'Why I shop at Waitrose...' promotion hijacked by Twitter pranksters

20 September 2012

TwitterWaitrose, the shopping outlet for people in wax jackets and pronounced inbred jaws, decided that they were going to have some social media fun by indulging in a marketing stunt which asked everyone to complete the sentence: "I shop at Waitrose because..."

Sadly for Waitrose, they didn't bargain on massive piss-takers.

One scamp replied with "I shop at Waitrose because it makes me feel important and I absolutely detest being surrouned by poor people," while another quipped "I like watching Daily Mail readers support a neo-socialist institution."

Another tweeted: "I shop at Waitrose because Clarrisa's pony just WILL NOT eat ASDA Value straw."

In fact, the vast majority of the responses were sarcastic or derisory, which wasn't what Waitrose was after (although, this free publicity will ease the blow). They were probably hoping bores would hoot about ethical ranges and organic meat, not replies like: "I also shop at Waitrose because I was once in the Holloway Road branch and heard a dad say "Put the papaya down, Orlando!"

The official Waitrose Twitter account chirruped back at everyone: "Thanks for all the genuine and funny £waitrosereasons tweets.We always like to hear what you think and enjoyed reading most of them."

Most of them! Ha!

10 comments

  • Sicknote
    I shop at Waitrose because I agree with all the tweets - I live in Hampshire, drive a 4x4, am reasonably well orf, have a yummy mummy trophy wife but most of all completely hate poor people who use coupons and collect points from their supermarket. Have some self respect your poor unfortunate bastards and stay out of Waitrose.
  • Mike M.
    I SHOP AT WAITROSE TO BUM FOXES
  • Paul C.
    I shop at Waitrose for the fresh-out-of-grammar-school weekend and evening girls. Who doesn't? Oh yeah.. and there aren't so many jobless/brown people etc
  • Dick
    I shop at Waitrose because there are no black people in there.
  • Cunts
    Casual racism is alive and well then...
  • Chewbacca
    Hi cunts, nothing casual about it. Some folks just ain't happy with the way this country is going...
  • Zeddy
    I shop at Waitrose because I love those delicious green mint sweets they give you for free to eat as you leave the checkout.
  • Nikey H.
    I shop at Waitrose .............. hang on, I dont!
  • Shifty n.
    I shoplift at waitrose because it's so nicer
  • Antony T.
    I shop at Waitrose because I got banned from tescos

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