One bacon lover's distressing tale - and Tesco's hilarious response
As we all know, Bacon is no laughing matter. It's a national obsession, nay addiction.
Ben Roberts, a bacon lover of some 24 years, was craving the good stuff one Sunday morning when he discovered that his fridge was sans swine.
Ben didn't panic. He popped out to his local Tesco in Derby to top up his rasher reserves. However, upon returning home with a 7-pack of smoked bacon, he was horrified to discover that the packet only contained SIX rashers.
No doubt still trembling from the aftershock of such a discovery, Ben took to Facebook to write a heartfelt (and very funny) message of complaint to Tesco...
(Click below to enlarge the emotional tale)
"There was only 6 rashers of bacon. 6. I could not believe it! Mortified!", recounts Ben with clear anguish. "I called my other half into the kitchen but quickly dismissed her as she did not seem to understand the problem."
He signed off with a disgruntled and less than hopeful: "I look forward to your response and hopefully my additional rasher of bacon."
But Tesco did respond. Boy did they respond. Jamie in Customer Care, who describes himself as a "fellow bacon fan", had only sympathy and regret for Ben's troubles...
After going into (a bit too much) detail about the 'Jamie special' he treats himself to on occasions, the witty Tesco rep asked for Ben's details to ensure that he was properly recompensed for his trauma.
Well played Tesco. And well done Ben - your dedication to the porcine delicacy is an example to us all.