Foreign: Daily Post Prompt 23rd March

I’m not going to write about anything gruesome such as live rats in pre-packed plums or dead mice in loaves of bread but I will write about foreign objects where they don’t belong.

On several occasions I have had cause to write to food manufacturers regarding something ‘foreign’ in their product ranging from a finger nail in a tin of baked beans to a sugared slither of wood in bag of fruit pastilles.

I am the sort of consumer that people hate as I will complain directly to the Head Office.
Most satisfaction blurb says in case of complaint to return the goods to the shop where purchased for refund or replacement (and oblivion, as action is seldom taken any further).

A friend of my mother’s did so many years ago and received a large hamper containing one tin or packet of everything related to the brand. This was sufficient to stock her food cupboard for the month.
I’ve never been that fortunate, but have received samples of biscuits (tiny cookies not much bigger than a UK pound coin) or coupons for products I don’t usually buy.

These are my photos and relate to this post and this follow up.

For the most part though, for the cost of a stamp, I have received shop vouchers (not for specific goods, just shop related) ranging in value from £5 to £25.
Now that to me is good foreign policy.

Written for today’s Daily Post



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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