Online shopper orders walnut bread, gets entire octopus instead

Eight reasons to do your shopping IRL.

Mar 1, 2020, 9:31 pm*

Internet Culture


Miles Klee

What has eight limbs and will keep you from making sandwiches? An octopus delivered to your home in lieu of a loaf of walnut bread.  

The convenience of doing your grocery shopping online has a price, it seems. When the U.K. retail chain Tesco is out of a particular product, they’ll attempt to substitute something similar—though with limited success, as one man found: 

Tesco’s social media team—whose main job seems to be apologizing to irate customers venting on Twitter—replied not to Goodger but someone who reposted his photo shortly after it first appeared:

These ill-considered swaps have become something of a running joke among hungry Brits, though many remain resistant to the idea of picking up essentials in person.

We’re sure they’ll get the hang of it eventually—but we may be taking our meals in pill form by then.

H/T News Everyday | Photo by Feans/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Sep 15, 2014, 2:40 pm