Waitrose shopper struggling with hot drink benefits cuts

37-YEAR-OLD Waitrose shopper Emma Bradford is struggling to cope after the supermarket cut her hot drink benefits, she has revealed.

Bradford visits the supermarket twice a week, not including occasional emergency Chablis runs, and had come to rely on its unlimited free tea and coffee.

She said: “It began when I tried helping myself to a latte and a Waitrose worker took me aside and suggested that I buy a croissant first. Apparently there had been a ‘rule change’.

“I politely explained that I didn’t want a fucking croissant and that as she was someone who wore an apron to work she perhaps needed to consider her place.

“Although I haven’t seen I, Daniel Blake, it sounds quite like my situation. An innocent person becomes a victim of the system and finds themselves struggling with issues of self-esteem.

“I’ve got a Nespresso machine at home but only the cleaner knows how to work it and she isn’t in on Wednesdays or Fridays.”

She added: “Now I’ve been banned from Waitrose and there’s no other viable supermarket except maybe Sainsbury’s, but the aisles are very narrow and they don’t have quality mussels.

“I don’t see a way out of this living hell, except maybe to book a weekend at a spa hotel.”