ref Cheap new year eggs at Woolies, unethical?

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Found 6th Jan 2008
Right after Xmas the geese (you and me) are feeling bloated from all the xmas fare. Then we have the corporate greedy bastards selling cut price easter eggs from as early as January to further promote a society of fat slobs. In the meanwhile, it is national news that obesity is at an all time high.
Are the corporates putting money before ethics? And if they are, should we just leave them sitting on their stock out of sheer principle?
I personally think they are taking the mick bigtime. With obesity in the news, the fact that they would even do a Easter chocolate promotion this early just means that they don't really care and just want our money :x

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That's business.

Just starting on More 4 : Half Ton Man.

mmmmmmm cream eggs, i'd love a large easter egg thats actually a cream egg :-D

I work in retail - our Easter stock was in store at the start of November and I had to have it out on Christmas Eve.

The way head office works at our place is if people are going to buy it - it needs to be on the shelves. The only people you can blame for obesity etc is yourself (ok not you personally - but you get my drift.)

No-one is forcing anyone to buy any thing at all - it is just as easy to walk away.

Easter falls early this year (Mid March). though I agree it seems a bit soon.

someone censor those tv shows about how miserable large people get, boot camp where they're shouted at, kids surviving in the jungle etc etc -- every time i switch the channels there's something on about it or some gross picture about the fat in their arteries or god help us, when they have to do a physical or strip (!), sheesh

fine if it's for public info but there's just too many on tv!

Never worked out how or why Easter moves.

I buy the eggs for the cups

Get this.

You dont HAVE to buy them.

You've obviously never purchased an Easter Egg if you think you can get fat on the meagre amount of chocolate they contain. :-)

Oh flipping dearly me, fat lazy slobs * will eat all the cheap easter eggs... OH discrimination if i ever heard it!! How can you assume it wont be the bulimics buying them in truck load so they can throw them up later on? (catch my drift)Sounds harsh? well maybe people should not stereotype then.
I better stand outside woolworths tomorrow with tape up blocking the expected * fatties* rushing. For gods sake i really thought maybe new year ,narrowminded opinionated people were a thing of the past,no wonder there is bullying about with ADULTS posting derogitory remarks! who do children learn from? Maybe you should think and take note of your comments and actions.
Besides.... smoking is a health hazzard kills yourself AND people around you!!! maybe we ought to stop shops stocking those hey!! I agree the fundimental issues here however what on earth gives people the right in turning a * deal* into a goading at * larger* people tread. You really ought to be ashamed of yourselves!!!
Each to there own,people are responsible for there own actions, if people want to eat and get fat, smoke and get cancer etc let them. END OF!

grumpysi;1424268

Never worked out how or why Easter moves.I buy the eggs for the cups



Yeah, I don't get that either. I just rely on other people to let me know when it is, haha. Only reason I end up knowing is because my dad will call me up and drag me round to my aunts to help the kids in the family with her little egg hunt thing.

I'm not really that into chocolate anyway, so what I get for easter usually lasts me til July/August and sometimes I even have to throw some away because it's going white :oops:

and yes it is time of the month!

pcnutta;1424330

and yes it is time of the month!



:friends::giggle:

As a fat ******* myself I can confirm that I DON'T eat easter eggs. 52p 200g bars of choklid from Asda are MUCH better vfm:w00t:;-)

Becksdawe;1424183

No-one is forcing anyone to buy any thing at all - it is just as easy to … No-one is forcing anyone to buy any thing at all - it is just as easy to walk away.



stora;1424281

Get this.You dont HAVE to buy them.



I agree with you both! And some people just need to get some bloody self-control!! I bought some easters eggs in BigW tonight & won't be the slightest bit tempted to eat them!

sadiebabes;1424467

I agree with you both! And some people just need to get some bloody … I agree with you both! And some people just need to get some bloody self-control!! I bought some easters eggs in BigW tonight & won't be the slightest bit tempted to eat them!



nice to see your post has been there for more than 3 MIns..:)

grumpysi;1424483

nice to see your post has been there for more than 3 MIns..:)




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sadiebabes;1424530

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weren't you being deleted lots yesterday?

I logged in once for two minutes yesterday... You must have me mixed up with someone else

O.K..sorry..

Lol no need to apologise

sadiebabes;1424557

I logged in once for two minutes yesterday... You must have me mixed up … I logged in once for two minutes yesterday... You must have me mixed up with someone else



How could we mix you up with anybody else!:p

GAVINLEWISHUKD;1424589

How could we mix you up with anybody else!:p



*cough*Sassie*cough* :lol:

could it have been sassie?

Yep ....it was ..........they both start with S....it was close...

grumpysi;1424607

Yep ....it was ..........they both start with S....it was close...



You got sassie and sadie mixed up! You are in trouble!:-D

sassie = funny drunken threads

sadiebabes = *I don't actually know what to put here* :lol:

sadiebabes;1424622

sassie = funny drunken threadssadiebabes = *I don't actually know what to … sassie = funny drunken threadssadiebabes = *I don't actually know what to put here* :lol:



may I suggest funny intelligent.....and forgiving..

Lol awwwwww!!!

grumpysi = a charmer deserving some rep! :lol:

sadiebabes;1424652

Lol awwwwww!!!grumpysi = a charmer deserving some rep! :lol:




Wah hooo cheers.

sadiebabes;1424652

Lol awwwwww!!!grumpysi = a charmer deserving some rep! :lol:



Charming the guys with rep again I see.:roll:

Yes of course! Why not?!

What happened to sass? I didnt get why her posts were being deleted

So I guess mine is...

GAVINLEWISHUKD=cheeky git deserving a slap.

Nope...

GAVINLEWISHUKD = doesn't read his rep comments...

:lol:

Shengis;1424596

*cough*Sassie*cough* :lol:



subtle........

sadiebabes;1424700

Nope...GAVINLEWISHUKD = doesn't read his rep comments...:lol:



Why thank you!

Cant rep you back as it says I must spread my rep around first. So can I interest you in giving you something else....:whistling:

grumpysi;1424702

subtle........



Yeah good innit:-D

Last I saw of her was this thread that got locked for some reason....

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:thinking:

GAVINLEWISHUKD;1424714

Why thank you!Cant rep you back as it says I must spread my rep around … Why thank you!Cant rep you back as it says I must spread my rep around first. So can I interest you in giving you something else....:whistling:





I'm listening..............

:lol:

sadiebabes;1424725

I'm listening..............:lol:



Did you hear it? I shouted as loud as I could but 300miles is a long way...:p

Banned

He's already been on autoroute!

Well, on the fat topic, I understand. This morning I woke up and weighed myself, I was 22 stone, but I got up and thought to myself - if I just work really hard and eat the right food - I can be three times that.

Original Poster

stora;1424281

Get this.You dont HAVE to buy them.



Some people can't help themselves when they see a bargain. It's these people whom Woolies are targetting. All those yummy eggs at just a quid? Who could resist?
I just think that retailers have a responsibility to save people from themselves where health and weight are concerned. It seems completely irresponsible to be promoting easter eggs straight after people have stuffed themselves at Christmas. It sends the message that we should just indulge all year round.
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