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http://www.facebook.com/AldiUK theres the Aldi page did the same with them
Aldi and lidl are not related.
The name Lidl is the surname of a former business partner of Josef Schwarz's, Ludwig Lidl, a retired schoolteacher, and Josef's son Dieter Schwarz bought the rights to the name from him for 1,000 German Marks, as he could not use the name Schwarz Markt; schwarzmarkt means "black market".
Aldi was founded by 2 brothers and was split in 1960 due to a dispute over selling cigarettes at the till. the name Aldi—short for Albrecht-Diskount was coined in 1962. They are actually aldi north and aldi south and tend to operate in different countries but do share brands. (yes too much time...)
You need to get out more! ...
Agree with you about these places though. I bought some herbs from a B&M store recently and they were going to suffer the same fate. Mine have come on well but I don't know about the stock they'll have left.
Clicked and ranted. Please others do the same, Blackest has even provided the link, so you have no excuse.
Blackest, would it be a good idea to put that link in a separate thread, if enough GW forum members complain, even those that don't normally post - Lurkers, you know who you are - then Aldi might actually do something about it.
Ranty pants are GO GO GO!!
Please Miss MMP, I'm not signed up to Facebook. May I be excused.
Aldi have replied - you need to put the store where the dead and dying plants are, then they will 'pass your message on to the store'
TinaTurner, I don't blame you, OH isn't signed up to faceache either. I'm only signed up for the competitions. And to find out which of my friends have finally 'come out', there have been two so far, one I was close to in 6th form (and would never have guessed - I just thought he was concentrating on passing his A levels), the other I worked with, and we kept saying he'd make a lovely wife for someone, someday!
Commented on the post again, they have me down as Blackest, I'm not even on the same island as he is!! Have had another rant at them. I have even suggested a way they can check who is watering and who isn't - they know how many plants they've sent out, and they know how many have been sold - therefore they must know how many have been chucked away. Goodness, GG, you have got my Ranty side well off the leash today!
You would think they would READ the complaint posts, reply to the correct person.
Thought that was Mummy Muddy Paws soon as I saw the post, there are a lot of aldi's around i go into Mallow Blackpool and Mayfield in Cork and also the store in Cobh though i havent seen plants in Cobh its a bit far for a regular visit, Lidl have stores in Charleville, Mallow, Churchfield, near Mayfield in Cork and next door to the Aldi in Cobh. The situation seems to be universal.
Tesco's don't water either but they do cut the prices as soon as they wilt a bit and clear them out for pennies not long after.
Public shaming is probably the only way to get through to these companies.
You go for it MMP! A girl after my own heart.
I did do the Genes Reunited thingy some years back but never followed it up. Did have one person contact me, but couldn't remember who she was. Never responded. Not for me. Have the friends I want. I went to an all girl's school and have had no contact with any of them since I walked out the school gates on the last day. All the male friends I made after leaving school were definitely male
Sorry, off topic.
I'm the same-all girls school- couldn't wait to get out!
MMP-you have more b****s than a lot of men I've known!
I bow down to the 'ranty pants Queen'!
Ive not got a rant today only praise for local hospital. Have been suffering with awful pain in my foot for 3 months. Finally went to Drs this morning and was sent for xray at the hospital was seen within 10 minutes. Everyone was polite and cheerful.
I also went to an all girls school, hated it, especially as the uniform was brown and yellow. It was known locally as S##'@ and custard. Disgusting
Think if I posted it in a separate thread people might think it was a survey for growlights or something. Can't always get any success but if you never try, nothing changes.
Friend of mine told me of the insane situation that the coach companies will not let a baby travel in a car seat, forcing the car seat to be put in the hold and making for a fretful baby and uncomfortable passengers stuck on a coach with a crying baby for 2 hours. The transport minister acknowledged my email and it is the bus companies official policy. Still got ignored but at least i pushed the issue.
I lied i do have a rant bl#### laptop is on a go slow. Think i ned a new one maybe if im good for the rest of the year i could get one for christmas. Its a very long time to be good and i probably wont manage it.
hehehehe! I don't think I've got more conkers than lots of chaps, I used to be a real shrinking violet at school, as I was bullied a lot (Mum was from Hastings, so I didn't have a midlands accent, where I grew up), as I 'talked posh', I didn't, I 'talked proper like what me Mum did'. Mum & Biological Father ended up splitting up, best thing they could have done (he was, and remains, a bully). I ended up going to a school in Leeds, in the middle of a council estate, but the teachers there actually gave a s**t and encouraged everyone to try as hard as they could. Realised I'd actually been bullied by my Dad, and that was my light bulb moment. I don't have anything to do with him now (completely blanked him at my Uncle's funeral) My stepfather I regard as my Dad, and he gave me away when I got married.
So when you've been bullied by a member of your own family, you don't think twice about getting your ranty pants on with supermarkets!!
For a joke, when I had a lady boss at the steelworks, we played a joke on the blokes in the team. I went in for my annual review, we decided we'd tell the blokes I was going on an assertiveness course. Their comments ranged from 'What, as the teacher', to 'OMG, she'll be coming to work in Combats and a Kalashnikov!'
Trick is, even if you're quaking inside, put on a confident front. Every day. One day you'll realise it's not a front any more. If I can do it, anyone can.
Very true, MMP! I have had classes I was terrified of and if I'd shown it I'd have had my life made hell. It is good training in putting on a confident front. The same goes for looking relaxed and friendly when really you feel terrified and inferior.
Just posted on the Aldi facebook page but I'm not good at facebook and I'm not sure if I did it right. I tried, anyway.
MMP-you're a star! Your story about the fake 'course' is great! I wish I'd had your inner steel growing up. I know what it's like to live with a bully (not my Dad I hasten to add!) and I eventually got out but not without a lot of pain. My only regret is not being brave enough to do it sooner but when there's a '3rd party' causing the problem (and not a person) you tell yourself you can help to sort it. I eventually realised I couldn't. It must have been incredibly hard when it was your own Dad but as I once said to a friend 'just because they're our parents it doesn't mean we have to like them'.
I think you and GG are terrific and I'll try to be more like you both.
Will get my 'ranty pants' out of storage!
Was always very timid and lacked confidence as a child so consequently got walked over. Came into my own when I found a job I loved and went from strength to strength as I knew I was good. Was OK for years then, following the birth of youngest, things went from bad to worse and I felt worthless. This went on for about 8 years and my life was intollerable. Eventually saw a way out and grabbed it, Got back to being my bolshi self. Will take on anything and everyone, in the nicest possible way (most times). Hate apathy, but should realise that not everyone has the same strength and conviction as myself. No point complaining if you don't do something about it.
Well, this is my sob story.
I was a bullied child from a sometimes violent home in which drinking figured quite large, though my father was not an alcoholic. My brother and I survived rather than thrived. I am a strong character but did not know it, feeling inferior and worthless. I did not know I was depressed but thought instead that I was odd, a misfit,an inferior speciimen of hunanity. I was clever and was confident in what I could do, but I was not confident in what I was. That result was that, without knowing it, I begged everyone to walk over me - and they did. I learnt to fight back (eventually) but took a hammering.
Today, I realise that only two things matter - to be on the side of truth and right and to deal with people kindly; in other words, to turn one's attention away from oneself and concentrate on something else! I'll always be somewhat vulnerable because of my background, but if I forget myself, it does not matter that much.
hmm i guess GG is linda but i've no idea who is sue.
I think its a small but representitive sample that should help convince the powers that be at aldi that they have a problem
Might be the germans thou that dictate company policy, such an easy to fix problem so maybe they will.