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   If Iceland is as great as everyone says, then why do grocery stores there have to put their lamb and cheese in anti-theft security boxes?

23 Nov 2012 07:04 AM   |   8389 clicks   |   Daily Mail
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colinspooky    [TotalFark]  
think you answered your own question

23 Nov 2012 02:58 AM
hinten    [TotalFark]  
I think subby needs get put into a security box for not reading the article that he just linked to. Iceland?

23 Nov 2012 05:37 AM
taurusowner     
It'll be a lot less cool in the next decade or so when thefts and burglaries for groceries surges in the US.

23 Nov 2012 07:11 AM
BalugaJoe    [TotalFark]  
They want a house and a car for free.

23 Nov 2012 07:13 AM
Cormee     
Poor, poor subby.

23 Nov 2012 07:13 AM
Candygram4Mongo    [TotalFark]  
You do realize that the "Iceland" in the article is a UK supermarket chain, and no actual residents of the nation of Iceland are referred to in the story?

23 Nov 2012 07:14 AM
david_gaithersburg     

Candygram4Mongo: You do realize that the "Iceland" in the article is a UK supermarket chain, and no actual residents of the nation of Iceland are referred to in the story?


wut?

/goes back to read article again..
//wut?
///got nothing.

23 Nov 2012 07:24 AM
LewDux    [TotalFark]  

23 Nov 2012 07:26 AM
DancingElkCondor     
The nation of "Iceland", unlike the UK ..actually has people who work, and are willing to work. UK so full of Third Worlders and lazies no surprise that the supermarket chain has to lock the lamb cooler. Wonder what Waitrose has to do to keep thefts under control...

23 Nov 2012 07:28 AM
Matthew Keene     
We put security tags on Porterhouse, T-bones, etc. at the store I work in. Plus on Tide detergent, and anything small and pricey(read athlete's foot medication, other OTC) is in a security box or behind the counter. Store is a mile from the ghetto. Need a flashlight to see at the first of the month.

23 Nov 2012 07:29 AM
GungFu     
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Ah Hate Iceland!

23 Nov 2012 07:32 AM
KrispyKritter     
Don't forget the Smeckler's Powder. I don't want you making a trip all the way downtown for nothing.

23 Nov 2012 07:35 AM
gmoney101     

DancingElkCondor: The nation of "Iceland", unlike the UK ..actually has people who work, and are willing to work. UK so full of Third Worlders and lazies no surprise that the supermarket chain has to lock the lamb cooler. Wonder what Waitrose has to do to keep thefts under control...


Poor people do not shop in Waitrose, so they would stick out like a sore thumb.

Anyway, Waitrose is pretty substandard as far as food goes. Nothing you cannont get in tescos, just twice the price. It's not as bad as M&S, though, is mostly processed ready meal crap. M&S is for snobs that cant cook.

23 Nov 2012 07:36 AM
Mazzic518     

Matthew Keene: We put security tags on Porterhouse, T-bones, etc. at the store I work in. Plus on Tide detergent, and anything small and pricey(read athlete's foot medication, other OTC) is in a security box or behind the counter. Store is a mile from the ghetto. Need a flashlight to see at the first of the month.


I didn't get the last part but then I did and laughed

23 Nov 2012 07:37 AM
Mayhem of the Black Underclass     
Did he find the only leg of lamb in a security box? Because the freezer he's in front of in the picture seems to be full of unboxed meat.

23 Nov 2012 07:37 AM
Tax Boy     
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The security devices are like happy tiny little houses for meat. Egg crates are little egg apartments. But why must each egg live by themselves in each egg apartment? They must be lonely.

23 Nov 2012 07:39 AM
jim515     
sad part was the gentleman interviewed at the top of the articlenwho said he could understand people stealing from more expensive stores. Class warfare on display.

23 Nov 2012 07:40 AM
dsriggs     
Look at all these people who don't get subby's joke.

They may as well be blind & deaf like Anne Frank.

23 Nov 2012 07:40 AM
Archie Goodwin     
So it begins. Just avoid the Soylent Green.

23 Nov 2012 07:40 AM
starsrift     

gmoney101: M&S is for snobs that cant cook.


That's pretty impressive.
I mean, isn't "cooking" the UK just 'BOIL ALL THE THINGS'?

