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