For thousands of people with disabilities or illnesses that have restricted their mobility, the option to have their supermarket shopping delivered to their homes is a huge support.
One person who has always been thankful for the service is Beth Lloyd, a mother to three young children, who also must try to balance motherhood with her Crohn’s disease and arthritis. Lloyd’s conditions mean that simple tasks like “popping to the shops” are made unbearable.
In order to take one more issue off her mind, Lloyd uses the delivery service from British supermarket, Tesco, just to allow her day to go just that little bit pain-free.
However, after accidentally arranging for the delivery to arrive to her front door an hour earlier than she intended, and after failing to answer the door in time, the driver posted a generic “failure-to-deliver” card from the store.
Although, instead of filling out the card like a professional, the driver addressed the card to “Mr and Mrs I cant be arsed to go to the shop”.
Upset by this judgemental response, Beth posted the following comments on the official Tesco Facebook page. Her response is both lengthy and emotionally stirring.
It becomes even more awkward after reading that Lloyd’s husband came face-to-face with the deliveryman;
“Thought I would share my Tesco delivery experience from last night. Firstly I would like to explain a few things… I am chronically ill, my husband is my registered carer. He also works long hours, plus many hours commuting to and from work. We are very blessed to have 3 young children. We try to protect them from the full impact of conditions, as we want them to be happy children, not constantly worrying about me. We try to give them a “normal childhood”.
I physically am unable to do a supermarket shop. I occasionally visit the supermarket at the weekend, but only with my husband. And not for a long, or but weekly food shop. Due to my illness and disabilities, I cannot lift or push heavy objects- (which a trolley full of food for a family of 5 would be). It would be dangerous if I managed to do a shop. I would be in a lot of pain, physically and mentally exhausted.
Then to get it into the car, drive home, and then put it all away- if by some chance I managed this, the knock on effect would be long lasting (especially as any shopping trip, would also be accompanied by at least one young child), and cause additional complications. So being able to pay to have our food delivered to the door, at a time when my husband will be home and to put it away, has been so helpful.
We are always very polite to the drivers, and express our gratitude for their service. I made a mistake last night, and booked an earlier slot than thought… Thankfully, my husband had just arrived home, he had given me my prescribed morphine and administered my IV medications. He was in the kitchen with our children, I was resting on the sofa, preparing to be helped up stairs to get settled in bed.
It was just before 7.30pm. I heard my mobile ring, it was out of my reach, so I was making my way to it, it stopped ringing very quickly, when I looked there was an unknown number.. I then heard something posted through the door, my husband went and saw the pictured card from Tesco (at this stage, we only saw the front picture) my husband opened the door, the driver was still there…”
Having a member of Tesco staff make such rude, unfair, discriminating presumptions about myself and my husband, makes me so upset. What gave him the right to pass judgement on us, and our situation, and the fact such unkind, and judgemental comments were posted through my door- my home, a place where I should feel safe from being discriminated against because of my health, makes it even worse, I feel violated in my safe haven.
It is a very personal attack, in my own home. It is also worth noting that my 8 year old could very easily have picked up he card, and have read the awful name his parents were being called.
Right now, I am mix of angry, disgusted, and devasted. I also want to make sure anyone who uses the delivery service realise there is a possibility they too may face being the victims of false and defamatory comments.
I also want Tesco to know, that I want this matter dealt with appropriately, it is a very serious matter, and the driver should be disciplined. I need to know if it is common that Tesco discriminate people who pay for their shopping to be delivered, whether it is because they are ill, disabled, working long hours, have young children, elderly, or just want to use a service Tesco provide?
I have no idea how you are going to restore my faith in your company, but more importantly I am concerned you discriminate against customers who are disabled, or unable to shop in store dod any reason, and that other people, are also being subjected to such thoughtless judgemental attacks.”
You can’t help but feel for the young mother and her family. Nobody should ever feel judged, let alone in their own home.
