to not have confessed to throwing up in a pot plant?

(93 Posts)
RumourOfAHurricane Thu 20-Aug-09 11:41:33

Popped into Homebase this morning before work to pick up a few bits.

So, there I am, deliberating over which door hooks I want, when I suddenly start feeling sick. I have not been so good for a few days now- indeed, I was very sick on Tuesday night, but felt so so when I woke this morning.

Anyway, I felt gripped by the urge to throw up. In a panic, I walked quickly outside into their garden bit, which is full of plants, and discreetly threw up into something tall and leafy in a terracotta pot. I then left, quite quickly.

However, I now feel a little guilty. Do I phone the shop and confess and offer to pay? Was too embarrassed to seek out a shop assistant at the time.

What would you do?

cocolepew Thu 20-Aug-09 11:43:20

I would have used the toilet, were you not near the bthroom dislay?

You're not really safe to be let out are you shiney? grin

Hope you feel better.

cocolepew Thu 20-Aug-09 11:43:34


RumourOfAHurricane Thu 20-Aug-09 11:44:41

I felt the urge to flee outside coco- didn't think about the bathroom display section.grin

grin you wait for the bill when they've tracked you down on cctv and send it with the footage to your home address

feel better honey. you should be home!


MorningTownRide Thu 20-Aug-09 11:46:46

They'll have it on CCTV so the next time you come in it'll be presented to you.

RumourOfAHurricane Thu 20-Aug-09 11:48:06

I may switch my custom to B & Q.

cocolepew Thu 20-Aug-09 11:48:26

Ha ha CCTV, you're going to be a BBC 1 programme. "This lady obviously had too much to drink the night before..."

Lizzylou Thu 20-Aug-09 11:48:59

No, don't confess, the rain will wash the vom away or else they'll think the plant has some wierd botanical disease grin

Hope you feel better soon, you should be home in bed

chim000 Thu 20-Aug-09 11:50:41

Definately switch to B&Q. At least you'd have been able to use an orange bucket. Now get yourself better.

RumourOfAHurricane Thu 20-Aug-09 11:52:17

Hope some poor person doesn't buy the pot plant today.

nickelbabe Thu 20-Aug-09 11:54:15

it'll be good for the plant: think of it as feed.

hope you feel better though.
(nice cup of tea and a sit down for you)

RumourOfAHurricane Thu 20-Aug-09 11:56:13

Never thought of that.. almost like baby bio or something..grin

cocolepew Thu 20-Aug-09 11:58:22

I spent most of Friday night throwing up in to a plastic bag, because I couldn't get out of bed quick enough. Then DH helpfully pointed out it had holes in the bottom of it . Alcohol may have been involved though.

ErikaMaye Thu 20-Aug-09 11:59:45

You poor thing - though I did laugh grin

Switch to B&Q, and spend the rest of today with your feet up!! Feel better soon! x

AvrilH Thu 20-Aug-09 12:00:40

No, it will have killed the plant. Puke is acid.

I would fess up and pay for it grin

RumourOfAHurricane Thu 20-Aug-09 12:01:34

Oh Avril... you would? Really?

depends..if its an azalea /rhododedron type thing they like acid soil....

you may have provided free fertilizer - they should pay you!

AvrilH Thu 20-Aug-09 12:05:10

yep, but DH describes my honesty as a fault and says it holds me back

melmog Thu 20-Aug-09 12:05:48

Did you know I work for homebase?

Hmmm. Not sure where to take this from here. I may have to refer to head office for instructions.

BitOfFun Thu 20-Aug-09 12:14:03

We need to know what the plant was really. If it was a yucca or similar, then you can be excused on the grounds that they are an offence to the retina.

I bet you're the sort of person who lets their toddlers poo on the toilets in there though, aren't you? grin

GetOrfMoiLand Thu 20-Aug-09 12:14:22

"No, it will have killed the plant. Puke is acid." - that has just made me PSML for some reason.

Hunched over my desk quaking with laughter at the whole scenario, actually. Poor Shiney.

I had campylobacter poisoning once - went back to work before I was 100%. I threw up in my waste paper basket (no time to run to loo). Colleague looked at me very oddly and told me to go home.

I had to walk to the bus stop, about half a mile, and on the way I threw up again outside Allied Carpets. V embarassing, people looked at me as if I was a scumbag.

I don't think I would call teh shop, though. How the hell would that conversation go:

Shiney - i am not very well, I threw up in one of your plants earlier on, I am at home now
DIY OAP - errrm, oKAY then
Shiney - I don't want any one to accidentally buy it
DIY OAP - which plant was it.
Shiney - um the big tall thing with purple flowers, over by the miracle gro
DIY OAP - Right....
Shiney - ohmigodamgonnahurlagain <hear running and vom splattering noises in background>
DIY OAP - <slams down phone and complains to colleagues about freak callers>

BitOfFun Thu 20-Aug-09 12:16:25

OMG, I've just had a thought...we're not about to hear the pitter patter of tiny penguin flippers are we? shock

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