A mum was left horrified after she claims a Tesco employee told her four-year-old son to stop ‘taking the F*****g Piss’ for sneaking an extra piece – of FREE fruit.
Shocked Lizzy Groombridge Byrne, 22, was in the supermarket when little Rhubin came across the store’s promotion for free fruit for kid’s healthy eating initiative.
But as the stay-at-home mum shopped, Rhubin helped himself to a second piece of fruit – breaking the store’s strict one portion per child rule.
Mother-of-two Lizzy was left gobsmacked after hearing a male member of staff tell her son “Uh hum, don’t take the f*****g piss.”
Lizzy, who has one other child Logan, one, was browsing the sandwich collection when the incident occurred and has vowed to never shop with Tesco again.
“I was disgusted with today’s experience and the way this particular member of staff spoke to my son, ” said LKizzie, of Camborne, Cornwall.
“I was left embarrassed and my son upset by being told off by someone who had no right to do so and to swear was just one step further.
“There would have been better ways to have addressed the situation and as a manager I’d assume he knows policies when dealing with customers.
“My child had taken another piece of fruit and yes, I agree it should be one per child, but there are better ways to speak to people, especially children.
“I just want an apology. You just don’t swear at a four-year-old – it is as simple as that.”
Lizzy has now made a formal complaint and said she won’t stop at Tesco again as a result.
MFL – Tesco has been asked for a comment on the incident.