In giving the Asda delivery driver an egg?

(120 Posts)
THERhubarb Tue 21-Jan-14 13:51:32

I don't really know why I gave him an egg. He was young and seemed nice, asked me how my week was and everything. As I was going into the kitchen with the bags I passed the eggbox. I took one out, told him that my little hen had just laid it that morning and told him to take it with him.

He said it would break but I said to just shove it in his pocket.

He did look a bit puzzled and afterwards I wondered why I had given him an egg but at the time it just seemed the right thing to do?

BobPatSamandIgglePiggle Tue 21-Jan-14 13:52:49

That's what's known as a GriefGift in my house - more grief than it's worth.

Well, whether or not it seemed right is irrelevant, you are just the crazy egg lady now.

CoffeeTea103 Tue 21-Jan-14 13:53:24

You nutter grin

Haha, you do realise he is picking bits of yolk and broken egg shell out of his pocket ad cursing you right now don't you!! smile

SaucyJack Tue 21-Jan-14 13:54:19

He's probably wondering if it's a sign from some weird fertility cult.

Thesimplethings Tue 21-Jan-14 13:54:23

grin

You sound lovely

bragmatic Tue 21-Jan-14 13:54:39

I'd be too chicken to do anything like that.

4athomeand1cooking Tue 21-Jan-14 13:55:11

I think it was an egg-cellent sentiment!

Someone had to do it grin

pomdereplay Tue 21-Jan-14 13:55:48

This is the most baffling AIBU I have ever read.

atomicyoghurt Tue 21-Jan-14 13:55:59

Hahaha not unreasonable just completely crazy. He won't come back!

Saucia Tue 21-Jan-14 13:56:19

A box of fresh eggs would be a really lovely gesture but one single loose egg, to a stranger, hahaha!

THERhubarb Tue 21-Jan-14 13:56:20

Oh dear, I hope it doesn't smash in his pocket!

It was only the puzzled look on his face and his initial reluctance that made me think I was being weird; it seemed natural to me to just shove an egg in his hand.

He won't think I'm egging him on will he?

bragmatic Tue 21-Jan-14 13:56:38

That was terrible 4athome!!! You need to get out more.

You've been cooped up too long.

GrandadGrumps Tue 21-Jan-14 13:56:47

He probably wondered if it was a substitution for something else.

Do you not think it was a bit eggs-travagant?

darjeelingdarling Tue 21-Jan-14 13:57:19

aw you are an eggstremely kind lady! grin

....if a little eggcentric....

Juno77 Tue 21-Jan-14 13:57:27

That has made me hmmgrinhmm

Weirdest thing ever.

hootloop Tue 21-Jan-14 13:57:46

You are going to get a reputation as the egg woman now.
I would love to see the Asda man's partner start a thread later on.
"AIBU to think it is weird a woman gave DP an an egg when he delivered her her groceries?"

4athomeand1cooking Tue 21-Jan-14 13:58:02

You will be laughed at today but by tomorrow it will have all "boiled" over!

THERhubarb Tue 21-Jan-14 13:58:04

Oh God he probably thinks I'm flirting or something now and want him to fertilise my eggs! blush

ISeeYouShiverWithAntici Tue 21-Jan-14 13:58:15

That was wonderfully, brilliantly bonkers. Thank you. grin

4athomeand1cooking Tue 21-Jan-14 13:58:37

grin brag

It might start a trend. He may give you a lone liquorice allsort next time he delivers.

Or you may never see him again grin

FuckingWankwings Tue 21-Jan-14 14:02:04

That's so sweet, Rhubarb if a bit nuts grin

I can totally understand the impulse to want to press on someone an egg just laid by one of your own chickens (a much more meaningful gift than a shop-bought egg).

Logistically, though, I feel for him. I wonder if it made it home in one piece?

<<resists making egg puns, barely>>

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