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Those bloody supermarkets are at it again part 3

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Jasonthunderpants Fri 23-Jul-10 19:52:16

Dw got 2 boxes of gooseberrys this week in our weekly shop.
me "why dearest?"
dw"because they where on offer"
me "oh"
By Gods Holy trousers why? we never have had them before
Ok I thought,right lets cook them and put them in the freezer to make a crumble at a later date. I look on the back at how to cook
stew 454g of gooseberrys in 68ml of water with 54g suger
I look at the weight of a pack 400bloodygrams
Why the hell are they putting the instructions of how to cook 454g on a 400g pack?plus they needed topping and tailing and that took 20 mins(some of the buggers where the size of garden peas)
I couldnt weigh the off cuts because the batteries have gone in the scales,so the grammage was down further
(if your interested in the waste take a look at my photos,I took a picture of it)
At this point it was not the gooseberrys that where stewing
Do they do this on purpose to piss me off?
Is the person in charge of gooseberry packing the same person who was in charge of bagging up frozen mixed peppers? As he/she been moved down,up or sideways?
Is being in charge of gooseberry packing a better or worse job than bagging up frozen peppers?
Is this person out to make my life hell?

RealityKicksArse Fri 23-Jul-10 19:54:16

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colditz Fri 23-Jul-10 19:55:13

The person reads Mumsnet.

They Are Watching You, Jason.

angelcake99 Fri 23-Jul-10 19:58:28


LostArt Fri 23-Jul-10 19:58:37

You have to remember that cooking isn't an exact science. Use just under 68ml of water and just under 54g sugar.

I can't believe I clicked to see the photos of gooseberry trimmings.

Jasonthunderpants Fri 23-Jul-10 19:59:14

buggery kak I never thought of that

PussinJimmyChoos Fri 23-Jul-10 20:01:56

I think lack of sex is affecting your mood Jason..

Get Keith some action and you will not stress about gooseberrys

Failing that, you should apply to Watchdog to be a roving reporter....can just imagine you jumping out at some poor unsuspecting sod in the supermarket aisle and yelling that they bananas may weigh 500g but without their skins, they are less


monkeyfacegrace Fri 23-Jul-10 20:07:50

Jason, PLEASE leave your wife for me. I wont buy gooseberrys, I promise.
I will also give keith a good excercise programme, and provide you with knicked loo roll.
I love you xx

TheCrackFox Fri 23-Jul-10 20:10:04

The supermarket actually hates you Jason. They read your loyalty card and can predict your every move.

Jasonthunderpants Fri 23-Jul-10 20:24:24

Please ladies dont throw yourselves at me

I am getting married in 4 weeks and dont want tempting away

DW is just watching that Jorden womens wedding for tips,but the bitch as stolen our idea for a wedding bus with ribons on

sockmonkey Fri 23-Jul-10 20:25:54

I can't believe I clicked on to see your gooseberry trimmings either. (nice smiley face BTW)

monkeyfacegrace Fri 23-Jul-10 20:27:07

I can do a wedding bus sad

fearnelinen Fri 23-Jul-10 20:30:19

Jason you are AWESOME!

LostArt Fri 23-Jul-10 20:33:09

I'm looking forward to hearing about your wedding gifts. I hope they are all up to scratch and as described on the package. grin

Jasonthunderpants Fri 23-Jul-10 20:36:37

Believe it or not we are asking for donations for the little boy we sponser in a sos childrens village in Uganda instead of presents

TitsalinaBumSquash Fri 23-Jul-10 20:39:09

I love these threads Jason... its a supermarket conspiracy i tells ya!

HowsTheSerenity Fri 23-Jul-10 20:39:39

I love your threads. They really make my day.

LostArt Fri 23-Jul-10 20:52:27

Oh Jason, I'm simultaneously heart warmed and disappointed by that news. I was imagining the threads now 'We received not one but two 7 by 3 inch photo frames. I've measured all of our photos and none are that size.'

Jasonthunderpants Fri 23-Jul-10 21:04:47

do I come across as being that sad?

I see myself as a modern day Robin Hood fighting the injustices poured down upon the poor hard working folk

We dont mind being shafted in our Friday night fumbles by our loved ones but we dont want shafting by the supermarkets

HouseofCrazy Fri 23-Jul-10 21:07:12

Another poster (Tocc?) had ishoos with supermarkets lately and I referred her to you. I DO like your supermarket threads!

RealityKicksArse Fri 23-Jul-10 21:11:07

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LostArt Fri 23-Jul-10 21:16:08

Jason I do see you as a meticlous Robin Hood figure and not at all sad. The county needs people like you. Although I do feel for your wife sometimes! grin

dobbyssocks Fri 23-Jul-10 21:16:43

Ah Jason you've made my night grin

Jasonthunderpants Fri 23-Jul-10 21:17:17

Well spotted RealityKicksArse

The bastards

The absolute Foookin Bastards

I am fuming now

How dare they

belly36 Fri 23-Jul-10 21:18:33

How did you measure out 68ml of water anyway, my jug only does 50 or 100ml? I'm guessing 50ml then 3 large size medicine spoonfulls, then a small medicine spoonfull. But that only gets you 67.5ml. Did you miss out 0.5 of a ml?

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