Bad news for heroin kids - Sainsbury's only selling spoons to over 18s
Good day to all our readers who also happen to be underage heroin addicts. Our consumer tip for you today is to avoid Sainsbury’s in West Green, Crawley if you’re on the look out for some new tea spoons to use when you’re ‘cooking up’ your ‘fix’.
According to the Daily Mail, 25-year-old Elinor Zuke, a reporter with The Grocer magazine, was asked to prove that she was over 18 when she recently tried to buy a £1.19 pack of Basics tea spoons in the store when some beeping occurred at the self-service checkout. The store worker told Elinor it was because they could be used to take drugs.
Obviously, Sainsbury’s don’t have a problem with customers injecting themselves with heroin, as long as they’re over 18. A spokeswoman for the company said: “The self-scan system recognised the spoon's SKU as one for a knife. This had now been rectified. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused. Our Think 25 policy is designed to ensure age-related products are sold safely.”
The Daily Mail have noted that this is not the first case of spoon-related supermarket misery. They say that in October 2009, 21-year-old Emma Sheppard was forced to leave a Tesco store empty-handed when she couldn’t prove her age while trying to buy some 57p spoons.
Spoons. The enemy within.