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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Breakfast Anyone??

I dont get time in the mornings to have any breakfast between getting the rest of my family up and kickstarting some order to the house and inbetween getting myself ready for work. So when I do get into work I will have a cup of tea and a slice of toast and jam. There is a big divide on jam in my house; your either strawberry or raspberry, I come from the latter camp and positively love its seeded sweetness, so this morning I am having the usual and what do I spy in the jam on the knife??

One of these buggers

It did not freak me out, strangely enough, a lot of people would have hurled the pot away from them in disgust/shock but I quite matter of factly rang the company and told them of the dessicated findings in their product. So now I await a phone call to either arrange for them to collect it for analyzing or whatever. Now I could go the Oscar performance of how Ill never be able to eat jam again and how I honked my stomach up or simply just state that it was an easy thing for them to not notice this little bugger amongst all the berries.. What would you do O conscience discernable reader?


My Reflecting Pool said...

I would have vomited. Collected myself, took a picture sealed the jar, and do what you did. Make the call. I would follow it up with a letter.

Hammer said...

Oh yeah, ham it up and collect a fat check :)

Judith said...

I have just been onto the phone a second time wondering why they havent called me after near 5 hours, Im going to see what they say and then we shall see , as bugs bunny would say 'As you can see,this means war'
I cant see them drumming up a fat cheque more like a hamper with all their line of 'goods' and I will tell them its not good enough for this one time raspberry jam lover

Crankster said...

It's tough to make a comparison--lawsuits are a way of life over here, and the company would be so afraid of being sued that they'd probably fall over backwards to make you happy.

To be honest, though, this would probably put me off raspberries for a while. Thank god you noticed it before you took a bite!

General Catz said...

Maybe it will affect you next time you go to buy jam.

I had a similar experience and just brushed it off, tho.

Love the small pic of Holly!

Stucco said...

I wonder what it's like to have butt pinchers like that?

Judith said...

its a whole different way of life here as far as lawsuits are concerned, I think I would have to find a finger or an ear in the jar for them to bend over backwards. If I had of swallowed him I would have been none the wiser. isnt there some strange fact that we unwittingly eat about 9 bugs a year??
If you click on the pictures of red dwarf on the right hand side they play little snippets of red dwarf on top of my blog
Ask hillary clinton Im sure she will be able to tell you he heh

Glamourpuss said...

I had a similar complaint with Sainsburys a while back and eventually managed to get a cheque for £100 out of them.

It's worth a try.

BTW, with my work head on, Word of Mouth is the most effective form of marketing there is. Always worth a mention of how you will tell everyone you've ever met about your experience unless the situation is resolved to your satisfaction.


shoes said...

earwigs...they're not just for breakfast anymore

Judith said...

I had the guy out to take it away for analysis Ill be firing on all pistons with these buggers

Afternoon tea aswell