Gran Accidentally Buys 30-Pack Of Condoms Instead Of Teabags
A pensioner got the shock of her life when she left her glasses at home before going shopping and returned with a gigantic 30-pack of condoms instead of teabags.
That's a hell of a mix-up.
Now, the weather has been pretty godawful over the past few weeks, but 76-year-old Rosemarie Riley wasn't about to let Storm Ciara get in the way of her weekly shop.
Despite the inclement conditions, she battled through and went to her local Asda store, but forgot her glasses in the process.
Unfortunately, that proved to be a costly mistake, as she accidentally picked up a bumper pack of Durex Thin Feel condoms, thinking they were actually Tetley's teabags.
What's more, they cost £17 ($22). That's pretty steep for a few brews.
In the end, it was her husband John who pointed out her mistake. John, 78 - who apparently either has better eyesight or just remembers his glasses - branded her a 'silly mare' when she returned with them as part of her £26.75 ($35) shop.
After realising her mistake, mortified Rosemarie then begged her granddaughter Gemma to return the item to the shop and get her money back.
After 'howling' with laughter, the 29-year-old from Skelmersdale, Lancashire, agreed.
However, she then shared the experience on Facebook, much to the delight of everyone else.
Gemma said: "I've not stopped laughing, and it's brought many people to tears.
"I saw the box on the side and asked her 'how come you've bought these?'
"She said, 'I went to the Asda without my glasses and I picked them up thinking they were teabags'.
"She didn't notice what they were until my granddad noticed on the receipt.
"He'd said to her, 'how come you've bought condoms, you silly mare?' He wasn't very happy she'd spent that much money on his card.
"From there we had a little giggle about it all and I said I'd return them for her."
Since it was shared, the post has been liked, shared, and commented on 12,000 times.
This story does have a happy ending, though. The condoms were eventually returned, much to Gemma's embarrassment and the shop assistant's enjoyment.
Gemma continued: "I kept them hidden in my bag until the lady was ready to see me and I explained what happened.
"My nan said they were actually on the aisle where the teabags were - so either someone popped them back, or she's got mixed up, I'm not too sure.
"I said, 'she's picked these up instead of the teabags, is there any chance I can get the teabags and return these?'
"The lady was laughing her head off. I was too and then I ran out there as quickly as I could.
"Everybody knows me around here and I didn't want to be seen returning them, especially before Valentine's Day.
"I said to my Nan, 'I thought you were in for a good time'."
As for her Nan, she explained: "I was mortified, my husband was more upset because I'd spent £17 on them.
"I just threw everything onto the conveyor belt and shoved them in the bag, I didn't think.
"I suppose the lady should have said, 'have you made a mistake?' She must have thought I was a bit raunchy.
"My husband normally does all the shopping but he's not very well.
"I don't care, I just grab whatever's there, I'm a terrible shopper."
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