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Harrods ban soldiers on Remembrance Day

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=417249&in_page_id=1770&in_page_id=1770&expand=true#StartComments

I have never heard of such an insult to the brave men and women who defend freedom for all of us. Im sure that i wont be shopping there again.
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  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    I wouldn't shop there anyway. But this is a still a disgrace.

    I mean, wtf? "Cause alarm"? I am never alarmed to see a member of the armed forces, I mean, you'd have to not be aware of the world existing to have any sortof suprise reaction at a squadie.

    What a load of tards.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hope people boycot the scumfucks.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Quite odd really, Al Fayed has always been pretty desperate to improve his shady image hence all the charity work I think. I'd have thought he'd have at least apologised for this kind of gaffe. Inexcusable on part of Harrods. I don't shop there anyway though, even if I had the money to I think I'd rather go to Selfridges.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That Al Fiyed is a moron anyway. My mate works there and shes told me what hes like.

    Was Al Fiyed born in this country by the way?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's the Daily Mail putting a stupid spin on it, like normal.

    Harrods has always had a dress code barring military attire, along with 1001 other things.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What a strange ruling, I presume a lower management type who just didnt really think it through.

    Its a horrid shop anyway, I've never been in a food shop where the staff are so unpleasant and rude. OK I wasnt wearing a tux but my money is as good as anyone elses.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    HIT wrote:
    Was Al Fiyed born in this country by the way?

    I dont think so, he's being trying to buy a british passport for the last 25 years or so.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    who gives a fuck
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I bet he'd let the bomb disposal guys in, in uniform, if there was a bomb in his shop.

    What a prick.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    RubberSkin wrote:
    I bet he'd let the bomb disposal guys in, in uniform, if there was a bomb in his shop.

    But if they turned up with the robot on their day off just to get a few things in the shop I think it might cause a bit of panic.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    RubberSkin wrote:
    I bet he'd let the bomb disposal guys in, in uniform, if there was a bomb in his shop.

    What's that got to do with the price of fish?

    Still, I suppose the HateMail's got what it wanted- a bit of fake righteous indignation against someone who is involved with its most hated rival, the Express.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kermit wrote:
    Still, I suppose the HateMail's got what it wanted- a bit of fake righteous indignation against someone who is involved with its most hated rival, the Express.

    What's the connection between Al Fayed and the Express? I know the porn baron Richard Desmond owns it, didn't know Al Fayed was involved.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Grr. double post. delete.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What's the connection between Al Fayed and the Express? I know the porn baron Richard Desmond owns it, didn't know Al Fayed was involved.

    AFAIK they're friends- Al Fayed certainly regularly appears in the pages of the Express with his stories about Diana and Dodi.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There must be friends alright. The constant Diana conspiracy front pages in the Express, a regular feature practically every Monday and one or two other days a week as well, have become an international laughing stock.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Harrods are fuckwits. As if seeing someone in uniform is going to cause people either to panic or misstake them for shop floor staff.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Their shop, their dress code.

    Many people would be panicked if they saw people in full military uniform stomping about the place. But that isn't the point- Harrods don't want people in military uniform in their shop. I see no problem with that, and nor do most other people, who don't go running off to the papers like some whingeing twat.

    A storm about nothing, as usual from the filth rag that is the Daily Mail.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Im sorry, but anyone that panicks when they see someone wearing there uniform while holding there one year old son is a a asshole, if they was to ban people wearing a turban in the shop then all hell would break out, i personal think treating a member of our armed forces in this way in shamful

    Kermit wrote:
    Their shop, their dress code.

    Many people would be panicked if they saw people in full military uniform stomping about the place. But that isn't the point- Harrods don't want people in military uniform in their shop. I see no problem with that, and nor do most other people, who don't go running off to the papers like some whingeing twat.

    A storm about nothing, as usual from the filth rag that is the Daily Mail.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kermit wrote:
    Many people would be panicked if they saw people in full military uniform stomping about the place.
    Well they probably would be scared if they thought the army was made up of 80 year old men. I know we all liked Dad's Army, but it might be a bit unnerving to discover that that's what the army's really like.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kermit wrote:
    Their shop, their dress code.
    Like British Airways then? :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Territt wrote:
    Im sorry, but anyone that panicks when they see someone wearing there uniform while holding there one year old son is a a asshole, if they was to ban people wearing a turban in the shop then all hell would break out, i personal think treating a member of our armed forces in this way in shamful

    I think your usage of the English language is shameful, but I digress.

    Why should someone get dispensation on the dress code just because of who he is? Uniform, along with a thousand other things, is banned from Harrods. Don't like it, don't bloody shop there.

    Harrods, to their credit, uphold the dress code against everyone. An American heiress was turned away not so long ago because she was wearing unsuitable clothing, so what is the difference between her and this soldier?

    People would be unnerved because people (rightly) assume that people only wear uniform if they are on duty.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kermit wrote:
    Why should someone get dispensation on the dress code just because of who he is? Uniform, along with a thousand other things, is banned from Harrods. Don't like it, don't bloody shop there.
    I agree. Their shop, their rules.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kermit wrote:
    Don't like it, don't bloody shop there.

    Smoke filled pubs - don't like it, don't bloody go to them.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Smoke filled pubs - don't like it, don't bloody go to them.
    Health and safety. Different issue.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Smoke filled pubs - don't like it, don't bloody go to them.

    Completely different, unless you wish to illustrate how a shop's dress code gives you cancer?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i bet they wouldnt have a problem with police showing up in uniform to arrest a shoplifter?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Territt wrote:
    i bet they wouldnt have a problem with police showing up in uniform to arrest a shoplifter?
    lol thats a point.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Not really, because he's there on duty. The point is that they don't want their customers to assume that all uniformed people are there on duty and possibly cause alarm. So they ban people wearing uniforms who are off-duty.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think that it being Rememberence Day was unfortunate but I agree that it's their shop and they are free to have dress codes.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Fiend_85 wrote:
    Not really, because he's there on duty. The point is that they don't want their customers to assume that all uniformed people are there on duty and possibly cause alarm. So they ban people wearing uniforms who are off-duty.


    because a solder would be fighting a war in his main uniform, while holding his one year old son, on remembrance sunday in Harrods, sorry i forgot thats mastake that anyone could make
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