Tesco have now revealed how they are investigating the comments, and noted that its store manager had been in touch with Lloyd, who they say has been very happy with the response. A spokesperson said;
“All of our customer delivery assistants undergo a comprehensive training programme to ensure they provide great service on the doorstep so we were concerned to hear about this complaint. We are urgently investigating and will update Mrs Lloyd with our findings.”
“Every little helps”, Tesco? Let’s hope they can make this right.
Source : www.viralthread.com
Becoming a millionaire is a dream every single one of us can say we have had. (And don’t try tell me you haven’t).
This is the moment Marjorie Tyrie called the National Lotto helpline to claim her £1,000, only to find she had actually won a lot more.
After receiving an email informing her she had won on the “Millionaire Raffle” (first giveaway right there), the 58-year-old from Kent was informed by the gentlemen on the phone that she had actually won £1,000,000.
She tells the receiver;
“Oh hello, I’ve got an email saying I’ve won, I think its £1,000 or something. I’ve just come home from work checking my emails and I thought I’ve got another Lucky Dip. Is it on that raffle thing maybe?”
Moments later, Marjorie discovered she was a millionaire;
Just imagine, you call up believing you’ve won a £1,000, and the next moment, you’re being told you’re a millionaire. You’re told you’ll never have financial worries again. That you could have those holidays, that car, the new home you always wanted.
Like they say; it could be you…
However, not all big Lotto wins have happy endings. Here are five lottery winners who had their lives ruined after becoming millionaires.
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It’s funny how those who claim to stand for “good” and “peace”, can actually be some of the most evil people amongst us.
In 2016, you’d think racial diversity would just be the accepted norm. People have different skin colours – honestly, who still cares about this?
A girl from Keller, Texas has recently uploaded a snap of the racist letter her Christian father wrote to her, disowning her as a result of her decision to continue in a interracial relationship.
Stephanie Hicks shared the letter on her Twitter account, along with the comment, “sad that it’s 2016 and skin colour still matters”. She also tagged her boyfriend, Nike, in the post.
The letter from her dad not only condemns their relationship, but he also describes her as a “street walker”, who has “abandoned any sense of righteousness”. He ends the letter instructing her to change her name as soon as possible, be she is no longer his daughter.
This isn’t easy, but you haven’t made it easy.
Over the last several years, you’ve turned on everything that we tried to instill from childhood. You’re nowhere near the daughter I thought you would be at this point, and I’m deeply broken-hearted.
You treat both of us with contempt. You’ve been using us for money, while disrespecting us in every way. You dress like a street walker, and you sulk when we take you to church. You have no respect for morals, and have abandoned any sense of righteousness.
Yes, we had this discussion – sort of – a while back. At that time, I hoped I would eventually take the high road and come to accept an interracial relationship. The truth is that I’m human, and I make choices of my own. While it may not be anti-biblical, I know I will never accept it, and I’ll never forgive you. My belief is that interracial relationships are despicable. Vulgar and reprehensible. There’s nothing worse than a half-black, and I’m crushed that my own daughter has entered into such a disgusting relationship.
Mistakes can be forgiven, but you have willingly and consciously chosen a lifestyle of sickening choices, and I won’t tolerate it. You have one final opportunity. Either end your relationship with ‘Nike’, or face the consequences. There are 3 suitcases emptied and waiting. If you choose this black kid over your parents, then fill them up and leave my house. Take my information out of your phone, and DO NOT attempt to contact me again, the rest of your life. Change your name as soon as possible, because I won’t have any association with you. Ever.
And, after posting the snap on Twitter, people were enraged by the father’s comments, flooding to the support of Stephanie and Nike;
However, it seems Stephanie has felt forced to delete her personal Twitter account, after many responses actually sided with the father.
Racism is not only disgusting and wrong, but I can’t help but find it absolutely perplexing. How has society reached the point where we judge, condemn and hate people, just people they have skin a darker or lighter shade to ours?
