A Tesco store in Wales refused to sell a lady " Period Products"

@JimBo452020 (29882)
Montrose, Scotland
October 26, 2020 1:47pm CST
Yes it's true Just been on the BBC 6pm News. A Tesco store in Wales refused to sell a lady Period Products. Wales is in Lockdown. Essential shopping only. A Government Minister just apologised. When will this madness end?
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@Corbin5 (208772)
• United States
26 Oct
Refusing that item is absurd. An apology was in order, but that was not enough.
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
26 Oct
Obviously Tesco consider these products as non essential. It's time for a boycott of Tesco stores methinks. The lockdown in Wales is total madness. Case number did not warrant it. Another knee jerk reaction by someone thinking they had the health of a nation at heart
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@owlwings (43271)
• Cambridge, England
26 Oct
A apology was issued. It was an isolated incident and the aisle (in a single store) was closed for completely another reason.
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
26 Oct
@owlwings They are good at apologising. They have had lots of practise. What period of time was it closed for?
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@topffer (41652)
• France
26 Oct
I find that weird. If I had a shop, everything needed by a client would be essential. Look at Amazon : I bought there "essential" filtering coal for my aquarium during the confinement.
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
26 Oct
Ah yes. Essential items are a bit of a grey area. Like toys are essential for kids. But toyshops have been closed in Wales. Supermarkets which are open are therefore not allowed to sell toys. The list of stuff supermarkets can't sell is endless and confusing. Only in Britain.
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@topffer (41652)
• France
26 Oct
@JimBo452020 I understand the idea. Here, when "not-essential" shops are closed, supermarkets can sell whatever they want. Maybe not fair for the "not-essential" shop, but good when one needs something. But I believe even the Welsh method has limits : pet shops are not essential shops (they were not here), but I am sure supermarkets are selling pet food !
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@LadyDuck (312413)
• Switzerland
27 Oct
@topffer I bought many "non essential" things from Amazon.it and Amazon.fr during the lockdown. They deliver here, no problem at all. If I keep the order under 70 Swiss Francs, I do not need to pay custom duties.
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@lovebuglena (23730)
• Staten Island, New York
29 Oct
Getting period products when you are out of them is not considered essential? Were Tesco works all male? I doubt a female would not allow the person to buy these items.
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
29 Oct
Well Lena. Tesco deemed them.a.non essential product along with a whole host of other products. Like I know they are essential. I've seen ladies who work for Tesco who could have told Tesco that they were essential. I think most men at managerial level would appreciate just how essential this type of product is. They also said that Panty Liners were non essential But Ocean Liners were!!
@lovebuglena (23730)
• Staten Island, New York
29 Oct
@JimBo452020 What the heck are Ocean Liners? And panty liners are very essential, to me anyway. Actually, pretty much everything is essential except maybe lotto tickets and booze and weed and cigs or vaping products.
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
29 Oct
@lovebuglena I was going to say Bin Liners. Ocean Liners, big ships, Panty liners are essential for me also. Booze, weed, cigs are all essential items.for me.
@LadyDuck (312413)
• Switzerland
27 Oct
That is absurd, why in the world those products were not considered "essential"?
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@LadyDuck (312413)
• Switzerland
27 Oct
@JimBo452020 That is a very personal way to conduct business.
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
27 Oct
@LadyDuck Well Booze is worth more in sales,
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@LadyDuck (312413)
• Switzerland
28 Oct
@JimBo452020 This is true, they try to sell everything that is more expensive.
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@much2say (45655)
• United States
26 Oct
That was so not cool, period!
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@myklj999 (50918)
• United States
26 Oct
I see what you did there
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
26 Oct
Smile Pie lol quite good.
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
26 Oct
@myklj999 It took me a moment, but I saw it too.
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@FourWalls (29265)
• Louisville, Kentucky
26 Oct
Obviously a man-owned business..... I saw the news ticker that said they apologized to the woman. I would hope so!
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
26 Oct
They should have given her a years supply free as a good will gesture. That may have helped me see them.in a better light.
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@FourWalls (29265)
• Louisville, Kentucky
26 Oct
@JimBo452020 — in the US, a competitor’s store would have, just for the publicity.
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
26 Oct
@FourWalls Only in America.
