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An angry mother has called out what she branded 'inappropriate'decorations in Woolworths stores.
The woman fromposted a complaint to the Woolworth page, showing a ghoulish display of decorations in her local store which she said 'frightened' her kids.
Two grim reapers could be seen hanging from the ceiling draped in spider webs, a sight which enraged the shopper, who accompanied her post with the hashtag #nothappywoolworths.
'The decorations are not appropriate, can't you just dedicate a spot or something? It's great you have quiet hour but this is not helping at all,' Bec Tabinor posted.
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'Any one else struggle with their kids when the decorations come out? Mine said "lets leave and go to IGA instead, they don't have scary decorations".
Facebook users in the comments were divided as the post sparked a huge debate.
'I think a dedicated section would be better, I also think it's a bit tasteless and inappropriate at the moment,' one user said in defence of the woman.
'Yeah it's not good having scary decorations gives my kids the night mares,' another added.
But the vast majority of commenters thought the woman's post was ridiculous, suggesting she get in the spirit of the October 31 holiday.
'That's not even scary hahahahaha my 8-year-old would laugh,' one woman added.
'It's October. Many, many places have decorations up including people's houses and properties. Maybe keep the kids home for the entire month if this sort of display scared them,' another wrote.
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Other users also poked fun at the woman, suggesting the decorations, which are an annual tradition, are not a new thing.
'It's almost like it's an annual festival, that comes round every year at the same time,' one user quipped.
'If only there was prior warning of this event. Like giving it the same date every year or something. Hmm. Wonder if anybody thought of that before,' another added.
A representative from Woolworths replied to the woman's post,
'We're sorry to hear your concerns about the Halloween decorations in one of our stores,' asking the woman to direct her complaint to management.
A Woolworths spokesperson explained that store workers help customers celebrate events all year round.
'Our store teams enjoy helping customers celebrate a range of events throughout the year and we encourage them to get in the festive spirit by decorating their store in the lead up to celebrations like Halloween,' the representative said.
'We appreciate this customer's feedback on the decorations at their local store and have passed it onto the store team.'
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