What Pisses Me Off: Woolworths, the news, and Johnny Depp 14

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Christine is back with another of her hilarious three-part WPMOs.

1. I shopped at Coles for many years but one by one products that I love were disappearing and being replaced with their home brands. So I switched to Woolworths and thankfully, I have never had a Redback in my broccoli or any issues with quality, but I am a pissed off with their false advertising! Their television commercial to promote online shopping shows the delivery guy bringing the shopping into the house in green bags – that is total B.S. I shop online and the delivery people are very nice and they do bring it inside but all of my shopping is always in overloaded plastic bags. Last fortnight the poor delivery woman just got in the front door with a bag in each hand – both bags split and everything went on the floor. Nothing was damaged but that is not the point: the poor woman was very embarrassed. She probably thought I was going to lose it but I didn’t, I remained calm because I am an absolute delight. Woolworths need to step up their game and deliver the shopping the way they claim they do.

2. A couple of nights ago a segment on the nightly news pissed me off. It was about the powers that be at a primary school in Victoria. They have put a total ban on children hugging each other; hi-5s and fist bumps are acceptable. How very American of them! So what happens when some over-excited kid gets a bit full on and hi-5 but misses their hand and slaps them in the face or hurts some other child’s hand with an over enthusiastic fist bump? Do the parents then sue the school or sue the parents of the excitable kid? I think in the very near future children will be stopped at the school gates to have a GoPro taped to their heads. Society is becoming so very precious and the very essence of being Australian is slowly eroding away.

3. The media circus that met Johnny Depp and his wife at Southport was ridiculous and their penalty for bringing dogs in illegally was equally ridiculous. Then the bizarre recorded apology showed they didn’t give a toss. Leading up to their court appearance Depp had been bagging Barnaby Joyce for months, never once admitting that what he did was wrong. I guarantee if an average person and by average I mean one without fame or a pocketful of money did the same they would not have got off so lightly.

Do you agree with Christine? What pisses you off?

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Christine Meehan

  1. So who owns Coles and Woolies? They are neither private companies, they are owned by the public and if you or your superannuation own shares in them, it’s worth reflecting on that. If an Australian public company were to be found accountable for harm done to others, or other companies and like BHP, innocent victims in other countries like Brazil, then reflect on how they must feel about you and your fellow Australians. What pisses me off is when people only see things from their own perspective – it show a small minded attitude.

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    • Agree. It may not be directly into the pocket of a local living franchisee however the big guys employ lots of locals and as you say, everyday people as shareholders. Less is local with Aldi as they have very few staff and (I think) shareholders.

  2. Products that are made smaller and smaller that aren’t worth buying now and the companies behind these decisions saying “it’s what the customers want”….rubbish! eg icecreams, bars of soap, slices of bread, the weight of items in packets and cans, the number of items in packets. They think we are stupid and won’t notice small differences, reduce the price for a while then increase it. I no longer buy Lux soap as it seems to have reduced in size by 1/4 with the shaving off of corners . Bread slices are now like so small in some brands it’s like a biscuit size!

  3. Me oh my you are sweet Christine. If I had a platform I would give it to them. None of this namby pamby like you do. If you are going on a tirade at what pisses you off make it a good one.

  4. I would say that Boof head Barnaby Joyce and his tirades did far more damage to our image than anything that the gorgeous Johnny Depp could ever do! He was far from statesmanlike in his comments – total nincompoop!

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    • Ally I gather you’ve never been to a country where dogs can catch rabies? I was attacked in a street in India by a rabid dog and believe me it was no fun…fortunately it was a small dog and I had thick jeans on so my skin wasn’t punctured – otherwise I could have looked forward to a few weeks of painful injections. Sure, Johnny Depps dogs didn’t have rabies but are you going to say that if you are good looking and famous that you can do things that others not so fortunate are not allowed to do? Or are you saying that everyone can bring their dogs into the country without going through quarantine restrictions? Currently if you want to bring your animal in it goes into quarantine and for that reason we have avoided rabies as a disease in this country…god alone knows what it would do to our native wildlife if it got in…rabid dingoes? I know what I would prefer and I think if everyone thought about it without the image of “gorgeous” Johnny Depp floating around in their mind that they would agree.

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      • I completely agree with you Becky- whoever they were they broke a law that is there for a good reason to protect Australia. Hope they don’t come again!

  5. Tasmania banned plastic bags years ago, they are not there, you take your own that is it, home delivery is made using containers with good in them, they are brought inside and then the containers are unpacked and taken away. Be good if all of Australia could catch up with Tassie.

  6. Goodness Christine! You must have been reading my mind as these things really do piss me off. Can’t stand Johnny DOPE and his fatuous wife either.

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    • She’s no longer his wife now!
      It’ll be interesting to hear how his $550 Million fortune’s going to be split!

  7. Woolworths are pissing me off as well. They are getting rid of brand name products and only selling their Select brand, pretty soon all of their stores will be full of Select brand products only!!

  8. I agree with all above. Woolworths are the worst, closely followed by Coles. Products have literally disappeared off
    their shelves. They are still produced but not stocked by either as they won’t come to the party on price, if they do the
    quality of the product goes down. More and more I shop at Richies (IGA) and Aldi. I know IGA is a bit more expensive but you can find the product you want. I’m not saying I do my full shop there but if I can’t find it in either store I will go there to buy the real thing and not buy their name product, just on principle. Don’t tell me what to buy. Have you tried to find a biscuit NOT made by Arnotts, good luck. Sorry this really pisses me off. I am retired so I have the time to shop around and understand that working Mums and Dads don’t and the supermarkets really use this.

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