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Gareth1974

Strangest Purchases Made/Witnessed

Strange subject I know but I'll start off.

I used to work in the Lidl on Duke St and of course I have many colourful memories of working there in that shop that serves the diverse population of that area.

Some of the weirdest/concerning combination of items I've scanned through my till are:

Man in his late 40's/early 50's who bought about 6 pairs of ladies tights.  Racked my brain over to watch use he could have had for them

- planning a bank robbery?
- makes dioramas with his model soldiers and needs to make cammo scrim nets?
- or perhaps he was just a committed transvestite?

Most concerning one was first customer, 9am,  who bought just two items: bottle of whisky and a large two-handed fire axe.

I hope he wasn't seeking to resolve some marital issues there?

Most embarassing purchase I ever made was beer, loaf of bread and  sachets of cat meat.

I must have looked like some saddo alcoholic that lived off cat food sandwiches!
cybers

Re: Strangest Purchases Made/Witnessed

Gareth1974 wrote:
Man in his late 40's/early 50's who bought about 6 pairs of ladies tights.  Racked my brain over to watch use he could have had for them


Buying them for the wife because he was going to the shop ?
dmk

pmsl
that makes sense cybers
cybers

dmk wrote:
pmsl
that makes sense cybers


Damn failed lol ... where did i leave that pink hi-vis and 6in heels
dmk

wow
i wanna see that picture
lol
Gareth1974

Re: Strangest Purchases Made/Witnessed

cybers wrote:
Gareth1974 wrote:
Man in his late 40's/early 50's who bought about 6 pairs of ladies tights.  Racked my brain over to watch use he could have had for them


Buying them for the wife because he was going to the shop ?


I'd hope that was most likely scenario. Then again this was all he bought!

I suppose the model making scenario is relatively safe too.  I'd imagine it was Paschendale, The Somme or some other large-scale battle.

After all we are modern men and we buy them their sanitary products when they send us a txt telling us to ... don't we? ... please let me know I'm not the only one?

For the record the guy buying the axe and whisky wasn't the same guy buying the tights in case any of you wonder.
dmk

Re: Strangest Purchases Made/Witnessed

Gareth1974 wrote:


After all we are modern men and we buy them their sanitary products when they send us a txt telling us to ... don't we? ... please let me know I'm not the only one?


ah the new man
i can't wait to see who owns up to this one lol
Gareth1974

Re: Strangest Purchases Made/Witnessed

dmk wrote:
Gareth1974 wrote:


After all we are modern men and we buy them their sanitary products when they send us a txt telling us to ... don't we? ... please let me know I'm not the only one?


ah the new man
i can't wait to see who owns up to this one lol


I learned that the ones with the darker green packet have the wings; the light green don't.

Won't make that mistake again ... not worth it!
Jagz1876

cybers wrote:
dmk wrote:
pmsl
that makes sense cybers


Damn failed lol ... where did i leave that pink hi-vis and 6in heels

I hope the shoe's match the pink hi-vis jacket, or you'll just end up looking stupid Cybers.
dmk

Gareth1974 wrote:


Won't make that mistake again ... not worth it!


pmsl
wise man ;p

when i was wee i'd get sent to connolly's (at the corner of tullis street & greenhead st) with a folded note with clear instructions not to read it
i then had to slip it across to annie whose face went bright red because she obviously knew what was in the note
poor annie then scurried through to the back of the shop and returned with a brown package which was immediately put into my shopping bag
ffs what a pavaler for a packet of dr whites lol
UG_admin

I once bought a 2.8m heavy duty and seaworthy inflatable boat from Lidl, henceforth known as the SS Lidl, that was pretty unusual for a Thursday special, even for Lidl.  



I also bought tins of tomatos.

It was fun sneaking that into the boot of the car in work  
cybers

Re: Strangest Purchases Made/Witnessed

Gareth1974 wrote:
dmk wrote:
Gareth1974 wrote:


After all we are modern men and we buy them their sanitary products when they send us a txt telling us to ... don't we? ... please let me know I'm not the only one?


ah the new man
i can't wait to see who owns up to this one lol


I learned that the ones with the darker green packet have the wings; the light green don't.

Won't make that mistake again ... not worth it!


What does it matter in the real world her skants still cant fly !!!
Gareth1974

Anyone remember this stuff you got from the butchers: it was meat off-cuts, in a gelatine base with spices, moulded in blancmange bowl and it was called 'potted hough' or something?  They usually made it in a 'piece' using Scottish Plain.

My grandad and brother used to eat it but I always thought it was disgusting!

Oh there was always a fight for the 'ootsider' I could tell you.  He who commanded The Ootsider was the one who asserted his dominance.

I just find it an unusual purchase because I only eat poultry, fish and seafood these days because I just can't abide the thought of eating stuff like that and it's not something I would even think about buying these days.
dmk

yea i remember it
i call it potted meat
i've never tried it (looks vile to me) but my ma use to buy it for my da
i've never tried haggis or black pudding either
i'm not an outsider fan either ....does that mean i'm weak lol
Gareth1974

dmk wrote:
i'm not an outsider fan either ....does that mean i'm weak lol


Well you're a girl and so it wasn't expected of you to partake of the ootsider.

Mind you, I rarely got it so that's probably why I'm out buying sanitary towels these days!
dmk

pmsl
fastnet

Gareth1974 wrote:
Anyone remember this stuff you got from the butchers: it was meat off-cuts, in a gelatine base with spices, moulded in blancmange bowl and it was called 'potted hough' or something?  They usually made it in a 'piece' using Scottish Plain.



My faither in law still makes this.

It's lovely on a bit of toast.
Gareth1974

busdriver

fastnet wrote:
Gareth1974 wrote:
Anyone remember this stuff you got from the butchers: it was meat off-cuts, in a gelatine base with spices, moulded in blancmange bowl and it was called 'potted hough' or something?  They usually made it in a 'piece' using Scottish Plain.



My faither in law still makes this.

It's lovely on a bit of toast.


Andrew Gillespie Butchers
Great Western Road, Anniesland Cross, Glasgow, G13 1LP.

Best own make potted hough, in Glasgow.
Gareth1974

busdriver


are you per chance ... The Driver?  
Beano

Gareth1974 wrote:
dmk wrote:
i'm not an outsider fan either ....does that mean i'm weak lol


Well you're a girl and so it wasn't expected of you to partake of the ootsider.

Mind you, I rarely got it so that's probably why I'm out buying sanitary towels these days!
Thank fcuk i'm a dinosaur...(i don't believe it)...  
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