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#1 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

So it's that time to get back to school, start getting all of your stationary. You know pens, penicls, knifes, rulers, wait what!

I shit you not, this was a picture taken in Tesco by a friend, what the fuck Tesco, made my day.

#2 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

It's to cut macaroni for advance macaroni pictures.

#3 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

Why are you back to school shoping in a gas station

#4 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

This picture has been posted on the internet for weeks (I saw it like a month ago on 9gag). Not saying that your friend wasn't the person to take it, just that it's been around a long while.

#5 Posted by Witzig (326 posts) -
@Dagbiker said:
Why are you back to school shoping in a gas station
I'm wondering the same thing. 
#6 Posted by thedj93 (1237 posts) -

culinary arts is a class. they sell knives on campus at the college i go to

#7 Posted by Lumley (945 posts) -

@Witzig said:

@Dagbiker said:
Why are you back to school shoping in a gas station
I'm wondering the same thing.

Tesco isn't a gas station..

#8 Posted by doobie (605 posts) -

@SexyToad said:

It's to cut macaroni for advance macaroni pictures.

tesco... not texaco.

#9 Posted by Marz (5642 posts) -

nice... get the kids some lunch utensils.

#10 Posted by DeeGee (2113 posts) -

@Dagbiker: Tesco is a supermarket.

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#11 Posted by adoggz (2043 posts) -

i have no idea what a tesco is, but it is apparently run by Gabe Newell.

#12 Posted by mlarrabee (2886 posts) -

I think Tesco has a great sense of humor.

An aside, Tesco looks a bit like Walmart. Is that a fair comparison?

#13 Posted by bibamatt (1086 posts) -

@Witzig: Tesco is the biggest supermarket chain in the UK, it's not a gas station.

#14 Posted by Sayishere (1838 posts) -

Shanking til i die.

#15 Posted by doobie (605 posts) -

@mlarrabee said:

I think Tesco has a great sense of humor.

An aside, Tesco looks a bit like Walmart. Is that a fair comparison?

Walmart own a company called ASDA in the UK and Tesco is very similar to ASDA so yeah its a fair comparison

#16 Posted by Arbie (1449 posts) -

Hahaha! Whatever happened to collecting pogs or pokemon cards?

"Mommy I need the meat cleaver, all the other kids have the meat cleaver. Why won't you buy me the meat cleaver?!"

"You can buy it yourself when you get your pocket money this weekend."

#17 Posted by matthias2437 (985 posts) -

I just started up college again and moved out of my parents and into an apartment, so I had to buy a full set of kitchenware including knives..... haha

#18 Posted by believer258 (11642 posts) -

@Witzig said:

@Dagbiker said:
Why are you back to school shoping in a gas station
I'm wondering the same thing.

That's a very big gas station...

Anyway, I'd guess that it's just some horribly misplaced signs and items. I'd hope.

#19 Posted by Mastercheesey (219 posts) -

I don't know what Tesco is. Is it a not American thing?

#20 Posted by RoboRobb (1051 posts) -

Today at school I learnt to STAB FOOLS

#21 Posted by Djnuttty (138 posts) -

Lidl had the same thing only their knives came in a camel stomach.

#22 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

That is fucking hilarious.

#23 Posted by HarlequinRiot (1098 posts) -

And they say American schools are violent.

#24 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1215 posts) -

"Made in Portugal with German steel"

SHIT JUST GOT REAL.

#25 Posted by Dan_CiTi (3175 posts) -

Tesco is like a TJ Max? or Office Depot/Max? Never heard of it.

#26 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

Tesco is the supermarket. It's like a near-walmart, but not quite as much. ASDA is technically walmart, but over here, it's just a cheaper Tesco. And Sainsbury's is a more expensive Tesco. And then Waitrose is a more expensive Sainsbury's.

Supermarkets. You may have heard of them.

#27 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

@SamStrife said:

This picture has been posted on the internet for weeks (I saw it like a month ago on 9gag). Not saying that your friend wasn't the person to take it, just that it's been around a long while.

Lol

#28 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

If you think about it, this is actually a brilliant move. They know some of the kids get stabby when it's time to go to school again...Wanna kill your classmates? Come to Tesco's, where we have all the knifes you'll ever need!

#29 Posted by stalefishies (330 posts) -

Dear confused Americans: replace 'Tesco' with Walmart.

#30 Posted by Vexxan (4615 posts) -

I swear I have seen this picture before.

#31 Posted by llamaegg (216 posts) -

Not to sound like a dick, but President Choice is a Canadian brand, a Canadian brand which belongs to Loblaws which, in turn, is a Canadian company. Tesco isn't part of the Loblaws banner, and I'm pretty sure they do not have any stores in Canada to start with (either that or I've never heard nor seen of them), that means they would have had to gone to a different country to steal and put up those signs.

Still freaking hilarious, and I'm saying that as a Department Manager of a Loblaws store.

#32 Edited by Lunar_Aura (2779 posts) -

@RoboRobb said:

Today at school I learnt to STAB FOOLS

Yeah the only SAT's I know are the shirts my homies wear, ya dig?

Fake edit: As long as Tesco's Strawberry Trifle is still delish, they can do no wrong.

#33 Posted by Mijati (888 posts) -

This thread amuses me due to all the confused Americans who seem shocked that there's places that exist that they don't know about.

#34 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

This is the kind of foolishness I expect in Euroland.

#35 Edited by NegativeCero (2976 posts) -

Obviously they're sending a message to any would-be bullies. "Mess with me, get shanked."

#36 Posted by Cheesebob (1231 posts) -

Tesco - "Every little cut helps!"

#37 Posted by Turambar (6675 posts) -
#38 Posted by alternate (2682 posts) -

@Tylea002 said:

Tesco is the supermarket. It's like a near-walmart, but not quite as much. ASDA is technically walmart, but over here, it's just a cheaper Tesco. And Sainsbury's is a more expensive Tesco. And then Waitrose is a more expensive Sainsbury's.

Supermarkets. You may have heard of them.

lol, fair assessment. Also, Waitrose shoppers go to M&S for their bits at the weekend. You can't do your big shop at M&S, too small.

From what I have experienced of US Walmart - They are a lot bigger stores generally and a little more low rent. They also have a lot worse reputation.

#39 Posted by J12088 (435 posts) -

@Mastercheesey said:

I don't know what Tesco is. Is it a not American thing?

It's like the second largest supermarket in the world. It's not an American thing it's a global thing.

#40 Posted by Turambar (6675 posts) -

@J12088: There are no Tescos in the US.

#41 Posted by Sploder (917 posts) -

Wouldn't surprise me if this was a pic taken from the Tesco near where I grew up.

#42 Posted by MattyFTM (14342 posts) -

That isn't a Tesco. For a start, those are "President's Choice" knives, a brand of loblaw companies limited, a Canadian supermarket company. The POS tickets also look nothing like Tesco's. And Nestea (the stand you see to the right of the knives) is a brand of ice tea not available in the UK. And there is a French translation on the stand, and there's no need for that to be there on a British sign.

Also, that picture has been posted all over the internet for at least a couple of weeks. Probably more.

Also, regardless of whether or not your friend took this picture in a Tesco, posting a random funny image with little text to accompany it is spam. It doesn't promote discussion. Giant Bomb is not Reddit.

I think you see where this is going.

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