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You can't buy that lime... it could be classed as a weapon: Shock for chef shopping at Asda
Daily Mail UK ^ | 11-21-11 | Nadia Gilani

Posted on 11/25/2011 5:36:12 AM PST by radioone

A chef was stunned to find she was almost banned from buying two limes from a supermarket - because they could be classed as a weapon.

Marisa Zoccolan, 31, popped into the new Asda supermarket close to her home in Wallsend, North Tyneside, to pick up some groceries, including the citrus fruits.

But when she tried to pay for them at the self-service checkout, the message 'amount exceeded, authorisation required' flashed up.

An assistant then came over and told her that more than one lime was deemed a weapon - because the citric acid could be squirted in someone's eye.

Marisa, a self-employed caterer said: 'I thought they were taking the pip, but the assistant told me the same applied to lemons.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: lime; ungland
ROFLMAO
1 posted on 11/25/2011 5:36:19 AM PST by radioone
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To: radioone

One can only imagine how they’d construe a tossed Key Lime pie!


2 posted on 11/25/2011 5:41:08 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: radioone

Keep disarming yourself UK....Meanwhile the Koranimals are building bombs. To quote Zell Miller “WHat are you going to fight them with...Spitballs?”


3 posted on 11/25/2011 5:44:22 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: radioone

What about the evil grapefruit. How many eyes could get squirted with those big things? Can you only buy 2 1/2 sections of grapefruit? It’s way past time they banned banana peels for falls! Oh, the huge manatee!


4 posted on 11/25/2011 5:44:28 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: radioone

“’They vetted me and let me buy them. I clearly don’t look like I’m going to carry out a drive-by fruiting any time soon’”

LOL


5 posted on 11/25/2011 5:44:33 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: radioone

ludicrous


6 posted on 11/25/2011 5:46:22 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: radioone

I suppose a bartender is considered a mass criminal and accessory, if he sells Carona beer with a twist of lime.

The UK is getting nuttier by the day.


7 posted on 11/25/2011 5:56:12 AM PST by Venturer
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To: radioone

Rocks and sticks are also illegal in the UK. There is pending legislation to make sand and soap illegal as they could be used as eye weapons.

Brits have lost their minds.


8 posted on 11/25/2011 5:58:34 AM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: radioone

The RN’s “limeys” will be surprised to hear this..


9 posted on 11/25/2011 5:58:43 AM PST by ken5050 (Support Admin Mods: Doing the tough, hard, dirty jobs that Americans won't do...)
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To: radioone

Life imitates Python. Again.


10 posted on 11/25/2011 6:02:45 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: 240B

“Brits have lost their minds.”

They have, they really have. They don’t need to throw the bums out, they need to put them in straightjackets.


11 posted on 11/25/2011 6:06:18 AM PST by jocon307
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To: radioone
Ungland...
12 posted on 11/25/2011 6:16:08 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: radioone

When limes are outlawed, only outlaws will have limes.


13 posted on 11/25/2011 6:22:23 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: jocon307

This is one supermarket, not UK-wide and it’s a stupid rule made up by one private business, not legislation.

On the upside we in the UK don’t have to suffer those patronising messages on car door mirrors mandated by the US nanny govt, so I call evens. :D


14 posted on 11/25/2011 6:31:00 AM PST by Caulkhead
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To: radioone

They’ve already outlawed pointy sticks, so it stands to reason that fresh fruit would be next. Hopefully the Brits are taking self defense classes to learn how to protect themselves from such dangerous weapons.


15 posted on 11/25/2011 6:41:50 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: dirtboy

I was gonna say, wasn’t there an especially silly Monty Python sketch built around the theme “What to do if someone attacks you with fresh fruit”?


16 posted on 11/25/2011 6:49:15 AM PST by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: GreenHornet
Hopefully the Brits are taking self defense classes to learn how to protect themselves from such dangerous weapons.

Fortunately, such classes are already available online, courtesy of Monty Python:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bCyIAsSid8

17 posted on 11/25/2011 6:51:54 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: muawiyah

Key Lime pie = WMD


18 posted on 11/25/2011 6:55:23 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: 6SJ7

What about a halibut? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3qOYfbrBfQ


19 posted on 11/25/2011 8:05:24 AM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: 6SJ7

What about a halibut? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3qOYfbrBfQ


20 posted on 11/25/2011 8:05:42 AM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: Caulkhead
On the upside we in the UK don’t have to suffer those patronising messages on car door mirrors mandated by the US nanny govt, so I call evens. :D


21 posted on 11/25/2011 8:16:08 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: radioone
I always considered limes more of a defensive weapon...


22 posted on 11/25/2011 8:24:17 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: M1903A1

Which reminds me...how does one defend oneself if attacked by frozen or dried fruit? :-)

(That Python sketch was the height of epic silliness....)


23 posted on 11/25/2011 8:29:34 AM PST by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: radioone

Don’t laugh. The USA is on the same idiotic path.

went to a football game recently. The concession stand wouldn’t give my young son the cap to his plastic bottle of water, because “he could then use the bottle as a weapon.”


24 posted on 11/25/2011 8:34:09 AM PST by PGR88
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To: radioone

Limey! Next, onions??


25 posted on 11/25/2011 8:55:35 AM PST by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: radioone
Is there a 5 day waiting period on LIMES?? I guess the UK need a NLA (National Lime Association).

When Limes are outlawed only OUTLAWS will have Limes. LOL

26 posted on 11/25/2011 9:54:55 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: Pollster1
When limes are outlawed, only outlaws will have limes.

You stole my saying!! LOL... (of course you posted it before me...)

27 posted on 11/25/2011 9:58:32 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: M1903A1
I was gonna say, wasn’t there an especially silly Monty Python sketch built around the theme “What to do if someone attacks you with fresh fruit”?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piWCBOsJr-w

28 posted on 11/25/2011 9:59:19 AM PST by thecodont
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To: radioone
I'm amazed that after 28 posts, no one has posted any reference to "Self Defense Against Fruit".

Sgt.: Sorry, Mr. 'Arrison. Come at me with that banana. Hold it like that, that's it. Now attack me with it. Come on! Come on! Come at me! Come at me then!


29 posted on 11/25/2011 10:08:10 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Attacking Wall Street because you're jobless is like burning down Whole Foods because you're hungry.)
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To: radioone

This is a WAL-MART owned market (ASDA is Wal-mart’s UK subsidiary).


30 posted on 11/25/2011 8:48:56 PM PST by nd76
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