Don’t bring us into your rail fail, Poundland tells campaigner
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. You mess with Poundland at your peril.
David Redgewell of passenger group South West Transport Network recently labelled Bristol Temple Meads the “Poundland of national rail stations”.
The retailer leapt into action, posting this zinger on Twitter. “Our stores have never once closed due to overcrowding. They have never failed to open because of the wrong kind of train,” it pointed out. “They run to time, not to some mythical timetable that’s the figment of National Rail. When we sell something for £1, it’s not five times the price if you buy it before 9.30am or after 4.30pm”. Ouch!
Earlier this year, the retailer set its sights on Nicholas Soames, member of Parliament for Mid Sussex, after he branded Labour’s John McDonnell a "stupid Poundland Lenin" in a row over Winston Churchill’s legacy.
“Let us be clear, you would do well to think about what your grandfather said in 1906: “The recognition of their language is precious to small people,” it tweeted. “Wise words. Because when you don’t, you’ll find small people will, perhaps unfairly, judge your character by your words.”
Poundland’s social media team, we salute you!