How many limes can a limey buy at a timey?

Is it illegal to buy more than one lime at a time in Britain?

It is amazing the gullibility of people in the world. It has been said that “nobody went broke underestimating the ignorance of the American people”. Perhaps, that can be said of most people.

In this case, we have a story from the Daily Mail which claims it is illegal to buy more than one lime since they can be used as weapons. In this case, a chef is told by someone in ASDA (a British Supermarket chain) that she couldn’t buy more than one lime since they can be used as weapons. The same policy also applied to lemons.

Now, the Daily Mail has pointed out that they have no obligation to be serious journalists and publish verified stories. Journalistically, it’s one step up from the Weekly World News.

Got that, the Daily Mail comes close to being a journalistically valid as a supermarket tabloid.

In the case of this story, one of the comments points out the “truth” of the matter.

keep it real….!, Cheshire. UK, 21/11/2011 18:22

This is total crap………….I work for ASDA…..the problem with the self scans….apart from being too sensitive….you can buy as many lemons and limes as you like…..but you can’t buy 2 at the same time…….the self scan system won’t let you buy 2 together….but you can scan 3 or more with no problem ……yes it’s madness….I know, but nothing to do with weapons.

So, it isn’t a legal problem, but a software glitch.

As far as I know, there is no Prohibition of Citrus Act out there.


Posted 10/12/2011 by lacithedog in Daily Mail, England, Lemon, Lemons, Lime, Limes

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