise shut him down for, eating unhealthy and driving everywhere,
Platty I've got leftover easter eggs from 1969 on wards, I even have some with the lion stamped on them,

Bilinge biker, I'm local to you although in a different dimension., at the moment its cyber a corner shop but i have plans to become a row of corner shops in a derelict farmhouse and adjoining barn so, just for now, its online only at Arfurscorner@blackcloud,com.

Replied: 6th Apr 2021 at 20:56

Posted by: Arfur petesake (252)

Election posters ? of course, thatcher the milk snatcher ones, when she took the kids milk, I made a fortune

Replied: 6th Apr 2021 at 20:59

Posted by: Pewfall (141) 

In the late 60's Arthur - Harold Wilson's goverment started scrapping free milk for older kids.

Replied: 7th Apr 2021 at 02:31
Last edited by Pewfall: 7th Apr 2021 at 02:37:05

Posted by: PeterP (8435)

Asda Golborne have took 4 conveyor(staffed) tills out and replaces them with self serve tills , Most of the self serve tills are cash/card

Replied: 7th Apr 2021 at 10:43

Posted by: peter g (2606) 

I walked out of Wilkos fot that reason you can pay with cash at one till but its the same till they queue up for Lottery tickets and it takes ages

Replied: 7th Apr 2021 at 11:44

Posted by: Billinge Biker (629)

I see..... Can't help you then if it's all in yer head.

Replied: 7th Apr 2021 at 11:47

Posted by: Arfur petesake (252)

Are you sure about that pewfall, he was a grand chap that Mr Wilson and bought his famous overcoat in my shop you know, I also provided him with bacco at cut price,

Replied: 7th Apr 2021 at 19:08

Posted by: Platty (389)

Arfur what is your reaction to the Greenland election result of the Ataqatiigiit party winning for only the second time in 40 years years. As you know it has a lot of implications for the mining industry in Wigan.
I only ask because the tie of the gentleman selllng the shirt off his back in your shop has the motif of the Chinese-Australian Greenland Minerals Corp.
Should I sell my shares?

Replied: 7th Apr 2021 at 21:56

Posted by: Arfur petesake (252)

Funnily enough Platty, I did ask him that question but like all politicians he evaded the question and babbled on about some tv program


Replied: 8th Apr 2021 at 14:21

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6855)

Replied: 8th Apr 2021 at 15:01

Posted by: Medical Maverick (15)

"the customs and exercise shut him down ..." That made me laugh Arfur. I had a Hilda Baker moment then. ROFL

Replied: 10th Apr 2021 at 02:22

Posted by: Arfur petesake (252)

thank you Medical Maverick , I get mixed up quite a bit with the English ,
my skooling was of a catholic secondary modern standard were ,knowing the Cathatisum was more important than the 3 R's, I get along ok mostly but, sometimes i get in trouble, Like the time i bought some raffle tickets for a local football club and I won a divan suite, I said to the club sectary,
" thank you but please re enter it again, I dont like underwater swimming "
he looked at me strange, I don't know why ?

Replied: 12th Apr 2021 at 21:39
Last edited by Arfur petesake: 12th Apr 2021 at 21:41:32

Posted by: tonker (23315) 

Cathatisum? Don't you mean "Catharism"?

Well, if you do mean that, why would you be taught that in a Catholic school?

Replied: 12th Apr 2021 at 22:03

Posted by: Arfur petesake (252)

it was a little red book and it started by saying.

Who is God and why does God love you, then it got a bit more complex
I never read past that bit,

Replied: 12th Apr 2021 at 22:10

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6855)

Us none red necks in the C of E had 'Catechism's'

Replied: 12th Apr 2021 at 23:10

Posted by: tonker (23315) 

Catechism is Catholic, as is the Church of England.
Catharism denounces Catholiicism and is Protestant.

Replied: 13th Apr 2021 at 16:46

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6855)

Really !

Well mine was a little red book, from which about once a month in class, we had to stand up, with our arms straight down at our sides, chant this gibberish rubbish, which sounded like we were putting a curse on somebody, probably a (Roman) catholick.

Have yoo ever tried reading out from a tiny book, when your arms are down by your sides ?

I did it, by balancing the book on me tongue, and reading it cross-eyed, which was a bugger, because I had to do that and speak out loud at the same time

Replied: 13th Apr 2021 at 18:16

Posted by: tonker (23315) 

I wouldn't know, as I've never gone in for that kind of thing!

Replied: 13th Apr 2021 at 19:50


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