Saturday, 8 December 2012

Eggs Is Eggs. Except When They Isn't.

I was a bit cheeky today. Yes I realise that is very unlike me. I did something today that I have never done before. I took something back to the shop and made a complaint. I just don't know what came over me. I had a bit of a struggle with myself about whether to do it or not, but in the end the 'sod it' bit of my character won the battle, and off I went into the unknown.

The article in question was a box of free range eggs. As usual my hens were not laying. I think the woman in the shop couldn't believe my cheek.

"I would like to get a refund or another box of eggs please," I said.

"I am sorry Sir," she replied. "But I don't think we can do that in these circumstances."

"And what," I asked her politely, "circumstances are they?"

"Well Sir, she said, "when you bought the eggs, there were six in the box, and now there is only one left."

"One and a half actually." I pointed out. "The egg that remains intact is stuck to the box by the sticky yolk from the egg that is broken."

"Can I ask what happened to the other four eggs Sir?

"And a half," I reminded her. "I ate four of them and my dog ate half of the one that is broken. I let my dog lick the box in order to get it a bit cleaner and easier to handle."

"So what you are saying Sir, is that you have eaten all of the eggs, except the one that is stuck in the box, and you want another box of six eggs for free?"

"That is it in a nutshell," I said.

"Why didn't you bring all the eggs back Sir?"

"Because I was hungry and made an omelette."

"I am sorry Sir, but on this occasion, I'm afraid I can't let you have a refund or a free box of eggs."

"I would like to speak to the Manager please," I said.

She went off to get the Manager, who was actually a Manageress, and very attractive she was too. The Manageress looked in the egg box and then she looked at me, and then she said, "Yes of course you must have a fresh box of eggs Sir, and no payment will be required."

You see. It pays to go to the top when making a complaint. As I say this was my first try at complaining in a food shop. I might try it again. I could end up with free eggs for life!

Now then, that bottle of whisky I have almost finished. I notice there is a slight blemish on the label. Worth a try I think!

Something that was said to me the other night at the Open Mic event when Kate In Greece was visiting. It was her partner Dave who mentioned it, has got me thinking. Kate In Greece lives in Greece. She is a friend. She is a follower of this blog under the name Kate in Greece. This is so as not to be confused with another Kate. Not that the other Kate lives anywhere near Greece. But well you know what women are like? It was nice to meet you Dave by the way. But why did you have to mention my glasses?

These new glasses of mine? They are very nice. So they should be at the price they were. But what is occupying my mind is: When you buy glasses you have to pay for the prescription lenses and then you have to pay for the frames. The frames for these glasses cost about £40.00. But just have a look at this picture. Can you notice anything? It isn't immediately obvious I know, but I feel I have been robbed. These new glasses of mine don't have a frame! Why did I have to pay £40.00 for something that isn't there? Hey nice work if you can get it. Selling non existent spectacle frames! I might have to go and make a complaint about this!

Maybe it was me who mentioned the glasses first Dave? Sorry about that.
Here is a little clip of me and Sadie the German Shepherd having a talk. I love it at the end when she appears to look for her friend Ned. Sorry about the noise. We are in the van and I forgot to switch the engine off!
I had to take the new bed out of the van because I had to carry firewood in it. The van, not the bed!


  1. I got new glasses recently myself. The frames were much more expensive, so I guess I'm fortunate that only the bottom half of them were missing.

  2. I can't believe they didn't give you a refund. Just not right :)

  3. I may have to try your return method myself. Good job. Sadie obviously was looking for her friend. Maybe next time.

  4. Those glasses are nice but I see your point. As for the eggs, sometimes it pays to complain. I have taken notes. The video didn't show for me so I will check it out on my next visit.

  5. Would Sadie like to live in Canada?
    Jane x

  6. Your specs suit you, pity you were conned out of forty quid, ha ha. Funny, but you are right. At least the shop woman saw sense and gave you some more eggs. Good for you.

  7. 'I notice there is a slight blemish on the label. Worth a try I think!'

    Don't push your luck... grins. Just the other day Hubs bought a box of six eggs or rather five eggs and one empty shell. The two halves were there so it looked like a deliberate act of deception. Hubs said he couldn't be bothered to complain!!! I would have it had been me that bought them.

    Loved the video of Sadie.

  8. I recently had to get out of the bath to put my 'reading 'glasses on to read the word 'shampoo' and not 'conditioner' on the bottles on the side of the bath.

    If I got some eggs for shampoo, I wouldn't need to wear my glasses. Only thing is my ducks aren't laying at the moment. Problems, problems...

  9. "Don't Unplug Your Hub." has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week. I hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

  10. Could be the £40.00 covers research that resulted in the elimination of frames.

  11. Personally, I think you should have tried to return that half-empty bottle of whiskey first. John.

  12. Glasses are a pain, no matter what their cost. You are teasing that Sadie without Mercy. You'd better give her more than half an egg.

  13. Aw bless lovely Sadie! She probably does fancy him as she often puts him in his place, like women do :-) The problem solved re eggs: I always open the box before i buy to check they're not broken, simple!