We can only hope that one day, racism will die out for good. In the meantime, all the best to Stephanie and Nike, we wish them all the happiness in the world.
Source : www.viralthread.com
In a nondescript business park in Southern California lies a small factory that makes some of the most expensive sex dolls on the planet. Abyss Creations make ‘RealDoll’, which is a full-sized silicone human, which has it’s own skeleton and interchangeable faces. Sounds bizarre doesn’t it? Well, it most certainly is.
The dolls start at $6,500, but can sky rocket into the tens of thousands of pounds for sophisticated add-ons.
Photographer Robert Benson decided that he wanted to capture the process of making one of these dolls from start to finish, and was surprised to find that one of the worlds most renowned brands was only a few miles from his San Diego home. He headed down to the factory and met the nine strong team that produce 300-400 dolls a year.
“Everyone was super passionate about what they’re doing, and they take the work seriously,” Benson said. “I guess the fascination wears off after a week and it becomes like any other job.”
A single doll takes about 80 hours to make.
The standard RealDoll comes in 18 different body styles.
There are around 39 different faces available.
Depending on a clients imagination and budget there are a variety of extras such as blue skin, green fish-like scales, fangs, elf ears, you name it – people are into some seriously weird sh*t.
A popular request is for dolls that look like a clients favourite movie star or celebrity. Apparently, they also get a lot of request to put male genitalia on a female body.
Founder Matthew McMullen said:
“You can make a hundred thousand different varieties of the human form, and there’s always going to be one more,”
I don’t know about you, but I find the whole thing incredibly creepy. The thought of pummelling away on a bit of plastic, in complete silence, is really disturbing…
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Meet 25-year-old Tanya Rybakova, she is currently one of the most popular models in Russia, and it’s not just because she’s incredibly hot… People have started to take note of her because of the incredible journey she’s been on, to get where she is today.
Looking at her now, you would never believe that she used to be bullied by her peers for her appearance. Tanya has a stunning figure and it’s hard to think of her looking anything else but beautiful.
I would imagine the people that made fun of her in her early years, feel pretty stupid now. This is one of her most recent photos:
But as I said, she didn’t always look this way, there was a time when she was carrying a lot more weight:
Tanya decided to do something about her weight, and began to live a healthy life style. She ate all the right foods and hit the gym hard, in a bid to shed the pounds.
It took a great deal of effort and a number of years, but she accomplished her goal and has become one of Russia’s premier models. Fair play.
Tanya is not the only person to accomplish a dramatic transformation. Check these people out, they’ve managed to drop an incredible amount of weight.
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Beauty trends come and go, with most not sticking around for longer than you can say ‘glitter beard’. While it’s certainly interesting, I have a feeling that the latest nail-based craze – furry nails – is not going to stick around for long.
Models at the Libertine Fall/Winter 2016 show were sent down the runway with oddly furry hands, which were the creation of Jan Arnold, style director and co-founder of CND nail polish.
The team glued brown and white faux fur strips on top of polished nails with a coat of high-gloss paint.
This trend clearly isn’t the most practical of crazes. Most importantly, what happens when you have a shower? Will we all soon be buying little mini hairdryers to give our manicures the perfect quiff?
If you want a more wearable version of the look, MUA are offering a fluffy nail product called Fluff and Cluddles, which you pour onto wet nails for a furry effect. Perfect for when you want your nails to look like a luxurious purple astroturf.
So, Troll Dolls aside, I think the plight of the furry nails is set to go the way of these 5 worst trends of 2015. Apart from anything else, picking the tea bag out with your fingers would result in a wet, fluffy mess, and I’m not down with that.
I can’t think of anything worse than talking to my parents about sex. I don’t want them to know about anything I get up to, and I certainly don’t want to hear about their hanky-panky. As far as I’m concerned they’ve only had sex three times, when they created their offspring. After that they were done with it, and never felt the need to try it ever again.
