Coles Belconnen is not a supermarket?

By 21 December, 2013 28

My mother-in-law visited Coles Belconnen yesterday morning and inquired whether it sold drying racks for dishes, she could not find them. 

After having to explain what a drying rack was to the young gentleman he said they did not sell them. 

When she queried this asking of another girl might have an idea she was told in no uncertain terms by the young man that “Coles was not a supermarket”! 

My mother-in-law is normally a prim and proper lady but even she said when she got home WTF? 

It begs the question if Coles is not a supermarket WTF is it?

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28 Responses to Coles Belconnen is not a supermarket?
#1
bd849:40 am, 21 Dec 13

Option one. Mother in law is getting advanced in her years and gets confused with the conversation when told they don’t sell them in the supermarket and try a department store.

Option two. Staff member no speak good English and had trouble explaining the above to mother in law of advancing years.

Option three. Misunderstood what was being asked for due to poor communication skills of either or both parties.

Anyway, what is the point of writing a post on here about a misunderstanding about where the dish drying racks are? Most normal people would have put it down to that and just wandered on down to the 3 department stores or to woolies to purchase the item then moved on with life.

#2
Rawhide Kid Part39:50 am, 21 Dec 13

That’s OK. Coles Belconnen just lost some more customers to the other chains….

#3
Felix the Cat9:55 am, 21 Dec 13

A child care facility by the sounds of it.

#4
p111:03 am, 21 Dec 13

Sheltered work shop?

#5
agent_clone11:20 am, 21 Dec 13

She can get drying racks from $2 shops (e.g. the Reject Shop or Hot Dollar). I guess perhaps the supermarkets feel that they take up too much space for not enough profit?

#6
maxblues11:25 am, 21 Dec 13

I think your mother-in-law is trying to give you a hint on what she would like for Christmas. You must have given her a really ordinary present last year.

#7
Deref12:18 pm, 21 Dec 13

It begs the question…

No it doesn’t.

#8
TP 300012:33 pm, 21 Dec 13

Well since we are talking about the Coles store that is based in Belconnen I’d say it is a place to get booze.

#9
HiddenDragon12:47 pm, 21 Dec 13

They probably want you to waste time, money and add to your carbon footprint by driving to Bunnings – where you will also find lots of other stuff to go in the trolley.

#10
knuckles12:58 pm, 21 Dec 13

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

That’s OK. Coles Belconnen just lost some more customers to the other chains….

Good, cause I shop at Coles Belconnen and I don’t like it when it gets too busy.

#11
vg2:01 pm, 21 Dec 13

Buy a dishwasher.

Its 2013

#12
maxblues2:37 pm, 21 Dec 13

Are you sure she didn’t go to (William) Cole’s in Belconnen?

#13
maxblues5:38 pm, 21 Dec 13

Coles Belconnen does stock dish drainers. Aisle 17, top shelf, north-western end of aisle, $4.69 each.

#14
astrojax6:22 pm, 21 Dec 13

maxblues said :

Coles Belconnen does stock dish drainers. Aisle 17, top shelf, north-western end of aisle, $4.69 each.

the wisdom of the riot strikes back…

#15
troll-sniffer6:51 pm, 21 Dec 13

Boy, the masses are massing in massive numbers to flood Riot-Act with pointless posts and the holiday season has hardly begun.

#16
shauno6:57 pm, 21 Dec 13

Get a dishwasher powered by an exercise bike lol. Or at least hooked up to it so when ever you have to wash dishes you also have to exercise for 1 hour lol

#17
maxblues7:26 pm, 21 Dec 13

astrojax said :

maxblues said :

Coles Belconnen does stock dish drainers. Aisle 17, top shelf, north-western end of aisle, $4.69 each.

the wisdom of the riot strikes back…

Being a male, I wasn’t inclined to ask for directions…I just took a wild punt that the sign at the end of the aisle, ‘dishwashing’ might be a generic term that also included dish drying.

