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To think I was being punished by the universe for eating a Gregg's sausage roll?

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crashdoll Fri 22-Mar-13 15:50:08

As I walked from the station to my place of work, a newly opened Gregg's caught my eye. I fought the internal beast but lost and I trundled off to buy a hot, delicious greasy unhealthy calorific sausage roll.

Some 20 metres from the shop, I fell over (usually occurrence thanks to my disability) and found myself face first on the concrete. I could not get up and I had to be hauled to my feet and on to a bench by 2 very kind strangers. I didn't cry till they left. I cried because I was embarrassed and because I was hurt and because I had a massive hole in my new work trousers but mostly I cried because my sausage roll was lying on the pavement! I wiped my tears and eventually, felt ok enough to limp off to work. Obviously, I was grieving for my sausage roll and cast a sad look behind me and what I saw was quite shocking! I saw THREE fucking pigeons fighting over MY sausage roll.

So, AIBU to think the universe was punishing me for going in Gregg's? I know just the title of this thread will have some of you hoiking your judgey pants up but truth be told, I had no desire to even enter Gregg's until I became an MN regular.

HillBilly76 Sat 23-Mar-13 07:13:36

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YesIamYourSisterInLaw Sat 23-Mar-13 07:06:24

Mmm yy to the steak bake.
For some reason the thought of birds eating meat makes me feel a bit eugh

ZebraOwl Sat 23-Mar-13 06:11:25

Am giggling like an idiot over Belgian Bums - esp with them apparently being the dogs gonads <childish>

I'm forever falling over due to one of my disabilities too & however practised you get at it it never stops being grim, does it? sad I get terribly embarrassed & also have the bonus fun of having to persuade people they REALLY don't need to call me an ambulance... Hope that you heal up well&quickly; that your trousers are easily fixable (ideally not by you); & that you don't suffer from the Remembered Cringe of the fall.

However, I don't think it was The Universe. I suspect the JudgeyPants (either the pants or the owners or both) are working with crack teams of pigeons, seagulls & squirrels in a Dastardly Supervillainy way. Oh yes, you know it makes sense...

quoteunquote Sat 23-Mar-13 00:29:25

I've just checked it would be about a 90 mile round trip to nearest one to us, so I doubt I'll ever try one, unless i remember too find one next time I am in a city.

ssd Fri 22-Mar-13 22:25:21

another weirdo

SauvignonBlanche Fri 22-Mar-13 22:24:03

Thanks for the warning OP, I've never had a Greggs sausage roll, I won't risk trying one!
I'm too busy eating their cheese & onion pasties.

ssd Fri 22-Mar-13 22:21:08

op you lost me at "I had no desire to enter greggs..."


gingeme Fri 22-Mar-13 22:19:15

Greggs belgiun bums are the dogs gonads of cakes mmm......

coughingbean Fri 22-Mar-13 18:29:03

Juat realised I typed Vean nit Bean grin

ENormaSnob Fri 22-Mar-13 17:45:42

Try the pound bakery next time to make up for today's pain wink

coughingbean Fri 22-Mar-13 17:43:01

Oh poor you thanks

<runs to greggs to satisfy vean and sausage pasty craving> blush

Goodadvice1980 Fri 22-Mar-13 17:02:21

I reckon it was the greedy pigeons who shoved you over!

Hope the torn trousers can be repaired.

itshothere Fri 22-Mar-13 16:50:26

Hope the greedy bastard pigeons are too fat to fly now and a greedy bastard cat comes along grin

NettoSuperstar Fri 22-Mar-13 16:48:09

Noooo, that's a real tragedy sad
I'd have picked it up and eaten it

Owllady Fri 22-Mar-13 16:47:50

Yes the frozen ones are really nice blush

and the sausage and bean melts and the cornish pasties apparently <looks at dh>

OhChristHasRisenFENTON Fri 22-Mar-13 16:47:24

Greedy bastard pigeons.

Youcanringmybell Fri 22-Mar-13 16:46:20

Oh op - The bloody universe has alot to answer for angry

Seriously - the ONE thing you we looking forward to amd..BAM - it is gone.

Please get yourself a takeaway tonight. You deserve it!!! Hope you feel better soon.

Areyoumadorisitme Fri 22-Mar-13 16:42:25

But do the frozen ones taste the same??

Sorry for your loss OP thanks

quoteunquote Fri 22-Mar-13 16:28:49

You do know the pigeons are getting fishing line from the seagulls, and your trip was no accident,

the seagulls here, don't wait for you to fall, they just grab it from your hand, and fight you for it.

I've never had a Greggs(never seen a greggs, I don't think we have them) sausage roll, I'm very intrigued, what are they like, and why does everyone go on about them?

HoppinMad Fri 22-Mar-13 16:27:54

Sorry you fell over, can imagine the embarrassment and annoyance at losingthe roll. Should have tossed it in the nearest litter bin that would have stopped the cheeky fuckers pigeons from devouring it!

Owllady Fri 22-Mar-13 16:24:10

you can buy a frozen box of 4 for £1.50 from iceland
hth smile

sorry you fell over, are you okay?

TastesLikePanda Fri 22-Mar-13 16:20:58

Ooh, ouch!

I once fell over so spectacularly on a hill, that I hurt my left shoulder and my right knee. I kind of twisted as I went down over a kerb... And fell face down in the road where I lay and whimpered. No one came to help.

Anyway, hope you feel better soon. Get two sausage rolls on the way home, but eat them off a plate sitting at the table just in case. With bread and butter and loads of ketchup <drools>

SugariceisaGoodEgg Fri 22-Mar-13 16:10:04

Think of it another way, your loss was the pigeons gain, kept them full in this harsh weather wink

FaceLikeAPickledOnion Fri 22-Mar-13 16:09:46

How did you manage to fall and hurt your arse and knee?

Manchesterhistorygirl Fri 22-Mar-13 16:09:02

You could always get one on your way home. I love Greggs. But the cheese and onion pasties! Yum!

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