23 Nov 2012 07:41 AM
sephjnr     
Because Kerry Katona has just looked at her bank statement, Subby.

23 Nov 2012 07:43 AM
Nick Nostril     

Tax Boy: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 498x520]

The security devices are like happy tiny little houses for meat. Egg crates are little egg apartments. But why must each egg live by themselves in each egg apartment? They must be lonely.


I've often pondered this myself.

23 Nov 2012 07:46 AM
phenn     

dsriggs: Look at all these people who don't get subby's joke.

They may as well be blind & deaf like Anne Frank.


Precisely what I was thinking.

/Austria
//Crikey

23 Nov 2012 07:47 AM
tenpoundsofcheese     

Candygram4Mongo: You do realize that the "Iceland" in the article is a UK supermarket chain, and no actual residents of the nation of Iceland are referred to in the story?


you do realize that subby never said anything about a nation, right?

23 Nov 2012 07:50 AM
Jaws_Victim     
They obviously do it to keep the lamb and cheese from running away.

23 Nov 2012 07:50 AM
gmoney101     

starsrift: gmoney101: M&S is for snobs that cant cook.

That's pretty impressive.
I mean, isn't "cooking" the UK just 'BOIL ALL THE THINGS'?


In the 1970s, yes.

23 Nov 2012 07:52 AM
NannyStatePark     

DancingElkCondor: The nation of "Iceland", unlike the UK ..actually has people who work, and are willing to work. UK so full of Third Worlders and lazies no surprise that the supermarket chain has to lock the lamb cooler. Wonder what Waitrose has to do to keep thefts under control...


When I learned J. K. Rowling planned to go on the dole to write books, I realized the full extent of the welfare state in England. It seems as if one can merely choose not to work and have a much better lifestyle than an American would have on public assistance.

23 Nov 2012 07:53 AM
Snarfangel    [TotalFark]  
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It's even smaller than I thought. Where do they put the volcanoes?

23 Nov 2012 07:56 AM
Joce678     

hinten: I think subby needs get put into a security box for not reading the article that he just linked to. Iceland?


It's a chain store in the UK...

Subby played a trick.

23 Nov 2012 07:56 AM
Oblio13     
I'd like to put my lamb and cheese in their Viking security boxes, if you know what I mean.

23 Nov 2012 07:58 AM
Joce678     

DancingElkCondor: The nation of "Iceland", unlike the UK ..actually has people who work, and are willing to work.



They also recently rose up and threw their politicians and bankers in prison. That helped. A lot.

23 Nov 2012 07:58 AM
Cashew     
Beware of the Icelandic gas-cop!

Link

23 Nov 2012 08:03 AM
Joce678     

starsrift: gmoney101: M&S is for snobs that cant cook.

That's pretty impressive.
I mean, isn't "cooking" the UK just 'BOIL ALL THE THINGS'?


These days they have Jamie Oliver.

23 Nov 2012 08:03 AM
david_gaithersburg     

Cashew: Beware of the Icelandic gas-cop!

Link


Sad tag hungover from Turkey Day. The great socialist experiment of Iceland now taxes its people so much that food and gas are now unaffordable.

23 Nov 2012 08:06 AM
Coelacanth     

Archie Goodwin: So it begins. Just avoid the Soylent Green.


Except here all of the hungry people will have guns.

23 Nov 2012 08:13 AM
Snarfangel    [TotalFark]  

starsrift: gmoney101: M&S is for snobs that cant cook.

That's pretty impressive.
I mean, isn't "cooking" the UK just 'BOIL ALL THE THINGS'?

 
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sorry

23 Nov 2012 08:18 AM
Make More Hinjews     

DancingElkCondor: The nation of "Iceland", unlike the UK ..actually has people who work, and are willing to work. UK so full of Third Worlders and lazies no surprise that the supermarket chain has to lock the lamb cooler. Wonder what Waitrose has to do to keep thefts under control...


Matthew Keene: We put security tags on Porterhouse, T-bones, etc. at the store I work in. Plus on Tide detergent, and anything small and pricey(read athlete's foot medication, other OTC) is in a security box or behind the counter. Store is a mile from the ghetto. Need a flashlight to see at the first of the month.


Drew, I wasn't aware of our merger with Stormfront. You should really publicize these things...

