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The things Tesco workers wish they could tell customers

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A former Tesco worker has shared the 11 things employees of the chain would most like to tell customers but aren’t allowed to. The top one was: “I know it's three minutes until we open, but I can't unlock the doors just because you're standing there.” The staff also wish they could say that they hate the self-service tills more than customers do and that huffing and puffing in the queue won't make them go any quicker.

Cabin crew in China advised to wear nappies 

Flight attendants in China have been advised to wear nappies to reduce their chances of catching Covid-19. The Civil Aviation Administration of China suggests that cabin crew “wear disposable diapers and avoid using the lavatories barring special circumstances to avoid infection risks”. Studies have found that toilets are among the dirtiest places in aeroplanes.

Councillor sets himself on fire on Zoom 

A man has accidentally set himself on fire during a Zoom meeting as he tried to light a candle Councillor Tom Sleigh from London shared the footage on Twitter, saying: “Today didn't go as smoothly as I hoped.” He said he had “badly” burnt his fingers but quickly recovered after plunging them into cold water.

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