Tesco shopper leaves others in stitches after epic Christmas delivery fail

A Tesco shopper is bringing Christmas cheer to the masses with his epic food delivery fail.

James Murden, as referred to on Twitter, thought his Christmas dinner was in the bag when he ordered a batch of Brussel sprouts from Tesco Online.

But when his delivery arrived, the online shopper was left with a single Brussel sprout rather than the bag he had been expecting.

Seeing the funny side, James took to Twitter to share his findings warning others “quantity one does not mean one bag of sprouts. It means one sprout.”

The shopper also posted a picture of his lonely sprout which set him back just 3p in the Christmas blunder.

James said: “Please note when ordering sprouts from Tesco online, quantity ‘1’ does not mean one bag of sprouts.

“It means one sprout. Thank you and good night.”

He later joked: “Just need to decide which family member deserves a sprout for Christmas, decisions decisions.”

James’ post went viral, with thousands of fellow shoppers in stitches at the misunderstanding.

One Twitter user said: “This is excellent. Happy Christmas James, that’s pure 2020.”

Many Tesco shoppers chimed in with their own online shopping mishaps.

One person said: “Earlier this year the six bananas I thought I ordered turned out to be six bunches of bananas.

“Full credit to the Tesco delivery driver who kept a straight face when asking whether I meant to order that many as I unpacked all 43 of them.”

Another commented: “I made a similar mistake once and ordered six parsnips and ended up with six bags of parsnips.

“I offered half to my friend who when I delivered was out and I had to post 18 parsnips through her letterbox.”

Another said: “For me three quantity of single carrots meant three bags. Plenty for Rudolph and Co.”

Meanwhile others on Twitter questioned the staff packing online shopping orders.

One person said: “I get the IT issue but what is slightly more concerning is that there was a human who just bagged up one sprout, thinking it was a good idea?”

Some even questioned the shopper’s skills asking “you didn’t notice when they charged you thruppence for one bag of sprouts though?”

Tesco apologised for the confusion.

Replying to James’ tweet, a spokesperson said: “Hi James, I do apologise but our loose items are individual items that you can order to get the exact amount.

“Unfortunately, the way our system works, each individual loose item counts towards one item on the order.

“It’ll be resolved in the near future. I apologise for the inconvenience caused.”