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To think WTAF is with this prize? (baby competition advertised on MN) Bizarre hamper.

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SchrodingersMew Wed 17-Oct-12 11:56:32

Now, I am not ungrateful, just a little confused.

Competition advertised on MN to win baby wipes goodies. It was a picture comp and we won, we were told we were being sent a hamper.

I kind of expected it to be all wipes and baby stuff... There are some bits that are just weird:

4 packets of cigarette papers (2 are the kind to roll joints with!)
4 Lighters
108 condoms! hmm
2 x super glue
14 sanitary pads
60 pantliners
13 batteries
6 lip balms
1 blu tack
2 pritt sticks
1 bottle of mouthwash
6 tooth brushes
120 plasters

And out of all of this 2 packets of wipes...

Am I a bit weird to think that joint papers shouldn't be part of a prize for a baby competition? confused

aldiwhore Wed 17-Oct-12 11:59:30

Sorry I am giggling. What an ODD hamper??!!

I use joint papers to roll cigarettes, they're longer, I smoke less. (They're not actually 'joint papers' just bigger papers... though handy for making joints I should think).

YANBU and thank you for sharing... strange!

BedHog Wed 17-Oct-12 12:00:10


Maybe it's to cover the 'teenage years' too!

SchrodingersMew Wed 17-Oct-12 12:00:18

Lol, yw.

It is just so completely bizzare!

SchrodingersMew Wed 17-Oct-12 12:00:43

Bed I think I will still have condoms left by the time the teenage years hit! grin

WitchesTit Wed 17-Oct-12 12:00:49

That's bonkers. Do you thonk MNHQ were having a mandrawer clear out? hmm

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 17-Oct-12 12:01:44

How utterly weird hmm.
What competition was it?

SchrodingersMew Wed 17-Oct-12 12:01:56

It wasn't an actual MN comp, just one advertised on it...

But yes, I think the company must have been having a clear out or perhaps raided poundland.

peeriebear Wed 17-Oct-12 12:02:28

Strange indeed! Like somebody did a trolley dash in Boyes confused

SchrodingersMew Wed 17-Oct-12 12:02:46

Lady It was the Tushies baby wipes competition.

I actually only got 1 packet of tushies wipes in it and 1 of a brand I have never heard of.

I have more fag papers than baby wipes!

Bongaloo Wed 17-Oct-12 12:02:46


Shakey1500 Wed 17-Oct-12 12:03:03

Sorry <snort> that is just too weird! grin

Cigarette papers and lighters?? <collapes with mirth>

KnockKnockPenny Wed 17-Oct-12 12:03:10

13 batteries? Why the odd number? Was a pack open?

SchrodingersMew Wed 17-Oct-12 12:03:54

I know! How strange... And so many freaking condoms! In every type you could imagine.

Even vanilla and a type that say they are durable. Well I bloody well hope so!

SchrodingersMew Wed 17-Oct-12 12:04:27

Knock They are a variety of batteries, 1 is a pack of 1 square one.

coppertop Wed 17-Oct-12 12:05:09

I can only imagine what MacGyver would have made with that lot.

<shows age>

HecateLarpo Wed 17-Oct-12 12:05:10

So let's have a think.

having a baby is so stressful that it drives you to weed grin You therefore need papers and lighters.
you REALLY won't want another one, so lots of condoms.
If you don't trust the condoms you can superglue yourself shut
pads for the post baby discharge
batteries for the monitors. or the rabbit
lip balm for soothing your lips after smoking all the weed
blu tack for stopping the baby rolling off the changing table
ditto prit stick
mouthwash so you don't stink of weed
ditto toothbrushes
plasters because you'll be so knackered from the baby and so high from the weed that you'll be banging into everything.
and the wipes for the baby's bum

HoneyDragon Wed 17-Oct-12 12:05:14

Maybe having read a few of the threads on Mnet on a Friday they paniced about their target audience?

Boggler Wed 17-Oct-12 12:05:40

Oh that's really made me chuckle what a bizarre prize.

catgirl1976 Wed 17-Oct-12 12:07:06

If I were you, I would roll a big spliff, light it (with one of your 4 lighters), freshen up with the mouth wash and get to work on using up those condoms.

If your DP gets tired, you have 13 batteries at your disposal..............


mrscumberbatch Wed 17-Oct-12 12:07:17

That is so weird. I'm oddly jealous though. i love getting surprises in the mail wink

SchrodingersMew Wed 17-Oct-12 12:07:24

Hecate Lmao! Brilliant, I think you have cracked it!

Honey It seems like that, MN Friday rolled into 2 boxes, plenty of condoms for the bumsex! grin

Picture now on my profile?

Illgetmycoat Wed 17-Oct-12 12:07:32

Hilarious! All you need is 200 bottles of WKD and you've got all the gear you'll need to throw an overnight creative party for a couple of hundred adolescents(!)

HorraceTheOtter Wed 17-Oct-12 12:08:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SchrodingersMew Wed 17-Oct-12 12:08:34

Cat grin I think DP got a fright when he seen all the condoms. I don't like waste. grin

Mrs They're all unheard brands, it was a good surprise it has definitely made me giggle a bit!

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