#18
urchin10:01 pm, 21 Dec 13

Deref said :

It begs the question…

No it doesn’t.

or, perhaps it does (according to your link):

‘In modern vernacular usage, to beg the question more frequently means “to raise the question” (as in “This begs the question of whether …”) or “to dodge the question”‘

#19
JC8:58 am, 22 Dec 13

One thing that might have been overlooked is maybe the OP’s mother in-law should have been looking for a hearing aid rather than a dishwasher. I hear Costco sells them, not sure about dish-racks though.

#20
Deref10:11 am, 22 Dec 13

urchin said :

Deref said :

It begs the question…

No it doesn’t.

or, perhaps it does (according to your link):

‘In modern vernacular usage, to beg the question more frequently means “to raise the question” (as in “This begs the question of whether …”) or “to dodge the question”‘

urchin said :

Deref said :

It begs the question…

No it doesn’t.

or, perhaps it does (according to your link):

‘In modern vernacular usage, to beg the question more frequently means “to raise the question” (as in “This begs the question of whether …”) or “to dodge the question”‘

Yep. And in common usage “I could care less” means “I couldn’t care less”, “alot” means “a lot” and people say “a bit unique”.

Doesn’t mean you should do it though.

#21
Mr Evil10:24 am, 22 Dec 13

maxblues said :

Coles Belconnen does stock dish drainers. Aisle 17, top shelf, north-western end of aisle, $4.69 each.

Do you have the GPS coordinates for that location?

#22
tommo9:48 pm, 22 Dec 13

vg said :

Buy a dishwasher.

Its 2013

Yeah, everyone is so lazy these days, why not join them? Or is it that washing dishes is below the newer generations? Either way I find it pretty pathetic.

#23
wildturkeycanoe10:18 pm, 22 Dec 13

Has the RA community finally pushed me beyond the boundaries of correct ettiquette, or has anyone else noticed that we have an underlying theme in stories lately.
Skywhale aside, we have a story about large jugs being a problem and here we’ve the opposite, drying racks being the issue. Then coconut juice just brings to mind Hawaiian dancers for some reason. Hmmm….

#24
gentoopenguin8:35 am, 23 Dec 13

Coles is a market but it isn’t super.

#25
tuco8:37 am, 23 Dec 13

Deref said :

urchin said :

Deref said :

It begs the question…

No it doesn’t.

or, perhaps it does (according to your link):

‘In modern vernacular usage, to beg the question more frequently means “to raise the question” (as in “This begs the question of whether …”) or “to dodge the question”‘

urchin said :

Deref said :

It begs the question…

No it doesn’t.

or, perhaps it does (according to your link):

‘In modern vernacular usage, to beg the question more frequently means “to raise the question” (as in “This begs the question of whether …”) or “to dodge the question”‘

Yep. And in common usage “I could care less” means “I couldn’t care less”, “alot” means “a lot” and people say “a bit unique”.

Doesn’t mean you should do it though.

Point well made. Now, let’s arks another question.

#26
Solidarity10:05 am, 23 Dec 13

Quite a while ago, I rear ended someone in my car. The damage to the other car was light, so I didn’t bother lodging a claim with my insurance company. The other party was insured with AAMI, and they quoted the damage to their clients car to be in the $440 range, less than my excess at the time. I recieved the bill from AAMI for $1200. Rang them about it, and the AAMI lady said “A quote is never what you actually pay”

And that’s why I hate AAMI.

#27
Tooks11:06 am, 23 Dec 13

Solidarity said :

Quite a while ago, I rear ended someone in my car. The damage to the other car was light, so I didn’t bother lodging a claim with my insurance company. The other party was insured with AAMI, and they quoted the damage to their clients car to be in the $440 range, less than my excess at the time. I recieved the bill from AAMI for $1200. Rang them about it, and the AAMI lady said “A quote is never what you actually pay”

AAMI isn’t a supermarket either…

And that’s why I hate AAMI.

#28
wildturkeycanoe11:25 am, 23 Dec 13

Boy this thread has gone places, what was it about originally?

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