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@Mike197602 (15045)
• United Kingdom
26 Oct
Tesco says it was the welsh gov welsh gov say it was tesco mistake. Apparently they're available to buy. Baby milk is the new one
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
26 Oct
Baby Milk Obviously not essential Think about it!! Why buy when it can be harvested at home
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@Mike197602 (15045)
• United Kingdom
26 Oct
@JimBo452020 doesn't work for many people...worked in a maternity ward for a year!!!
A Tesco in Cardiff had a shelf of baby formula milk by a sign saying 'non-essential' items cannot be sold sparking outrage from mothers saying 'I can buy a Babycham but I can't buy baby milk'.
@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
26 Oct
@Mike197602 Tesco think they are a law unto themselves. I've met some right numpties working in Tesco over the years. Babycham Yes Baby milk No Mother's should boycott Tes. Co.
@Hannihar (106675)
• Israel
27 Oct
@JimBo452020 That is horrible. That is something that is needed and I would consider it an essential. It is very very hard to deal with this virus and then being in lockdown too is no fun.
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
27 Oct
I reckon most right minded people would say it was essential. It's quite scary to think that someone some where within Tesco thought other wise.
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@Hannihar (106675)
• Israel
27 Oct
@JimBo452020 I agree most right-minded would think it is essential.
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@owlwings (43271)
• Cambridge, England
26 Oct
So who do you work for? The Sun? Stop blowing things out of proportion, you daft eejit! It was an isolated incident and wires got crossed!
Welsh Government confirmed that a supermarket was 'wrong' to refuse the sale of sanitary products to a customer.
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
26 Oct
Aye but it's not an isolated incident Mon Ami. And it happened a lot with Tesco stores up in Scotland back in March and April. It wasn't a crossed wire, It was a.jobsworth probably male chauvinist pig who knows nothing of the workings of a female body. Probably the CEO. Lol
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@myklj999 (50918)
• United States
26 Oct
£20,000 worth of beauty products had been stolen That a LOT of eye-liner
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@myklj999 (50918)
• United States
26 Oct
Which period? Late 14th century?
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
26 Oct
Lol. Don't take the piss. You might dribble and not be able to buy your essential pant liners.
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@JESSY3236 (13684)
• United States
3 Nov
That's crazy.
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
4 Nov
Absolutely. Human error.
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• Pamplona, Spain
28 Oct
Totally daft of them to not sell her what she needed poor woman.
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
28 Oct
Just pure stupidity methinks. I can't wait to see what Tesco do next.
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@RasmaSandra (36880)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
27 Oct
The world is starting to make less and less sense, SIGH
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
27 Oct
It's Tesco. Nothing surprises me with them.anymore. We stopped shopping with them 10 years ago.
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@Yakson (100)
26 Oct
This madness had to stop. Those products should be essential if food is essential, too.
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
26 Oct
We all need food right enough. And women do need these period products. Yes indeedy, the madness does have to stop. And where are you right now my friend. Do you have the same sorts of madness where you are?
@thelme55 (56949)
• Germany
26 Oct
OMG! It is getting crazy.
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
26 Oct
That's Tesco for you!!!
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@CarolDM (103312)
• United States
26 Oct
Unbelievable is all I can say.
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@RebeccasFarm (13647)
• Denver, Colorado
26 Oct
Hello?
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
26 Oct
Aye, hello lol. Tesco should be closed down and all the staff should be given a period of training in these matters.
@TheHorse (118055)
• Walnut Creek, California
30 Oct
What was their justification? Could she have bought chewing gum?
@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
30 Oct
Period products were deemed non essential items. Wales in in a firebreak lockdown and shops are only allowed to sell essential items. I think all women, and men who really understand period problems should boycott Tesco.
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@TheHorse (118055)
• Walnut Creek, California
30 Oct
@JimBo452020 Maybe he just wanted her to "bleed all over everything," to quote Monty Python. I'll link the sketch, from near the end of The Meaning of Life, in case you haven't seen it recently.
The person who thought of this, must of had a sick sense of humour, its only wafer thin,
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@JimBo452020 (29882)
• Montrose, Scotland
30 Oct
@TheHorse Why do people post really great links when my internet is bad? Buffering as we speak
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