2 for 1 on moral judgements at Sainsbury's
Sainsbury’s have apologised for an incident involving one of their employees, who started giving grief to a young mother out with her six week old baby. The mother, Sabina Latto, was shopping at the store in Hedge End, Hampshire, when she was approached by a female Sainsbury’s employee with a bee in her hairnet.
‘She decided to tell me that, basically, I shouldn't be out of the house with a baby this young,’ explained Ms Latto. ‘She asked me what I was thinking 'bringing my son to a place like this’. It left me completely shocked, I was almost speechless. Then she went on to ask me where the father was. It made it seem like I wasn't looking after him properly and that I was neglecting him when all I was doing was having a look round the shops.’
Because nobody likes to be judged about their personal life in the frozen peas aisle, Ms Latto understandably complained about the busybody old boot, and the employee later apologised.
Sainsbury’s, however, say they are deeply concerned about the matter and will investigate. They have also asked Ms Latto in for a meeting with the store manager.
It looks like they'll have to make her the MOTHER of all apologies. If they really want to make it up to her, though, they should give her a million points on her Nectar card to buy what new parents need the most: wine and painkillers.