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Christmas Jumper

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Elrel Sat 12-Dec-15 19:48:49

The young woman in Boots wearing a red jumper with: 'Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animal' in large letters was also wearing a small badge saying she was the Shop Manager ...

Luckygirl Sat 12-Dec-15 19:53:09

Oh dear - bit pathetic really. Do Boots HQ know?

Where did the message of peace on earth go?

Elrel Sat 12-Dec-15 20:02:39

I was going to have a quiet word with the manager until I saw who they were! She was being both helpful and pleasant.

annsixty Sat 12-Dec-15 20:38:57

I did a Christmas job with Boots many years ago and the manager was always a Pharmacist with a very professional attitude , DH's golf partner was one, but perhaps times change, however standards don't with me. Am I a dinosaur?

Ana Sat 12-Dec-15 20:47:35

I was going to have a quiet word with the manager until I saw who they were! She was being both helpful and pleasant.

Sorry, I don't understand that at all...what do you mean? tchconfused

Coolgran65 Sat 12-Dec-15 21:18:37

The girl wearing the jumper in question actually was the store manager.

Charleygirl Sat 12-Dec-15 21:49:56

I must be old fashioned- not quite what I expected in Boots or any other store.

shysal Sat 12-Dec-15 22:33:28

The jumpers are everywhere this year. The quote is just a reference to a scene shot to look like an old movie, that the boy Kevin watches in the film Home Alone 2.
I have heard that some shop workers are told to only wear Christmas jumpers sold by their own store. I don't know whether this applies to Boots, where the choice would be limited.
I wouldn'have batted an eyelid if I saw the manager wearing one of these.

GreatauntieLinda Sat 12-Dec-15 22:40:14

If ever I am feeling really down I simply have to watch Home Alone and laugh until I cry. It is guaranteed to cheer me up.

Ceesnan Sun 13-Dec-15 07:09:19

At this time of year there are plenty of shops where the staff wear Christmas jumpers. Are you saying that,in your opinion, the manageress shouldn't have joined in?

Marmark1 Sun 13-Dec-15 08:21:04

It was the words "ya filthy animal" wasn't it? Not a good choice.Like the one I saw,F--- Christmas.
Oh lord,give me strength,

M0nica Sun 13-Dec-15 08:22:03

I would have complained, Encouraging staff to wear Christmas sweaters is one thing, but wearing ones that contain words that quite a number of people would find crude and unpleasant, reflects badly on the store, particularly in a big chainstore like Boots.

downtoearth Sun 13-Dec-15 12:56:37

Am quite surprised by Boots as I worked for them for at least 20 odd years in one role or another until 2003,their emphasis was on professional at all times.courtesy was a by word and customer always right in our 3 local ones this does not apply as the couldnt be less helpful.My time for working for them we were allowed one pair of stud earrings,a discreet wristwatch,one ring and wedding/engagment rings,nail polish neutral and not chipped,court shoes and tights at all times even when temperatures soared,they had to be flesh coloured or dreaded american tan.Pharmacist managers wore business suits,even tinsel decorated earrings where frowned time have changed have worked in community pharamacies and other chains during the years where dress code is more younger managers are appointed the less stuffy and traditional ideas are bound to jumpers one thing but with slogans like the one seen...I am surprised that this was seen as appropriate....I would have been happy just to wip me tights off when I was hot grin

janeainsworth Sun 13-Dec-15 16:31:47

Apologies in advance, to anyone who is looking forward to wearing their Christmas jumper.
I don't mind spending money at Christmas on presents big or small, when I know the recipient will enjoy the present and get some use out of it.
I don't mind spending money to make the Christmas meal special.
I don't mind spending money on having friends and neighbours round for drinks or a meal to enjoy the Christmas spirit of goodwill.
But I object to the waste of buying clothes with ridiculous designs and in horrible colours, that are only going to be worn once or twice and make their wearers look ridiculous too. One of the manifestations of the over commercialisation of Christmas.
Bah humbug! That goes for reindeer antlers too. tchconfused

Coolgran65 Sun 13-Dec-15 16:40:16

I wouldn't be seen in a Christmas jumper....never.
With a boob expanse like mine..... not a good look.

I think they're ok on the right occasion, but not with insulting motifs.

rosequartz Sun 13-Dec-15 16:40:59

I was a bit shocked when DGD said 'How are you, ya filthy animal' to one of her soft toys the other week until it was explained that it is a quote from 'Home Alone 2 - Lost in New York' which she had watched the day before.

It's supposed to be funny (I think). There are pictures, jumpers etc etc with this quote on apparently. I blame Hollywood.

janeainsworth Sun 13-Dec-15 16:54:06

It's all very well blaming Hollywood roseq but Hollywood doesn't actually force people to buy the things, does it?

rosequartz Sun 13-Dec-15 17:21:23

No, it was just just another throwaway line janea, it's a song by Olly Murs:

I Blame Hollywood"

^Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn
I wish that's how I felt
I just can't hide the fool that I am
As I let you walk away into the sunset
It's just another famice
I try to do the right thing
I ended up with nothing good^

^(Do you know what?)
I blame Hollywood^

tchsmile - note the hat, not a jumper!

rosequartz Sun 13-Dec-15 17:22:59

ps the lyrics said famice but it should be 'famine' !

Stansgran Sun 13-Dec-15 17:26:14

I saw the M&S Christmas sweaters on line and thought- ah Landfill. And where do people keep the Christmas cushions and bedding for the rest of the year? They must live in mansions. Or do they buy afresh every year.

janeainsworth Sun 13-Dec-15 19:02:22

rose oops!tchblush

rosequartz Sun 13-Dec-15 19:06:35

That's OK janea tchgrin

I must admit I was a bit shocked to hear DGD say it .....
But then I am an old-fashioned granny
I asked DS and he told me it was from the film

See, I can't even get the quote right either! It's Merry Christmas etc etc etc

Elrel Sun 13-Dec-15 19:36:15

I navigated Boots website and emailed a restrained suggestion that the jumper was neither appropriate nor professional.

M0nica Sun 13-Dec-15 19:58:29

I confess, I have a Christmas Jumper. It is not outragious, in red, with a white fairisle type pattern that is actually rows of alternate small Christmas trees and rheindeers with a scatter of stars. It looks very Scandinavian.

I wear it quite a lot around November/January. it is warm, festive and not too obviously Christmassy nor is it OTT. My sweater will be in use for at least five years, this is its third year.

Katek Sun 13-Dec-15 20:03:09

I have a Christmas t shirt-well, it's actually a pyjama top but looks like a t shirt. Can't deal with jumpers, need layers. It's navy with a lovely fat cartoon robin on it.