Couple Order Corn On The Cob, Get Bread Roll Filled With Sweetcorn

Ever ordered a Coke and been given a Diet Coke? A double espresso and been given two espressos? A gingerbread man and been given a ginger man holding some bread?

It can be tricky for people working in hospitality to interpret orders correctly after a long hot shift, and that's been proven once again in the Midlands.

Paige Hart, 24, and boyfriend William Maddock, 32, popped into their local takeaway to pick up some grub, placing a £14.50 order before heading back to their home in Carlton, Nottingham, UK.

However, when they opened up their feast upon their return they were gobsmacked to find that the takeaway's idea of a corn on the cob was quite different to theirs - and the rest of the world's for that matter.

Rather than an actual bit of corn, typically served slathered in butter with a bit of a char, they got a bread roll with sweetcorn in it.

This is not what Paige and William had in mind. Credit: SWNS
This is not what Paige and William had in mind. Credit: SWNS

Paige said: "Me and William wanted something to eat before we got home and couldn't be bothered to cook. It's a bit like Nando's so we ordered our chicken.

"I turned to William and said I fancied I corn on the cob so I asked the guy behind the counter if he did it.

"At first he looked at me a bit weird and said, 'Of course, darling,' and bagged it up.

"We were just gobsmacked. We were both in stitches as he took it so literally.

"What some people call baps, we call cobs, so he took it literally."

Yes, anywhere else in the world this would be a completely inexplicable mistake, but in their part of the world the word 'cob' is commonly used to mean a roll/bap/barm/whatever you call it.

In fact, last year a YouGov study revealed more than 50 percent of people in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire use the word 'cob' for a bread roll, so perhaps this is how a corn on the cob should be served in this part of the world.

Corn on the cob, Nottingham style. Credit: SWNS
Corn on the cob, Nottingham style. Credit: SWNS

But Paige's biggest grievance wasn't with the misunderstanding itself, or the fact she was charged £3.50 for the monstrosity - it was the lack of butter that really got her goat.

She said: "The thing is it didn't even have butter on, and I still was really craving a corn on the cob.

"It's not nice without butter. We didn't eat it in the end. We took a few pics and put it in the bin."

Always a shame to see good food go to waste.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University before going to live in Australia and New Zealand for a few years, where he wrote a travel blog. He has previously written for the Eastern Daily Press, Giggle Beats, CALM and Front Magazine. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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