..to sort mixed weight eggs by size?

(40 Posts)
ShowMeTheElf Sun 06-Nov-16 11:12:30

I buy mixed weight eggs because they are cheaper than the ones where the producer has had to sort them. Generally 2 boxes of 15 eggs per week.
I don't often actually go to the supermarket but if I do then I open the boxes to check for breakages and generally pick out the outliers: any significantly smaller or larger than the rest. I was in Tesco yesterday and the woman beside me said she wished she had the balls to do this, which made me think it wasn't normal.
It isn't normal is it? Am I in fact some bizarre egg sorting freak?

NerrSnerr Sun 06-Nov-16 11:17:47

You swap the smaller or bigger eggs with others in other boxes? I can't decide whether this is unreasonable or not. It's not something I could be arsed to do though.

DillyDilly Sun 06-Nov-16 11:20:18

Of course it isn't normal. I'm surprised you even have to ask.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 06-Nov-16 11:20:37

I think that's pretty mean tbh, if you want then all the same then pay for a standard size box.

YelloDraw Sun 06-Nov-16 11:23:49

No, you are basically shoplifting FFS. You want large eggs, pay for a large egg box!

Mixed weight boxes are cheaper because there is a mix of sizes.

YelloDraw Sun 06-Nov-16 11:24:52

Or more actually, you are stealing large eggs from some poor schmuck who picks up a box of 'mixed weight eggs' and gets them home and finds they are all small because you swapped out any big ones :-( That's mean.

NewDay10 Sun 06-Nov-16 11:26:29

That's theft. You check eggs for breakages but you have no right to alter the stock. Unless you buy two boxes then get home and sort them as then you own them!

user1471446905 Sun 06-Nov-16 11:26:30

I suppose it depends whether you think theft is unreasonable!

Oysterbabe Sun 06-Nov-16 11:27:23

Yes it's theft.

sirfredfredgeorge Sun 06-Nov-16 11:27:38

Yep, straight up shop lifter - good passive comment from the other women about you having the balls to steal!

amazingtracy Sun 06-Nov-16 11:27:55

Bloody hell! You must have a lot of time on your hands!!!

sirfredfredgeorge Sun 06-Nov-16 11:29:04

(btw they're cheaper because they're selling 800g of eggs, not because they don't have to sort them!)

Coulddowithanap Sun 06-Nov-16 11:29:52

You can't swap the small eggs for big eggs, just buy large eggs if that is what you want.

XiCi Sun 06-Nov-16 11:29:55

FFS, of course YABU. If you want them all the same size then pay the proper price. Someone else has paid for mixed size eggs only to get small ones because you have swapped the large ones out. How can you possibly think this is OK

embarrassedbuthopingitsalright Sun 06-Nov-16 11:29:56

Oh god you're one of those. Take the best or yourself by robbing others. YABVU

embarrassedbuthopingitsalright Sun 06-Nov-16 11:30:21

For not or

doyouwantamedalorsomething Sun 06-Nov-16 11:30:54

I don't think the lady was admiring you....

slightlypeevedwombat Sun 06-Nov-16 11:34:26

Yabu
You are buying mixed sizes and shouldn't swap - they are probably based on a full weight and you are swapping on your own way

Yes check for cracks and breaks but no swapping based on the size

YelloDraw Sun 06-Nov-16 11:34:29

Do you honestly not see how you are fucking over the customer who buys your box off reject small eggs?

Or do you just not care?

Either stupid or selfish.

Marbleheadjohnson Sun 06-Nov-16 11:34:50

That's skanky, yabu

NerrSnerr Sun 06-Nov-16 11:36:04

Yes thinking about it I agree with the others, someone could end up with a box of only small ones because you've been messing them up. I don't think what the lady said to you was a compliment, I think she was politely telling you that you're fucking people over.

InfiniteSheldon Sun 06-Nov-16 11:37:31

Sorry I think you're a thief too and even more grossly unfair as you are actually stealing from the next customer.

ShowMeTheElf Sun 06-Nov-16 11:49:35

That's me told then. I honestly thought everyone did this :-(.
FWIW I don't take out all the small ones. I like them all to be similar so pick out the bigger ones too (and the very pointy ones because i just don't like them). I would rather have a box of 15 small/medium ones than 10 small and 5 massive.
I will stop. Lesson learnt. Thanks

millymae Sun 06-Nov-16 11:57:08

Some things are better not publicised OP and this is one of them. What you are doing is leaving some other shopper with a whole box of small eggs when they have paid for mixes sizes. Can you not see that?
Learn from the slating you are getting her and don't do it again. It's theft.

I can't believe either that you were doing it in front of some other shopper. Count yourself lucky it wasn't me.

Sparlklesilverglitter Sun 06-Nov-16 11:59:30

I think you have too much time on your hands.

It wouldn't even cross my mind Tbh confused

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