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It's not just bad's M&S bad spelling.

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BarcodeZebra Sun 03-Aug-08 20:57:42

It was our wedding anniversary on Saturday. My best man, being a considerate sort, decided to send DW and me a couple of bottles of wine via the services of M&S.

Let's imagine, for the purposes of this post, that my name is Martin and that DW is called something like Jane. The message on the accompanying card read as follows:

"Matin and Jane. Happy anaversary for tommorow."

Clearly M&S help the celebrants of anniversaries so rarely that they have never used to word before.


Hassled Sun 03-Aug-08 20:59:39

paolosgirl Sun 03-Aug-08 21:01:25

Complain complain complain

And point out in your letter of complaint that a large hamper might go some way to alleviating some of the distress caused grin

StealthPolarBear Sun 03-Aug-08 21:04:58

lol at title
Did they spell your first name wrong as well or was that a typo for a name that isn't actually yours?
Anniversary is easy to get wrong, but that wrong? They got the first and last letters right I suppose!

BarcodeZebra Sun 03-Aug-08 21:08:27

Oh no, they got my name wrong in a perverse missing-out-a-letter kind of a way. You don't this I'd stoop to a typo here of all places, do you?

BarcodeZebra Sun 03-Aug-08 21:09:37

AAAAAHHHH!!! "think" NOT "this" Barcode you cretin!!!!

I forgive them everything. Look how easy it is!!!

StealthPolarBear Sun 03-Aug-08 21:13:44

Not defending you but everyone makes typos. My posts are riddled with them, plus I regularly drop apostrophes (for some reason that key seems so far away when typing one handed)
Would you get it wrong at work? Especially if it was your job?

StealthPolarBear Sun 03-Aug-08 21:14:29

It has taken me about the 6th re-read of the OP to spot "tommorow" blush

StealthPolarBear Sun 03-Aug-08 21:14:50

[Checks "happy" in the dictionary]

StealthPolarBear Sun 03-Aug-08 21:15:21


Quattrocento Sun 03-Aug-08 21:16:09

I love the title of your thread Zebra.

BarcodeZebra Sun 03-Aug-08 21:17:55

It was quite gratifying really: I farking HATE those porny ads where the food looks like it's covered in Vaseline.

Racers Sun 03-Aug-08 21:35:20

Oh, aren't those messages usually typed out by the sender at the time of ordering? In which case he can be forgiven - such a lovely thought smile (I'm assuming internet ordering here so if not then shame on them!)

umberella Sun 03-Aug-08 21:36:38

They spelled tomorrow wrong too.

CaptFabioHiltsCatInTheCooler Sun 03-Aug-08 21:37:19

Begin your letter of complaint

"Dear Emuness...."

jura Sun 03-Aug-08 21:39:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BarcodeZebra Sun 03-Aug-08 21:43:31

Racer: No. He'd NEVER make such a mistake. He is incredibly particular. The man is in his mid 50s and has legible handwriting for God's sake!

He gave the order over the phone but even so: "anaversary"? Surely they send the odd anavarsary bottle or two out during the course of the normal working day.

gigglewitch Sun 03-Aug-08 21:51:03

love the thread title grin

and shock at them!!

Racers Sun 03-Aug-08 22:04:37

Fair enough smile
(forgot to say am also most amused by thread title!)


StealthPolarBear Sun 03-Aug-08 22:11:32

What is emuness?

Quattrocento Sun 03-Aug-08 22:13:04

Surely it should be Eminess?

blowsy Sun 03-Aug-08 22:18:21

I have recently returned a pack of cards to M&S, all adorned with thank's!!

BarcodeZebra Sun 03-Aug-08 22:19:29

No!!! shock

Were they suitably abashed?

CaptFabioHiltsCatInTheCooler Sun 03-Aug-08 22:23:42

No, they were greatful.

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