23 Nov 2012 08:20 AM
ginandbacon    [TotalFark]  

NannyStatePark: DancingElkCondor: The nation of "Iceland", unlike the UK ..actually has people who work, and are willing to work. UK so full of Third Worlders and lazies no surprise that the supermarket chain has to lock the lamb cooler. Wonder what Waitrose has to do to keep thefts under control...

When I learned J. K. Rowling planned to go on the dole to write books, I realized the full extent of the welfare state in England. It seems as if one can merely choose not to work and have a much better lifestyle than an American would have on public assistance.


What a charming couple of asses you two are.

23 Nov 2012 08:54 AM
oukewldave     

Matthew Keene: We put security tags on Porterhouse, T-bones, etc. at the store I work in. Plus on Tide detergent, and anything small and pricey(read athlete's foot medication, other OTC) is in a security box or behind the counter. Store is a mile from the ghetto. Need a flashlight to see at the first of the month.


This is why I wish Black Friday was December 1st. Would be even more hilarious!

23 Nov 2012 09:04 AM
Zappagirl     

gmoney101: Anyway, Waitrose is pretty substandard as far as food goes. Nothing you cannont get in tescos, just twice the price.


I beg to differ. Waitrose has lots of great items often at reduced prices (due to upcoming expiration dates) - I often cook based on what ingredients are reduced on a given day - they have a much better range of veg than Tescos and if you shop carefully comes out being more economical, particularly in comparison to Tesco Express or Tesco Metro.

For meat, however, all of the supermarkets are rubbish. Overpriced, water-laden crap for the most part. Thankfully there are lots of butcher shops around.

/has an obsession with Iceland Southwestern chicken goujons...£1 for a bag
//mmm...chicken goujons...

23 Nov 2012 09:06 AM
Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  
"If you love your leg of lamb, set it free."
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23 Nov 2012 09:10 AM
Uranus Is Huge!     
Comment thread or Klan meeting? You decide.

23 Nov 2012 09:13 AM
conjecture and hearsay     
Harry Teeter.

23 Nov 2012 09:22 AM
mekkab     
If your lamb tasted like icelandic lamb, you'd steal your own leg, too.


/didn't read the article, nor any of your asinine comments.
//gets local lamb that tastes as good if not better than icelandic lamb.

23 Nov 2012 09:37 AM
BitwiseShift     
We have always been at war with Safeway. Tesco and Sainsbury are our allies.

23 Nov 2012 09:49 AM
Fissile     
As has been pointed out by a few farkers for the benefit of Muricans who have never been beyond the borders of the USofA (most) the article is referencing a British supermarket chain, and not the country. BTW, Iceland freezer stores have a reputation in the UK of being "ghetto".

Hilarious parody of Iceland TV commercial

23 Nov 2012 09:55 AM
quietwalker     

gmoney101: starsrift: gmoney101: M&S is for snobs that cant cook.

That's pretty impressive.
I mean, isn't "cooking" the UK just 'BOIL ALL THE THINGS'?

In the 1970s, yes.


Yeah, now it's "FRY ALL THE THINGS". Let's 'ave a chip buttty! Scotch eggs anyone? Is there any part of a full english breakfast that isn't fried ... letsee, bacon, eggs, tomato, mushrooms, bread, sausage, black pudding or fried hash browns ... I guess there's a reason it's called the 'fry up' (left out baked beans...)

To be fair, tastes lots better than just boiling it.

23 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
shortymac     
I used to work at a discount supermarket right next to a Ghetto, I've seen some pretty clever shiat.

1) One lady would switch the tags on meat to something less expensive, she'd match the bar codes perfectly so the only way to catch it would be if the cashier was paying close attention to the computer behind her.

2) Had a guy in a jacket, unzipped, and was walking out the store. My manager walks buy him, slips her hand in his jacket and takes out a big package of pork chops. He was holding it up with his hand in his pocket.

3) First of the month *shudder*, the hoards of people.

23 Nov 2012 10:34 AM
PunkTiger     

Snarfangel: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x378]
It's even smaller than I thought. Where do they put the volcanoes?


Aisle 6, right next to the bars of Lava soap.

23 Nov 2012 11:00 AM
FloydA    [TotalFark]  

Tax Boy: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 498x520]

The security devices are like happy tiny little houses for meat. Egg crates are little egg apartments. But why must each egg live by themselves in each egg apartment? They must be lonely.


Awesome!

23 Nov 2012 12:03 PM
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