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This is so bizarre...

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PistolWhipped Mon 01-Sep-14 20:22:02

DP just returned from Tesco having bought a 12.5g box of Amber Leaf tobacco. When he tore off the cellophane and looked inside the box he found no tobacco and precisely seven sheets of toilet paper and 2 two-pence pieces! What the devil is going on? We're just sat here, open-mouthed, staring at bog roll and coppers. Has anyone got any idea what could have happened at t'factory? Has anything like this ever happened to you? Where's our baccie?! confused

EatShitDerek Mon 01-Sep-14 20:23:41

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ScrambledEggAndToast Mon 01-Sep-14 20:24:51


AryaOfHouseSnark Mon 01-Sep-14 20:25:59

shock curiouser and curiouser. Is anything written anywhere on the box ? A clue maybe...

AlfAlf Mon 01-Sep-14 20:29:00

Dh and I were having a conversation recently where I said it would be great of you could just pay someone else to smoke the cigarettes for you and buy the empty packet, a kind of smoking surrogacy... Maybe it's already started hmm damn I knew I should have patented it

PistolWhipped Mon 01-Sep-14 20:29:24

We live miles from Tesco <exaggerates slightly> and don't own a car. He's only just opened the carton and he's dying for a fag grin I've just emailed the tobacco company asking them to solve the mystery. I honestly would think DP had gone insane were I not also staring into the abyss of an Amber Leaf carton containing toilet paper and two coins! There is nothing written on the box..

PinkSparklyElephant Mon 01-Sep-14 20:31:31

I'd email Tesco - I complained about some sausages and mayo and got my money back and a £10 voucher for the sausages and £15 for the mayo.

AryaOfHouseSnark Mon 01-Sep-14 20:33:23

Yes email Tesco, the robbin Bastards.

PistolWhipped Mon 01-Sep-14 20:35:07

We're wondering if the baccie packer at Amber Leaf has some scam going whereby he packs two 2-pence pieces wrapped in bog paper into the cartons whilst he pockets the tobacco. The coins probably weight the same as the baccie and the loo roll stops 'em jangling shock

SugarAndSpice126 Mon 01-Sep-14 20:35:17

Someone at factory stealing the tobacco and replacing with tissue paper that would feel squishy and coins for weight? To mimic the tobacco?

PistolWhipped Mon 01-Sep-14 20:35:39


justmuddlingalong Mon 01-Sep-14 20:35:50

Just out of interest. Is the toilet paper 2 or 3 ply?

PistolWhipped Mon 01-Sep-14 20:36:17

Crossed posts, Sugar!

AryaOfHouseSnark Mon 01-Sep-14 20:36:56

grin muddling.

PistolWhipped Mon 01-Sep-14 20:36:56

It's 2 ply <honk>

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Mon 01-Sep-14 20:37:10

How very odd.

fairgame Mon 01-Sep-14 20:37:19

It's the new NHS stop smoking initiative grin

hiddenhome Mon 01-Sep-14 20:37:38

This doesn't surprise me. Tesco could screw up the simplest of things confused

crazynanna Mon 01-Sep-14 20:37:56

Or..maybe the 'baccie packer is trying to send customers a message re: quality of product, like:

"It ain't worth tuppence and is a load of shite"


justmuddlingalong Mon 01-Sep-14 20:38:54

Just think, someone somewhere is trying to wipe their ar$e with some tobacco!

PistolWhipped Mon 01-Sep-14 20:40:06

Pa haha! Speaking of wiping arses my baby's crying...

Frusso Mon 01-Sep-14 20:41:11

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waithorse Mon 01-Sep-14 20:41:22

Very odd. confused

rembrandtsrockchick Mon 01-Sep-14 20:42:24

I once bought a pack of Golden Virginia and found three small coins in it. They hads gone green and the tobacco tasted awful.

JoyceDivision Mon 01-Sep-14 20:43:11

I worked at a catalogue company and one day a lady rang up to complain that she had ordered and received some rather large elasticated wasited comfy trousers, tried them on and when put her hands in the pockets found a notes saying 'Yes, you do look a twat in these' grin

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