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#1 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:34 AM

how many samples is it polite to try from a supermarket sample table?
in this case there were 20 different types of things, i tried 5 (2cheeses, a piece of salami, a piece of mango and a piece of xmas cake. i also purchased 2 of the things i tried) and dh said it was disgusting that i stuffed myself.

#2 MrsLexiK

Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:48 AM

20 different things = 20 samples or 1 of each.  I don't think I would like it if my husband told me a behaviour of mine was digusting.

#3 starfire

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

I don't think its weird having more than one sample if they have different variations - its a good way to sample new things before purchasing. As long as you don't make a point of going back to fill up on more than one of the same samples lol. (And yes, I have heard a few stories about this!)

I often have one or two samples if there are more than one option available but depending on what it is and if I think I would like it. Most often times, I do end up buying the ingredients/item advertised for sale if I have a sample and enjoyed it- I am a big sucker for it lol biggrin.gif

Your DH needs to pull his head in. That is why they have sample tables set up to encourage people to buy their range of items- if it was such a bad thing, they would have made a point of saying ONE sample only or something.

And yum, now I want mango and some xmas cake biggrin.gif

#4 Marchioness Flea

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:13 PM

I do one of each. that's' what they are for. Oh no, I lie. Sometimes I get 2, one for me, one for my 2yr old. Maybe I'm disgusting too according to your CHARMING husband.
I just got back from Costco with my mum and my toddler, there were more than 10 taster tables, I tried pretty much EVERYTHING! Edemame beans were pretty bad though lol.

#5 HRH Countrymel

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:15 PM

Your husband is weird. Or rude. One of those.

As pp said 20 different types of samples - you could, if you wished, have 20 different things.

'Disgusting' is the person who trots up and grabs handfuls of the same thing and then starts hassling the sample putter out person to 'Put more out'...
Or the grubby handed child who pick up three things gives them a half hearted chew and then spits them back out.

You were not disgusting.  You did exactly what the marketing people wanted. Taste = buy!

#6 Monket

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

I know someone who 'works' the sample tables.  She gets sent so much food and uses about an eighth of it.  I know she would welcome someone like you so she had less food to find a home for when she was finished!

#7 Starrydawn

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:21 PM

Your DH is incredibly nasty and rude. It would be fine to sample it all.

#8 jules095

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

They are sample tables. You sample from them.

If there are 20, then you can sample from 20, if there are 50 & so on.

The supermarket wants you to try their product so you will buy it. It obviously worked.

#9 ubermum

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:25 PM

Your dh is odd.



#10 Floral Arrangement

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:48 PM

Is your dh in a grump today? I don't think you were greedy at all.

#11 tothebeach

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:56 PM

I went past a similar sample table today in the supermarket.  I didn't sample anything but there was a lady at the table who did seem to be trying a number of them.  I did think that it was rather strange, actually.  Surely, you would just try the ones that you are interested in buying, buy them and move along.

#12 wilding

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:11 PM

Hello, my name is Wilding and I am a cheese addict.
Every year when Woolworths do their big cheese festival, run and hide. 6 tables and they each have 5-6 different kinds of cheese. Yes, I do try each and every one of those cheese  ohmy.gif Sometimes, I will even go back and have seconds of certain kinds if i am uncertain, never a full table though. The ladies are happy to feed my cheese addiction  ohmy.gif  ph34r.gif
If people think it's piggish, good for them, no one is forcing them to watch me tongue.gif


#13 CallMeFeral

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:15 PM

20 things = 20 samples

And if you ended up buying any - then you are entitled to infinite samples from said table.

And your DH is rude.

#14 MintyBiscuit

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

Unless you walked up with a tupperware container and proceeded to fill it, you're not being disgusting. Your DH is being a douche

#15 Mpjp is feral

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

Disgusting is my almost 4 year old who basically managed to feed himself his own morning tea this morning from the sample box at Bakers Delight (he's obsessed by the lemon cheese scrolls)before I could grab his slimy paw away from it.

What you did - perfectly fine! Thats what it is there for. Especially if you actually purchased stuff. A win-win!

Edited by meplainjanebrain, 09 November 2012 - 02:27 PM.


#16 Mpjp is feral

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

QUOTE (HollyOllyOxenfree @ 09/11/2012, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unless you walked up with a tupperware container and proceeded to fill it,



laughing2.gif  laughing2.gif  laughing2.gif won't suggest that to my 4 year old.

#17 wilding

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:34 PM

QUOTE (HollyOllyOxenfree @ 09/11/2012, 02:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unless you walked up with a tupperware container and proceeded to fill it, you're not being disgusting. Your DH is being a douche


Mum told me to take a big bag when I go to sizzlers for the christmas lunch  roll2.gif




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