A Tesco shopper is bringing Christmas merriment to the masses with his epic food delivery fail.
James Murden, as referred to on Twitter, believed his Christmas chow was in the bag when he ordered a batch of Brussel sprouts from Tesco online, but when his delivery came, the online shopper was left with a single Brussel sprout rather than the bag he’d been expecting.
Seeing the funny side, James Murden took to Twitter to share his findings, alerting others that quantity one doesn’t mean one bag of sprouts, it means one sprout.
The shopper also posted a photo of his lonely sprout which set him back just 3 pence in the Christmas blunder.
James Murden said that people should note when ordering sprouts from Tesco online, quantity ‘1’ doesn’t mean one bag of sprouts.
He later quipped that he just needed to decide which family member deserved the sprout for Christmas – decisions, decisions!
James Murden’s post went viral, with thousands of fellow shoppers in stitches at the misunderstanding.
One Twitter user said that this was awesome and wished James Murden a Happy Christmas and that this was pure 2020.
Numerous Tesco shoppers chimed in with their own online shopping mishaps.
One person said that earlier this year the six bananas they thought they’d ordered turned out to be six bunches of bananas, and full credit to the Tesco delivery driver who kept a straight face when questioning whether the individual meant to order that many as they unloaded all 43 of them.
Another person commented that they made a similar blunder once and ordered six parsnips and finished up with six bags of parsnips.
They said that they offered half to their friend who when they delivered them was out and they had to post 18 parsnips through their letterbox.
Another said that for them three quantity of single carrots meant three bags – plenty for Rudolph and Co.
Meanwhile, others on Twitter questioned the staff packing online shopping orders.
One person said that they got the IT problem but what was slightly more concerning was that there was a human who just bagged up one sprout, believing it was a good idea.
Some even questioned the shopper’s skills, questioning why they didn’t notice when they charged thruppence for one bag of sprouts.
Tesco apologised for the confusion.
Responding to James’ tweet, a spokesperson said: “Hi James, I do apologise but our loose items are individual items that you can order to get the exact amount.
“Unfortunately, the way our system works, each individual loose item counts towards one item on the order.
“It’ll be resolved in the near future. I apologise for the inconvenience caused.”
It was mirthful, and it did make my day and I’ll still be giggling my head off tomorrow.