The thought of taking part in the following social experiment causes me serious anxiety, but there is something within the human brain that just loves watching other people being put through the ringer. The rules of the game are simple: each side has a guess at what age the other lost their virginity. Whoever is closest gets to guard their secret, while the looser has to divulge all.
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Facebook exists for three reasons: stalking your crush’s photos, clicking “maybe” on events you’re invited to, and arguing with people who say stupid sh*t. It’s always gold too when you find two people who can’t stand each other, but still remain friends just so they can have a healthy back-and-forth to release their aggression.
All of the above fit within the remit of ‘social’, but sadly, a fourth reason has plagued social media since its inception and it seems to be becoming more prevalent– cyber-bullying. According to UPI, nearly half of teens who go to the emergency room report peer violence and cyberbullying, and so one student decided to try an experiment.
She posted an old photo of herself in a bikini to gauge the eagerness of cyber-bullies to have a pop. It didn’t take long.
Last year figures showed convictions for crimes under a law to prosecute internet “trolls” have increased eight-fold in a decade.
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Given that notorious drug lord El Chapo seemed to saunter out of a Mexican prison a few months ago, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s all fun and games on the inside. Well think again; Ciudad Juarez is a Mexican prison with a major gang problem, and the things that go on there are pretty damn scary.
A place where even the guards with automatic weapons don’t have control, I’m struggling to find a way to describe this place without using the words ‘hell on Earth’. It sounds truly truly harrowing.
Here is a vivid and frightening look inside Mexico’s most lawless and frightening prison.
1. The Barrio Azteca cartel operates an army style hierarchy. The ‘generals’ order their 5000 troops from both in and out the complex.
2. The majority of inmates are inside for drug trafficking, rape and murder.
3. Who’d be a prison guard? Shocking CCTV footage shows two Azteca gang members overpowering prison guards and taking their guns and cell keys.
4. They then proceed to open fire on a cell containing members from a rival cartel. In this incident, 13 Los Mexicles members were executed.
5. The prison guards are heavily armed with machine guns and have permission to “shoot to kill”, but are powerless.
6. Following the CCTV footage, 17 prisoners were killed and 20 more were wounded. The prisoners drank alcohol, took drugs, and attempted rape and sexual assault on children. The police just waited outside.
7. Sadly their automatic weapons make little difference.
9. Inmates are regularly searched.
10. According to American former inmate Shohn Huckabee, the city police chief killed an unarmed gang leader in front of other inmates. Before executing him, he had stripped him naked.
11. In 2009, 2010 and 2011, there were knife battles as well as inmates setting fire to entire cellblocks. In one case, a gang forced a prison guard to free 150 of its members to spark a bloody riot, 20 people died.
12. Pope Francis visited the prison and called on the inmates to end their cycle of murder and violence, and to become “prophets”.
13. He hugged the inmates and blessed the 3000 gang members.
14. The inmates were honored by the Pope’s visit and prepared to sing a song for him.
15. This is a small moment of peace however. In the northern city of Monterrey, a brawl erupted in between inmates fighting for control in the prison. The violent incident killed 49 inmates. It’s clearly a widespread problem.
Now do you see what I meant when I said, ‘hell on Earth’? If there is a better crime deterrent in the world then I’m not sure that I’ve seen it. Truly frightening place, fuck committing crimes in Mexico.
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Pinterest is a weird place where fairy lights and candles are the only source of light, depth of field is so shallow that you feel like you need your eyes tested, and everyone is having a good hair day. Nothing ever goes wrong, and even a bowl of porridge wouldn’t look out of place in an art gallery.
So when a regular Joe attempts to recreate something they’ve seen on Pinterest, the reality can never meet your expectations.Because in reality icing is too melty, paint is too splodgy, and kids aren’t smiling little angels.
Despite that, I think I know which world I’d rather live in, and it definitely doesn’t involve either twine or babies in pumpkins.
And if that wasn’t a high enough dose of reality for one day, check out these epic fails that take things to the next level and beyond.
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