Analyse this then .....

Started by: tonker (23449) 

........ This morning, me and my wife went to our Westhoughton shop. The area seemed quite busy and there wasn't much parking space.
We went to the far end of the car park behind Aldi, found a space, and parked up.
At the side of where I'd parked was an Aldi shopping trolley.
I noticed that tha Aldi shopping trolley still had a £1 coin still in it.
So, I walked to the trolley and started topush it towards Aldi entrance, where the trolleys are parked.
"What are you doing"? exclaimed my wife.
"I'm taking this trolley back, as there's a £1 coin left in it"!, I answered.
To which, my wife said, "You bloody scav."!

My question is, am I a scav.? or did I do the correct thing?
What would YOU have done in that situation?

Started: 13th Apr 2021 at 17:45

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6987)

I wouldn't doo that, because I would be shamed if someone was watching me, but I have seen something similar, when this chap took a trolley back for a pound, and this owd fella who was watching him, wound his window down, and said to this chap who had got the pound, and said

"HERE, if you are that short of a pound have another one"

At that he chucked two 50 pence pieces at the bloke.

He had walked about half a mile from the other end of the supermarket car park to get that pound, and left his wife waiting for him, and it took him about five minutes, to get that pound, and get back to his car.

Replied: 13th Apr 2021 at 17:58

Posted by: PeterP (8484)

Pennies make pounds and pounds make even more poundsI would have took the trolley back

Replied: 13th Apr 2021 at 18:12

Posted by: bambam (2247)

When Morrisons was open in galleries I moved trollies off car parks everyday, people couldn't be bothered taking them back I put monies into charity boxes.

Replied: 13th Apr 2021 at 18:30

Posted by: ianp. (668) 

I really do not find it a happy occasion to lend any kind of support to tonker, but as I'm regarded as a very fair person and a person to give a genuine opinion, I have to say that you aren't a 'scav'. As the idiomatic expression advises us: A fool and his money are easily parted. After all, a pound is a pound! If you hadn't collected it, the next person would have.
Wait until your wife needs a pound coin for a shopping trolley, then pull that particular coin from your pocket and offer it to her with your chosen words.

Replied: 13th Apr 2021 at 18:31

Posted by: Joe Maplin (401) 

quid's a quid

Replied: 13th Apr 2021 at 18:46

Posted by: riocaroni (150)

I have pushed trollies back to supermarkets even when they have no coin slot. Just because some lazy sod leaves a trolley doesn't mean we all have to be lazy!

Replied: 13th Apr 2021 at 18:48

Posted by: broady (16797) 

I always put mine back in place but sometimes I think “ If everybody does that then sooner or later someone will be out of a job”

Replied: 13th Apr 2021 at 19:16

Posted by: peebee (556) 

They like saving their pennies in Owfen, use dto go round the market twice a week with mi mum.

Replied: 13th Apr 2021 at 21:34

Posted by: scorpion (815)

I know someone who used to do a little trick with the trollies at wigan morrisons. He used to poke a piece of metal into the slot were you put the £1 so he didn't have to use one. Then when he'd finished his shopping sometimes someone would ask him for his trolley and give him the pound, not knowing that there wasn't a pound in the coin slot.

I'm not sure I believe him though as surely he would of got caught eventually. Bloody hard faced though.

Replied: 14th Apr 2021 at 09:04

Posted by: ena malcup (98)

Replied: 14th Apr 2021 at 09:11

Posted by: PeterP (8484)

Once on the Gerard centre when the Coop was there and walking back to the car with the trolley a lad said I will take the trolley back if you want. I said give me a pound and he can have the empty trolley he walked away without the trolley. If he thought I was going to chase him around the car park for the pound in the slot he was mistaken

Replied: 14th Apr 2021 at 10:30

Posted by: nanajacqui (3654) 

I use a token which is attached to my keys so never have to remember to take a coin,I once went to Morrisons & someone had left four heavy duty Asda bags in trolley,I put them in washer & use them

Replied: 14th Apr 2021 at 10:45

Posted by: tonker (23449) 


Replied: 14th Apr 2021 at 11:00

Posted by: Billinge Biker (678)

Done my shopping with said trolley... After unloading into car return trolley... Place said pound in my sky rocket and feel very pleased with my find.

