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Shocking shopping at Sainsburys by perfectbitch on 20 February 2007 9:46pm
I had quite a busy day yesterday part of which involved shopping and a visit to the doctors to have my blood pressure checked and to collect a prescription for my blood pressure pills at 3pm. I finished the shopping by 2.30 and decided to have a cuppa in the cafe as I had a little time to kill and the docs in en route home.

I had 2 full bags in a small trolley which I parked in one of the designated bays in the cafe. I bought my pot of tea, found a table with a comfy seat, got out my paper and read it while I sipped my tea. At 2.45, I finished the tea, folded up my newspaper, looked up to see only empty bays. The trolley was gone!!!

I ran to customer services almost shouting, "My shopping has been stolen." I reached the counter to see a pile of bags on the floor and in a trolley. I spotted my 2 bags and told them, "There are my bags." "It's ok," said a security guard, "We saved all the shopping but when we tried to arrest him, he struggled and got away." They had to re-scan all my shopping and I had to leave a statement for the police and there were a few thing that I hadn't bought which I gave back.

So I went off to the docs a few minutes late and my blood pressure was sky high!!!

Re: Shocking shopping at Sainsburys by Spursfan on 20 February 2007 10:47pm
What a terrible experience! And then to have to have your blood pressure taken !

Presume you explained why it was so high?

Re: Shocking shopping at Sainsburys by sighthound on 20 February 2007 10:52pm
Ahhh! Maybe there should be another category in the crime statistics for victims who have had their health (e.g. blood pressure) adversely affected. Glad you, at least, got your stuff back. Hope you have gotten your blood pressure back under control.

Re: Shocking shopping at Sainsburys by perfectbitch on 20 February 2007 11:49pm
Well not so terrible as I got my shopping back. At least I wasn't out of pocket.

Re: Shocking shopping at Sainsburys by Robron on 21 February 2007 1:00am
Obviously that terrible experience contributed to your blood pressure rising, but I am curious, does the cuppa play a part, too? Does caffeine play a role?

Re: Shocking shopping at Sainsburys by pandab on 21 February 2007 2:05am
How awful, PB! I'm glad you got your shopping back, but that doesn't make the experience any less nasty.

Roberto, I'm certainly no expert, but I believe caffeine does affect blood pressure. Since PB's cuppa was tea, though, it probably didn't affect her as much as the theft did. If I remember correctly, black tea has roughly half the caffeine of coffee, and green tea has even less.

In fact, I switched to tea at work for just that reason. I always drank coffee, but I noticed it was doing some very not-nice things to my mood and temper at work. I think it was the combination of caffeine and stress level. Tea works much better for me.

Re: Shocking shopping at Sainsburys by tucsonmike on 21 February 2007 2:26am
Good grief Linz, at least it was sorted for you. Don't you hate when the bad guys are greasy and escape LOL!


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