A couple of German shoppers ended up in hospital last Saturday after an argument over a trolley ended in a full-blown scrap involving fists, a salami and a fearsome 4lb wedge of parmesan used as an improvised dagger. The action kicked off in an Aachen supermarket, as a 74-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman disputed possession …
just another day at the Gloucester Asda.
this one has i all, shoppers, salami, italian cheese (presumably the big one, were any noses broken?) and plods.
The rest of the week i shall be in great anticipation (aka vorfreude) to seeing this in full playmovision!
... that's Lidl. Or was it Aldi?
Those don't have a cheese counter
And if they even sell Parmesan, it's not in big 2 kilo (0.476 Jub) chunks, just small pre-packed pieces.
You'd never get this sort of vile undisciplined behaviour in Waitrose.
I'm horribly reminded of the IKEA Riots in Edmonton back in 2005, where several people were injured and someone had an ÄSSHÖL desk dropped on them in the crush.
Playmobil Reconstruction Please
Order now in time for Friday...
Oh come on, you can do better than that...
German pensioner attacks shoppers with pork sword after losing trolleys...
Paris, no stranger to the salami.
Link to the article you nicked it from then ?
and what has this got to do with IT ?
What happened to the salami and the cheese? They're the innocent victims in all this! Where's Optimus Prime when you need him?
I can't believe that they had salami available to them and yet used a Parmesan Dagger. Have they no appreciation for how much funnier it would have been to use the salami as a kind of pork sword?
Like Alan Coren always said ...
"Sainsburys keeps the riffraff out of Waitrose."
Presumably, Lidl (et. al.) keep the riffraffensich out of Tengelmanns.
Picture, or it doesn't exist.
Paris, coz she knows about edible 'daggers'
The Lizard Army will send word out to their allies, the shopping trolley alliance, and humanity will descend into chaos. Kitschmas seems the perfect opportunity.
I for one welcome our wobbly-wheeled overlords.
What was a cathedral with buttresses rising from the ancient cobbles outside, built from weathered blocks the size of a car with gargoyles gurning down at you from so far up you have to squint - and within, silence and peace but for a distant monk's murmuring on his knees by a single candle, and a old, old reliquary with bones of Charlemagne on show next to the quarter-price jaffa cakes. That's how I like to imagine an Aachen Lidl.
At first, I was wondering why a 35-year old woman was fighting a 75-year old man over a trolley...
Then, I realized the article was referring to a shopping cart.
IT icon, because, even though there are a lot of definitions for a 'trolley', none of them have anything to do with IT...
Slow news day at the Reg??
Don't we have enough unintentional comedy in the science and tech fields that we have to go searching for stories of people beating eachother with foodstuffs?
Now, if one of the combatants had been injured by the unapproved use of a deli product and required some kind of advanced medical procedure or implant to save their lives, THAT would be sci/tech news!!
Kase who came off Wurst?
Surely this was
a Wurst-Käse scenario
the BEST RESPONSE EVER.
THis man deserves and immediate reward, if only it was AC.
I will however claim it for him.
I nominate AC for comment of the week.
No Panzers Today - This Time It's Wurst
Could you complement your stereotypes with a story related to Sauerkraut ? Maybe people lobbing sauerkraut tins at each other or something ?
You could also run a story about those Mafiose Italians trying to kill the bad, bad Berlusconi. That would make The Economist wet their pants, also.
Are you claiming that it's a common stereotype that all Germans attack each other with salami and parmesan? Because I've never heard that one before. Nor were there any mentions of the war, tired old jokes about deckchairs round the pool, aside references to legendary efficiency, or any of the other things that I usually think of as sterotypes of Germany.
So maybe they didn't mention sauerkraut because they weren't actually using any stereotypes at all and the whole thing is just in your own overly-sensitive imagination?
So you say...
Besides you probably being British - what does any of this have to do with the hand that feeds IT?
A whole-hearty yawn across the pond (actually the really big one)...
Dear racist bigot,
You probably shouldn't open your mouth quite so wide when you yawn, because that must have been how your brain fell out, taking your sense of humour with it!
"The cart at the centre of the incident was "undamaged", the Telegraph notes."
All right then. Life can go on.
Wielding a pork sword at the age of 74 is quite an achievement, and it was his opponent who had the cheesy one, as well.
Why does this remind me of...
... the Great Tea Trolley Disaster of ‘67?
They need some good self-defence classes
So it seems
that the venerable Lancastrian martial art of Ecky-Thump has finally made it to Germany!
(+1 internets to anyone old enough to remember that reference!)
What, no black pudding?
Sounds like he could be a master of the ancient Lancastrian martial art "Ecky-Thump". Only not quite as he used a salami instead of a black pudding. Perhaps that's all they had?
seeing as nobody else has mentioned this....
...I'd like to point out that Parmesan Dagger would be an excellent name for a rock band
"Pensioner's Pork Product Parries Parmesan Poignard" perchance?
Some of you really don't get the "Bootnotes" bit, do you?
So a faimly of 3, attacked and assaulted an old man? shame on them, thats a disgrace, even If an old man farted in my face i wouldn't punch him, wtf!
playmobile xmas present pleaaaaase!
In other words ...
... we now know where New Jersey learned its manners.
Only oldies shop at Toom.
Finish groaning and get over to Karstadt.
so he wasn't happy to see them
Else that salami would have been in his trousers where it belonged.
It's an old one but
they obviously forgot their towels
I'm just glad the trolley was undamaged.