Replied: 14th Apr 2021 at 11:03

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (183)

I'd have taken the trolley back and given the £1 coin to my Grandaughter

Replied: 14th Apr 2021 at 14:21

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3538) 

Why do these money grabbing super stores have to charge us for the use of their trolley's surely we should not have to pay at all Sinsbury's do not use money or tokens i think Tesco's don't either so for me scrap all this nonesense about putting a coin or token into trolly to do their shopping
wake up asda .. GB

Replied: 14th Apr 2021 at 15:20

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6987)

I learned me lesson once, and it was at the Lidle supermarket in Wigan on Warrington Lane, on the site of the old Foundry Pub, and Pepper Mill.

I was walking to the trolley park to get a trolley, and a woman was taking her trolley back, so I offered her me quid, so she could be on her way back to her car, and I could be on me way into the supermarket, so she took my pound and gave me the trolley.

After the shop and after loading it into my car I took the trolley back, and that was when I found it that the evil, lousy, nasty, shithouse cow of a woman had conned me out of a quid, cos in the trolley there was one of those tokens, I was bloody fuming, and I would have strangled her if I could have found her, I was livid, but I could not remember what she looked like

Replied: 14th Apr 2021 at 15:22

Posted by: Billinge Biker (678)

T. T. S. Now that tickled me ... The only reason for pound coins/tokens is to stop them ending up in the duggy and the like.

Replied: 14th Apr 2021 at 17:24

Posted by: PeterP (8484)

GB the money slots for the £1 coin was to get you to take your trolley back to a given point and then the trolleys could be secured, Now with tokens or nothing being used trolleys end up everywhereSainsburys trolleys end up at the side of B&M's. When we shop we use a clip on trolley at the front of the wheelchair but the scrots normaly pinch these trolleys, There are normaly 3-4 clip on trolleys and hundreds of other trolleys but the clip on ones go missing

Replied: 14th Apr 2021 at 17:26

Posted by: sonlyme (2823)

did you know that a door key with a round head the same size as a quid
work in the trolleys and they are easier to insert and remove.I use one regularly.

Replied: 14th Apr 2021 at 17:42

Posted by: kenee (2097)

It reminded me of the TV ad where the little girl takes the trolley back and gets the quid. She's chuffed to bits until she gets in the car and dad says
"Have you got that pound love?"

Replied: 14th Apr 2021 at 18:22

Posted by: AngelWood (516)

Don't tokens cost a quid to buy?

Replied: 14th Apr 2021 at 23:04

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6987)

It cost me a quid, and I cawn't spend it on anything, sumat about not being ;legal tender

Replied: 14th Apr 2021 at 23:38

Posted by: PeterP (8484)

TTS a £1 coin is legal tender but with the covid rules shops can refuse to take cash if they want to do so. there are plenty of shops which will take cash ONLY because they don't have card facilities.

Replied: 15th Apr 2021 at 10:55

Posted by: ena malcup (98)

TT I have seen very basic tokens offered for just a few pence, though most seem to range from 34p to a couple of quid, depending on features: ornate, key ring fob, fashion icon etc.

Replied: 15th Apr 2021 at 11:09

Posted by: PeterP (8484)

VW key fobs have a holder with a token, I have two but do not use them they are hung up with all the spare keys

Replied: 15th Apr 2021 at 11:42

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6987)

I was robbed out of a quid

Replied: 15th Apr 2021 at 14:01

Posted by: bentlegs (4620)

Poor Tommy, Send adress & i will send you a quid.

Replied: 15th Apr 2021 at 14:24

Posted by: ianp. (668) 

I don't think it is the financial loss which is annoying, it is more about the audacity of the woman. So, I am quite sure that TTS was fuming at being, what can only be called, "conned"
I have been in a similar situation, where a person offered me a pound for the trolley I was returning. When I have used a token, I have always told the person that there is a token in the trolley and not a one pound coin.
By the way, I have received a few tokens as promotional gifts. So, possibly, the woman regularly receives tokens as promotional gifts or she works somewhere were she can "pocket" them.

Replied: 16th Apr 2021 at 12:16


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