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contender for the most depressing place on earth?
but they do sell excelsior. The king of cheap beer.
Is it as depressing as Lidl? I've never been in one.
I just popped into Lidl to grab some dressing for my salad...it's just across the road from work so closer than Sainsburys.
I nearly lost the will to live in the queue at the checkout.
for me. I remember that the women in front of my was buying a crate of yogurt. I just went in for a bag of ice.
JUST TRY AND IMAGINE.
I once did an entire weeks shopping in Lidl for under £4. Unfortunately most of the food I'd bought had gone mouldy by the time I got it home, so that was £4 wasted.
margerine, frozen peas, some form of pie and a bag of potatoes.
The fact I can still remember everything I bought, and the rancid taste of most of it, says pretty much all that need be said.
I was happy living as far away from it as was humanly possible.
I'm going to check!
I'm not happy about this.
You're in Lidl at the moment, aren't you?
Or they'll all want to join you.
moving away from Carlisle and back to Crawley.
into the fire?
but at least we don't have a Lidl
ah yes, we must be grateful for small mercies....
If ever there was a motivation to not be unemployed, it's the prospect of having to food shop at Lidl.
is the most depressing place known to man, lidl is 2nd
How can anywhere with that many comical german products be depressing?
Anyone for a Finkbrau?
Mini Dickmans? The highlight of every German Exchange I ever went on.
you can get a decent enough chorizo sausage for less than £2, and they have these jars of pickled peppers that are well nice, and they used to have jars of sundried tomatos that were lovely, plus their veg is well cheap -you used to be able to get a big bag of spinnach for less than 50p! And they have good-ish frozen pizzas. And I used to get a lot of cottage cheese and greek yoghurt there.
Plus they just get in random stuff, like walking shoes, every now and then.
therefore your opinion is invalid.
but I don't think I couyld take another 10 minutes in that store.
It kind of rammed home the futility of existence and made me want to weep for humanity.
We have a 99p store
We can't even afford a pound shop.
the comic strip... anyone?
i remember once seeing a 98p store in kilburn.
at least Lidl has fresh stuff.
Any place touched by Kerry Katona is sure to be pretty vile.
Inser Bryan McFadden's Cock. Then I realised what I was doing. And now I'm half giggling and half wanting to hurt my face.
just made me spill my tea laughing.
I honestly actively enjoy shopping at Iceland. You just have to know what to avoid.
For instance, their tinned tomatos are shit.
which stays fresh for approx 4 hours.
get your crazy woman away from me! ^^^
get Sadpunk away from me! ^^^
but not as bad as lidl..
*insert farmfoods interview story here*
i had an interview for the soon-to-be opened bedford branch. the job would have involved working from 6am onwards, and paid something like £2.15/hour or something. on top of this, the slightly creepy man who interviewed me offered to measure me up for a uniform there and then.
as a final insult, about two months after the interview i got a letter informing me i had not got the job. YEAH, THANKS.
there and then?
probably why i didn't get the job...
HAD let them measure you and then you hadn't got the job. Violated.
so much so, it actually makes me feel slightly better about myself. good work!
Seems to be populated by lepers, inbreds and the walking dead :(
The Morrisons in Leeds town centre is similarly repellent :(
Thinking about it , that is the most depressing place on earth.
I shop at Sainsburys generally. I think I prefer Tescos as a shop, but I understand that it is a legitimate fromt for the Devil and thus feel bad shopping there. Sainsburys is close to my house and my work.
what the fuck?
I don't really think about it that much, I shop at places that are within walking distance - it's that simple.
Where do you shop? How can i be less 'predictable'? Please enlighten me, oh zen master.
that's very predictable.
is where it's at!
If by 'it' you mean great food at low, low prices!
make some of the nicest bread I've ever had
the one near me also has a great cheese selection!
you have that in the UK too...
I love lidl. Cheap, very good quality food, and in some cases better than the stuff sold at tescos. No joke. It's become a haven for gastro lovers.
is aaaaaaaaaamazing. Proper nice cloudy apple juice for about 60p!
It does cheap cheese!
never, ever again
of recycled plastic.
they sell these:
But, despite that and the "saft" thing, Lidl is not fun. no way.
it's a horrible place to shop. But it does surprisingly nice food, so stomach the place for half an hour and get home and feast.
the last time i was in lidl i saw two women fight over the last can of beans. really. one of them was pregnant and the other woman rammed her with a shopping trolley. in the gut.
i love beans, but these ones weren't even in sauce and i dont think the women realised.
are these people allowed to breed?
put on gigs in Belfast, we used to always go to Lidl to buy the bands their riders.
Examples - Agnostic Front wanted a platter of fresh fruit. We got them a whole pineapple from Lidl.
Dr Oentgen (something like that)
Downsides were massive queues mainly consisting of people buying about 150 cartons of cheap orangensaft
I wrote a poem about Lidl a few years back at one of my bleaker moments. I will dig it out later.
if I could get in and out quickly I wouldn't mind.
I am both shocked and excited!!
And I am currently enjoying some nice cheese with apricots in it. yum-yum. But they do have a rubbish checkout system (tiny bagging up area, 'missing-link' staff), and quality is very inconsistent.
you give me my laptop lead back I'm planning to make a montage-style video for the Lidl Rap
I was waiting for your appearance bumlord
He really is a talent.
I think I was getting him mixed up with Dr Roentgen who invented the X-ray.
and make radioactive pizzas.
I'm sure you could sell the licence to coincide with the latest Ninja Turtles film.
Best cold cooked meats.
Good CHEAP booze.
And every so often we can get treats such as good mustard.
that's really fucking depressing.
Lidl makes me shudder.
buy my shoes from Lidl. They're ugly fuckers but sturdy enough.
from that very Lidl pictured with that article.
I'm genuinely curious
a fiver. There are more expensive ones. They had some motorbike boots the other week for £15.
and has done for nearly three years. I have not the words.
a 100% lidl turkey sweet n sour.
and quite nice it is.
whilst drinking some lidls own brand white lightning.
Texaco garage shops, at 9am on a sunday, just before christmas
this is what too much Lidl does to people.
Lidl, its gyp, truly gyp,
It’s fucking shit,
Crap name, crap place,
Went there, need to save face.
Slagging off ain’t hard, it’s like Aldi but cheaper,
Despair doesn’t come much deeper.
Rough types, old folks, asylum seekers, drawn out faces, empty eyes, look at you funny
You’re only there to save money,
Like them, but apart,
Because you don’t wear a tracksuit 24/7 for a start.
Cash only, no cards accepted.
The queues are a mile long,
The customer’s always wrong.
Don’t wanna deride ya,
But you’d be better off using your powers
On Lidl rather than the twin towers,
It’s the greater evil.
If I was PM, I must confess,
Id send in the A-team or the SAS,
To cleanse the aisles of mud,
Washed down with shoppers’ blood.
A massacre in Lidl I fantasise before my eyes.
Just me left standing,
Safe in the carnage I’m demanding.
The world is a better place.
No, on second thoughts, let’s get kinder,
I need to remind you
Im no fascist, its just a habit I get into.
We’ll turn it into a detention camp.
I truly abhor
The ones used in the Second World War,
But in this case I don’t mind.
We gotta rewind,
And make the scumbags repent
For the time spent
Buying continental milk and unfit meat.
Throw in some skins and crusties for good measure,
All serving time at Her Majesty’s pleasure.
It’s a glorious sight,
It serves them right,
If you buy cheap, you get shite.
From now on, I think I’ll shop elsewhere,
Somewhere where they have a market share,
Where the dregs of the human race aren’t shoved in you face
And you can buy the brand names we all know and love.