Friday, 4 October 2013

The Man From Tesco And The Case Of The (Not) Missing Shopping

I was recently asked to guest blog about a new product for a well known gluten free company (will give all the details when published), the product was frozen and they told me that Tesco would be delivering it. I have to tell you what the product is or else this will make no sense, it's rolls.

When I was told that Tesco would be delivering them I thought, wonder if they'll think it a bit odd just delivering some rolls? When the delivery time slot came I was looking something of a work from home state so I asked The Glutenite to take receipt of the goodies, the exchange he had with the somewhat confused driver was amusing.

Driver: "I'm afraid I've got bad news"

TG: "What is it?"

Driver: "I've only got half your order"

TG: *Looks in bag*  "No, that's all we were expecting"

Driver: "You'll have to call Tesco to get a refund"

TG: ???

Driver: "But it says here that half of your order is frozen and the other half isn't, I can't find the other half"

TG *mystified*

Driver: "I've searched the van but could only find half of it"

And on it went.

Yep, the delivery man could not believe that someone had only ordered rolls to be delivered. Gluten free rolls. I think that man may think us gluten free peeps are a little bit eccentric or just plain odd (which is just as well he didn't encounter me then, I'm colourfully odd)).

I like to imagine him going home to his wife saying "I had the strangest delivery today. They only ordered rolls, 12 gluten free rolls. Who does that?" 

The childish part of me would have loved to see this poor man rummaging through all the crates and bags looking for the 'lost' shopping that never was, I can totally imagine several head scratches. He probably thought he was going to get a hard time but nope, we were of course more than happy with our correct little delivery of 12 gluten free rolls.

If you've even seen Dave Gorman's Moden Life Is Goodish you'll understand how this could turn into a very funny experiment.

Today I shall be ordering....

Cue several very confused delivery drivers wondering where the rest of the shopping is.

I'm very childishly amused but it is weekend time after all.

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