Tesco Troubles

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I see that Tesco in Stokes Croft, north Bristol has reopened. Well I hope they’ve learnt their lesson. Nearly 300 people expressed their dissatisfaction with the store in what has been termed a riot. I have to say that some of the actions did seem to go a bit far. Of course its annoying when you find your favourite brand of pickled Korean cabbage isn’t available. Or that there are only five sizes of baked beans on the shelves. But I’m sure a word with the manager would have sorted things out. I gather that the absence of any cooked meats caused several of the protesters to start fires in an effort to cook their own. What a resourceful race we are. One possible contributor to the riot was that prior to the opening of the store some 2,500 people had taken the trouble to send postcards to the council. These were, presumably, some kind of mass shopping list, items they wanted stocked in the new store. Of course, when people discovered they hadn’t been listened to they were more than a little cross. Maybe next time it would be better to send them to Tesco – or just shop at Sainsburys!